The summer kicks off in Cork with the Harbour festival. Blarney Caravan and Camping Park is conveniently located 15 minutes from Cork city and a bus service operates every half an hour from the local village of Blarney.
Cork Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. For many who live in Cork the River Lee is the source of their livelihood, food and recreation and so it is only right that we celebrate our unique maritime culture. The Cork Harbour Festival connects city and coastal communities and provides free family entertainment, face painting, music and stalls.
After the race the Irish Navy will allow the public to tour their vessels which are used to patrol and defend Irish water and are currently assisting in humanitarian search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea. This is an opportunity not to be missed with a display of skill from the Emerald Baton Twirlers thrown in for good measure.
After cheering on the contenders you can replenish your energy by visiting the quayside market which showcases the best Ireland has to offer in quality produce. The English Market is also worth a visit for any ‘foodies’. Here you will find a selection of fresh seafood, meat, poultry, freshly baked bread and confectionaries, cheese and much more!
On Sunday the festival will hold events held in towns around the harbour such as Cobh, Crosshaven and Kinsale. This open day will allow you to tour the harbour by boat as well as visit sites such as Spike Island and Fort Camden for free! Face painting and family entertainment will be provided in Cobh. In Crosshaven you will get the opportunity to take to the seas for a taste of sailing from the world’s oldest yacht club. Close by you will find Camden Fort Meagher which will also provide family entertainment including live re-enactments and weapon displays.
The festival continues until the 12th June and throughout the week there will be different events around the harbour including a visit from Morgenster tall ship, family orienteering, films, music, talks and the Inter-firm Dragon Boat Challenge to name a few.
Get into the festival spirit and book your stay at Blarney Caravan & Camping Park this summer. Bookings can be made at www.blarneycaravanpark.com website or on our Facebook page, so why not book your stay with us today?
For more information please visit: http://www.corkharbourfestival.com