Cork City Centre August Newsletter

A monthly newsletter updating the businesses and people of Cork about the events and activities happening in our wonderful city centre

Cork Heritage Open Day

‌‌‌‌‌Cork Heritage Open Day is a unique event, which is held on the first Saturday of Cork Heritage Week.This year it will be on Saturday, August 19th. For one day only Cork most infamous buildings open their doors free of charge for this special event. Members of the public were allowed a glimpse of some of Cork’s most fascinating buildings ranging from the Medieval to the Military, the Civic to the Commercial and the Educational to the Ecclesiastical.

Cork Heritage Open Day

Cork LGBT Pride 2017 Festival

The Cork LGBT Pride 2017 Festival will take place from the 30th of July to the 6th of August.

Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday is back again this Friday July 28th. Retailers, Cork Business Association (CBA) ,Cork Chamber and the City Council come together to host Feelgood Friday, an exciting event that takes place throughout the streets of Cork city centre on the last Friday of every month. For example, ‘Sample our Street’ will take place in the Victorian Quarter and outdoor yoga will take place on Emmet Place. Keep an eye on our #hashtag for details and offers! #FeelGoodCork

Cork Puppetry Festival

The Cork Puppetry Festival 2017 running from July 30th- August 7th at various venues throughout Cork city. Tickets are available on

Local Enterprise Office, Cork City

Check out the upcoming courses for Autumn/Winter including Instagram for Business (Beginners), Managing the Money in the Small Business, Facebook Advertising (Advanced), Start Your Own Business etc. Also the new City Retail Support programme with James Burke & Associates.
Autumn/Winter courses

Cruise Ships

15 cruise ships visit Cobh during August and Cork City Council tourism ambassadors will be embarking on these to promote the city centre. The full schedule can be found here

Mother Jones Festival

The Annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School will be held from Tuesday 1st August to Saturday 5th August 2017 in The Maldron Hotel and the Firkin Theatre in the Shandon Historic Quarter, Cork City.

The Coal Quay Family Festival

This unique voluntary fun filled family festival will celebrate the heart and soul of Cork City – the Coal Quay with its rich vibrant colourful heritage, tradition and culture in music, song, story, poetry, theatrical performances, & comedy.
The Coal Quay Family Festival will be held on Saturday August 19th – Have a look at the 2016 festival here