Ocean to City, Cork’s Maritime Festival will take place from June 3 to June 12 and is a celebration of Cork’s Maritime History and its unique harbour

Ocean to City, Cork’s Maritime Festival will begin on Friday June 3 when members of the public can voyage through Cork City on a kayak, enjoy the thrill of a special sea safari trip around Cork Harbour or follow TG4’s Padraig O’Duinnín as he presents a historical walking tour and talk on rowing in Cork.

Ocean to City, An Rás Mór will take place on Saturday June 4 and will see boats of all sizes row 15 nautical miles from Crosshaven via Cork Harbour, Monkstown and Blackrock before finishing at the boardwalk in Lapps Quay in Cork. The race is a feast of boats and approximately 400 Irish and International rowers will compete in a diverse range of vessels including Dragon Boats, Kayaks, Currachs, Wooden Boats, Celtic Long Boats, Cornish Pilots Gigs and Irish Coastal Rowing Boats. 

Sunday June 5 will see a special 10km Kayak Race through the city centre, the L.E. Orla will offer free public tours while Meitheal Mara through Corkumnavigation will showcase a guided voyage around the island of Cork by a variety of small craft.

To mark the Cork Harbour School & Heritage Trails Weekend, a series of events highlighting the attractions of Cork Harbour, both water and land based, will be held between June 9 and June 11. A Summer School “Recreation in a working port” will be held in the Port of Cork on Friday June 10 and will be opened by Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food. Please see for more information.

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