Social Activities

The  Social Activity Programme is a very important part of the Cork English Academy experience and we try to make sure that we have something for everybody.

Learning in the school is greatly enhanced when students are involved in social and activity events. The Social Activity Programme enables students to continue to learn about Irish culture and heritage while practicing and developing their language skills in the real world. We strongly encourage students to take part in the school’s weekly organised events along with promoting activities, festivals and interesting places to visit in Cork and surrounding areas.

Social Activities

Taking part in social activities is a great way to make new friends and get to know Cork City as well as the surrounding area.

The activities & tours are organised with our students in mind, so are often free or at a low cost.

We also offer a mix of day and evening tours so that there’s always something to suit a busy student schedule.


  • Walking Tour of Cork
  • Crawford Art Gallery
  • UCC Tour
  • Glucksman Gallery
  • Elizabeth Fort
  • Traditional Irish Music Night
  • Blackrock Castle
  • Cork Butter Museum
  • Cork Public Museum
  • Nano Nagle Place
  • Blarney Castle
  • Fota Wildlife Park
  • Titanic Museum
  • St. Fin Barres Cathedral

Free Workshops

  • Weekly learning workshops (examples: CV building, interview skills, pronunciation, grammar class)
  • Sign-up in advance at school reception

Festivals and Holidays

While in Cork we love our students to see how we celebrate our festive days and holidays. For each festivity, whether it be St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas or Halloween, we like to share our customs and traditions with our students by holding parties and having some holiday themed competitions.

Please see the Festivals and Places of Interest pages for further information about what Cork city has to offer.