Homebrew Exhibition
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Homebrew Exhibition

The Lee Valley brewing Club presents their 2018 Homebrew Exhibition in the Franciscan Well beer hall on May 26th. Get a chance to meet brewers & homebrewers & sample some homebrewed beer! There will also be home brew demos and a trade stand from All the information, equipment & ingredients you need to get you started in homebrewing!

Admission is free.

Meet Cookagee Cider
May 31 @ 7:00 pm

Meet Cookagee Cider

Slowfood East Cork are delighted to welcome

Mark Jenkinson
Cockagee Natural Irish Cider
Learn about:
The history of apples, orchards & cider making in Ireland, 
Native Irish apple varieties, 
The history of Cockagee apples,
 and taste delicious Natural Irish Keeved Cider

Ballymaloe Cookery School
Thursday 31st May 2018 at 7pm
           Slow Food Members                    €6.00
        Non Slow Food Members             €8.00
Bookings 021 4646785
Proceeds go to the East Cork Slow Food Educational Project

Cork Harbour Festival 2018
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm

Cork Harbour Festival 2018
Saturday 2 June – Sunday 10 June 2018

Cork Harbour Festival 2018 is the largest annual event in Cork Harbour offering a nine-day celebration of Cork’s maritime culture over the first week of June.  Kicking off on the June Bank Holiday weekend the festival features 60 events taking place in Cork City as well as in 15 harbour towns and villages.

There are a variety of events to dive into, from water activities to guided walks, open days to open sails, seafood market to seaweed foraging and so much more. Whether a visitor to the region or a native Corkonian, come and experience the spectacular fleet of boats taking part in Ocean to City – An Rás Mór from the many vantage points along the harbour.

So why not 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.

Now in its fourth year, the festival celebrates Cork Harbour as a natural and cultural resource, with the communities and their stories at the heart of it.

Our sincere thanks go to Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Port of Cork and Fáilte Ireland without whose financial backing this festival would not be possible.

Cork Harbour Festival is coordinated by Meitheal Mara – Community Boatyard Cork.

Selected as one of the Top 36 Global Festivals in 2017 by!

”The Festival: Taking place in the second largest natural harbor in the world, the Cork Harbour Festival is an active, exhilarating display of Ireland’s own maritime roots. Here, families gather to partake in everything from urban kayaking and mobile saunas, to yacht sailing along the crystalline waters of Cork Harbour. Oh, and did we mention seaweed foraging? Yes, that’s a thing.

What To Expect: Flip-flop wearers beware: the Cork Harbour Festival offers a wide range of outdoor activities, and you’ll want to dress appropriately. Walking enthusiasts can join any of the free guided walking tours, spooky ghost tours, or day excursions over to nearby Spike Island. Spectators, on the other hand, might find themselves drawn to the true Cork spectacle — “The Rebel Plunge” — a 3.8km downstream swim en route to Blackrock Village.”

Old Butter Roads Pop Up Supper
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Old Butter Roads Pop Up Supper

As part of the Old Butter Roads Food Series, on Friday 8 June the team is delighted to have award-winning chef Bryan McCarthy from Greene’s Restaurant and Cask take over the kitchen at Ballinwillin House, Mitchelstown, Co Cork to the Old Butter Roads Pop Up Supper.

Friday 8 June 2018
• 7.00pm Welcome by Pat Mulcahy and pre-dinner wine tasting with 3 wines from Chateau Mulcahy and canapés in the wine cellar
• 8.00pm Bao bun supper* with award-winning chef Bryan McCarthy from Greene’s Restaurant and Cask with paired wines from Chateau Mulcahy in the wine barn
• 10.00pm – 12.00am Musical entertainment

Event ticket price: €95.00

To book: Phone 025 84979 / 086 2561578.
Credit card details will be taken at the time of booking.

*Set menu will include organically farmed venison and wild boar from Ballinwillin Farm.

Cork Summer Show
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm

Cork Summer Show

The Cork Summer Show is organised by the Munster Agricultural Society and is Cork’s oldest agricultural, food and community event and takes place on 16-17 June in Curraheen Village, Bishopstown, Cork.

The Show will provide visitors with an exciting range of experiences over 10 interlinked zones, including the Agricultural show, Home & Garden show, Food and Drink Fest, Livestock Show, Equine Show, Dog Show, Vintage Rally, Retail Zone, Kids Zone and Entertainment Zone.

The Show is open to the public between 9-6pm on both days.

Tickets can be purchased online up to 9am on Saturday, 16 June. After this deadline tickets can be purchased at the gate on arrival at the Show.

Remember to print your tickets to gain entry to the event.

Please note a press photographer will be on site for both days of the show and will be taking photographs. If you do not wish to be photographed please make yourself known to a member of the Cork Summer Show staff.

A member of our team is always on hand to answer any queries you may have. Please feel free to contact to request a call back.

We look forward to you joining us for our special event!

Long Day Long Table Dinner
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Long Day Long Table Dinner

For this Long Day Long Table Dinner, Eight Degrees Brewing, in association with Galty Valley Catering, is bringing the best of local food to the brewery to pair with their naturally adventurous beers.

On Friday 22 June, at 7pm, the team will be opening the doors and welcoming guests to their first Long Day Long Table Dinner.

To celebrate the summer solstice, which falls between 20 and 22 June, they’ve put together an elegant set menu that will be presented in the atmospheric surroundings of the newly operational #MauritiustoMitchelstown brewery.

Five courses have been carefully designed by Galty Valley’s Mary, based around producers like Ballinwillan House, The Apple Farm, Hanley’s Butchers, Kildinan Farm, Gubbeen Smokehouse, Crowe’s Farm and Macroom Buffalo Farm.

They will talk you through each course, paired with one of their beers, each carefully chosen to enhance the other.

It promises to be a wonderful night of beer, food and company.

Tickets are €60 per person for a five course set menu paired with beers.

As this is a one-off special set menu, they regret that we cannot cater for dietary issues.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Over 18s only.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is parking at the brewery on Friday evening. The gates will shut for the night at 11pm but they will be open again on Saturday morning from 7am – 1pm, for anyone who needs to collect their car at that stage. The gates will be then closed until 7am on Monday morning.

Bus Eireann is the best way of getting to / from Mitchelstown on public transport. The route is the Expressway X8 and you can look at the timetable here.

Is there accommodation nearby?
The nearest options are Ballinwillin House (find it on and the Firgrove Hotel.

More details or email

Cork Dessert Festival
Jul 23 @ 12:30 pm – Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm

Cork Dessert Festival

The Festival Crew are delighted to announce the 2018 Cork Dessert Festival taking place from 23rd July to 29th July.

Businesses across the city and county will take part in the festival, offering the best desserts. Check out Festival Crew webpage for more details.

The Festival Crew is made up by a creative team of experienced people with a proven track record in creating, establishing and managing festivals e.g Cork Food Festival (similar to Taste of Dublin) attracting over 25,000 visitors, Oktoberfest Beag with over 15,000 visitors and FEAST (formerly Midleton Food and Drink Festival) drawing over 28,000 visitors.



Cork Oyster & Seafood Festival
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm

Cork Oyster & Seafood Festival

The Cork Oyster & Seafood Festival 2018 will take place in The Metropole Hotel from Friday 21st September until Sunday 23rd September.

The festival, in its 6th year will be a celebration that will be centred in the Metropole but will also take place in other venues across Cork City.

There will be live music, an exciting food trail and plenty of other aspects that will happen over the weekend.

If you’re not an Oyster lover, it’ll still be a wonderfully exciting weekend that you won’t want to miss.