This is a monthly newsletter updating the businesses and people of Cork about the events and activities happening in our wonderful city centre!

Cork Pride Festival

27 July – 4 August

The Cork Pride Festival returns on 27 July to celebrate the diverse culture of Cork’s LGBT community.

You can expect a wide variety of activities and functions aimed to enrich the lives of LGBT people and the community as a whole (with family fun days, a fun run, the famous Pride Parade and much, much more!).

Keep an eye on the website and social media channels for updates


The People’s Parklet

The People’s Parklet on Douglas St was officially opened on 24 July.

The project was brought to life following a funding application by the Cork Transport and Mobility Forum (CTMF) to Cork City Council’s City Centre Placemaking Fund.

According to CTMF, the People’s Parklet is an “amenity combining elements of seating, green planting, art and bike parking, it offers an alternative experience of the city and the street. It is an open and public space that invites residents and passers-by to interact, and to foster a sense of place, community and environment”.

Lord Mayor, Cllr John Sheehan said: “There has been a great reaction across the city to the parklet and there was remarkable partnership between groups to deliver this particular project. The City Centre Placemaking Fund is aimed at supporting projects which will enhance, improve, and enliven people’s experience of Cork city centre, increase footfall and support the local economy”.

The parklet is movable and will be in Douglas street until the end of September.

For more info click here 


Cork Heritage Open Day

17 August

Cork Heritage Open Day returns on 17 August with a jam-packed programme designed to appeal to all ages.

With 40 participating buildings, nearly 100 events & festivals and an estimated 21,000 visits last year, this year’s celebration will be full of events & activities for all the family to enjoy.

The full programme will be available online following its launch on 7 August.

For more info click here


Cork Puppetry Festival

30 July – 5 August

Cork’s Fitzgerald Park is set to transform into a science super-park on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, as Cork’s first Carnival of Science comes to town. With a Big Top, Explorium, Stardome and Imaginosity Little Top, the Carnival of Science will be an incredible national and international celebration of science, that will delight and enthrall young and old!

Check out the website for further details – click here 


Summer in the Park
Cork City Council is delighted to present Summer In The Park, a new diverse programme of events in one of Cork City’s beautiful parks.

This summer there’s lots of free events happening – and suitable for all ages!

Why not try the Digital Scavenger Hunt, or bring the little ones to the Cork Puppet Festival or practice your cúpla focal le ‘SOS Lóin’

Click here for the programme of events.


Local Enterprise Office

Check out LEO Cork City’s upcoming courses which will be of interest to owners and managers of small businesses in the city.

You sign-up well in advance for a wide range of courses, seminars, and clinics like:

Video Creation and Marketing

Costing and Pricing Your Product
Pitching and Presenting with Confidence

To find out more click here

Cork Mother Jones Festival

31 July – 3 August 

 The Eighth Spirit of Mother Jones festival and Summer School will take place in and around the Shandon Historic Quarter from Wednesday 31st July until Saturday 3rd August 2019.

Over 30 events will be held, and will include participants from the US, UK and from all over Ireland. Events include the summer school itself as well as a host of singers, poets, films, book launches, music and the traditional toast at the Mother Jones plaque to conclude the festival.

Find out more here