Cork is Ireland’s Festival and Events Capital hosting more than 24 – that’s right 24! - major festivals every year plus hundreds of smaller events. Take part in our renowned St Patrick’s Festival in March or come listen to over 100 of the world’s most amazing choirs perform in the International Choral Festival in May each year.
Sample the unique Cork culture as you listen to the best of Irish Traditional music each September at the Beamish Cork Folk Festival. Or groove it up at Ireland’s premier Jazz Festival - the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival, in October each year.
Cork is an historic, creative, exciting, ever-changing city with extraordinary surprises to be discovered every time you turn a corner. You just have to be curious enough to venture off the beaten path. The possibilities are endless, so forget what you think you know. Take a chance, roll the dice and see where it leads you.
Cork has always brimmed with culture and after its status as European Capital of Culture in 2005 the city has been overflowing in cultural capital. From traditional Irish music and dance to art, theatre, festivals and sport there has never been a better time to visit Leeside.