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Cork Harbour Festival 2024 Ready to Make A Splash

Cork Harbour Festival returns with Ireland’s largest celebration of Maritime Culture, Heritage and Family fun activities

1 - 10 June 2024

Cork Harbour Festival returns this June from the 1st to the 10th with 10 days packed full of maritime fun! Highlighting Cork's greatest natural amenities, Cork Harbour and the river Lee, the festival programme includes events throughout Cork City and County.  The flagship event Ocean to City - An Rás Mór,  Ireland’s very own long-distance rowing race attracting hundreds of participants from all over the world will take place on Saturday 8th June.

This year’s festival offers over 80 events in a dozen beautiful locations across Cork City and Cork Harbour, including Myrtleville, Cobh, Crosshaven, Whitegate, Ringaskiddy, Fountainstown, Spike Island, East Ferry, Monkstown, Marina Park, Cork City Marina, Lee Fields, Blackrock, Crawford Art Gallery, Lapp’s Quay and Nano Nagle Place.

The festival highlights the best attractions and activities in Cork Harbour, the river lee and the Cork coastline. Featuring on water and land activities that explore fascinating maritime history, cultural experiences and heritage sites, we have something for everyone of all ages and all activity levels. Water sports, talks, walks, storytelling, exhibitions, orienteering, family activities, theatre experiences, poetry and heritage are all presented as part of the 2024 Cork Harbour Festival programme

Throughout the festival there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water, try kayaking, dragon boating, surfing, scuba diving, power boating, sailing, and boat tours. For those who want to stay on land we have beach and river bank cleanups, heritage and nature walks, cycle tours, educational talks and a smoke house tour.  Appreciators of art will enjoy one of the exhibitions on display, musical events, theatre experiences or some storytelling. 

Click here to visit the festival website

Click here for the Ocean To City - An Rás Mór website

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