Festival Information

Cork's Lifelong Learning Festival 2024

Get ready to mark your calendars because the 2024 Cork Lifelong Learning Festival is coming your way from Wednesday, April 10th to Wednesday, April 17th, 2024!

We're thrilled to dive into a week full of FREE and fantastic learning events spread across the vibrant neighbourhoods of Cork City. There's something for everyone, and we can't wait for you to join in on the excitement!

At the heart of our Festival is the belief that learning should be fun and accessible for everyone no matter your age, ability or interests! 

Following our motto - Investigate, Participate, Celebrate - we invite you to embark on a journey of exploration, engagement, and pure celebration.

Get ready for a diverse range of events presented in all sorts of engaging formats. The 2024 Cork Lifelong Learning Festival is going to be an unforgettable week of lifelong learning, and we can't wait to see you there!

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Our 2024 Festival Programme is available now in Cork City Hall foyer, Cork City Libraries & Host venues. 


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Cork Learning City celebrated Lifelong Learning in a new way for 2021/2022, find out more about the winners & shortlists of ourCork Celebrates Lifelong Learning Awards 2022

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.

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 past festival events

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.