Wednesday, 31, May 2017
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- The River Lee
Cork Harbour Festival – What to See
Perfect for water lovers
It’s almost time for the Cork Harbour Festival, a weeklong celebration of Ireland’s unique maritime heritage in one of the prettiest corners of the country. Encompassing the June Bank Holiday Weekend, this year’s festival is set to be a doozy, with plenty to keep you and the family occupied. Here’s our selection of the events you’ll definitely want to check out…
SUPing in the City
If you want to join in the fun, you can take a Stand Up Paddle class in Cork Harbour. You’ll be paddling right on the River Lee, which is a rare opportunity, and kicking off the festival in style, as classes are being held on June 3rd.
Ocean to City – An Rás Mór
On June 10th, this huge rowing event will take over Cork Harbour, and is the largest of its kind to take place in this location. Over 600 participants take place in this event, coming from all over the world, with plenty of entertainment, food and music on offer for those cheering from the sidelines.
Family Fun Day
Splashing around on the water is always going to appeal to kids, and this fun day in Aghada is set to be a big hit. With water trampolining and kayaking on offer, this will wear out any water bugs!
Cobh isn’t too far from Cork city, and the Titanic Experience is a must-see if you’re in the region. This is where the last 123 passengers joined the fated vessel, and this interactive experience tells their story.
Kids’ Model Boat Exhibition
From grand yachts to cute little sailboats, the model boat exhibition is sure to be great fun for the little ones. Held in Cork City Library from now until June 12th, the project encouraged the use of recycled materials in making the model boats.
You can see more about the festival on the website.