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The Jig

Little festival with a big feel good factor

As the ‘LittleThings’ mental health campaign has highlighted, it’s the little things that can make a big difference to how we feel on an everyday basis. From healthy eating and exercise to social interaction and creative activities; these are just some of the things that can help us all cope better with life’s ups and downs. Depression affects one in ten people in Ireland at any one time.

Kenmare’s annual Halloween Howl Festival set for October 24th-31st

by Stephen Johnson KENMARE promises to be the scariest place in Ireland later this month as it celebrates its annual Halloween Howl Festival from October 24th-31st. The popular event kicks off with a dramatic opening ceremony and a fancy dress parade on Saturday night, October 24, featuring headless horseman, witches and banshees.

Andy Irvine for De Barras this November

ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as “a tradition in himself”. Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45 year career.

Wasteland, Eva Kot’átková and Dominik Lang at the West Cork Arts Centre

Wasteland will transform West Cork Arts Centre’s James O’Driscoll gallery into a hypothetical place, an absurd playground overflowing with salvaged objects, postal packages, sculptures and debris. Nestled amidst its poetic surrounds the story of the artists’ attempts to dismantle and relocate a public park to a new location unfolds. This exhibition explores the institutional rules and regulations that pervade our lives, and what happens when things slip through the cracks. It

Rachel Parry: Cosmic Oceans at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Beara-based artist Rachel Parry which opens on Friday 25 September at 7pm. The artist says of her work “For this exhibition, I have made a three dimensional version of an early 19th century Indian painting. It is part of a folio called the Nath Charit which deeply affects me. I have also made a series of 150

Bootleg Beatles for Cork Opera House

THE Bootleg Beatles have announced that they will perform on 4th October at Cork Opera House. Since their inception in 1980 the band have certainly that song’s title to heart and have performed hundreds of gigs across the globe, earning themselves an amazing reputation along the way. George Martin himself described the Bootleg Beatles experience as “A terrific show”. This show marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ last UK