The festival is the only one of its kind in Ireland – highlighting the variety of learning opportunities available in Cork City across all age groups, interests and abilities.
Its motto is Investigate, Participate, Celebrate, and the public can do that by watching demonstrations, trying out skills, and seeing others, from the young to the old, show off what they are learning.
The fourth Cork Lifelong Learning Festival will build on the success of previous years, with over 150 free events taking place across the city in a variety of venues among them shopping centres, libraries, colleges, community and resource centres, schools, sports grounds, museums. All festival events are free.2007 Lifelong Learning Festival Programme Details(1,425KB)
Due to illness the AgriAware Mobile Farm visits to Mayfield on Wednesday 28 March and Mahon on Thursday 29 March have been cancelled. Efforts will be made to reschedule the visits for later in the year. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Festival programmes will be available in mid-March from this site as well as libraries, shops and all the organisations involved.
The 2007 festival will be even bigger than last year, with many more organisations and individuals involved. Events include demonstrations, exhibitions, tours, introductory classes, information sessions, seminars, workshops, talks.
The emphasis is on fun and on taking learning out among the public as much as possible. There are displays and performances in shopping centres and on the streets. Also, there are plenty of opportunities for the public not just to watch but also to join in and try out a skill – from patchwork to French, sign language to rowing – and a whole lot more.
The festival promotes and celebrates learning of all kinds and is organised by the Learning Forum, set up under the Cork City Development Board to address the key theme of Cork as a City of Learning.
The Festival is supported financially by the City of Cork VEC, Cork City Council, FETAC (Further Education and Training Awards Council), O’Callaghan Properties, Bishopstown Developments, credit unions and the Evening Echo.