Cork City Centre June Newsletter

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

Feelgood Friday

Feelgood Friday returns this Friday, May 25th. This is an exciting event that takes place throughout the streets of Cork City centre on the last Friday of every month, from May to September. Music Generation’s talented performers will be popping up across the city from 12pm onwards everywhere from the Kino to the English Market and from brass bands to rappers. There’s even a free lunchtime concert featuring young pianists and flautists in the Crawford Art Gallery from 1.10pm, a lively lunchtime gig outside Brown Thomas and an evening time performance outside the Central Library.  For some highlights  of last year’s Feelgood Friday please see

Cork Harbour Festival  2nd-10th June 2018
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 will take place from 2 – 10 June 2018.

The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon Sunday June 3rd
Now in its 12th year, the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is an internationally recognised marathon welcoming participants from home and abroad. The marathon and relay will start on St Patrick’s Street at 8.30am and the half marathon will start in the Albert Road area at 10.15am.

Cork Soul in the City June 3rd

The increasingly popular annual festival ‘Soul in the City’ returns to the Victorian Quarter Cork this June Bank Holiday weekend.

Free Parking Promotion in Cork City

Free parking in North Main Street & Paul Street car parks – enter the car parks from 12 noon, pay for 2 hours parking and get the next 2 hours free. Free Parking in Black Ash Park & Ride – enter the car park from 12 noon and park for free.

Cork Midsummer Festival 15th – 24th June 2018

10 days of music, dance, theatre and more on the banks of the Lee. Cork Midsummer Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival that uses the city as its backdrop and inspiration.

Shandon Street Festival 23rd June 2018

This award-winning FREE fun-filled family day takes place in one of the most historical and charming parts of the city. Everyone, whether long-time local or first -time visitor, is invited to join in on SATURDAY 23RD JUNE 2018 1-6PM.  Shandon Street Festival

Customer Service

The Cork City Centre Forum has been working on developing customer service as a unique selling point of the city centre. A draft customer service charter has been developed following extensive research with Cork Institute of Technology. A training programme has been developed in conjunction with the Cork City Local Enterprise Office.  A session for the owner/managers will take place on June 12th from 9 to 10.30, followed by a session for a senior staff member on June 19th from 9 to 12 noon. Both are in the Crawford Art Gallery.    As well as the training element, your businesses will also benefit from a number of mystery shopper visits.  As this is a pilot project the cost is greatly reduced. Places are limited and registration can be completed through the link below. If you have any queries please contact Paul at 021 4924773.
More information here

Right Here Right Now 

Presented by Cork Opera House and Coughlan’s Live Promotions, Right Here Right Now (June 1-June 3) is a festival of Cork and of Irish music. Featuring such artists as The Frank & Walters, Marlene Enright, Jack O’Rourke, Anna Mitchell, Iarla O Lionáird, Steve Cooney and Wallis Bird  This festival is a celebration of the music scene in Cork Right Here, Right Now.

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