In 2019, there were over 60 participating venues where you could enjoy the weekend festival; a celebration of seafood, culture and music.
Whilst the Cork Oyster Festival is no longer going ahead this year, a number of these venues are open to the public and they offer a brilliant food and beverage dining experience.
We hope that based on last year's positive festival experiences, that you will keep these venues in mind when choosing places to eat and drink in Cork. Our hope is that we can all continue to support these venues where possible during these tough times (in a socially distant manner!) where it is safe and compliant to do do.
Please note that the below information might not be entirely accurate as situations and guidelines change daily. We do recommend you call ahead to any venue to make a booking and check they are open.
BARS & RESTAURANTS
Atlantic Offshore Adventures
Garretstown Beach, Co. Cork / Blackrock Marina, Blackrock, Cork
087 944 3796
Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the city or Surfing in Garretstown Beach.
Atlantic Sea Kayaking
The Abbey, Skibbereen, Co.Cork
This urban kayaking trip takes place in Cork city, highlights the unique history and nature of Cork, “The Venice of the North”.
Cobh Heritage Centre
Deepwater Quay, Cobh, Cork
021 481 3591
The story of Irish Emigration from the harbour of Cork from the 1600’s to the 1900’s. An emotive and educational exhibition with great stories about amazing people.
Cork City SUP
086 259 7688
Cork City Sup is a stand up paddle board tour taking you around our amazing city. See all the sights from the water while enjoying this awesome activity.
Cork Ghost Tours
A city walking tour that intermingles Horrible Hilarious Histories, Tall Tales, Ghost Stories, Shenanigans and a few Surprises! Cork Ghost Tour is in it's fifth year and is loved by both locals and visitors alike!
Cork Harbour Boat Hire
The Quays Bar & Restaurant Pontoon, Cobh, Cork
087 074 7926
Cork Harbour Boat Hire provide thrilling High Speed Sea Safari Tours of Cork Harbour. See the beauty that the second largest harbour in the world has to offer!
From Roches Point to Spike Island and the beautiful towns of Cobh and Crosshaven just to mention a few.T hese Sea Safari Tours offer a fun way to learn about our magnificent harbour and you might even spot some wildlife along the way.
Barrack Street, Cork
021 497 5947
Elizabeth Fort was built in the early 17th century to defend Cork City. It has a fascinating history, having been used as an army barracks, a convict depot and a police station. The fort is now open to the public where wonderful views of the city, photo opportunities and guided tours are available.
Frank Hederman at The English Market
Unit 51, The English Market, Grand Parade, Cork
021 229 1288
Frank Hederman, a self-taught craftsman for nearly 40 years, is world-renowned for his smoked salmon. He has the only authentic timber smokehouse where fish are hung for smoking – including wild Irish Atlantic salmon caught on the Lee estuary, mackerel, haddock and mussels. Take this opportunity to visit his English Market shop, a magnet for international food journalists and chefs, as well as loyal local customers.
Unit 6, Island Enterprise Centre, Little Island, Cork
021 233 9049
Ocean Escapes offers customers an opportunity to create an experience they’ll never forget. Offering cruises around Cork Harbour on board our Tour Boat to high speed thrill rides on our RIBs, we have packages to suit all. 2019 saw the addition of our onboard bar which is available on private events on our Tour Boat.
Titantic Experience Cobh
20 Casement Square, Cobh, Cork
021 481 4412
Nestled in the heart of Cobh heritage town, Titanic Experience is located in the original White Star Line Ticket office, the departure point for the final 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic. Customers get the chance to follow in the footsteps of one of those passengers through guided tours.