Next Month, Cork is the place to be with 3 large international festivals taking place throughout October.

Starting things off and taking place from the 10th – 13th October is the Cork Folk Festival, which quite simply over its 30 year history has presented the very best of local, national and international folk and traditional music, song and dance right here in Cork, and which this year as well as the normal line up of amazing acts, such as Scullion, Altan, Fred, John Spillane and many more, will try to create the world’s largest Ceili band at a free gig in City Hall.

With no time to pause and starting the very next day, the official Cork Gathering 2013 flagship event – Cork Rebel Week, will take place from 14th – 20th October. A week-long celebration of all things Cork, some of the key events include, meet your rebel hero, Cork independence day, Global Cork Economic Forum, International Marching bands event and much more! With this inaugural event nearing, there is only a few weeks to get your hands on your own Rebel Passport, which will entitle you to different privileges during this week, so be sure to explore how you can get yours now!

Finally at the end of October, taking place over the October Bank Holiday weekend or the 25th – 28th October is the world renowned Guinness Cork Jazz Festival! Offering over 400 gigs in over 50 venues around Cork city – and showcasing over 1,000 musicians from over 20 different countries – the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is yet again a must! This year’s line up includes British Sax legend Courtney Pine, desired disco stars Chic and retro favourites Primal Scream as well as Soul II Soul, Billy Cobham and Irish musicians Ronan Guilfoyle.

A month to be in Cork, to enjoy the music, entertainment and festivities, our Cork Hotel and self catering in Cork provides a perfect base in which to access the city and all the events on offers. For more information on Cork Hotel Deals and Self Catering Breaks in Ireland contact us on +353 21 488 3700 to see how we can help accommodate you in Cork this October.