The European Cycling Challenge is a fun
cycling event that is happening for the
month of May. It is the biggest urban
cycling challenge in Europe and anyone
can join, whether cycling to work,
school, shopping or for leisure. The Cork
Metropolitan Area has registered for
the first time this year and includes the
city, suburbs and extends to Ballincollig,
Blarney, Carrigaline, Carrigtwohill, Cobh,
Midleton, LittleIsland, Watergrasshill
and Whitegate so if you cycle anywhere
within this area all your cycle trips add
to the final total for Cork. We need you &
your cycle miles. Register now for the Cork
team on: cyclingchallenge.eu
& queries firstname.lastname@example.org
Age & Opportunity Festival - Ireland’s
national celebration of the arts and
creativity as we age
Cork City FC
May 5 v Finn Harps. May
19 v Drogheda United. May 26 v Shamrock
Rovers. €15 €10 €5 on Ticketmaster.
06 MAY 4:15am
Darkness into Light
Our light will spread across the world
at over 150 venues on 4 continents for
Pieta House. 5K Walk / Run UCC Cork City
Register online dil.pieta.ie
08 MAY 8pm
3 short talks ~ New Grange, UCC Crawford
Telescope & The Radioastronomy Project.
Cork Astronomy Club ’s monthly meeting
is Free. Please arrive 10 minutes early
at UCC’s Civil Engineering Building (near
UCC College Road entrance – bus 205,
208) UCC’s Civil Engineering Building.
Mid May Festival
Midleton Arts Festival awakens the
Creativity of the town with this Mid-May
Celebration of the Arts for all the Family
and all the Community.
14 MAY 7:30pm
Follow expeditions of some of
today's most incredible adventurers
in extraordinary short films. www.
Everyman, Maccurtain Street
16 MAY 8pm
Drink & Draw
skill levels and all ages 18+ welcome.
Bring your own art supplies. €Free.
26–28 MAY 2017
Ukuleles galore from near & far with
sessions a plenty in the pubs of Cobh.
Workshops - Children, Teen, Adult
beginners and Improvers. Summer Swing
in the Promenade – Carnival atmosphere
with ukuleles and the panoramic ukulele
tour of Cobh on the Road Train.
27 MAY 12-6pm
A family focussed event will have plenty
of activities for children, drumming
workshops, hair braiding, face painting,
balloons, bouncy castles and cultural
games with prizes.
Wednesday nights at Metropole Hotel:
Beginners 7.30pm; Intermediate
8.30pm; Intermediate / advanced
9.30pm, next Set of 6 Beginners Classes
starts 03 May. Milonga Evora every
Sunday night, Market Tavern 8pm.
details see facebook or
6 week Laughter Yoga course starting Weds 24th at the Teaching Rooms, Wellington road. Great for boosting your mood, releasing stress and anxiety, promoting a positive mind-set, strengthening your overall health and much more. Come join a fun workout like no other. 8.15pm-9.15pm. €80
To book contact Deborah
Speeddating every 2nd Sunday at Cork &
County Cricket Club, Mardyke, Cork.
7 MAY 20s&30s | 21 MAY 30s&40s
11 JUNE Midsummer Dance with optional
speeddating. Advance bookings only
☏ 085-7707585 or online
inexpensive and it actually works!
French game of Boules at Frankfield Golf
Club every Sunday. Free Family Fun.
Cork Singers Club
Brendan O Brien | 14:
Ó Tuama & Christy Martin | 21:
Maidhcí Ó Súilleabháin | 28:
An Spailpín Fánach Bar, South Main St.
Deerpark Secondary School on St Patricks
Rd. €5 per class with Teacher William
10 whazon.com Hammond.
☏ Maurice 087-6460758.
All~'Fáilte!' Club Ceoil Ballyphehane
Guest poets every week with a poetry
challenge and an open-mic for original
poetry, storytelling and unplugged Ceol.
Guest poets for MAY~ 01:
Shara McCallum | 15:
Fitzgerald | 22:
Mary Madec | 29:
Long Valley Bar, Winthrop St.
Comic Meet Up
A friendly, informal gathering of people
who make comics, and people interested
in comics on the last Monday of the month
with talks & workshops.
TUE. 5:30~7PM ~ 09 MAY~18 JUL
A healthy, fun, outdoor activity to fill the
long summer evenings with orienteering
in a different forest or park in and around
City & County. Perfect for families, juniors
and individual beginners to orienteering
& experienced. corko.net
€5 Adult, €3 Juniors and €10 Family.
All voices welcome!
Unitarian Church, Prince's St.
Learn West African rhythms in a fun and
relaxed atmosphere every Thursday
evening at Dervish Book Store beside the
Bodega on Cornmarket Street. Beginners
at 6.45~8pm. Intermediate 8.10~10pm.
All classes €12 per class. Drums supplied
☏ Patrick 087-2176460.
Swing Dance Classes
Let us transport you back to the vintage
Jazz era with fun & friendly Swing Dance
classes. New 4 week beginner course
from Thursday 4th May at 7.30pm. €35
per person / €60 per couple.
with Neily O'Connor.
Marian Hall, Ballinhassig
An Óige volunteers meet Saturday
morning for long & short cycle trips
at Cork Opera House Free Event. Be
prepared & cycle safe!
Spanish Studies Centre
All Levels, General & Holiday Spanish
All levels, General & Holiday Spanish
Courses for Adults. New Summer
Intensive Course. Summer Language
Camps, Native fully qualified experienced
19 Patrick's Hill
For details & bookings on all free events
Language exchange community of 4,900
members with social nights & free events
Access English Academy
General/Cambridge Exam Preparation
Classes, Summer Promotion 20 hours
€130 Morning Classes.
19 Patrick's Hill
Cork English World
Evening part-time General English classes
and FCE preparation course (€150 for 4
weeks). Afternoon full-time course (15
hours-12:30 to 15:30) available - €100 per
week. email@example.com cew.ie
Life Begins at 40 ~ Social Group
Single, Divorced, In a relationship? Social
activities for people in their 40's in Cork.
Do you want to meet like minded people
for social outings? Cinema, Theatre,
Dancing, Cultural Events, Outdoor
Activities? Get busy living!
Alliance Française de Cork
Now enrolling for summer classes in Cork
City Centre. French Classes for Adults,
Brush up on your holiday French, Junior
& Leaving Cert Immersion Courses, Kid's
Summer Camps. Beginners to Advanced.
Group & Private lessons available. Fully
qualified, native French-speaking
teachers. All welcome. A Bientôt!
☏ 021 4310677
36 Mary Street
Join us for the largest annual event in Cork
Harbour with this nine day celebration of
Cork’s maritime culture. Kicking off on the
June Bank Holiday weekend the festival
features over 60 events happening in Cork
City as well as 15 towns and villages right
across the harbour. There are a variety of
events to dive in to, from water activities
to guided walks, open days to open sails,
seafood market to seaweed foraging and
much more. Don’t miss the spectacular
Ocean to City~ An Rás Mór, Ireland’s
premier rowing event, on June 10th.
Kids will love the festival too! Learn to
climb a rope like a pirate; go kayaking
or water trampolining; take a ghostly
tour of Cork City; visit a tall ship; learn
survival skills on Spike Island or go crab
fishing in Cobh. Immerse yourself in all
the activities Cork Harbour has to offer...