Fishy tales and more in Cork this August

Feast your eyes and hands for thirty days at Cork Craft Month with a wide range of craft exhibitions, workshops, pop up shops, craft fairs and open studios in the city.

This Sunday take set sail for Cape Clear where the island community hold their Charity Fun Day

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If you fancy your hand at sand castle building then the place for you this week is the Rosscarbery Family Festival or join the people of Bantry and some trad masters in action under the artistic direction of Martin Hayes

For something a bit more explosive, the Youghal Medieval Festival promises to deliver battle re-enactments, medieval cookery displays, archery, and birds of prey this August



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As part of National Heritage Week, you can be sure to find something of interest for your right brain in Cork City and Skibereen from August 17th to 25th.

Cast your line at the Baltimore Deep Sea Angling Festival off the beautiful West Cork coast this August and if you’re (un)lucky enough you might even land a bigger one than you expected during the shark fishing competition.


On a more fishy note, the Youghal 4 All Mackerel Festival presents a fishy tale with plenty of omega rich sampling to tickle your taste buds at the end of this month.


A unique gathering takes place in Crookhaven this August when from the 23rd to the 25th, the Irish Redhead Convention welcomes gingers of all shapes and sizes for a weekend of fun.

On a slightly more serious note, the Cobh Bell Recitals sees some classical recitals in the cathedral just as the last of the redheads have left the county.

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Sail up the sloop John B at the Heir Island Regatta in aid of Baltimore Lifeboat for the county Cork Island while the Cobh People’s Regatta takes place this Sunday.


If you have any energy after an action packed summer of activity then reserve it for the Escape from Spike Island Endurance Events, a multi level triathlon event or the ‘Tri na Mona’ Triathlon at Skibbereen, Co. Cork, all of which sound exhausting


At the end of August, the International Federation for Disabled Sailing World Championships takes place in Kinsale, Co. Cork with participants from many countries.



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In deference to the global recession the World Mini Games featuring 5 a side football, 7 a side rugby, 9 hole golf and more (or should we say less) in Cork city this August from the 22nd to the 25th



And if none of that tickles your fancy, grab a high stool, a cold drink, sit back and enjoy the open-mic reading evenings any Monday in Cork City throughout the rest of the year. Cheers.


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