Looking for exciting ways to spend your May Bank Holiday weekend in Cork? Look no further! Cork offers a plethora of activities to suit every taste and interest. From exploring bustling farmers markets to indulging in live music and relaxing by the sea, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are six fantastic things to do in Cork this May Bank Holiday weekend.

Farmers Markets
Kickstart your weekend by exploring the vibrant farmers markets in Cork. Head to Douglas Market on Saturday from 10am to 2pm or Coal Quay Market Food Market from 8:30am to 2pm. Discover fresh produce, artisanal goods, and tasty treats while soaking up the lively atmosphere.

Live Music

Experience the soulful sounds of Cork’s music scene by catching live performances at popular bars across the city. From the cozy ambiance of Canty’s to the lively atmosphere of Clancy’s, you’re sure to find a spot to groove to your favorite tunes in these city central bars. For those looking to avoid the business of Cork City this weekend, our very own Fisher’s Bar will provide live music to guests and locals alike. Be sure to grab a cocktail from our new menu and kick back this weekend. 


Sauna and Sea Swim Experience

Embrace the invigorating coastal charm of Cork by indulging in a sauna and sea swim experience. Visit Garrylucas Beach, Redbird Beach, or Fountainstown Beach for a rejuvenating dip in the sea followed by a relaxing session in the sauna. It’s the perfect way to refresh your body and mind.

Over 30’s Nightclub Event

Calling all partygoers aged 30 and over! Don’t miss out on the exclusive nightclub event at Cyprus Avenue on Saturday, May 4th, from 6pm to 10pm. Dance the night away to your favorite tunes and mingle with fellow revelers for an unforgettable evening of fun and entertainment all while being home before midnight!

Afternoon Tea at The Kingsley

Treat yourself to a luxurious afternoon tea experience at The Kingsley. Indulge in a selection of delectable sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and exquisite pastries, all served in elegant surroundings. It’s the perfect way to unwind and indulge in some indulgent treats.

Walk through Fitzgerald’s Park

Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque surroundings of Fitzgerald’s Park. Admire the lush greenery, stunning sculptures, and tranquil river as you meander through this charming oasis in the heart of Cork. Don’t forget to bring a picnic or even grab a coffee as you soak up the serene ambiance. 

With so much to see and do, Cork promises an unforgettable May Bank Holiday weekend filled with excitement, relaxation, and plenty of memorable moments. Located just a 5 minute drive from the city, The Kingsley acts as a perfect base for those looking to book a last minute escape this weekend. Whether you’re exploring the bustling markets, enjoying live music, or simply taking in the natural beauty of the city, Cork has something special in store for everyone.