Maritime Event Manager:
Geri Murphy

Festival & Marketing Officer:
Casey Walsh

Event Office Assistant:
Gloria lp



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Europe’s Top Art and Culture Festivals 2018 – Flight Network

Europe’s Top Art and Culture Festivals 2018 – Flight Network
August 13, 2018 Ocean to City

We’re delighted to be listed amongst some of the biggest names in the European festival circuit in Flight Networks Top 20 Art and Culture Festivals 2018. Last year, we were named one of their 36 best global festivals, but this honour is more region-specific. And again, we appreciate the recognition.

“Do you love the ocean? All things nautical? Do you own boat shoes and dream about your next time on a sailboat? Look no further than the Cork Harbour Festival, a week long celebration of Ireland’s rich maritime heritage. Set in the second largest natural harbour in the world, the festival is a 9 day celebration of the ocean and our interactions with this diverse ecosystem. From directly getting wet by swimming, surfing, paddling or kayaking to more dry experiences such as guided harbour walks and sailing, this festival encourages engagement with the marine environment. Kicking off on the June Bank Holiday, from  2nd – 10th June 2018, with Ireland’s premier rowing race Ocean to City – An Rás Mór, the festival is a quirky expression of Ireland’s deep appreciation of its nautical roots.”

In just the four years we’ve been around, the Cork Harbour Festival has grown into one of—if not the—largest celebrations of maritime culture on Cork Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world. And we’re excited to keep that tradition going: in the coming years, we hope to present more water activities, more opportunities for sailing on our shore, and more engaging workshops that connect people to the Harbour. It’s visitors like you that have made this festival what it is, and we look forward to many years ahead. 

We look forward to welcoming any readers to next year’s Festival! And be sure to check out Flight Network out on Facebook and Twitter.