Brought to you by Cork Summer Show.
It’s the stuff those delicious summer memories are made of.
Cork Summer Show returns to The Show Grounds on Curraheen Road on Saturday, June 17th, and Sunday, June 18th, 2023, with a weekend of wholesome (and sustainable) family-friendly fun and top-notch music in store.
The annual show, which has been running for more than two centuries thanks to the Munster Agricultural Society (MAS), is one of the largest of its type in Ireland.
Alongside all the traditional elements, including agricultural competitions, this year’s event is bigger than ever and will feature more than 20 themed zones, spanning a diverse range of interests such as agriculture, music, health and wellness, pets and small animals, art, crafts, and even baking.
There’s a dedicated kids’ zone, a fun fair, a full bar, and more than a hundred picnic tables to enjoy all the fare from Munster’s largest outdoor food market.
This year’s show features outstanding musical acts, including singer and songwriter Jack O’Rourke, Newry rockers The 4 of Us, multi-instrumentalist and fiddle player, Clare Sands, and Ray and Geraldine Barron’s Cajun, Zydeco and bluegrass band Two Time Polka.
True to the extra focus on sustainability, Refill will be providing a mobile hydration unit supported by Cork County Council, which will also be providing reusable water containers. Visitors to the show are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and reusable coffee cups.
There will also be special bins where you can separate your waste and the food trucks on site will all be using eco-friendly packaging.
“We’ve been at the centre of the Munster agricultural community since our very first show way back in 1806,” Robert Harken, Chairman of the Munster Agriculture Society, told us.
“Over all those years, we’ve seen participants from across all the counties in the province and beyond.
“Munster is very much Ireland’s premier region for food and agriculture, and this year we are showcasing the very best of what’s on offer, as well as an important focal point – a meeting place, where people from right across the region can connect with producers and those involved in one of Ireland’s most important sectors and most importantly, have a really entertaining weekend!”
- Bus Éireann has a special extension of the 208 route right into the site so it’s no fuss to take the bus!
- Directions: Exit 2 on the N40
- Parking: There will be plenty of parking on-site with a Park and Ride shuttle busses from Black Ash Car Park (Cork City Council), Ballincollig Shopping Centre, and the Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium.
Ticketing: Save time and book online. Children under 12 go free, teen tickets are €5 and adult tickets start at €20 here.