Welcome

Sea Church is a casual dining restaurant and event space, situated just outside the seaside village of Ballycotton in beautiful East Cork.

Boasting a dramatic coastal location, Sea Church plays host to Ireland’s musical heavyweights as well as emerging artists in its magical, restored church while inviting patrons to meet, eat, drink and relax in its ocean-inspired renovated schoolhouse.

With breath-taking surroundings and a wealth of rugged scenery at its doorstep, Sea Church is available for private hire, ceremonies, special events, exhibitions and functions.

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Cat Dowling with special guests The Burma, First Class And Coach

Rock Against homelessness

Explore the homeless situation in Ireland and help the less fortunate through Intimate live performances curated by the remarkable Cat Dowling with special guests The Burma, First Class And Coach

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Frances Black

Seated

Frances Black is an award-winning Irish singer. A pure vocal tone and an energetic stage presence has made Frances one of Ireland’s most popular singers.

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The Riptide Movement

STANDING

The Riptide Movement are renowned for their energetic live shows and soaring, guitar driven anthems, with six studio records to their name…

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Ryan Sheridan

Standing

Join Ryan Sheridan in Sea Church on September 2nd for his 2022 Irish Headline Tour, as his latest single ‘Have A Little Faith In Me’ is released.

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Duke Special

Seated

Join us in Sea Church on Saturday 3rd September with Duke Special.

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The Pale

Standing

Irish music legends The Pale will play Sea Church on Saturday 10th September as part of their 30th Anniversary tour for their debut album ‘Here’s One We Made Earlier’.

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All The Queen's Horses

With Supporting Act Abyl - Seated

Sean Murphy works under the moniker ‘All The Queen’s Horses’, a new up-and-coming piano and keyboard rooted Irish songwriter. With Supporting Act Abyl.

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Daoirí Farrell

Seated

Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.

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Jesse Terry & Robert Vincent

Seated Concert

Iconic and multi-award-winning artists with symphonic songs full of heritage, storytelling, and a delight for the heart and soul

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Blindboy Live Podcast Show

Ballycotton Seated Concert

Outspoken, informed and empathetic, Blindboy engages his audience with an unusual touch of realism. The “freedom” he exhumes allows his listeners and participant to openly speak their mind.

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Opening Gala

Ballycotton Comedy Festival

The Opening Gala for Ballycotton Comedy Fest 2022 takes place Friday September 30th in The Blackbird, Ballycotton; with Paul Marsh, Martin Angolo, Fiona Frawley, and the hilarious Ross Brown.

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Adam Burke

Ballycotton Comedy Festival '22

Adam Burke’s reputation as one of the country’s finest comedy hosts has recently taken him to the biggest stages including 3 Arena, Vicar Street, Cork Opera House and The Royal Theatre.

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The Main Show

Ballycotton Comedy Festival 2022

Our main show on Saturday October 1st features no less than FOUR hilarious acts. Laura Lexx, Joe Downing, Mickey Bartlett & The Competition Winner of the Open Mic!

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Ballycotton's Future G.O.A.T

Ballycotton Comedy Festival '22

Ballycotton’s Future G.O.A.T Comedy Fest 2022 will be taking place Saturday, October 1st in The Blackbird, Ballycotton — With Keego, Lesly Martinez, Alan J Byrne, Ray Murphy and Sinead Walsh.

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Closing Gala

Ballycotton Comedy Festival '22

The Closing Gala for Ballycotton Comedy Fest 2022 will be taking place Sunday, October 2nd in The Blackbird, Ballycotton — With Chris Kent, Stephen Mullen, and the Deirdre o Kane.

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Fred Cooke - Solo Show

Ballycotton Comedy Festival '22

Fred delivers a unique brand of comedy through his musical prowess and wild crafted physical story telling. He has worked on The Tommy Tiernan Show both on RTÉ and 2fm.

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Chris Kent

Ballycotton Comedy Festival '22

Chris emerged onto the Irish comedy scene in 2009 after winning the Bulmers Nuttin’ But Funny competition. Compelling storytelling has won him the Comedy Smack Down Award at the Galway Comedy Festival

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The Annie Keating Band

Seated

Annie Keating has brought together some of the UK’s finest players for this tour, including Scott Warman, Joe Coombs and Jamie Dawson.

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IE/DC

Standing

IE/DC are Ireland’s number one tribute to rock legends AC/DC, so if you’re after a night filled with the best in rock music, join IE/DC as they take to the stage at Sea Church.

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Jack O'Rourke

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Jack has established himself as one of Ireland’s finest songsmiths and a live favourite.

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Aslan

40 Year Anniversary Tour

Join Aslan in Sea Church on their 40 Year Anniversary Tour

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The Burma

AMA Music Agency presents Burma on behalf of LPRGS Support

The band is named after The Burma Steps in Cobh. Accrediting their sound to influences of the American Indie scene of the early 2000’s and British guitar bands of the 80s and 90s

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Jinx

Standing Gig

How irrepressibly Lennon shouts and how insistently he repeats linchpin phrases. It evokes a limpid lyricism, and his sing-along choruses are what render him inspirational in the end.

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Paddy Casey

Standing Gig

Join us in Sea Church on Saturday 29th October for Paddy Casey.

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The Grave Rave

HOSTED BY DJ BILLY MCGALEY

Sea Church’s answer to a monstrous night out. Prepare yourself for electrifying house tracks from the 90s and 00s, so good that they’d raise the dead!

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Paul Harrington - The Lyric’s The Thing

accompanied by Graham Murphy - Seated

Paul Harrington, accompanied by Graham Murphy, performs a selection of songs from the popular radio series ‘The Lyric’s The Thing’. An evening exploring the most popular songs in music history.

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ICONIC

by Emer Barry & Eoin Hynes

ICONIC is an exciting show that brings together the world’s most iconic music…under one umbrella!

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The Joe Dolan Tribute Show

featuring Paschal Brennan

Join Paschal Brennan in Sea Church on Saturday 12th November for his world-renowned Joe Dolan Tribute Show.

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Gina & The Champions

with support CIAN WALSH

Matching their live success with industry recognition, the band were awarded every accolade there is in the Irish music industry – with record-breaking attendances at dances and concerts.

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Jerry fish & Band

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One of Ireland’s most enigmatic and entertaining performers. A showman extraordinaire, capturing the hearts and minds of audiences all over with his now legendary live shows.

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George Murphy and The Rising Sons

Seated

Join George Murphy and The Rising Sons as they take to the stage at Sea Church, Friday 2nd December.

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Deirdre O'Kane

Seated

There’s a point beyond burnout where all you can do is laugh, and funnywoman Deirdre O’Kane has well and truly reached it.

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Brian Kennedy

Seated Gig

Join us in Sea Church with Brian Kennedy, one of Ireland’s most inspired and revered ambassadors of music.

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Slippery When Wet

The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Band

Back by popular demand, Slippery When Wet will be playing in Sea Church once again on Friday 23rd December.

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Karma Police

A Tribute to Radiohead

Covering the band’s entire career, from 1993’s “Pablo Honey” up to and including 2016’s “A Moon Shaped Pool”, Karma Police, a six-piece band made up of some of the most in-demand session musicians.

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Neil Delamere

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Neil Delamere is back with a brand new show, Delamerium. Expect the usual hilarious stories, wry observations, and quick-witted improvisation as our comedy hero tries to make sense of the world around

Restaurant

A modern Irish restaurant, food is locally sourced as much as possible, be it land or sea, before being expertly cooked.

Situated beside the beautifully renovated St Colman’s Church of Ireland, the space maintains the schoolhouse’s architectural structure while inviting the contemporary styling of a modern restaurant.

Reviews

Lilly Fox

5/5

Had a lovely family meal here recently….food was absolutely delicious and the staff were amazing. 💕

We’ll be back! 🙏

Sarah Frankham

5/5

We booked the restaurant for a family celebration. We were very impressed by the friendly and efficient staff, the wonderful atmosphere and the exceptional food. There was great choice on the menu and something to accommodate everyone. We will definitely be returning and recommending to friends and family.

Dylan Fogarty

5/5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food and a very warm and welcoming environment. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. I hope to return here soon for live music and more great food!

Gary Meyler

5/5

Really good, warm service from the staff. Not too many veggie options here but the pizza and falafel burger were absolutely delicious so we’ll be back for them again. Restaurant tastefully connects to an old renovated church used for events so can’t wait to see a first gig there. Great spot altogether.

Donal Behan

5/5

Great location, view, service and food plus excellent acoustics for concerts.

Came here for dinner and will be calling in again. Some of the best fish I had served in the last few years and nice to see a local microbrewery on tap too.

Mark Grace

5/5

Stunning venue. The staff where excellent and couldn’t do enough for you.

The food is 10/10 and would highly recommend.

Charles McGann

5/5

A absolutely beautiful spot for a relaxing bite to eat or a casual pint. A very impressive set up, lovely food, great staff in a lovely part of the world. Can’t wait to get back to see a gig in the church.

I can only suggest to any persons passing, pop in and take an hour to indulge in great food, a nice drink and relax in a most beautiful spot. Till the next time. Thank you for a wonderful experience .

Barry Caulfield

5/5

A stunning church converted to a restaurant right by the sea. We sat outdoors as the weather was good. The food was amazing and the service was good. Its a very popular place so it was very busy at lunch time when we were there. Be sure to book in advance as not to be disappointed. I really enjoyed the charcuterie board we got as a starter. I had the meat pizza for main course and the eaten mess as dessert! All food was very tasty 🙂👏

Olivia O'Mahoney

5/5

Had a great birthday meal here last night. The place is beautiful, the staff, although all very young, were so lovely and polite and efficient and the service was faultless. The food was delicious, I had Scampi for starters and baked salmon for mains, both were fabulous. The fish and chips with tartar sauce was amazing, portion was huge! The two steaks were a little bit on the tough side and slightly overcooked but were nevertheless very tasty. Would highly recommend this place and will definitely go back soon!

Private
Hire

The Chapel

for the Perfect intimate experience for weddings AND functions