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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The High Kings

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Join The High Kings as they take to the stage at Sea Church, Friday 1st of July.

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Phelim & The Drew House Band

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Phelim and friends remember his late great father, Ronnie Drew, through songs and through stories…

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The Remedy Club & Greenshine

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Join us on Sunday 3rd of July to celebrate American Independence with two of Ireland’s best Americana bands – The Remedy Club and Greenshine!

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Kailash Kokopelli Soundhealing

Seated

Join us in Sea Church with Kailash Kokopelli – Sound Medicine Man, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and performer of Medicine Music for over 30 years. 

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Jake Carter

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Join us in Sea Church with Jake Carter as he takes to the stage Friday 8th of July.

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Silent Disco

With DJs Colm and Pat - Standing

Join us in Sea Church Saturday 9th July for a Silent Disco with DJs Colm and Pat battling it out for your earholes!

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Curtis Stigers

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For the past 30 years, the singer, songwriter, saxophonist and guitarist has been making records that confound those who try to categorize his music or put him in a box.

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Curtis Stigers

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For the past 30 years, the singer, songwriter, saxophonist and guitarist has been making records that confound those who try to categorize his music or put him in a box.

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The Peacock Parlour

A Burlesque Show

This show does contain nudity, swearing and adult themes; it is not a night for the easily offended and is strictly over 18’s.

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Niamh Regan

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Join Niamh Regan , a critically acclaimed songwriter from county Galway, in Sea Church on the 17th of July.

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Fellow Pynins

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Fellow Pynins is an award winning contemporary folk duo with a keen and bucolic sense of vocal harmony and song craft performing predominantly original music as well as reworked traditional ballads.

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Aslan

40 Year Anniversary Tour

Join Aslan in Sea Church on their 40 Year Anniversary Tour

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Nasc

Tara Breen & Pádraig Rynne with Jim Murray & Donal Lunny

Celebrating the release of their new album NASC…

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Gavin James - Album Launch Show

"The Sweetest Part"

To celebrate the launch of his new album “The Sweetest Part” Gavin James will be performing a special performance at Sea Church on Friday July 29th.

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Gavin James - Album Launch Show - Second Date

"The Sweetest Part"

Sea Church, Ballycotton has been chosen as the distinctive venue for Gavin James to launch his new, long awaited album, “The Sweetest Part”.

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John Blek & Paddy Dennehey

with Special Guest Lorraine Nash

Join us in Sea Church on the 31st July for a multi-artist show.

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Toucan

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TOUCAN is the music project of pop, funk and soul artist, Conor Clancy.

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Stephanie Rainey

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Join Stephanie Rainey, one of Ireland’s most-played female artists on radio, as she takes to the stage at Sea Church.

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Humbird

with Luke Callen

Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches between experimental folk and environmental Americana to embrace the unexpected.

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Barry McGivern Band

Rory Gallagher Tribute Band

With 10 years on the road and over 300 gigs under their belt, The Barry McGivern Band are one of Ireland’s biggest and best Rory Gallagher tribute acts.

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Maria Doyle Kennedy

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With a singing career that has spanned 30-years and an acting career nearly as long, Maria Doyle Kennedy has established herself as one of Ireland’s most prolific artists and entertainers.

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Frances Black

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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IE/DC

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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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Paddy Casey

Standing Gig

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

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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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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.

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