Now in its third year the Macroom Food Festival promises to be even better then ever with a jam-packed line up of events for foodies and the whole family. The festival will have something for everyone. Highlights include: An Artisan Affair at the Riverside Park Hotel showcasing Macroom’s finest eateries and local food producers – This twelve-course tasting extravaganza begins with a Prosecco reception followed by live music and dancing
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Sulan Film Society, Macroom. Dedicated to bringing films that range from artistic to deeply moving true stories, the Film Society caters for the alternative movie goer who seeks more than the usual glossy blockbuster! Films selected by Sulan Film Society take real life situations and dramas and portray them as fairly and accurately as possible, whilst maintaining a strong storyline.
ONE person has died following an accident between a car and a truck on the main N22 Cork – Killarney road. The accident happened at around 6am on the eastern side of Macroom and the victim is understood to have been the only occupant of the car. The age and sex of the victim has not been confirmed.
DAN Buckley’s Bar at Macroom’s Castle Hotel beat off stiff competition to be named the best hotel carvery in Munster and Ireland at the grand final of The Great Carvery Competition 2014. The prestigious awards, which are one of the largest in the country, are run on an annual basis by Unilever Food Solutions and are highly sought after by industry professionals. The Great Carvery Competition acknowledges Ireland and Northern
TOWNS, villages and islands across the region were among the winners at the 2014 SuperValu Tidy Towns competition this year. Regular strong performers in the Category C section Clonakilty, Kinsale and Kenmare all picked up gold medals.
Declan O’Rourke was a latecomer to the Dublin singer-songwriter scene. But, in his mid-twenties, within months of discovering Dublin’s bustling songwriter open-mic circuit, O’Rourke found himself in the mix with the likes of Paddy Casey, Gemma Hayes, Damian Rice and many other Irish singer-songwriters. In 2004, Declan released his debut album, Since Kyabram. ‘Galileo (Someone Like You),’ his debut single, has been covered by numerous artists including Josh Groban, and
Already establishing a truly distinctive and increasingly popular singing style in the world of traditional Irish music Annmarie O’Riordan hails from the wonderfully picturesque Rathcoole area some three miles east of Millstreet, Co. Cork in the renowned Barony of Duhallow.
Ian Wild winner of the Fish Short Story Prize (2009) and Aeon short fiction award (2012) is bringing his play “Mrs Shakespeare” to Briery Gap, Macroom on Friday 5th September! “Mrs Shakespeare” is a one woman, hour long comedy starring the multiple award winning actress Irene Kelleher. The story tells the tale of William Shakespeare, reincarnated as a woman, who finds herself (or himself) in a mental asylum and comes
The 2014 Macroom Food Festival will take place over three days from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th September 2014.