The Festival

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Our Irish Folk Dance Festival Aims are:

  • Promote Irish and International Culture through the medium of Traditional Folk Dance, Music & Traditions.
  • Acceptance and promotion of Cultural Diversity.
  • Entertainment, Education & Promotion of Tourism.
  • Raising the profile of Cork, Ireland as a venue for International Folk Dancing.
  • Building and Consolidating International Linkages.

Our dance festival in Cork achieves this by:

  • Inviting Internationally acclaimed Folk Dance groups to Ireland
  • Showcasing local talent and international guests at selected venues in Cork City and county
  • Accommodating the visiting groups within our Community

Benefits to the Cork City and County Communities:

  • The community experiences the cultural diversity of folk dance and music events from around the World.
  • Providing world-class entertainment to the community at affordable family cost.
  • Financial gain for community businesses and traders.
  • Community at large experiences an extravaganza of talent and colour.

Benefits to Sponsors:

  1. Local, National and International Product exposure.
  2. Internet Exposure – – blogs – social media.
  3. Festival focused TV, Radio and Press coverage.
  4. Innovative and Targeted Advertising.
  5. Sponsors Promotional Material as Performance backdrop.