St. Patrick’s Week in Cork City

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March 11, 2010 by Evin

As an American, I’ve been warned that Saint Patrick’s Day in Cork isn’t as grand as in New York, Chicago, Boston, or even Dublin, but I have to think they’re underselling it. Cork City has so much to offer in the week around the most famous and beloved Irish holiday on March 17th. Traffic and parade details are available on the City site.

Here are some of the highlights not to be missed as well as a few of my personal suggestions for activities:

Sat. 13 – West Side Story Flash Mob at 12:30, 1:00, and 1:30 p.m.

A flash mob will surprise Cork City with three flashes from West Side Story to promote the Opera House performance of the musical on Friday, 19 March. The group will perform in Daunt’s Square at half past noon then outside Brown Thomas at one o’clock, and finally outside the Cork Opera House at half past one in the afternoon. The city’s last flash mob was in November.

Sat. 13 & Sun. 14 – Cork St. Patrick’s Festival
This free annual festival offers family-friendly attractions and ‘the best of Cork’s fine food tradition’. The festival will grace the Grand Parade and Boardwalk from 12:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday (13 Mar.) & Sunday (14 Mar.). The Barry’s Tea Food Market (we all know I’m food-obsessed) is open both days plus on Wednesday (17 Mar.) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For Parade and more Wednesday details, scroll down. Click here to download the Festival Brochure as a PDF.

Sun. 14 – Cork v Kilkenny Hurling Match at 2:30 p.m.
Páirc Ui Chaoimh plays host to Cill Chainnigh as they take on Corcaigh in the Allianz GAA Hurling National League Round 3.

Tue. 16 – Kodo Drummers at 8:00 p.m.
The Cork Opera House has teamed up with host for the night Cork City Hall for this extraordinary performance by the Japanese drum ensemble. Tickets from €36 for this City Hall event.

Wed. 17 – Cork St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is supposed to take place from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Family-friendly attractions and ‘the best of Cork’s fine food tradition’ will grace the Grand Parade and Boardwalk throughout the day. The Barry’s Tea Food Market (we all know I’m food-obsessed) is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Click here to download the Festival Brochure as a PDF.

Wed. 17 – Fred [the band] at The Savoy
When the doors to the Savoy Theatre open at 7:30 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Night, fans of the Cork band Fred will be rushing in to enjoy the spinning of DJ Pat Jay [Electric Dreams] until Fred takes the stage. The evening is a fundraiserfor the Cope Foundation. Tickets cost €15 and are available at PLUGD Records on Washington Street or for €17.50 online through Tickets.ie.

Wed. 17 – Trad Music with Donal Ring at 8:00 p.m.
Donal Ring and his band, Donal Ring Jr, Terry McCarthy, and M.C. Bob Jennings of 103 FM will be at The Firkin Crane for this celebration on Saint Patrick’s Night. Tickets are €18.

Thu. 18 – Stones In His Pockets at 8:00 p.m.
Returning for another three nights due to popular demand, this play tells the tale of a quaint Kerry town overrun by a Hollywood film crew and its ensuing hilarity and charm. Running 18, 19, and 20 at The Everyman Palace Theatre, tickets from €15.

Fri. 19 – West Side Story at 8:00 p.m.
Cork Opera House is putting on a performance of the West Side Story. Memorable music, Tony Award-winning choreography, and set and lighting in the high standards of the Opera House. Tickets from €38 with performances through Sun. 28 March.

Through 25 Mar.- Cork Camera Group Photography Exhibit
Cork Vision Center is displaying a collection of work from the Cork Camera Group from 3-25 of this month. Open and offering free admission,Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All Month – Live Music & Trad Music

If you are traveling to Cork City especially for an event, here is a travel-related post as well as 40 Shades of Life’s Cork City Page.

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One thought on “St. Patrick’s Week in Cork City

  1. i love cork on patrick’s day. the parade is fun, and then just heading to a pub for a few pints and listening to trad music.

    i’m actually hating all the crazy right now that will be happening this week in the states. all i want on wednesday is a trad session and a pint of beamish, haha.

    i can’t believe it has been a year!

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