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Hotel near Cork Midsummer Festival 2017

Hotel near Cork Midsummer Festival 2017

Cork Midsummer Festival has unveiled a diverse and exciting programme of events for 2017 and we are proud at Clayton Hotel Cork City to partner this exciting and unique festival for Cork city. Taking place across 10 days from 16-25 June, this year’s festival features over 400 artists. More than 50,000 people are expected to attend Cork’s largest annual multi-disciplinary arts festival, with a choice of 51 events in 40 venues and city wide locations. For full details and tickets visit  The 2017 programme includes 11 premieres, showcasing some of the most exciting talent in Ireland. A fusion of opera, literature, theatre, dance, music and visual art, it also includes family-friendly festivities, talks and a wide choice of free events.

Highlights include Luke Jerram’s giant replica of the moon, Museum of the Moon at the Nexus Hall in Cork Institute of Technology (21-23 June). Run in partnership with CIT, and sponsored by O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors and JCD Group, pioneering NASA astronaut Dr Buzz Aldrin will also give a lecture in front of the installation on June 27.  Returning for its 10th year with the Festival, pioneers of site-specific theatre Corcadorca Theatre Company will use the former prison site of Spike Island as their stage for the anti-war play Far Away (June 19- July 1).
Award-winning playwright Lynda Radley brings her hit play Futureproof to the Everyman Theatre (June 16-24), while Like Mother, Like Daughter (June 20-25) at The Village Hall on Patrick’s Quay, will see Complicite Creative Learning weave together stories from real life mothers and daughters into an unscripted conversation, performed by the mothers and daughters themselves. Seven-time Tony Award-winner and Cork native Bob Crowley will be one of several distinguished speakers at a free City of Ideas talk running throughout the festival.

Festival favourite Picnic in the Park will return to Fitzgerald’s Park on June 18, and will feature Ireland’s largest ever maypole dance with innovative dance troupe, ProdiJIG. The popular outdoor banquet Long Table Dinner also be held on South Mall on June 18.  Further highlights include Fleischmann in the Glen, a homage to Irish composer Aloys Fleischmann at the Glen River Park on Ballyhooley Road on June 21, and Toilers, a reconstruction of the lost play by Irish feminist and novelist Suzanne R Day (June 16-18 & 23-25).

Click here to download the Cork Midsummer Festival program #midsummer17

For full details of all events and bookings visit


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