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Walking weekend on Bere Island

BERE Island is holding a series of walking weekends throughout 2014, the next one will be held on saturday 20th and sunday 21st september 2014.  On a mellow September afternoon, there’s no better place to be than walking the hills of Bere Island. Explore the length and breadth of this historic island, which was once a former strategic military base during WW1, and lies at the southern most reaches of

Mrs Shakespeare to visit Briery Gap Theatre, Macroom

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

West Cork’s Culture Night 2014 – explore – experience – enjoy

FROM art to poetry, early music to a specially commissioned soundscape on the 17th floor of Cork County Hall, there is a wide and wonderful programme for Cork County’s Culture Night celebrations on Friday, September 19th.   Culture Night covers all the bases across Ireland’s largest county. For one special night everyone can enjoy the unique experience of a night of FREE entertainment, discovery and adventure. For full details visit

Schull Books present the fifth Cork City Book Fair

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,