welcome to the ballycotton comedy festival

Welcome to The Ballycotton Comedy Festival, a celebration of laughter, humor, and entertainment like no other! Nestled in the picturesque setting of Ballycotton, this annual festival promises to be an unforgettable experience for comedy enthusiasts and fun-seekers alike.

With a diverse lineup of renowned comedians and rising stars, The Ballycotton Comedy Festival offers a dynamic showcase of comedic talent from various styles and backgrounds. From clever one-liners to hilarious sketches, and thought-provoking satire to lighthearted wit, there’s something to tickle everyone’s funny bone.

The festival’s charming venues, such as the Sea Church, provide the perfect backdrop for an evening of laughter and camaraderie. Whether you’re a seasoned comedy fan or a first-time attendee, The Ballycotton Comedy Festival welcomes all with open arms and promises to leave you with unforgettable memories.

Beyond the belly laughs, the festival fosters a sense of community, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds to share in the joy of humor and storytelling. As the festival gathers locals and visitors, it creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that truly reflects the spirit of Ballycotton.

So come, join us at The Ballycotton Comedy Festival, where laughter echoes through the charming streets and heartfelt connections are formed. Get ready for a weekend of non-stop amusement, as we celebrate the magic of comedy in the heart of Ballycotton. You won’t want to miss this incredible journey into the world of comedy, filled with laughter, joy, and endless entertainment!

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Laugh Your Ballycotton Socks Off!

Get ready to laugh your Ballycotton socks off as something funny is happening in Ballycotton! The highly anticipated Ballycotton Comedy Festival is back, inviting comedy fans to East Cork for three days of laughter from September 29th to October 1st, 2023. With world-class shows and packed lineups, this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Featuring an incredible lineup, the festival boasts performances by the likes of Chris Kent, Ross Browne,  Sinead Quinlan, Daniel Lucas, Eleanor Tiernan, Ashley Bentley, Shane Clifford, Kyla Cobler, Willa White, Vittorio Angellino,  Dave McSavage and Bernard Casey, among many more hilarious acts.

The festival will span across Ballycotton’s best venues, including BlackBird Pub, Cush Restaurant, and the main venue, Sea Church. With live shows and actual audiences, it’s an experience not to be missed.

Join us for the Ballycotton Comedy Festival 2023, where laughter echoes through the village, and hilarious memories are waiting to be made. Book your tickets now, and get ready for an unforgettable weekend of comedy bliss!

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We are blessed to have a collection of beautiful venues around Ballycotton that will be host to some of Irelands top comics this October


An ambitious events space in Ballycotton, East Cork, Sea Church is a multidisciplinary venue housed in a fully refurbished Church of Ireland church.

cush restaraunt

Nestled on the working pier of Ballycotton, Cush offers something truly unique; a welcoming traditional maritime pub, an award-winning restaurant, and a stylish, family-run guesthouse.


The Blackbird, Ballycotton is a charming traditional Irish pub in the picturesque fishing village of Ballycotton, East Cork. Renowned for popular Live Music, Craft Beers, Extensive Whiskey and Gin collections, welcoming staff, fantastic family beer garden, great craic and delicious hand-made and locally sourced food from The Field Kitchen

ballycotton village

Beautiful Ballycotton is a coastal village in County Cork, Ireland, situated about 25 miles east of Cork city. It is a fishing village that sits on a rocky ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay and has a sandy beach that stretches for about 25 kilometres east to Knockadoon Head. 

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