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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Events

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Alter Ego Comedy Club

Featuring Lesly Martinez, Damo Clark & Chris Kent

Enjoy our second instalment of the Alter Ego Comedy Club show at Sea Church, this month featuring Lesly Martinez, Damo Clark & Chris Kent

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Donal Lunny & Andy Irvine

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Two giants of the Irish trad scene, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny are uniting for an evening of great music, a mixture of traditional songs, and originals.

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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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Traffic Light Party

Standing

Join us at Sea Church on Saturday 11th of February (just in time for Valentine’s Day!) for our first ever Traffic Light Party.

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Lisa Canny

Seated

Named top of “Best of Sofar Sounds” live list, multi-award winning Irish traditional musician turned folk-fusion artist LISA CANNY is bringing her groundbreaking FOLK+ Live Experience home to Ireland

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Mary Coughlan

Seated

Mary Coughlan — One of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide.

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STRAIF

Standing

STRAIF are a new alternative rock band based in Cork dedicated to writing beautiful energetic original songs. Members have toured Europe and America with bands such as Tool, Bush, Live and Linkin Park

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Paddy Cullivan's

The Murder of Wolfe Tone

Historical Entertainer Paddy Cullivan brings you the incredible story of the mysterious death of Theobald Wolfe Tone, the founding father of Irish Republicanism. An audio-visual spectacular.

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Sharon Shannon

Seated

A prolific composer, Sharon continues to defy genres, and her 10 studio albums are a testament to a fearless adventuring spirit in making music.

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Guns Re'Loaded

Standing

The energy, performance and hard rock sound of this band in action will blow you away. The sound is achieved by expert musicianship, and exact replica equipment used by GnR in their prime.

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Paddy's Night Party

with DJ Billy McGaley (BMG Sound)

Party to the pint of no return with DJ Billy McGaley (BMG Sound), who will be blasting shamrock rattling house tunes from the 90s to modern day

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Tom, Fiachna & Alan

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Following the trio’s first instant sellout show which received rave reviews, On The Road Again promises to be a fun evening of songs and stories as they all hit the road together.

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The Raines

Seated

The Raines – Talented musicians with eye-opening resumes with chemistry that makes fans go wild over the mix of vocal harmonies, rhythmic strings, honest lyrics with a bit of unexpected Americana.

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Super Troupers

Standing Show

Performing all the classic hits, and fan favourites of ABBA, The Super Troupers are a fully live professional band celebrating the music of one of the world’s greatest bands

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RÓISÍN O

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As well as many Irish festival appearances Róisín O has also shared the stage with a host of internationally renowned artists, including Lionel Richie, Bryan Ferry, Brad Paisley, Hozier and Colin Hay

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The Four Of Us

Signed to a major label in the late ‘80s, the Four of Us probably whetted the appetites of A&R reps looking for the next U2. Other than they’re Irish, the Four of Us don’t have much in common with the

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Donovan Presents Gaelia:

The Concert Solo Acoustic with Greatest Hits

Donovan will be playing a selection of songs from the new album along with all the hits

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Neil Delamere

Seated

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

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FAT FESTIVAL

Stocktons Wing, Myles Gaffney, VOXmouse, Eoin Jordan

Ballycotton Folk, Alternative, and Trad Music Festival – where traditional melodies meet modern beats. Featuring: Stocktons Wing, Myles Gaffney, VOXmouse, Eon Jordan

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FAT FESTIVAL

Síomha, Strange Boy, Molly O Mahony, Dark and Lively, Cian Walsh

Ballycotton Folk, Alternative, and Trad Music Festival – where traditional melodies meet modern beats. Featuring: Síomha, Strange Boy, Molly O Mahony, Dark and Lively, Cian Walsh

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Ron Sexsmith

Monday May 1st

Ron Sexsmith is a three time, Juno award winning singer songwriter from St Catharines Ontario. Born in 1964, Ron was drawn to music from an early age by the melodic songs of the era.

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Red Hurley

Seated

Red Hurley famous as the lead singer of the Irish pop group The Nevada will be singing all hits from over the last 50 years! It promises to be a great night. 

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Mark Caplice

Seated

Wicklow-native Mark Caplice is a multi-award-winning songwriter and producer credited to tracks heard on Netflix and by globally renowned artists, including Jamie Lawson, Don Diablo, and Grigory Leps

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Kieran Goss & Annie Kinsella

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The duo will perform beautiful songs, heart-breaking harmonies, And all delivered with warmth and charm. A show not to be missed!

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Gearóid Farrelly

Glamour Hammer

In this show, Gearóid takes a look at the litany of things in our lives that just don’t measure up. He will be examining big issues like mental health, Masculinity (grr) and relationships

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David Kitt

Seated

Solely focused on techno and house music influences, but energised by the same sense of melody and experimentation that defines Kitt’s work.

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Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band

Standing Show

For the first time, the great Bruce Springsteen tribute band Glory Days will be coming to County Cork. The repertoire spans the many decades of Springsteen classic songs. Expect a great atmosphere.

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Aslan

Standing

They have had numerous chart successes, toured the world, broken up, made up and given us some classic songs such as This Is and Crazy World. Today, Aslan continues to entertain the masses.

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