Festival events and performances centre around Cork’s City Hall, capacity 1,000; one of the most attractive and acoustically superb venues in Ireland.
Situated near the heart of Cork, St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral is the most recent ecclesiastical site located where the saint is believed to have founded his monastic school in the 7th century. The building contains more than 1,260 sculptures and even a 24-lb cannonball, a legacy of the Siege of Cork in 1690.
Launched in 2011 after a long period of restoration and redevelopment, the venue has been transformed into one of the city’s top cultural and performance spaces.
Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay
Our preferred hotel in Cork is the 4 star Clayton Hotel which is situated opposite City Hall (our main performance venue) and just a two minute walk to the city centre.
The Cathedral of St, Mary & St Anne, known locally as the North Cathedral, is located at the top of Shandon Street, in one of the most historic areas of Cork.
Built in 1722, the Church of St. Anne is one of the most important early-18th century churches in Ireland. Standing 50 metres high above the surrounding Shandon neighbourhood, visitors can climb the narrow stone steps to the bell tower, topped by a 3-metre gold fish weathervane. The bell tower offers spectacular views of the city and surrounding areas spread below
St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh
Built in the neo French gothic style, St Colman’s is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Cloyne. Famous for its magnificent stone and wood sculptures, mosaic and stained-glass windows and also for its historic Telford pipe organ and 49-bell carillon.
The Goldie Chapel, Nano Nagle Place
The beautiful high Victorian chapel in the heart of Nano Nagle Place is one of Cork’s most intimate venues. The chapel was designed by architect George Goldie in 1865 and retains the layout of a convent chapel with stalls ranged around the nave. The architecture is intended to enhance the sound of singing voices, making it the perfect place to hear a great choir in action.
St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Emmet Pl, Youghal
Nestled under the protective arms of Youghal Town Walls, in the Raleigh Quarter of Youghal, St Mary’s Collegiate Church, is a national monument of huge national and international significance. Historic traditions indicate a Church here back in the time of St Declan of Ardmore in the 5th century.
Methodist Church, Emmett Place, Kinsale
Freestanding Methodist church, dated 1873, comprising four-bay double-height nave with porch to front and vestry to rear. This attractive church is located in a prominent position in the centre of town and contributes significantly to the architectural heritage of Kinsale. The church has an uncomplicated Gothic Revival design that exhibits the fine craftsmanship which was employed during the later half of the nineteenth century in church building.
St James Church, Dingle, Co. Kerry
The Church of St. James offers a warm welcome to all those who come to join in worship, those who come to see this iconic church and those who come to enjoy the festivals and music. St. James is at the heart of the Dingle community and throughout the year, plays a role in the many festivals for which the town is renowned. Visitors come especially to visit this famous church and hundreds of people experience the ambience and spiritual presence of this special place.
Freemasons’ Hall, Tuckey Street
One of the city’s most historic buildings. The building has served as the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Munster Freemasons since 1884, and its internal design has remained true to its origins in its layout and historic furnishings.
Located within the centre of Cork City overlooking the River Lee, this five story 12,000 sq.m., building functions as a centre of musical excellence locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The school accommodates music tuition studios; a 450 seat rehearsal hall; ‘black box’ theatre; staff and student common rooms; music library; live recording suite with ProTools HD; AudioLab; drama suite; staff boardrooms; administrative offices; flat floor classrooms and raked lecture theatres.