THE June Bank Holiday is the time for hats, horses and handsome men and all three can be found in abundance at the famous Kinsale Point to Point.
The course at Farrangalway is a firm favourite with trainers, owners and jockeys alike and a bumper field is anticipated for two days of top racing.
PERMISSION to resume exploration at the site of one of the worse naval disasters of the twentieth century is under application at the Office of Public Works (OPW).
Lying 14 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale in 100 metres (328 feet) of water, the wreck of the RMS Lusitania remains undisturbed since it sank with the loss of 1201 lives at 2.28pm on Friday May 7, 1915. The ship’s owner, American businessman Gregg Bemis, has applied to the OPW for permission to conduct a series of dives on the wreck.
“Now Wakes The Sea”, the open submission exhibition and award for Irish And UK artists has been announced by the Kinsale Arts Festival For 2013.
The initiative aims to support outstanding emerging talent in the visual arts.
They are among 25 holiday hotspots in the race to be named as Ireland’s best place to holiday.
IT was certainly a case of twice as nice for The West Bar, Westport, Co Mayo, as for the second year running they were crowned All-Ireland Chowder Champion at the All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off which took place in Kinsale on Sunday 21st April.
Almost 900 people cast their vote, to choose their champion in the hotly contested All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off which took place in Acton’s Hotel, Kinsale. The event saw chefs, fishermen and commercial chowder producers from every county of Ireland serve up pots and pots of delicious creamy chowder in a bid to walk away with the coveted title.
A UNIQUE “Bookshop Band” from the UK will be appearing at the Bookstor in Kinsale on April 30th as part of their upcoming Irish tour.
The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books and are bringing their uniquely-inspired and accomplished songs to bookshops throughout Ireland.
Since their first event in September 2010, the band has written over 70 songs inspired by 39 books from Andrew Miller’s Pure (2011 Costa Novel of the Year) to China Mieville’s acclaimed science-fiction novel Embassytown.
CORK ARC Cancer Support House are appealing for people in the West Cork towns of Kinsale, Skibbereen, Bantry & Macroom to support the cancer support charity at their annual Flag Day on Friday, April 19th and in Bandon on April 17th.
A large group of dedicated volunteers will be giving their time freely to allow Cork ARC to raise not only funds from these areas but increase awareness about the services it provides, as it celebrates its tenth year of free cancer support services in 2013.