Festival Information

We're Back! Cork's Lifelong Learning Festival 2022

We are delighted to announce the return of the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival for 2022. With a week long festival planned from 4th -10th April 2022 and a programme full of Learning events in a wide variety of formats to engage and inspire across all interests, ages and abilities.  Click on the image below to access the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival Listingsfor 2022 


We believe that celebrating learning should be fun and accessible to all and in keeping with our Festival motto we want to encourage everyone to – Investigate, Participate, Celebrate. #CorkLovesLearning#corkcelebrateslearning#WeAreCork#corklearningfest2022

Cork Learning City celebrated Lifelong Learning in a new way for 2021, find out more about the winners of our*new* Celebration initiative for Lifelong Learning in Cork

This was 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 . 

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 in 2022 again 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 any queries regarding the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival or Cork Celebrates Lifelong Learning Awards, please contact Siubhán Mc Carthy at learningfestival@corkcity.ie 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.