Covid-19 forces cancellation of another Cork festival

Covid-19 forces cancellation of another Cork festival

This year's Cork Harbour Festival and Ocean to City have been cancelled. Pictured are Red Rosies Hamble river rowing of South Hampton from the 2017 festival. Pic: Clare Keogh.

This year’s Cork Harbour Festival and Ocean to City has been cancelled.

The event was due to take place between May 15 and June 8, with the flagship Ocean to City – An Rás Mór on June 6.

However, organisers have said that due to the rapidly evolving situation and public health measures that have been put in place, this year’s events had to be called off.

They’ve thanked people for their support and work on the event to date, and say next year’s festival will be even bigger and better, in partnership with SeaFest 2021.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff, participants, event partners, volunteers, spectators and supporters. Please do your best to stay safe and well,” a statement from the organisers reads.

“It is worth noting we were preparing for the biggest Cork Harbour Festival and Ocean to City to date, with a record number of events as well as early bird race entries.

“Next year’s Cork Harbour Festival will take place 5 – 13 June 2021, with the Flagship Ocean to City on 5 June, and we look forward to welcoming you back then.”

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