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

Cork Culture Night

20 September

Cork Culture Night is officially launched!

With less than four weeks to go until multiple Leeside venues, streets and public spaces come alive with the sights and sounds of music, dance, theatre, art and much more, preparations are in full swing to ensure that Cork City Culture Night 2019 leaves a lasting impression!

Plan your perfect Culture Night right here:



PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day will take place on Friday, September 20th. This is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks.

The event has become a global phenomenon since it started in San Francisco just a few years ago, with Cork being one of over 180 cities worldwide taking part.

In Cork it is organised by the Transport & Mobility Forum and Cork City Council. Keep an eye out around the streets of the city centre for these pop-up parks.


Cork Better Building Awards

The search is on for Cork’s best designed and maintained buildings.

Cork Business Association (CBA), in association with Cork City Council, have officially launched the Cork Better Building Awards 2019.
The categories for the 2019 awards are:

Best in Retail
Best in Heritage & Conservation
Best Café/Restaurant
Best Pub Front
Best Commercial Business Frontage (excl. retail)
Best Tourism, Arts & Accommodation
Best New Development
Judges Choice

Find out more here


Caroline Street Artwork

Cork City’s largest piece of street art has been revealed!

Luxury department store Brown Thomas has teamed up with Cork City Council and artist, Shane O Driscoll to completely transform the Caroline Street ESB substation.


5 Cork City Centre Shops included in Retail Ireland’s Top 100 Stores

Five Cork city centre stores have been selected in Retail Excellence Ireland’s top 100 stores, from almost 700 entries.  It recognises their superior commitment to customer service excellence and customer engagement.

Read more here


The Echo Women’s Mini Marathon

22 September

Cork Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Almost 8,000 women (and some men!) will make their way to Cork City to participate and raise funds for their chosen charity.

The 2019 race will be run over six kilometres, starting on the Centre Park Road at 1pm and taking in The Marina, Blackrock Village, Ballintemple, Maryville, Monahan Road and finishing in Kennedy Park.

For further information visit their website here


Cork Discovers

27 September

Cork Discovers is a series of FREE and exciting interactive events celebrating research for all ages. Join Cork Discovers on 27 September to explore topics ranging from Archaeology to Zoology, and learn how research impacts on your daily life.

For more information as well as the programme, visit


Pitch’d Circus Arts Festival

20-29 September

Circus Factory Cork brings you Pitch’d Circus Arts Festival 2019.

Look out for new and exciting Circus acts, Street Performances, Aerial arts, Music, Comedy and Circus workshops and Masterclasses for all ages.

For more information visit here


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:

Start Your Own Business

Brexit Advice Clinic

Pitching and Presenting with Confidence
To find out more click here