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



 The Cork St. Patrick’s Festival

Organised by Cork City Council, The Cork St. Patrick’s Festival will take place from March 15th to March 18th 2019, with over 50,000 visitors expected to attend the Cork St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday March 17th, celebrating the theme ‘Stories of Cork’.

Throughout the festival weekend, Cork will be a hive of activity with traditional Irish music from the Lee Sessions, exhibitions celebrating Irish culture, plus theatre, music, guided tours and talks.

The parade will begin at 1pm on St. Patrick’s Day. Full details of parking, park and ride bus facilities and traffic restrictions will be available on www.corkstpatricksfestival.ie in advance of parade day.

See Facebook @corkstpatricksfestival and Twitter @corkpaddysfest for updates and details of other activities to enjoy over the weekend.

To learn more, please visit the website.


158 Patricks Celebrating Cork’s Refurbished St Patrick’s Bridge! 

Are you called Paddy, Pat, Patricia, Patryk, Pádraig, Paudie, Patricio, PJ, Patsy or Patrice?

Would you like to join us for the ultimate St Patrick’s Weekend fun photo to celebrate the repair and rehabilitation of Cork’s St Patrick’s Bridge?

The city’s much-loved bridge is 158 years old and so we are making a public call out for 158 people named Patrick or Patricia – in any language – to come join us on the bridge for a once-in-a-lifetime celebratory shot!

Young and old are welcome and the first 100 to meet us at the Metropole Hotel in advance will get a free St Patrick costume to wear in the picture and take home.

All participants are asked to meet us at the Metropole Hotel at 12.15 on Saturday March 16. The commemorative picture will be taken at 12.45 on the bridge.

For tickets & more info please click here.


Local Enterprise Week 2019

Monday 4th – Friday 8th March

Local Enterprise Week is a must for anyone with a business idea or any entrepreneurs thinking of starting or growing a business. LEO Cork City has week of events scheduled, beginning today, covering online retailing, food, tendering, Brexit and more…

Click here for further details and to book online.



Cork International Poetry Festival

Cork International Poetry Festival is one of the biggest annual poetry events on the Irish festival Calendar. It celebrates Cork as a vibrant poetry scene with international connections. This year’s festival takes place from 19 – 23 March with a series of exciting events and workshops.  The festival is produced by the Munster Literature Centre

Don’t miss out on the readings you absolutely must attend! Find the full programme here: http://www.corkpoetryfest.net/programme.html


30th Cork French Film Festival

The Alliance Française de Cork is proud to present the 30th Cork French film festival, a city-wide event bringing the best of French cinema to Irish audiences.

Commencing  Sunday the 3rd of March, it will run until Sunday the 10th of March. The festival will be packed with exciting screenings, events and more.
To find out more please visit here


Cork Sound Fair

Following their successful inaugural Sound Fair in March 2018, this non-profit weekender will make a return March 28th – 31st with a host of emerging and established artists working in experimental music, sound art, electronic music, field recordings and video art.

Each discipline will be showcased in a series of live performances, exhibitions, residencies, and workshops, in various venues across Cork, including The Crypt at St. Luke’s, The Kino, Millennium Hall, St. Peter’s and Dali nightclub.

To find out more click here