Cork Harbour Festival is the largest annual event in Cork Harbour offering a nine day celebration of Cork’s maritime culture, from 3rd – 11th June 2017. Kicking off on the June Bank Holiday weekend the festival features 60 events taking place in Cork City as well as in 15 harbour towns and villages.
There are a variety of events to dive into, from water activities to guided walks, open days to open sails, seafood market to seaweed foraging and so much more.
Whether a visitor to the region or a native Corkonian, come and experience the spectacular fleet of boats taking part in Ocean to City – An Rás Mór from the many vantage points along the harbour.
So why not go crab fishing in Cobh; explore our many heritage sites; brave a guided ghostly trail; sail in the harbour or come for a kayak and discover Cork City from a different perspective.
Now in its third year, the festival celebrates Cork Harbour as a natural and cultural resource, with the communities and their stories at the heart of it.
There are plenty of free family events happening throughout the festival. So, come and join us for a magical maritime week!
Live Music Festival, Live Pig Racing, Cycling, Fun Run, Live Mouse Roulette, Warring Pubs (Annual Tug of War Tournament), Scouting & Orienteering event, Community Family Fun Day, Over 35’s soccer, annual academy soccer tournament, GAA events, & a whole lot more…
“HILLFEST 2017”, is an initiative between Watergrasshill Community Council and Watergrasshill National School Parents Association, with all profits going towards specific Community related projects via our Community Council and our local National School. 2017 events will take place in Watergrasshill, Cork from Friday the 2nd June to Monday the 5th June with various events taking place over the weekend.
The Innishannon Steam & Vintage Rally in aid of The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) and is held each June Bank Holiday Weekend to promote Steam & Vintage and heritage items. It’s a great family day out for young and old with over 1,000 exhibits on 40 acre site .
The exhibits include huge tractors, threshers, unique cars, motorbikes, oil and steam engines as well as experiencing a working forge. There is also a pet’s corner, always popular with children, a cake sale, numerous stands and stalls with art and craft displays, a dog show, sheep dog trials, road rolling. This is a fun-day out for collectors, enthusiasts and visitors alike with car parking and camping facilities set up in the village. Innishannon itself dates back to the sixth century and is surrounded by an ancient woodland and castle ruins.
Swap your Sunday drive for a run, walk or jog as the 2017 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon launched with a new race date of Sunday 4th June announced. After a decade of participants marking the end of their June Bank Holiday weekend crossing the finish line of the Cork City Marathon, organisers have answered the requests from past and potential participants to move this iconic race to Sunday. Over the years, the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon has become more than a marathon, recognised for its inclusivity. It’s for runners, walkers, wheelchair athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and supporters. It is for those looking for a way to get fit, to set a new personal best, a way to raise money for a local charity or a fun day out with family and friends. Entries are now open for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay, Inter-Services Championships and Youth Challenge. Register now or find out more information on the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon 2017 online at www.corkcitymarathon.ie. For helpful training tips or to share your Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon journey follow them on Facebook and Instagramcorkcitymarathon or on Twitter @TheCorkMarathon #MoreThanAMarathon