Free Irish Music & Dance Display

The new season of Céilí Cois Locha has commenced. 

Every Wednesday throughout the summer, a cultural display of live traditional music and dance takes place in the well known city recreational space, The Lough.

On this night both locals and visitors alike gather by the lake for an evening of Céilí dance instruction and live traditional music.This summer event is one of the best cultural activities in Cork. Here is what our student Keny had to say about his experience on Wednesday night last…

“I went with friends to the Lough on Wednesday, and I was delighted with my experience overall. We watched and danced a typical Irish dance. The music played is live and upbeat by a band of local people. It was wonderful even if not to take part but even to look at. Other people will show you the dance even if you don’t know them so by the end we are all dancing ceili step. The Lough has beautiful views which you can walk around and explore nature, and wildlife. Any visitors in Cork should visit Lough on Wednesdays. It’s entertaining definitely.”

Lough picture

Thanks to Keny Gerardo Flores Pineda for his input this week.


Student Review: Alessia Schmid – Ghost Tour in Cork

Ghost Tour in Cork!

“Last Friday 29th of May we attended a Ghost Tour in Cork city for fun! The meeting point was at the Opera House in Cork and we had no expectations. None of us did something like this before. When we first saw a man, who was dressed up like from the 17. Century, we didn’t realise that he was belong to our group. Finally we found that the man with the pale face was our guide!


Just as the tour started I was really impressed with the skills of the man. He turned out as a brilliant storyteller. Not only he has an impressive emphasis, he also told his legends with  humour.

Throughout the tour we visited a few famous buildings from Cork – of course a church (Shandon) and a graveyard. We stopped from time to time at the different points and he started to tell a new ghost story. He had also knowledge about the history from the town Cork and shared it with us.

The man was helped a woman who make the story more lively. She was truly a terrific actress. She made the subtitle for the man and imitate the plot creepy. The woman went away from us, but never for long. Sometimes she came up suddenly behind the wall or behind a house and if nobody was frightened before, now they will be.

In my opinion, I would definitely recommend it. If you believe in ghosts or not, you will feel certainly a chill about the legends from the past. And who knows, maybe there are really ghosts, who sneak under us through the town.”

Ghost tour

Thanks to Alessia Schmid for providing us with the review of her weekend activities!