Events at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

West Meets West: Cork Cornwall Connections

Day-long Guided Tour with Robert Harris

Sunday 18 June

Bus departs outside Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen at 11.00am

Price: €22

On the occasion of the West Meets West exhibition at Uillinn which features the work of three artists from Cornwall, visit the places around West Cork that have a Cornish connection in the fascinating company of Robert Harris.

From Cornish Mine Captain’s houses in Cappaghglass, to medieval fishing quays and a fish palace in Rosbrin; to copper mine sites and vantage points taking in Mount Gabriel, Cape Clear Island and Roaringwater Bay. A highlight of the day will be a visit to the Cornish Village at Gortavallig, Sheep’s Head. There will be a stop for lunch in Schull arriving back in Skibbereen at 5.00pm.

Most of the sites are accessible by mini-bus, however the Cornish Village is only accessible by walking. The walk to the site involves rough ground: it is suitable for anyone who is reasonably fit and well prepared. Please bring walking shoes/boots and wet gear.

Robert Harris has Cornish forebears and lived for 30 years in Newlyn, the focal centre of the earliest artists’ colony in Cornwall. As an architect, Robert worked on many designs including The Eden Project, Lifeboat Stations, schools, churches and a new monastery. He has been firmly settled in West Cork for several years. He and his wife, Finola Finlay, run – producing weekly articles on history, archaeology, art, folklore and all the fascinating aspects of life in the far west of Ireland.

Phoenix Youth Project Wall Mural

Tuesday 20 June 4.30 – 6.30pm Design Workshop

17 -21 July 12.30 – 4.30pm Mural Painting

To get involved please call in to reception, phone 02822090 or email

There is no fee but you will need to book a place!

Are you aged 15 – 25 and interested in street art?

Do you know someone who is?

Interested in helping with a wall mural developed from the Phoenix Youth Project’s artist’s residency in Studio 2?

All are Welcome!!

Young people are invited to design and paint a mural on a wall adjacent to Uillinn, continuing the themes and content developed during the Phoenix Youth Group Studio Residency at Uillinn since Autumn 2016.