Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

We're Back! Cork's Lifelong Learning Celebrations in 2022

We are delighted to announce the return of  the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival for 2022. 

The dates of this year’s festival are set as Monday 4th - Sunday 10th of April 2022 and we have more that 300 in-person events with something for everybody to enjoy. 

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.

We welcome a wide range of events in a wide variety of formats that celebrate lifelong learning and we are very excited to work with you on making this year’s Corks Lifelong Learning Festival a remarkable week of learning events for Cork.

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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

Cork Celebrates Lifelong Learning Awards provides 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 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 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 - Applications open soon ! 

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