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What’s on in Cork

Cork has a lot of hidden secrets and these links can help you find some of them.

On  Culture Fox you can find a list of events in Cork and in the rest of Ireland. There is also an iPad application.

Here is a list of cultural venues in Cork that seem interesting to me (If you have suggestions on venues that might be added to it, please leave a reply):

Camden Palace Hotel  Camden Quay, Cork, Ireland, 021-4552383

In fields as diverse as Painting, Drama, Dance, Film-making, Music, Circus and Photography, Camden Palace Hotel encourages and facilitates creative experimentation, idea sharing and collaboration.

City Limits Comedy Club Coburg Street, Cork, 021-4501206

“One of the best places in the world to do comedy”

Cork Opera House 1 Emmet Place, Cork 021 427 0022

Cork Opera House seeks to serve its city and surrounding region as a municipal theatre, offering its audiences a world class programme of events across all disciplines in the performing arts

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix St, Cork 021 427 8487

We’re Cork’s most versatile venue, a house of Jazz, Blues and Burlesque. Our stage has hosted many an international luminary and some of the South’s best bands have trod it’s boards

Crawford Art Gallery Emmet Place, Cork 021 480 5042

Crawford Art Gallery, a National Cultural Institiution and regional art museum for Munster, is dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary

Cyprus Avenue Caroline Street, Cork 021 4276165

Cork Premier Live Music Venue

 Everyman’s Theatre 15 MacCurtain Street, Cork 021 450 1673

The Everyman Palace Theatre is one of Ireland’s leading middle scale presenting and producing theatres. The beautiful 650 seat theatre is a jewel of late Victorian architecture. A listed building, the theatre is steeped in history and is a favourite with audiences and performers alike for its intimacy and atmosphere

Cork Vision Centre North Main Street, Cork 021-4279925

 Located in the heart of Cork’s historic centre, and within walking distance of the city’s artistic, commercial and diverse tourist attractions, the Cork Vision Centre @ St. Peter’s offers visitors an opportunity to appreciate a fine example of conservation in action, and to explore Cork’s evolution from past, through present, and onwards to future development

Firkin Centre Shandon, Cork

In this unique building, support is provided for every aspect of professional dance: space for individual artists to research and create; studios for personal and shared practice; administrative and technical facilities; performance spaces; connection with an expanding audience. If variety is the spice of life, the Firkin Crane has something for every palate

Clancy’s Bar and Restaurant 15-16 Princes’ Street, Cork 021-4276097

Clancy’s is one of Cork city’s oldest pubs, dating back to 1824

 Fred Zeppelin  8 Parliament Street, Cork  021 4273689

Fred Zeppelins is a well known Bar and Live Venue located in the centre of Cork City Ireland . There has been a pub on this site since 1825 and Fred Zeppelins was established in October 1997. Fred’s is known throughout Ireland and beyond as one of the liveliest bars in Cork with reasonable prices and an electric atmosphere at weekends.

Half Moon Theatre

Half Moon Theatre, an attractive, glass-fronted, split-level development has become increasingly popular in the three years since its opening, especially as a late night live music club. It’s well-located in the city centre, to the rear of the Cork Opera House . Since its opening it has undergone substantial renovations making it an excellent multi-purpose entertainment venue. From bands to alternative theatre, comedy to the best DJs, this venue has something for everyone. There are two stages and three bars. Featuring great club nights like Planet Funk and Soulsides the “Half Moon” is sure to please. (From Yahoo Travel)

Shandon Craft Center

Shandon Craft Centre is located adjacent to the famous Shandon Bells and is home to thirteen crafts people. Visitors are welcome to watch the artists at work or browse through the various arts and crafts which are available for sale. (from Discover Ireland)

Suas Bar

Suas bar is located on South Main Street in the centre of Cork City. Suas offers something fresh for the Cork social scene. Its stylish decor and ambience makes Suas the perfect place to enjoy a night out. Experience Suas’s star feature, our heated rooftop veranda, ideal for getting away from it all and sipping an array of fabulous cocktails in an intimate setting

Reardens Washington Street, Cork

Reardens Bar has an instant lived in feel, similar to an Old Irish Bar. Its design is understated but very original. Reardens has a strong focus on GAA & Rugby and a lot of time and effort has gone into sourcing old GAA and Rugby match programmes and tickets. There is a feature wall displaying carefully sourced hurleys- each with their own story.  There are a few quirky features around the bar including a wall display of famous saints each lit by its own ‘sacred heart’ lamp. This very eclectic and traditional bar is also full of quirky corners and seating areas- everyone has  their favorite corner or spot in Reardens Bar

Scotts 106 Caroline Street, Cork 021-4222779

Scotts bar is warm and inviting with a cosy atmosphere. It has a continental European feel with on street seating. Scotts is located near the hub of businesses in Cork, the South Mall and is a favorite among professionals for a morning coffee to read the newspaper or a quality lunch during the day or a relaxed evening meal. Scotts restaurant is a hotspot for an evening meal (from

The Pavilion Carey’s Lane (off St.Patrick Street), Cork 021-4276230

This is a lovely venue for going to see bands they’ve had a great line up recently and I’ve been to see bands from all over the world such as Crooked Fiddle Band from New Zealand. They pick class acts, the upstairs part is beautiful very impressive (Customer comment at

Granary Theatre

Granary Theatre produces & presents new & experimental work by artists across disciplines. The programme combines professional work in theatre, performance, comedy, live art & music with entertaining student drama. Granary is a space of lively creativity & socialising. Hundreds of undergraduate & postgraduate students in Drama & Theatre Studies and DRAMAT study, work, & perform in Granary, contributing to Cork’s cultural life.

Triskel Art Center

Triskel Arts Centre was founded in 1978, and moved to its current home in Tobin Street in 1986. Triskel celebrated its Thirtieth Anniversary in 2008. As Cork’s principal Arts Centre our mission has always been to commission, present, and promote the contemporary arts in Cork, and to ensure the arts are made available to as wide a public as possible.  Christchurch is now home to exhibitions, concerts, a new Arthouse Cinema, which has received popular backing particulay after the loss of the much loved Kino cinema on Western Road.


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