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Kenmare playwright wins Listowel Writers’ Week award

by Stephen Johnson A YOUNG Kenmare woman has won the prestigious ‘Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award’ for Writers Week 2015. Sadhdh Moriarty, a UCC student. received the top award in this section for her play written this year In Light of Salt Rings They Drew. The award carries a €1,000 prize plus a professional reading with Siamsa Tire.

Kilgarvan fair recreates the 1950s

THE Roughty Valley Vintage Club are hosting an old village fair in Kilgarvan on Saturday June 13th next. The theme is to recreate the feel of an Irish village in the 1950s with old cars and tractors on display, threshing, forging ,wood turning, soda bread baked on an open fire and lace making.

The Cork Summer Show launches Pet Dog Show

THE Cork Summer Show, Ireland’s longest running agricultural show, is calling on all pooches and pedigree owners to participate in this year’s Pet Dog Show. This year’s dog show is expected to attract more than 400 dogs and is open to all dog lovers who think their pet has what it takes to be a champion. The 2015 Cork Summer Pet Dog Show has nine categories open to pet and

The Michael Dwyer Festival coming to Allihies

THE Michael Dwyer music festival will take place in Beautiful Allihies on June 5th, 6th & 7th next. This is the 17th festival since Michael’s death and features the many highlights.

Shape Art Studio, Skibbereen launches new website

Shape Art Studio will be launching their new website, www.shapeartstudio.com with an open studio day on Saturday 30 May at 2pm at the old Masonic hall, Mardyke Street, Skibbereen.   Shape Art Studio is an artist’s collective based in West Cork producing affordable, accessible contemporary artwork. The Shape artists Alison Cronin, Paul Forde Cialis and Rebecca Keyser work in the atmospheric environs of the Masonic hall, a building dating back

Blackwater treads the boards again

IT is that time of year, the June Bank Holiday (Whit Weekend) is fast approaching and that means it is time for the Blackwater Drama Group to present their annual original production.   This will be the fifth year that the amateur group have written and produced a play that has been conceived over the winter months as the group meet to discuss ideas, plots and characters. Last year’s production

Clonakilty Organic Arts Festival: A festival with a difference

West Cork has become synonymous with excellent arts festivals over the years, from Bandon’s eclectic Engage festival, to the well established Kinsale and Skibbereen Arts weeks. For years Clonakilty has been overlooked on the arts festival circuit, but this June, that all changes!  

Boston University Concert Band Perform FREE Concert at Macroom’s Briery Gap

THE Briery Gap, Macroom is getting ready to host a FREE Concert with the Boston University Concert Band on Tuesday 26th May at 1am, as part of their Irish Tour. Under the direction of Dr Jennifer Bill, the Boston University Concert Band is a large concert ensemble comprised of approximately 50 members from a multitude of majors throughout the university. The concert band performs a diverse section of the wind

News from the pSoken Wrod

THE pSoken Wrod was delighted to have Danielle McLaughlin as guest speaker in de Barra’s Folk Club, May 5th. Danielle is a prestigious writer who is featured regularly in journals, interviewed in The New Yorker, winner of, among others, Writing Spirit Award and The Well. She presented a mixture of her flash fiction and short-stories, beautifully written and narrated that wowed an enthralled audience. June, is going to be just

Legends of Irish music unite for an evening of golden oldies

CELEBRATING 55 years on the road, Johnny Carroll returns to Macroom on Friday, 22nd May. The Man with the Golden Trumpet will be joined by the legendary ‘Say You Love Me’ singer and musician, Dessie O’Halloran for what promises to be a wonderful evening of all the golden oldies.   Music knows no boundaries and that is certainly the case with Johnny Carroll and his band who play to suit