Cork County Council continues to be a significant financial contributor to many festivals held throughout Cork County each year, many of which are renowned worldwide. 

Festivals and events deliver a range of economic, social, and cultural benefits. They entertain, they celebrate our communities, they showcase our villages and towns, and are often an expression of identity and place. They help to stimulate local economic activity and enhance the visitor experience.

Festivals are an ideal platform to showcase the unique culture and heritage of Cork County which stimulate growth of visitors to our towns and villages. A well-marketed festival can generate a significant economic return via bednights generated and increased spending in local communities. 

Cork County Council recognises the economic value of festivals, and we are proud to support over 100 festivals countywide on an annual basis and will continue to promote and support festivals throughout Cork County.