GrowSmarter General Assembly 2017

Cork City Council
31 May - 2 June 2017

Cork as a follower city, has been selected to host the 2017 General Assembly for this Project from 31st May to 2nd June 2017.  This three day event will be hosted in various venues across the City and will demonstrate initiatives and innovations in the areas of Energy, Infrastructure, Transport. The Assembly typically attracts up to 100 delegates from across Europe offering a unique opportunity to work with other European cites sharing ideas around sustainable economic development.

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Useful information about Cork

Steeped in history, around every corner of Cork City one will come across a panoramic view, interesting architecture and some of the best art galleries, theatres and museums in Ireland. In 2005 Cork was designated European Capital of Culture, and in 2010 the city was awarded the accolade of one of the top ten cities in the World to visit by Lonely Planet's Best in Travel.

Cork City is the shopping and commercial capital of the south, yet it still manages to retain the pleasant charm and friendliness of a country town. Like the rest of the Cork area, food and restaurants are an important feature of the city. Visitors can choose from Cork’s many restaurants and cafes or browse in the famous English Market, where visitors can try traditional Irish food and Cork delicacies can be seen in all their glory. Some Cork highlights include:


The English Market                        Blackrock Castle                         St Fin Barre‘s Cathedral                   Cork City Gaol

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Saturday 3 June 2017
10:00-20:00 Cork Harbour Open Day

Cork celebrates all that is on offer in beautiful Cork Harbour. So dive in, explore, discover, taste and enjoy the variety of events that will be featured and taking place from Crosshaven to Cobh, East Cork to Cork City and Ringaskiddy to Spike Island.

14:00-18:00 Boats & Bites Cork City

Join us for this celebration of boats and the freshest bites. Delight your taste buds at our seafood market, before trying out our wide range of craft along the quayside, including dragon boats, currachs and motorboats! Families welcome. FREE

Sunday 4 June 2017
9:00 onwards Cork City Marathon


The event is sponsored by Fáilte Ireland and Meet in Ireland