Cork Harbour Festival
Cork Harbour Festival is a week-long celebration of Ireland's unique maritime heritage, set in the second largest natural harbour in the world.
Whether a visitor to the region or a native Corkonian, we invite you to experience the spectacular fleet of boats taking part in Ocean to City - An Rás Mór on June 2nd, from the many vantage points along the harbour; taste from our seafood market; go crab fishing in Cobh; explore our many heritage sites; brave a guided ghostly trail; sail in the harbour or come for a kayak and discover Cork City from a different perspective.
There are lots of family events organised including a kid's crab hunt, family orienteering and a family fun day at Aghada Pier.
The flagship event of the festival, Ocean to City - An Rás Mór is Ireland's premier rowing spectacle. It attracts hundreds of participants from all over the world competing in everything from traditional wooden boats, currachs, gigs and longboats to Chinese dragon boats, kayaks and canoes. It is the largest event in Cork Harbour and a firm fixture on its cultural calendar.
Cork Harbour Seafood Trail, Kids’ Model Boat Exhibition, Spike Island Cork Harbour Boat Tours, Family Orienteering, Urban Kayaking under the Bridges, Crab Fishing in Cobh, Seaweed Talk, Tasting and Cooking Demonstration and lots more.