Programme of Events


Friday 26th of May from 7:00pm

Join us in Cobh Heritage Centre  where we will kick off Cobh Ukulele Festival 2014 with introductions, wine, chat and tunes.

Meet and greet followed by Ukulele sessions in the pubs of Cobh. 

Saturday 27th of May – Morning

Ukulele Workshops


Saturday 27th of May – Afternoon

Cobh Road Train with a Ukulele Twist 

Take the Cobh Road Train on Saturday afternoon for a wonderful tour combining music with breathtaking panoramic views of the town and brilliant local history

Ideal for young and old alike, Cobh Road Trains take you around the town stopping at two fantastic locations; the viewpoint known locally as the Black railings and the famous St. Colman’s Cathedral. Passengers are the allowed a moment to disembark the train at these locations and take in their surroundings. It is fun for all the family and the train itself is in the style of ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ which will undoubtedly be popular with children.

The perfect choice for any type of weather day, Cobh Road Trains strikes the perfect balance between novelty and being informative. All key historical areas are covered and there is no better way to quickly learn everything you need to know about Cobh from the history of Cork Harbour and St. Colman’s Cathedral to Spike Island and local gems of trivia such as “the deck of cards” (a line of local houses adjacent to the road leading to St. Colman’s).


Summer Swing in the Promenade

 Fantastic carnival atmosphere in the beautiful promenade park with bandstand performances by:

  • St. John’s School Carrigaline @ 2:00pm

  • Ukaladies Crosshaven @ 2:45pm

  • Ukulele Tuesday’s @ 3:15pm 

  • Shandon Ukulele Group @ 4:15pm

  • Gilbert’s Lane @ 4:45pm

*As this is an outdoor venue, the scheduled times are subject to change and dependent on weather and conditions

This is a great day out for all the family in Cobh, with music, Children’s Entertainers, Food and Craft stalls which will all be brimming with locally produced gifts and delicious food. As always the event is held when a Cruise Liner is Berthed in Cobh Cruise terminal.

Saturday 27th of May – Evening

Lively Ukulele Sessions in the pubs of Cobh  



Sunday 28th of May – Morning

12:00 -14:00   Why not start your Sunday with BRUNCHELELE at the Ballynoe Inn? Cobh’s Own U-kan-uke are hosting a brunch-time session in The Ballynoe Inn. Join them for Sing-Song, Music and Food. Everyone Welcome!

See Cobh’s Own U-Kan-Uke Facebook Page for more information



Sunday 28th of May – Afternoon

Summer Swing in the Promenade

 Fantastic carnival atmosphere in the beautiful promenade park with bandstand performances from 2pm  with:

  • School of Uke Aghada Primary School 

  • Ukulele Tuesday’s 

  • Shandon Ukulele Club

  • U-Kan-Uke

  • Gilbert’s Lane 

*As this is an outdoor venue, times will be dependent on weather conditions



Sunday 28th of May – Evening

Join us in The Roaring Donkey for the Festival Closing party


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Festival 26-28th May