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Exterior of Cork public museum

Cork Public Museum

Within a beautiful 19th Century Georgian building in Fitzgerald's Park, uncover an array of exhibitions and artefacts from the bronze age and Cork's medieval past. This museum also shines a light on the War of Independence. 


01 January
31 December
Exterior of Crawford art gallery

Crawford Art Gallery

Crawford Art Gallery is situated in a significant heritage building in the heart of Cork city.  The gallery's collection comprises of over 3,000 works, ranging from eighteenth-century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations. Their wide range ensures a little something for every art fanatic!


01 January
31 December
Waitress serving guests on tasting trail

Food tasting trail

For the ultimate foodie in the ultimate foodie capital! Enjoy a relaxed 2.5/3 hour food trail around the city. Meet Artisan producers, visit farmers markets, Irish pubs and championing retailers, and taste the wonderful produce Cork has to offer.


01 January
31 December
Exterior of Sin é pub, Cork

The Lee session at Sin é

Opened in 1889 and serving the people of Cork since then, Sin é is widely viewed as the best traditional pub in Cork. Sin é is bursting with history and hosts live trad sessions 7 days a week. The Lee Sessions involve almost daily gatherings of some of the best musicians in the city.


01 January
31 December
Stalls and benches at the Marina market in Cork

Marina Market

Marina Market is Cork's largest indoor market with over 35 full time food vendors offering a diverse mix of global food. This market is in the heart of the city and is open from 8am - 8pm Monday to Sunday. They also hold a craft/farmers market every Saturday and Sunday.


01 January
31 December
People attending Cork's world book festival

Cork Book Fest

This festival combines readings by world class writers in a variety of settings with a cultural street fair: book stalls, music, street entertainment, workshops and more. This participative, inclusive event connects readers with established and emerging Irish and international authors. 


19 April
19 April
Choir onstage at Cork Choral Festival

Cork International Choral Festival

One of Europe’s premier international choral festivals. This April, Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a festival of gala concerts, schools concerts, national and international competitions. Thousands of people will light-up the city for a celebration of choral music in all its many forms.


26 April
30 April
Audience at live at the Marquee in Cork

Live at The Marquee Cork

Live at The Marquee returns once again for a month long festival of music, comedy and other live performances. Concerts and events are held most evenings, with acts including The Frames, Mimi Webb and My Therapist Ghosted Me. 


27 May
29 June
People attending the midsummer festival in Cork

Cork Midsummer Festival

Cork Midsummer Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival that uses the city as its backdrop and inspiration. It provides high-quality arts events, opportunities for significant public participation and engagement, and supports the development of emerging artists across all artforms. 


14 June
25 June