Cork MidSummer Festival : Free things to do :)

Cork MidSummer Festival You may be in Cork to study at Cork English College, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out there and party (or eat) once in a while. “The Cork Midsummer Festival helds from the 16th to the 25th of June 2017, is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival that uses the city…

St. Patrick’s Day in Cork

Ah, St. Patrick’s Day, the most ‘Irish’ time of the year – a day full of shenanigans, tomfoolery, and most importantly, craic. But what really is St. Patrick’s Day? What started off as a religious festival commemorating Christianity in Ireland has turned into a worldwide celebration of Irish heritage and culture. Cork English College is…

Valentine’s Day in Cork

Spending the most romantic day of the year in Cork? Not sure how to celebrate? Don’t worry, Cork English College has got your back! Below are some fun ideas for your February 14th!   Day trips to Irish towns Sure, Cork is a pretty awesome city, but there are plenty of other places nearby which…

Upcoming festivals in Cork

You may be in Cork to study at Cork English College, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out there and party (or eat) once in a while – check out these upcoming festivals for some inspiration for your time off!   Ballincollig Winter Music Festival 24th-29th January This festival, held from the 24th to…

Cork vs Dublin

Did you know that Cork is commonly referred to as the “real capital”? Sure, Dublin may the go-to Irish city for many people, but there are many reasons to choose Cork as your study destination in Ireland. Here are just a few:   Cost Life in Cork is undeniably less expensive than in Dublin. Public…

Christmas 2016 in Cork

Ho Ho Ho, students! Once upon a time there were a lot of elves at Cork English College and they didn’t know what to do during their Christmas break. The elves were far, far away from their hometowns so it wasn’t possible to celebrate Christmas with their families – a few elves were very sad…

Celebrate HALLOWEEN 2016 in style in Cork

The modern Halloween holiday is loosely based on the old Celtic holiday, Samhain, when the veil between the “real” world and the spirit world was considered to be very thin. There is little wonder why Halloween costumes have a creepy and spooky, or even down-right frightening appearance. Events you shouldn’t miss: THE NIGHTMARE REALM You…

Urban October – Life in the city

  Are you interested in trying new things, meeting new people and discover different cultures? If so, Cork City Centre is definitely the only place you should be this month! Urban October showcases what “life in the city” means with a diversified spectrum of events for all ages and interests. Cork City has got a lot of…

Cork Heritage Open Day 2016

A entire day dedicated to the national historical and artistic heritage of Cork will be held on the 20th of August 2016. Over 42 buildings will open their doors to the public on this day only. Cork City Hall, Freemason’s Hall, Cork Opera House, Elisabeth Fort … are only few of the amazing buildings our beautiful city…

Christmas Traditions in Ireland

How do you celebrate Christmas in your country? Here are a few Irish Christmas traditions!   The Late Late Toy Show A long- standing Irish Christmas tradition, the Late Late Toy Show is seen by many as the beginning of Christmas. The show is broadcast on Irish television at the beginning of December every year…

10 Things to Do before you leave Cork

Are you going home for Christmas? Here are a few suggestions of things to do before you leave Cork! Fota Wildlife Park & Fota House and Gardens Unleash your wild side at Fota Wildlife park; take a stroll alongside the several species of animals roaming freely around the park, grab a coffee in the park…

Cork Guinness Jazz Festival 2015

Are you going ‘Jazzing’ this year…? Ireland’s biggest Jazz Festival, the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival, takes place this year between 22nd and 26th October 2015. The Festival has been running since 1978 and in that time has attracted more than 1 million visitors to the city. This year, over 40,000 people are expected to fill…