Sports, Music, and Craic, Oh My!


View of Cork City from the Shandon Bells

So, events in Cork City!

There is so much to do all over Cork! Cork is known as a big music city, so you can find live music everywhere! I loved going to Trad Sessions when people sang traditional Irish music in the pubs. It’s always a great time! You can also find “regular” music at many places, either by DJ or totally live! In addition to more casual music, the Cork Opera House is home to lots of events throughout the year. We got to see the Cork Ballet perform Swan Lake there!

Cork City Ballet’s Swan Lake at the Cork Opera House

Switching to sports, Cork is home to Pairc Uí Chaoimh, a large sports stadium home to the Cork GAA. We attended a hurling match there and even got a private lesson to learn how to play! Hurling is the fastest-played sport in the world and a staple of Irish athletics. It was an amazing experience to get to attend! In addition to the GAA, Turners Cross Stadium is home to the Cork City Football Club for all your soccer needs!

Cork GAA Hurling Match at Parc Uí Chaoimh

The biggest time of year is the Cork Jazz Festival! A whole weekend of live music that takes over the entire city, there is something for everyone playing all day! It takes place over the October bank holiday weekend (Halloween weekend when we were there). It is a fun-filled time for everyone! We even got to see one of our best resident crusader singers, Rhiannon Hurst, sing in a feature that weekend!

Rhiannon Hurst Performing during Cork Jazz Weekend

There is also so much to see in Cork! Between the esteemed Crawford Art Gallery, the English Market, the Marina Market, the Butter Museum, the Shandon Bells, and so much more, there is never a dull moment in Cork!

View of Cork from Elizabeth Fort

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