Patrick’s English College June Newsletter
Summer has arrived in Cork and it’s time to get out and about and see what is happening. There are lots of Festivals in the City and County that will suit all tastes and let you find out more about the culture. Here is a list of some of the Festivals and links to the websites. You can find out more of what’s going at purecork.ie
- Tracton Arts Festival Four days of fantastic entertainment with an eclectic mix of art, drama and music, in addition to workshops and demonstrations of painting techniques, raku pottery firing and bronze casting.
- Cork Cycling Festival Cork Cycle Festival is run by a voluntary team who just love bikes as a great way to get about and want more people to enjoy cycling. The festival is entirely free to the public, welcoming all ages and walks of life with a special focus on family-friendly events.
- Kinsale Arts Festival A weekend celebrating art, food, culture, music and much more. Lots of gigs, exhibitions, performances, talks, studio tours and other events like busking competitions.
- Laya Healthcare City Spectacular Cork’s Fitzgerald Park will be transformed into one of Ireland’s busiest FREE summer festivals on Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st. With over 150 street performances from jaw-dropping international talent including sword swallowing, acrobatics, magic and more.
- Cork Pride Cork Pride is a non-profit organization, consisting of individuals interested in promoting positive images of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people.
- Cork Puppetry Festival Shows, workshops and cabaret for all ages. Explore the craft of puppet making and manipulation, enjoy puppetry performances from some of Ireland and the UK’s most renowned acts, or join us at night when the puppets let their hair down at riotous adults-only events!
- Mother Jones A festival and summer school dedicated to the memory of Mary Harris/Mother Jones and to inspirational people everywhere who fight for social justice.
- Cobh’s Peoples Regatta A maritime themed festival in beautiful seaside town. Traditionally the last regatta of the summer sailing season it features a host of dinghy and cruiser racing but there’s plenty fun for all the family on the shore with live music on the big stage and lots of craic all around the town.