10 Things to Do in Cork This May


10 Things to Do in Cork This May

Are you looking for some fun things to do in Cork? We have 10 top events happening throughout the county this May.  From music festivals to fun-runs, there’s an activity for everyone. And if you don’t find something below, check here for lots more ideas.

  • For Jazz Aficionados

Ballydehob Jazz Festival,  May 4th -7th
For the last 10 years, Ballydehob has become the only place to be for Jazz lovers for the May Bank Holiday. Expect world class Jazz and a friendly vibe throughout the weekend. Find out more here.

  • For Foodies

Courtmacsherry,  May 6th
The Courtmacsherry Seafood Feast is a celebration of the rich fishing and food heritage in the coastal West Cork village. There will be cookery demonstrations from well-known local and international chefs. Local artisan producers will be showcasing their wares. And with street entertainment and a great buzz, this will be a fantastic day out.  Find out more here

Courtmacsherry Seafest


  • For History Buffs

Skibbereen,  May 10th
The Skibbereen Heritage Centre have a guided walk of the Famine sites in Skibbereen town planned. A fascinating insight into a bleak period of our country, this event is free but booking is essential. Find out more here.

  • For Trad lovers

Baltimore May 10th -Sun 13th
For four days and nights of outstanding music look no further than the Baltimore Fiddle Fair. This year’s lineup looks to be the best yet. Find out more here.

Midleton Arts Festival


  • For Everyone

Midleton May 11th -13th
The Midleton Arts Festival has a jam-packed programme planned. From busking to cocktail sipping, from a junkyard playground to a giant drum circle, every age and interest will be covered over the course of the weekend. Find out more here.

  • For the Quick-Witted

Stars Of Father Ted

Ballymaloe Grainstore, May 13th
Two of Father Ted’s most memorable characters, Father Damo and Eoin McLove are taking to the stage at Ballymaloe this month.  Who could forget that Cake Jumper? And Father Damo’s earrings? Find out more here. (Go on, go on, go on…)

  • For Bargain Hunters

Carrigaline,  May 13th
The County Cork Antiques Fair will have over 30 stands full of treasures. With top quality jewellery and furniture there will be plenty of gems to be picked up. Find out more here.

  • For Sporty Types

Bweeng, May 13th
The Bweeng Trail Blazers have organised a top day for runners of all abilities.  This year there are two races available on the day, with 5k run and a 10k option. There will be a goodie bag for all participants, a great spread of food and €2000 in prize money. On you marks… Find out more here.

  • For Classical Music Lovers.

Triskel Arts Centre, May 17th
A real treat for music lovers. The RTÉ Contempo Quartet will be performing Beethoven’s late Quartets. This is sure to be a evening of sublime music. Find out more here.

  • For Musical Families

A Spoonful Of Sherman

The Everyman, May 31st – June 1st
A compelling story and familiar songs makes for a fantastic trip to the theatre. With music from Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Jungle Book, the whole family will love ‘A Spoonful of Sherman’. Find out more here.

For Lots of Things to Do in Cork and all over the Country this May….

We have 1000’s of brilliant events listed from all around the country, all year around.  Visit InspireMe.ie to find out what’s on near you. And sign up to save your favorite.  Finally all details were correct at time of publication. Please confirm with the organisers before you travel.