Events & Festivals

Cork's Food Culture Comes to Life

Cork is a very festive place, with major cultural, foodie and fun events running throughout the year. And even when these festivals are focused on the arts, with sports or entertainment (such as the city’s famous October Jazz Festival) – there will always be a strong food and drink element in the mix. That’s just how we throw a party.

This is just a taste of what has become a rich, almost dizzying year-round calendar of festivals and events big and small – please do click through on the links for more details of events that include:

Cork's Long Table Dinner

Cork, Ireland

If you can come to Cork in mid-June, this unique celebration of Cork city cuisine is not to be missed – 12 of Cork’s finest restaurants and chefs c...

A Taste of West Cork


A Taste of West Cork is a free-ranging festival which runs in towns and villages throughout the region in early September, bringing together a free...

Ballymaloe Litfest

Shanagarry, Ireland

A unique festival for Ireland, set in the charming setting of the famous foodie paradise, Ballymaloe House. Litfest is a food and drinks literacy f...

Feast - East Cork Food Festival

Cork, Ireland

East Cork has become a powerhouse for Cork food culture, produce, cooking and hospitality over the past decade. Part of its rise has been the succe...

Kinsale Gourmet Festival

Cork, Ireland

Each October, experience two nights of fine dining in the restaurants of the famous foodie harbour town of Kinsale, about half an hour’s drive from...

What's On

There are food and drink related events taking place all over Cork throughout the year – for a constantly updated programme, please click HERE