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Cork’s Much Loved Lifelong Learning Festival is Returning for 2022

The 17th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival will take place from Monday 4th to Sunday 10th of April 2022.  

Cork Lifelong Learning Festival’s organisers have been overwhelmed by a hugely positive response to their call-out for learning events to form part of the week of activities from Monday 4th to Sunday 10th of April. 

The springtime festival has grown year on year since 2004 and was unfortunately paused in 2020/21 due to Covid. 

For the 2022 festival it is planned that almost 350 individual lifelong learning events will take place all over Cork city. One of the key aspects of the festival over the years is the opportunity for members of the public regardless of age, interest, or abilities to ‘give it a go’ and learn something new through workshops, demonstrations, classes, walks, talks and lectures.

Festival Chair Willie McAuliffe says, “Cork is recognised globally as an exceptional example of a UNESCO Learning City and the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival is the foundation for this. We are simply thrilled that over 300 of this year’s events are scheduled take place ‘face to face’ with the remaining events taking place online or with an online element. There is a real appetite in Cork for learning and we owe a debt of gratitude to our event hosts who haven’t forgotten the festival and are back to join us in celebrating Lifelong Learning the way Cork does best”.

Corks Lifelong Learning Festival events are free to attend and open to all. This year’s programme promises to include performances, poetry, workshops, walks and demonstrations. With something for everyone, the only limit is your appetite to try something new in 2022! 

All events are hosted by volunteers, be they individuals, community organisations, private businesses, universities, schools or colleges. The free printed festival programme is currently in production and will soon be available in Cork City libraries, from host venues and online. 

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