DESPITE the name, it’s not just relevant to the city! Organised by Barbara and Jack O’Connell of Schull Books in Ballydehob, the Cork City Book Fair is now in its fifth year. This year’s fair will take place at the Gresham Metropole Hotel on MacCurtain Street in the city, on Saturday 30th August, from 11am to 4pm, with thousands of out of print, interesting and collectable books on all subjects,
AS a special treat, the Briery Gap in Macroom will be screening “The Lego Movie” for its younger patrons totally FREE! The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world.
Kildare Native Michael English brings his brand new country music dance band to West Cork this Thursday, August 21st as he appears at the Timoleague Festival.
A NEW exhibition by local artist Mary O’Mahony is running until the end of August, upstairs at Trawl and Trend on the Square. Mary, who lives on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula has taken part in many exhibitions both nationally and internationally including Electric Picnic and Art and Style at Brown Thomas and her work has been described by Peter Murray, the Curator of Crawford Art gallery in Cork as
A fiery spectacle in the harbour, a sweat house by the sea, film screenings in an atmospheric amphitheatre and traditional music in churches will all feature at this year’s explosive tenth Kinsale Arts Festival. Churches, halls, castles and harbours are just some of the places and spaces which will be transformed into temporary homes for music, theatre, literature, visual art and film as artists come out to play this September.
GO local during Heritage Week and experience the hidden gems West Cork has to offer; running from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st, Heritage Weeks offers plenty of intrigue to keep inquisitive minds busy. Thousands are expected to descend on local attractions such as the Bandon Walled Town Festival, the Family Fun Day at Charles Fort and the many guided historical walks taking place in Bantry, Clonakilty, Kinsale and Skibbereen. The
In conjunction with National Heritage Week Bantry House & Garden will be offering free entry to the Garden on Saturday, 23rd August. The Garden at Bantry House is beautifully situated overlooking Bantry Bay and looks particularly beautiful this year after a lovely summer and hard work by the gardeners.
THE Le Chéile Fest 2014 – Ballineen & Enniskeane Community Festival takes place from Friday, August 22nd to Sunday, August 24th this year.
MAKE this Sunday, September 7th a date for your diary and join the crowds flocking to the 60th annual Bantry Agricultural Show. Held in the stunning location of the Beaches (Bantry Airfield) it’s the only agri-show in the country accessible by ferry with regular departures from Bantry Pier – there will also be bus services laid on from Bantry town as well.
MURPHY’S When It Rains It Pours smartphone app returns this month with brand new features aimed at making the popular app more interactive with users and allowing them to avail of great prizes during its activation. A new competition page on the app offers users the chance to win tickets for upcoming Cork GAA Championship games, in addition to selected events taking place in the city over the coming