Events in Cork during 2018
Be sure that Cork is full of entertainment, you just have to know where to look for it. The aim of Economy Car Rentals is to help you locate the most notable events and festivals in Cork.
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While visiting Cork, you will discover that it is full of surprisingly notable events. Explore the events of Ireland while being pampered by the comfort of a car rental. Take home the best memories from your trip in Cork. Gather remarkable memories from the events taking place in Cork. Participate in the most fascinating festivals to discover the culture and life of Cork. Whether in the city center, just outside or close to the next event, you will find what you're looking for easily and conveniently. The Economy Car Rentals pages have also compiled the latest news about Cork in order to give you the opportunity to combine all important information.
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Cork Spring Poetry Festival (mid February) – It is an event in Cork that features poetry readings, workshops and a competition. (www.corkpoetryfest.net)
Last Day of Heritage Week (end of July) - This special day takes place on the last Saturday of Heritage week and uniquely heralds 38 of Cork’s historical and spectacular buildings opening their doors to the public free of charge.
St Patrick’s Festival Day (March 16th -18th) - A huge festival celebrating Ireland’s patron Saint. This annual magnificent festival in Cork is full of fun, entertainment and local cuisine together with stalls selling crafts and arts – a fantastic day out for all the family to enjoy and an unforgettable experience. (www.corkpatricksfestival.ie)
Cork International Short Story Festival (mid September) - An interesting Cork event for book lovers and readers. It showcases literary works, seminars and workshops, attracting writers from all over the world. (www.corkshortstory.net)
Cork World Book Fair - A fair an exhibition attracting both international and local dealers from all over the world bring their reading material.
Cork Folk Festival (early October) - A musical splendour which first started in 1979 and lasting over five days. Thousands of dancers assemble in the culminating finale on the Grande Parade. (www.corkfoldfestival.com)
Cork International Choir Festival (early May) - One of the world’s major choir festivals held at Cork City Hall. A diverse gathering of voices singing at various locations in Cork like restaurants, gardens and public places. (www.corkchoral.ie)
Corona Cork Film Festival (early November) - A primary event in Ireland showcasing Irish film production. (www.corkfilmfest.org)
Christmas Celebrations (end of November-early December) - Seasonal galore as Bishop Lucey Park and The Grande Parade are traditionally decorated in beautiful lights transforming it to a winter wonderland.
Rowing Race- Ocean to City (early June) - An extravaganza tempting all kinds of traditional racing vessels to compete against each other from Cross Haven to Lapps Quay. (www.oceancity.com)
World Street Performers Championship - This spectacular event in Cork is held in Fitzgeralds’s Park.
Clonakility Agricultural Show - An interesting fair showcasing a craft and art exhibition, livestock combined with a funfair and music.
Cork Midsummer Festival (June-July) - A festivity of culture incorporating fun, dancing, theatrical and circus spectacles with performing artists and culinary delights. Held at over 20 venues in and around Cork over a 2 week period. (www.corkmidsummer.com)