The Kinsale Sharks & Cork with Ben Casey 18-20 September 2019

When people ask why the awards are held in Kinsale, on the edge of Europe, overlooking the wild Atlantic coastline, next stop America, here's the short answer: Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale is one of the most picturesque, popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland. Kinsale is in County Cork in the province of Munster and just 25km from Cork City and Cork International Airport, and is the gateway to scenic ‘West Cork’ and the start/finish point of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way,’ the 2,500km coastal journey from Kinsale, Co Cork to Inishowen, Co Donegal.

Combining Fresh with Kinsale seems like a natural thing to do so we will be spending most of our Adventure truly engrossed in the Kinsale programme with a little Fresh sparkle added in for luck. The Sharks just got Fresher.

The Programme

(Please note all programmes are subject to change)

Wed 18 September 2019 Arrive Cork from the UK

Wed 18 September 2019 Airport Transfer to Hotel

Wed 18 September 2019 Check In & Chill Out

Wednesday 18 September 2019 Welcome Drinks & Intros

Glucksman Art Gallery

Wednesday 18 September 2019 River Walk to the The Glucksman Gallery


Wednesday 18 September 2019 A Personal Fresh Workshop & Tour

Wednesday 18 September 2019 Safari Style Dinner in Cork (Three Venues)

Wednesday 18 September 2019 Free Late Evening in Cork


Thursday 19 September 2019 Breakfast at Hotel


Thursday 19 September 2019 Early Boat Transfer to Kinsale Sharks Design Day

Thursday 19 September 2019 Immerse Yourself in the Sharks Design Day with full access to exhibition, talks, award presentation and evening event

Thursday 19 September 2019 Enjoy Kinsale at Your Leisure


Thursday 19 September 2019 Late Night Transfer Back to Cork & Hotel

Raisin Danish

Friday 20 September 2019 Hangover Breakfast at Hotel

Friday 20 September 2019 Coffee with Kinsale Sharks Chair Mark Denton Enough Said

Friday 20 September 2019 Fresh Judging with Ben Casey


Friday 20 September 2019 Free Time in Cork

Mini Hamburgers

Friday 20 September 2019 Fresh Farewell Lunch

Luggage and Woman's Stuff

Friday 20 September 2019 Check Out & Transfer to Airport

Friday 20 September 2019 Return Flights to UK


Per Person

Limited Places Available

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Things to Know for This Adventure

What's included? Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a four star hotel in Cork, transfers, all activities and meals and drinks where indicated and as part of the official programme. A Fresh representative on hand for the duration of the programme, and all transfers in Ireland as detailed. Full access to the Kinsale Shark Design Day and Fresh Judging plus two free entries for the September Judging.  

What's not? Your own flights and travel insurance and any meals or drinks not included as part of the programme.  If you would still like to be a part of the Adventure but you can only join us in the evening of the 18 September, please contact for a personalised itinerary. 

Suggested Flight Options to Cork (ORK)

Flying to Cork is relatively easy from a number of Airports in the UK including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted, Manchester and Southampton.  Please aim to arrive in Cork by mid morning latest on the Wednesday. 

On confirmation on your booking we will liaise with you about your flight options to ensure we arrange suitable transfers, and issue full details of your adventure and make sure you have all of the information you need. Please note that we may occasionally need to change the format of a programme and alter the itinerary, but we will always come up with fun and inspirational alternatives. Each adventure is based on securing a great mix of creative people to attend, so please do check out our cancellation policy.