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Cork Festival and Events

The Great National Commons Inn Hotel is in an ideal location to experience the vibrant life of Cork.

See a list of upcoming events and festivals below.

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Christmas On The Grand Parade 2017
Christmas On The Grand Parade 2017
As part of GLOW, enjoy festive entertainment and cuisine at the festival Food Market on the Grand Parade.
INDIEPENDENCE Music & Arts Festival 2018
INDIEPENDENCE Music & Arts Festival 2018
Cork’s biggest music and arts festival. Location: Deer Farm, Mitchelstown, Cork. 3rd-5th August 2018
Cork International Poetry Festival 2018
Cork International Poetry Festival 2018
14 - 17 February 2018
Cork City Marathon 2018
Cork City Marathon 2018
Events include the marathon, half marathon, team relay, inter-services championships, youth challenge & pacers. 3rd June 2018
St. Patrick's Day Festival 2018
St. Patrick's Day Festival 2018
Lots of family fun, live music, entertainment and street performances. Tasty treats at the market. 17 March 2018
IndieCork Film and Music Festival 2018
IndieCork Film and Music Festival 2018
A festival celebration of independent film and music. Various locations. 2018 dates TBC
Cork Guinness Jazz Festival 2018
Cork Guinness Jazz Festival 2018
Ireland’s biggest jazz event attracting hundreds of musicians and thousands of music fans to the city each year. 2018 dates TBC
Cork Film Festival 2018
Cork Film Festival 2018
The 61st Festival takes place in venues such as Cork Opera House, The Gate Cinema and other venues. 2018 dates TBC
Cork Folk Festival 2018
Cork Folk Festival 2018
Folk and traditional music events including international concerts, workshops and more. 2018 TBC
Cork Comedy Festival 2018
Cork Comedy Festival 2018
Details for the Cork Comedy Festival 2018 coming soon.
Oktoberfest Beag 2018
Oktoberfest Beag 2018
German beer festival with food and drinks. Location: Docklands, Centre Park Road, Cork City. 10mins from hotel. October 2018 dates
The Nightmare Realm 2018
The Nightmare Realm 2018
Ireland’s most terrifying scare house attraction at Navigation House, Albert Quay, Cork. 15mins from hotel. October 2018
Cork Science Festival 2018
Cork Science Festival 2018
Features free public engagement events, community talks, exhibitions, shows, school workshops. 2018 dates TBC

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In-House Events - Check out our fantastic upcoming line-up of events and entertainment.

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Visit Cork - Plenty of local attractions to visit, lots of activities to do, many family day’s out to travel to and discover the Wild Atlantic Way

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Shopping - Cork is a shopping paradise, offering a wide range of department stores, fashionable outlets, shopping centres and food markets. 

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