Cork: The Festival Capital of Ireland

Cork: The Festival Capital of Ireland

Cork is often considered to be the festival and events capital of Ireland, and when you see the festival line-up year after year, you’ll understand why! There are plenty of diverse festivals coming up over the summer months – many of which will be great excuses to book a short break in this bustling city. Book into one of the local, affordable hotels and enjoy a budget-friendly stay in Cork – you can click here for hotel details, but be quick! Many of the festivals attract teems of visitors, so you don’t want to be disappointed if you can’t get a hotel room for when you plan to visit.

You will find three of the festival highlights of 2014 below – there are more events scheduled too, so click here for a full list.

Damhsafest is a festival dedicated to folk dancing, and scheduled for the 28th June until the 4th July. If you would like to appreciate some traditional Irish dancing, and more, you can with this festival. It doesn’t just run in the city of Cork either; it’s throughout the county.


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The Decades festival takes place in various venues throughout the city, and offers visitors a unique, and fun, experience to remember. Each venue chooses a decade, and everyone dresses up for an awesome time. It usually runs at the end of August, so keep your eyes peeled for more information.

Cork Jazz Festival will be running from the 24th to the 27th October, and while the line-up hasn’t been announced yet, if last year is anything to go by, it’ll be amazing.

Take a break from the humdrum of daily life and enjoy a festival or two this summer. Entertainment, culture, music, food and beer – you name it, Cork will have a festival for it! Plan your mini-break today and look forward to an unforgettable stay in this buzzing city.


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