What’s On In Cork? The 10 BEST things to do this November

Set on the southwest coast of Ireland is Cork, a small county with big energy. Home to a wealth of musicians and artists with a hunger for events, this city is never short of things to do.

From day happenings to weekend events, live music and theatre, this town has got it all.

Check out now our top 10 not to be missed events this November in Cork.

10. Festive Season with Thermomix and Cork Simon Community

9 November 2018 is the date for this year’s Festive Season with Thermomix and Cork Simon Community. The annual event will take place at the Garryduff Sports Centre and offer guests a night of festive fun with a charitable twist.

The event offers festive recipe ideas and good old-fashioned holiday spirit to get us in the mood of Christmas, whilst raising funds for the Cork Simon Community, in the hopes that everyone has a warm bed and filled-belly this December.

Location: Garryduff Sports Centre, Rochestown, Cork, Ireland.

9. Legally Blonde

In search of a feel-good event to get your toes tapping this November? Look no further than Legally Blonde, brought to us by Montfort College of Performing Arts.

Running from 1 November until 3 November, the all-singing, all-dancing musical is bound to be one of the best nights out in Cork this month.

Location: Everyman Theatre, 15 Mac Curtain Street, Cork, Ireland.

8. Cork Chocolate Weekend

For those with a sweet tooth, check out the Cork Chocolate Weekend taking place this November.

From the 23 November until the 25 November, the event will showcase all things tasty, offering a platform for bakers and chocolatiers as well as workshops and events based around the much-loved sweet-treat.

Location: Cork International Hotel, Lehenagh More, Cork Airport Business Park, Cork, Ireland.

7. Marine Ball

All aboard this November for the 2018 Marine Ball, hosted by the Irish Institute of Master Mariners.

This annual black-tie event is one which garners great crowds each year. Expect an elegant night of fine food and charming company, classy music and cool cocktails.

Location: Maryborough House Hotel, Maryborough Hill, Douglas, Cork, Ireland.

6. Wheatus

It’s pretty safe to say Wheatus took Ireland by storm back in 2000 with their smash hit single “Teenage Dirtbag”. And, 18 years on, it seems we haven’t forgotten those epic, angst-driven lyrics.

Take a trip down memory lane with this much-loved band of our youth this November in Cork; they’re set to play on 27 November 2018.

Location: Cyprus Avenue, Caroline Street, Cork, Ireland.

5. NCBI’s Dine In The Dark

Hosted in The Oyster Haven this November, is Dine In The Dark, a sensory dining experience brought to us as an initiative by the National Council for the Blind in Ireland (NCBI) and Restaurants Association of Ireland.

The event which offers guests a truly unique blind-folded dinner experience is in aid of the charity. Needless to say, this fun and festive experience will be one to remember.

The event is on the 13th November and you can get tickets here.

Location: The Oyster Tavern, 4 Market Lane, St Patrick’s Street, Cork, Ireland.

4. Badly Drawn Boy

Remember to pencil Friday 9 November into your diary this month – this is a gig not to be missed.

Badly Drawn Boy is an English singer-songwriter who has received consistent critical acclaim, since his debut in 1995. He is most commonly known for his musical involvement in the film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s About A Boy.

With an endless string of stunning studio albums under his belt, this is the top gig to see this November.

Location: St. Luke’s Church, Summerhill North, Cork, Ireland.

3. Samhain 2018 Festival

Clonakilty Town will be the staging grounds for this years Samhain 2018 Festival. Celebrating the roots of our culture, this festival will be a weekend of events, activities, performances, music and theatre.

Taking place from 1 November until 4 November, the festival celebrates the Celtic tradition of Samhain, which celebrates the Celtic New Year and heralds the coming winter.

Location: Clonakilty Town, Cork, Ireland.

2. Cork Science Festival

This “science for all” annual festival in Cork is one of the best events happening in the city this November.

From 11 November until 18 November, Cork will come alive with things to do, activities, events and talks, catering for people of all ages.

Cork Science Festival is an off-shoot of Science Week Ireland ensuring only the best and most captivating programme will be on offer.

Location: Cork Science Festival, Cork, Ireland.

1. Cork Film Festival

Now in its 63rd year, Cork Film Festival is an institution, more than an event. Taking place in Cork from 9 until 18 November, the festival – which was Ireland’s first and largest film fest – is not to be missed.

Last year’s festival showcased over 230 films represented by 49 countries, and we have no doubt this year will be even better.

See its website for what’s on and when!

Location: Cork Film Festival, Cork, Ireland.

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