Cork’s Midsummer Competition & 5 different causes to get to the South West this June –


Cork’s Midsummer Competition kicks off this June however, there are lots extra causes to move to the South West within the coming weeks…

As Might turns into June, individuals throughout Eire have begun to map out their weekend’s in hopes of taking advantage of the summer time months.

With this in thoughts, we thought we’d pen a bit of love letter to the South West and allow you to all know why there ought to solely be one vacation spot in thoughts this June.

The Listowel Races, June 2-Three

The Listowel Races will go down June 2-Three. Picture by Sportsfile/Corbis through Getty Photos

When you’ve ever had a correct day trip with the ponies, you’ll know what kind of snigger is in retailer with this one.

Add in Listowel City and some cute Kerry codgers and the craic will increase exponentially.

With the beautiful coastal village of Ballybunnion only a brief drive away, you may additionally add in a spherical of Championship Golf and an ocean dip to ship you in your manner.

Horse racing, golf, seashores and boozers… may you actually ask for any extra?

Cork Metropolis vs Waterford Metropolis, Sunday, June 9

Cork Metropolis will tackle Waterford on Sunday, June 9. Credit score ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Whether or not you’re a soccer lover or not, a visit to Turner’s Cross is one that everybody ought to have on their bucket listing.

Cork Metropolis is famend for having one of the best help within the League of Eire and with (on the time of writing) simply two factors separating themselves and Waterford within the league desk, the well-known floor is for certain to be rocking on the ninth of June.

Cork Midsummer Competition, June 14-23

Cork’s Midsummer Competition is nice craic so, when you haven’t gotten your self right down to the South West for one but, now could be the time.

A metropolis rising: 11 days of theatre, music, dance, outside occasions, Midsummer magic and extra – 13 to 23 June 2019!

Full programme now on-line at! #Midsummer19 #CorkLike

— Cork Midsummer Competition (@CorkMidsummer) Might Three, 2019

Described as one in every of Eire’s ‘main worldwide multi-disciplinary arts festivals’, in precise reality, the midsummer buzz primarily sees the entire Metropolis come to life with stay music, theatre, dance and road performances round each nook.

Many occasions are free so, even if you’re on a decent funds, this one is for you.

The Killarney Strolling Competition, June 22-23 

Simply one of the crucial beautiful places on planet earth, the Kerry Mountains and the Hole of Dunloe really provide the kind of surroundings that may take your breath away.

Though individuals take to the well-known strolling paths scattered across the space 12 months spherical, the strolling pageant provides hikers the prospect to tie of their treks with some correct socialising.

With base camp arrange on the epic Kate Kearney’s Cottage, you haven’t hiked correctly till you’ve carried out it the Killarney Strolling Competition manner.

Shandon Avenue Competition & Meals Truthful, June 22-23

Cork’s well-known ‘4 confronted liar’ is positioned simply off Shandon Avenue. Pic: Shutterstock

This one usually flies beneath the radar with Shandon Avenue typically a forgotten secret in Eire’s second capital.

Nevertheless, the road is usually spoken about as ‘probably the most Historic space in Cork’ and is considered as a burgeoning cultural quarter.

Having seen a resurgence in growth lately, Shandon Avenue now performs host to its personal annual celebration with a unusual parade and a drool-inspiring meals pageant. 

If there was ever a time to wander to the northside of Cork’s Metropolis centre, the Shandon Avenue Competition & Meals Truthful is it.

Kris Kristofferson & the Strangers, Sunday, June 23

Coincidentally putting a chord because the Shandon and Midsummer Competition’s wind down, there isn’t any higher method to wrap up the festivities.

Kris Kristofferson has had an awe-inspiring profession with the 82-year-old making waves in each the music and film business.

Taking to the stage with this well-known band at Cork’s famend ‘Stay on the Marquee’ venue, this one is bound to be an actual deal with.

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