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Festivals and Annual Events

Cork has long held huge commitment and passion for music, the arts, sport, learning, culture and heritage. And whilst we do not profess to be unique in this regard, the City has set itself apart by showcasing this commitment and passion through the continued successful staging of a broad program of festivals.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

A scene from the St. Patrick's Day Parade

The City Council has been proud to support the various Festivals, not only as a means of endorsing the commitment of the organizations and individuals involved, but as a way of rightfully placing the City on a national and international stage.

Cork Choral Festival

A singer at the Cork Choral Festival

Cork now proudly proclaims itself as Ireland's Festival Capital.

The various Festivals staged in the City will appeal to a broad range of interests, and a single web-site ( is operating to provide a single platform to link to the individual web-sites of the main festivals.