Cork City Library Events

Cork City Library Grand Parade

The City Library events on Culture Night, including the launch of library’s new outdoor space The Carnegie Courtyard.

The City Library

Flying to the Moon – Bilingual Storytelling of a Chinese legend in Cantonese & English


Cantonese in Ireland is presenting to you our legend of Mid-Autumn Festival in both Cantonese and English.

Why is the beautiful Queen Soeng Ngo ( 嫦娥) flying to the moon?

Mid-Autumn Festival is like the Halloween in the West.  Halloween was originally a harvest festival. Mid-Autumn Festival is also a harvest festival in the East. Every year in Ireland, the Cantonese immigrants in Ireland and their next generations celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival by listening to the legends, eating the mooncakes and decorating their houses with beautiful lanterns.

We would like to share with our Irish society our Cantonese culture and tradition to celebrate the festival together.
After the storytelling, participants will be invited to make simple lanterns together.

The Slow Camera Exchange


The Slow Camera Exchange Pop-up Studio with Artem Trofimenko and Marcin Lewandowski

Ireland’s first analogue camera exchange is inviting members of the public to view, explore and engage with a range of interesting photographic processes and curious cameras from the collection used by artist Hermann Marbe during his lifetime. Funded by Creative Ireland.

The City Library, Carnegie Courtyard, off Tuckey Street

Magic Books and Juggling Balls


It’s time to write your own adventure… with juggling balls!

In partnership with the Circus Factory Cork, we invite kids to join us for Culture Night at the opening of The Carnegie Courtyard at The City Library for a fun, creative juggling workshop. Make your own juggling balls to bring or borrow some at the library. It’s about time we have a juggling story book hero, right?

Cork Academy of Music


Live music performance.

Cork Barrack Street Band


Live music performance from the one and only Cork Barrack Street Band. What better way to launch this new creative space?


The Carnegie Courtyard Official Opening


Official Opening by The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Deirdre Forde of the City Library’s new outdoor performance space


In a tiny car park of the City Library…Which is really only a builders’ yard left behind in 1978… Thomas McCarthy

Thomas McCarthy wrote Bells in the space which is launching on Culture Night as the City Library’s new outdoor space The Carnegie Courtyard. To celebrate, Rosie O’Regan will read McCarthy’s poem in the space where it was inspired. She will be accompanied by harpist Ruth McDonnell.

Rosie O’Regan is a member of BrokenCrow theatre company, a freelance Actor, an Early Years Artist with Graffiti theatre company and a member of Outlaw Studios where she holds an art studio.

Ruth McDonnell has performed on international stages and has commissioned poetry and harp pieces. She will play her own compositions, O’Carolan airs and other Irish music.

Genres: Heritage (Tangible | Intangible), Irish Language, Literature | Poetry, Music, Spoken Word, Street Art | Spectacle | Circus | Aerial
Age Suitability: All ages
Features: Family friendly, Gaeilge, Wheelchair accessible
Address: Cork City Library, Grand Parade, Centre, Cork, Ireland
Phone: 0214924900
Locations: Cork City
Event Start Time (pm)
5 pm
6 pm
6.30 pm
7.30 pm
8.15 pm
8.30 pm
Event End Time (pm)
6 pm
7 pm
7.15 pm
8 pm
8.30 pm
9 pm
No Booking Required