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Courtmacsherry St. Patrick’s Festival March 13th to 20th

Tá clár comórtha ag an gcoiste eagrúchain I gCúirt Mhic Shéafraidh a thugann cuireadh do chách páirt a ghlacadh I raon ilchineálach de ghníomhaíochtaí stairiúla, cultúrtha, agus ealaíonta a spreagfaidh machnamh, céiliúradh agus díospóireacht, ní hamháin ar ócáid mhórchúiseach stairiúil ach mar a mhúnlaigh an eachtra sin a forbairt ár dtíre agus a bhuil I ndán dúinn don todhchaí, le tuiscint a léiriú do gach traidisiún ar an oileán seo.

West Cork Arts Centre sees double the number of expected visitors in first year

by Sinead Hegarty THE West Cork Arts Centre who celebrated their first year anniversary in the new landmark Uillinn building in Skibbereen in January attracted double the number of expected visitors in its first year of opening. The arts centre has gone from strength-to-strength in its first year since being officially opened by President Michael D Higgins with 38,000 visitors attending the in the first 12 months.

Beara to host new West Cork Literary Society

BEARA writer Geoff Ward is founding and hosting the West Cork Literary Society, the inaugural meeting of which takes place on Thursday, February 25th, at 7.30pm in the meeting room at MacCarthy’s Bar, Castletownbere. The society will provide a monthly meeting point for talks, discussions, readings and other literary events and activities, as well as for the sharing of ideas and works.

Carnegie Arts Centre to screen “A Terrible Beauty”

THE Carnegie Arts Centre in Kenmare will screen a new film about the 1916 Easter Rising on Thursday evening, March 3rd. “A Terrible Beauty” is the story of the men and women of the Easter Rising, Irish and British, caught up in a conflict many did not understand, and of the innocent men and boys, executed because of what transpired in The Battle of Mount Street Bridge.

West Cork Literary Festival announces its workshop programme

THIS summer’s West Cork Literary Festival runs from 17th – 23rd July and booking for the programme of workshops is now open. Songwriting with Jack L is the latest workshop to be announced. He invites participants to come on a journey with him that will be thought-provoking , educational, insightful, personal and fun. Jack will also take them step by step, through the entire songwriting process, integrating the craft’s many

Clonakilty ready for 2016 Games Festival

THE streets and venues of Clonakilty once again become a playground for all ages between 19th and 21st February at the third Clonakilty Games Festival. The Festival begins 7pm Friday 19th in O’Donovan’s Hotel when Pirate Pete presents his Magic and Puppet Show. Pirate Pete sailed up the Lee fifteen years ago, and quickly became Cork’s favorite family entertainer. A skilled magician and a puppet master, his show both entertains

Bagatelle’s last ever West Cork performance

HAVING announced their Final Year Tour, Irish Band Bagatelle can certainly look back with pride on a lifetime of Achievements.  Multi Platinum Album sales, six number-one singles and worldwide tours in the US, China, Saudia Arabia and Europe. 

21st West Cork Chamber Music Festival Programme Announced

West Cork Music is delighted to announce the programme for the 21st West Cork Chamber Music Festival, which runs from 1 – 9 July. There will be concerts in Bantry House and St Brendan’s Church from morning to late night as well as young musician masterclasses, artist interviews and Ireland’s only instrument exhibition.

Drama in the Tavern

George O’Neill & Mary O’Neill star in “On the Sideline” one of the short plays featured in Drama in the Tavern.

West Cork poetry collection published

GLANDORE resident John Riordan has published his first collection of poems titled “After the Storm”, prepared for publication by Maurice Sweeney of Drombeg Books, based in Leap. John Riordan, his wife Gill and daughter Laurie moved from Dublin to Reenogrena in 2008 after John’s retirement from a career in communications. His poems reflect “his love of nature, the people and landscape of West Cork  and the challenges of making the

Row: A view of Skibbereen Rowing Club through the lens of Debbie Heaphy

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre is delighted to present an exhibition of photographs of the highly successful Skibbereen Rowing Club by Debbie Heaphy. Debbie has been recording the activities of Skibbereen Rowing Club for the past four years, often accompanying coach Dominic Casey in his launch on early morning training sessions.

Country Fun at Briery Gap, Macroom!

The much loved country sensation “Crystal Swing” will visit Briery Gap, Macroom on Friday 22nd January, along with Special Guest PJ Murrihy.

Cork Orchestral Society launches a diverse programme for 2016

Approaching its 80th anniversary, Cork Orchestral Society has brought a wealth of distinguished international and Irish classical music to the city since 1937. Its 2016 programme continues in this exemplary vein with a diverse schedule of performances set to take place in venues throughout Cork during the year.

Unfold – Opening of a dynamic exhibition of new artworks at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

UNFOLD is an exhibition featuring new artworks by six artists; Johnny Bugler, Rosie Cleary, Simon English, Dominic Fee, Rob Monaghan and Sarah O’ Brien which opens at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, on Friday 15th January, 2016, at 7pm. Unfold is a Cork County Arts Office Professional Development Project in partnership with Cork Printmakers and Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre.

West Cork older people and people with dementia engage with art at Uillinn

Inspiration from New York’s Museum of Modern Art comes to Skibbereen BANTRY woman Sheila Goggin who was 89-years-old on December 26th last has recently visited Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre as part of its new In the Picture programme. The programme offers opportunities for older people – living in residential settings or being cared for in their own homes in the West Cork area – to participate in bespoke facilitated

Christmas comes early for Kerry Star Wars fans

by Stephen Johnson CHRITSMAS is coming early to movie fans in South Kerry as there will be a special lunchtime screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in Killarney. The movie will be shown on Thursday, December 17th in Killarney Cineplex, a day before it goes on general release across Ireland.

A nostalgic journey back in time with Louise Morrissey at Briery Gap

LOUISE Morrissey has long been regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest interpreters of song.  In this acoustic concert at Briery Gap, Macroom on Monday 28th December, Louise will journey back in time and recall many memories from her many successful years with the highly acclaimed Folk Group The Morrisseys up to her present day repertoire.  

Murphy’s app is Pure Cork like

LAUNCHED this week, Pure Cork is the new smartphone app from Murphy’s which celebrates the humour, spirit and uniqueness of Cork. Each week, through the app, Murphy’s will showcase the best ‘Pure Cork’ moments that will bring a smile to your face. If that wasn’t enough, they’ll also give you the chance to enjoy a free pint of Murphy’s via the app.  

Poignant Christmas single from West Cork singer

Inchigeela-based singer / songwriter Olive De Ville has just released her new Christmas single ‘A Father’s Prayer’ which is available to download from iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Rhapsody and WiMp.

Bantry Lifeboat Carol Concert

THIS Sunday December the 13th at 8pm, Bantry Lifeboat will again be hosting their very popular Carol Concert in the Library of Bantry House. This annual event is a great way to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit. An opportunity to sing your favourite carols accompanied by Grand Piano. Mince pies, mulled wine and refreshments for the kids will be served in the interval.

Once upon a time in Macroom…….

THE Briery Gap are delighted to announce Christmas Pantomime 2015 “The Sleeping Beauty” from Saturday, December 12th. This is the first time this well-loved fairy-tale has been staged at Briery Gap and celebrates their 16th Panto Production with a cast and chorus of over 120 talented adults and children.

Mick Flannery at The High Tide Club

RENOWNED Cork singer songwriter Mick Flannery plays a festive gig at The High Tide Club, The Sarah Walker Gallery, Castletownbere on Friday, December 18th at 8.30pm, admission is €15.

Bach, Baroque cello, captivating contemporary dance – A weekend of performance at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

THERE is a treat in store for lovers of classical music and contemporary dance at Uillinn this coming weekend. At 8pm on Friday 27th November, Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites become the subject of Soliloquy, a collaboration between acclaimed cellist Eimear Reidy and contemporary dancer Inma Pavon, in a performance spanning composed score to spontaneous improvisation. Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites can be imagined as a musical soliloquy, like those of Shakespeare,

John Grant at the Cork Opera House

FOLLOWING the release of his hugely-anticipated third album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, and following on from his back to back sold out shows in Dublin last week, John Grant returns to Cork Opera House on January 28th as part of an extensive UK and Ireland tour for early 2016.

West Cork features in new book about Irish sea swimming spots

SEVERAL West Cork beaches feature in At Swim is a new book about the sea and our relationship to it. Written by Brendan MacEvilly and based on an idea by Brendan and Michael O’Leary, the book is part guidebook, part travelogue and part analysis of our relationship to the sea.