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Events in Cork

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Oyster Shucking Championship

An evening of mollusc-related food, fun and frolics, with the Cork Oyster Shucking Competition. masterclasses available for the amateurs earlier in the day,

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Garden Dinner in aid of Cope

‘The Garden Table’ is our new fundraising dinner taking place at the Beech Hill Garden Centre in Montenotte on August 24th.

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Cork Heritage Open Day

Embark on a historic tour of our hotel on Saturday August 12th, 2023. Venues across the city open for one day only with tours, workshops, music, exhibitions,

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Cork on a Fork

Cork’s most delicious week, Cork on a Fork Fest, will return for five days of feasting and fun from 14th–18th August 2024, supported by Cork City

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Spike Island Literary Festival

From 18-20 August, immerse yourself in captivating author-led panel discussions, pop-up readings, or meet a renowned author at Spike Island Literary Festival.

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Cork Jazz Weekend

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival takes place over the October bank holiday weekend every year. This year it returns bigger and better than before.

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Cork Pride

Cork Pride 2024 is set to be a celebration of diversity and inclusion this summer throughout the city, taking place in the week leading up to August 5th.

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Culture Night Cork City

Culture Night returns on 22nd September 2023, celebrate the very best of arts and culture with exciting events across the city and county and free transport to

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Cork Film Festival

The 68th Cork International Film Festival takes place from the 9th to the 19th of November this year.

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Cork Whiskey Fest

Whiskey Chats hosts the Cork Whiskey Fest celebrating Cork’s long history as the centre of the world’s finest whiskey production. Dates: March

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Concerts, Gigs & Theatre

Everyman Theatre Cork

Cork’s original Palace of Varieties, The Everyman, is a beautiful 650 seat theatre. A listed building, steeped in history. See their upcoming shows here.

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City Limits Comedy Club

Nestled in the heart of the VQ, you will find Cork’s greatest comedy club where comedians such as Tommy Tiernan, Dara O Briain , Colm Murphy and Jason

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Live at the Marquee

Over 20 gigs are held every year at this pop-up Marquee with 4000 seats located in the heart of Cork Docklands. Keep an eye out here for a list of 2023 gigs!

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Live at Saint Luke's

A unique music venue which hosts concerts throughout the year, just a stones throw from The Metropole Hotel Cork

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Westlife - Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Westlife has changed the dates for their Cork gigs at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. See the rescheduled dates here:

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Independent Park Gigs

Independent Park has seen some great performances in 2022, keep an eye out for announcements for 2023.

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Seasonal Events

Cork Christmas Panto

The panto is a hilarious, family friendly annual Christmas tradition in Cork. Both Cork Opera House and Everyman Cork, near to our hotel, will be hosting

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Cork On Ice

Every Christmas, visitors to Cork can don their skates for a chilly experience Ireland’s first Alpine Skate Trail will re-open up in an ‘enchanted

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