Go & Do

01~31 MAY
European Cycling Challenge
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 anita_lenihan@corkcity.ie
Age & Opportunity Festival - Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age
Cork City FC
Turner’s Cross: May 5 v Finn Harps. May 19 v Drogheda United. May 26 v Shamrock Rovers. €15 €10 €5 on Ticketmaster.
@CorkCityFC #CCFC84
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
Astronomy lecture
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.
12~14 MAY
Midleton 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
Bannf Mountain Film Festival
Follow expeditions of some of today's most incredible adventurers in extraordinary short films. www.
☏ 021-4501673
Everyman, Maccurtain Street

16 MAY 8pm
Drink & Draw
All skill levels and all ages 18+ welcome. Bring your own art supplies. €Free.
Franciscan Well

26–28 MAY 2017
Cobh Ukulele Festival
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
Africa Day Cork 2017
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.
Fitzgerald's Park

Argentine Tango
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. For further details see facebook or
☏ 087-2627887
Laughter Yoga
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
☏ 086-0657791
2nd Sunday
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
speeddatingirl.com Great fun, inexpensive and it actually works!
French game of Boules at Frankfield Golf Club every Sunday. Free Family Fun. cched2012@gmail.com
SUN 8:30pm
Cork Singers Club
MAY~07: Brendan O Brien | 14: Aodh Óg Ó Tuama & Christy Martin | 21: Dannie Maidhcí Ó Súilleabháin | 28: Pat Horgan.
An Spailpín Fánach Bar, South Main St.

Mondays 8:30~10pm
Set Dancing
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
Mondays 9.30pm
Ó Bhéal
Guest poets every week with a poetry challenge and an open-mic for original poetry, storytelling and unplugged Ceol. Guest poets for MAY~ 01: John Murphy | 08: Shara McCallum | 15: Diarmuid Fitzgerald | 22: Mary Madec | 29: Sarah J.Sloat.
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.
Roundy Bar

TUE. 5:30~7PM ~ 09 MAY~18 JUL
Orienteering Summer League
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 or
facebook.com/cork.orienteering €5 Adult, €3 Juniors and €10 Family.
Thu 7pm
All voices welcome!
Unitarian Church, Prince's St.

African Drumming
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.
Céilí ~Sets
with Neily O'Connor.
9:30~12:30pm €10. Teas served.
Marian Hall, Ballinhassig

SAT 9:30am
Cork Cycling
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 teachers.
☏ 086-8102048
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.
☏ 086-8102048
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.
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

3~11 JUNE
Cork Harbour Festival
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...
28 June 2017
Beer, Bread and Biotech.
What causes fermentation? Why is beer not barley water? Why is wine so delicious? Could yeast replace petrochemicals? Can fungi prevent wrinkles? How has brewing changed the history of Cork? A free interactive exhibition of science, history, food & drink.
St. Peter’s, North Main St.