Under the direction of former West End musical theatre performer Stephen Cullinane-O’Regan, Brightlights Studios performing arts classes are designed to help build confidence, self-esteem and stretch imaginations, while creating a true love of the arts. Their dedicated staff provide effective teaching of the highest quality in disciplines throughout the performing arts, while never forgetting the importance of having fun along the way.
Cork School of Dance offers a progressive curriculum in ballet, modern, jazz and contemporary dance for students from three years of age in a caring, safe environment under the direction of Principal and Artistic Director, Sinéad Murphy. At Cork School of Dance, dance is taught with a sense of fun and enjoyment, while encouraging every pupil to realise their full potential.
Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution and regional art museum for Munster, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. Through its temporary exhibitions, publications and education programmes, the Crawford Art Gallery is committed to fostering recognition, critical assessment, and acknowledgement of historical and contemporary Irish and international art practice.
If you’re looking for something different for a great night out in Cork, you’ll find it at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium. Some of the most prestigious greyhound fixtures of the year take place right here. You can watch all the action unfold from the comfort of the bar, or maybe from your table in their bright and atmospheric restaurant, where you can relax and place a bet with their table-side Tote service.
Racing every Friday and Saturday
Gates open at 6:45pm
First Race 7:40pm to 8pm
The Everyman is a non-profit company that produces and presents the best in Irish and international performance for Cork and Irish audiences. Their mission is to be indispensable to all of the communities they serve: audiences, artists, employees and suppliers, while remaining rooted in, and inextricably linked to, Cork.
As well as displaying a wonderful collection of local scenes, including the Old Head, The Gallery Kinsale‘s reputation has grown from promoting the best of Irish and international contemporary art. Their acquisitions regularly change so that visitors will always find something to suit.
The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is a world-renowned music festival celebrating all things jazz for five days every year all across Cork City.
The Party Company is a Cork-based store located right next to the Airport Roundabout. They stock a huge array of costumes, wigs, and accessories for all ages. From kids to adults, they have costumes for parties, hens and stags and just fun events. They love what they do and are really glad to help and will be able to order any size that you might not be able to find.
Spike Island is dominated by the 200-year-old Fort Mitchel, the star shaped Fortress which became a prison holding over 2,300 prisoners. Take the scenic ferry ride from Kennedy Pier, Cobh, and enjoy a fully guided tour of the island and fortress, and relax in the café and picnic areas. A short and scenic ferry ride from Cobh brings visitors to Spike Island and our storytellers will relay the history and mystery of the peoples and places that make Spike Island so special. Children of all ages can explore and learn through their curriculum led, age-appropriate school tours, starting with a short ferry ride that tells the story of Cobh and Cork harbour. Walk an abandoned prison, sit in a solitary cell, experience a place of punishment, once called ‘Ireland’s hell’.
The West Cork Model Railway Village in picturesque Clonakilty is the leading tourist destination in West Cork and an excellent way to start your tour of the region. The village is a fully scaled handmade model of the old West Cork Railway Line with fully working trains and the towns that the railway served and so is a delightful way to whet the appetite for your visit to Clonakilty, Kinsale, Dunmanway and Bandon. Each model is a replica of the town as it was back in the 1940s and it’s a great way to make local history real for all ages.