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

Cork – A City Of Change

In an historic day for Cork City, on Friday, May 31 2019, the city increased fivefold in size and welcomed 85,000 new residents. Due to the first extension of the city boundary in over 50 years, Ballincollig, Glanmire, Douglas, Frankfield, Grange, Blarney, Tower and Whites Cross became part of what is a ‘new city’.

Cork, which is earmarked as the fastest growing city in the country under the National Planning Framework, is now home to over 210,000 people. In this video, we welcome our new residents and look to a future of sustainable growth with communities at the centre.

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7-9 June

SeaFest, Ireland’s largest free family-friendly maritime celebration, docks in Cork from 7 – 9 June with over 100 events for you & your family to enjoy!

An estimated 100,000 visitors are expected at the Port of Cork in Cork City for SeaFest 2019, with the line-up to include cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs Neven Maguire and Rory O’Connell and talks from Met Éireann Head of Forecasting Evelyn Cusack and wildlife cameraman, Doug Allan. For full festival details visit www.seafest.ie.

To view the programme please click here


Cruinniú Na NÓg

15 June

Organised by Cork City Council, Creative Ireland and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Cork City Cruinniú na nÓg encourages children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity through a wonderful spread of performances, theatre, art, readings, screenings and special events.

All these child-centred events are free and activity based with plenty of opportunities for young people to get ‘doing’, making and creating.

Cork City Cruinniú na nÓg events cover the whole city. Children aged 0 to 18 will find something in the programme to excite and delight them!

Find out more here


Cork Midsummer Festival

13 – 23 June

The Cork Midsummer Festival is one of Ireland’s leading international multi-disciplinary arts festivals. It is an annual festival which transforms the city of Cork for two weeks every June with a programme of local, national and international events including theatre dance, music, opera, visual arts and street arts, as well as ambitious participatory projects and an extensive programme of free events.

Click here for the programme of events.


Cork Harbour Festival

1-9 June

Cork Harbour Festival is a week-long celebration of Ireland’s unique maritime heritage, set in the second largest natural harbour in the world.

This year’s festival of 70+ events will take place from 1 – 9 June 2019, with Ocean to City taking place on Saturday 1 June and SeaFest on 7-9 June.

Find out more here


Cork Carnival of Science

22 & 23 June

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!

Find the programme of events here


Unlocking The Power Of Digital and Social Media

11 June 

Join the Cork Business Association (CBA) at their FREE Event on ‘Unlocking the power of digital and social media for your business’ and the use of data analytics to learn more about consumer spending patterns, in association with AIB Bank, at AIB 66 South Mall Cork.

This is an after hours event which take place on Tuesday 11th June.

There is a fantastic panel of experts lined up to speak on the night including Brian Deegan, Digital Content Specialist at AIB. Brian will be making a presentation entitled, ‘Unlocking the power of digital and social media for your business’.

Alan Makim, Head of Retail & Franchising at AIB, will also make a presentation on Consumer Spending Patterns. Alan will give  an insight into the power of data analysis in understanding your customer base and their behaviour.

This event is suitable for anyone with an interest in online and retail.

Reception and registration at 6pm.
Event will commence at 6.15pm sharp.

Book now via Eventbrite to secure your place. 


Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim
29 June

Entries are now open for The Lee Swim, a point-to-point swimming race through the centre of Cork City!

The Swim is organised by Cork Lions Club as a fun event, open to all competent swimmers. There is also a competitive element, with age group prizes and five historic trophies up for grabs.

There are separate categories for wetsuited and non-wetsuited swimmers. At present, numbers are split 60/30 between these two categories. In 2018, an entry of approx 550 swimmers is expected, making the event one of the biggest open-water swims in Ireland!

Find out more here


Local Enterprise Office

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

You can choose from a wide range of courses, seminars, and clinics like:

13th June – BREXIT Advice Clinic

28 June –  Trading Online Voucher Seminar

To find out more click here