Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

Re-Imagining Cork's Lifelong Learning Celebrations in 2021

Cork Learning City will be celebrating Lifelong Learning in a new way for 2021 as Cork Lifelong Learning Festival cannot unfortunately take place in 2021 due to ongoing government restrictions. Find out more about our*new* Celebration initiative for Lifelong Learning in Cork

This is a great opportunity for the people of Cork to nominate individuals and projects that have inspired us by their innovation endeavour and resilience through their Lifelong Learning actions over the past year. 

These awards are a celebration of how lifelong learning enables people to change their lives and how learning has become a way to improvement in life, work and community.

Join us to find out how to nominate exceptional individuals or projects in your area and to see some examples of best practice from other Learning Cities.

For further queries, contact: Siubhán at: or 021 4924527

The Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

is an annual event celebrating Lifelong Learning in Cork each springtime. We look forward to the festivals return when it is safe to do so. For any queries regarding the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival or Cork Celebrates Lifelong Learning Awards, please contact Siubhán Mc Carthy at or call 00 353 21 4924527 . 

Below is a video highlighting some festival events in 2019 : 

The festival promotes and celebrates learning of all kinds, across all ages, interests and abilities. The festival’s motto is 'Investigate, Participate, Celebrate', and the public can do that by taking part in workshops or classes, watching demonstrations, trying out new skills, and seeing others; from the young to the old, show off what they are learning.

All events are free & accessible to everyone. 

Learning is promoted as fun with events including performances, debates, taster sessions, tours, displays and demonstrations. These free events take place right across Cork in a variety of venues indoors and out; including libraries, museums, community centres, parks, sports grounds, private businesses and in Cork's green spaces.

Join in! as a Festival PARTICIPANT

Our free printed festival programmes are available in the run-up to the festival at local libraries, host venues and in Cork City Hall foyer.