Pathways and Pitstops




Pathways and Pitstops is a series of self-navigated, socially immersive arts and culture tours through the city of Cork with the aim of connecting and inspiring participants to reclaim their diverse urban cultural landscape. Through the presentation of arts exhibitions, events, workshops, and the journeys taken to connect them, Pathways and Pitstops encourages festival participants to “choose their own adventure” as they rediscover their city. Pathways and Pitstops will lead audiences to a range of events including: 

A Performance by the Cork Shawlies

Step back in time with a spirited performance by The Cork Shawlies, the indomitable female traders of the Coal Quay who will be resplendent in traditional costumes in their trading environment. Stop and join in for a song! 

Friday 8th 18.00 - 18.30                      

The Coal Quay, Cornmarket Street Outdoor Performance

Admission Free


The Cork Singers’ Club Walking Tour

“Rebel Cork” city-wide Historical Walking Tour with singing performances by The Cork Singers’ Club who have been singing traditional Irish songs for the past 29 years. 

Saturday 9th, 11.30 - 14.00                  

Starting from Entrance to the Old City Gaol, Gaol Cross   

Register Online, Admission Free




UCC Sculpture Tour

Spend an afternoon with an experienced guide wandering through the university's historic campus uncovering the beautiful artworks from the UCC Art Collection. A wonderful way to spend a Sunday!  

Sunday 10th, 12.00 - 13.00                 

UCC Main Campus    

Tickets €5




Fitzgerald’s Park Sculpture Walking Tour

Fitzgerald Park Sculpture Walking Tour with Cork local historian and heritage advocate, Cllr. Kieran McCarthy.

Sunday 10th, 14.00 - 15.30                

Starting at the Bandstand, Fitzgerald’s Park

Register Online, Admission Free




Cork’s Drag Queen History Talk in UCC followed by Drag Show in Chambers Bar 

Join us for a riveting talk exploring Cork’s fascinating Drag Queen history and afterwards take a short stroll to Chambers bar in Washington Street for Bubbles and Banter where guests can enjoy a glass of bubbly and a performance from Cork's sparkling Drag Queens.

Sunday 10th 15.00 - 18.00                 

UCC Main Campus and Chambers Bar     

Tickets €10





Department of Theatre

Roinn na hAmharclannaíochta

Muskerry Villas, Western Road, Cork City T12 AW97