Adrigole GAA Club are once again running their annual Duck Race Festival this year. The much anticipated event will take place over the August bank holiday weekend. The club are delighted to once again host the event at the base of the beautiful Hungry Hill on the grounds of Hungry Hill Lodge and Camp Site where there will be a fully licensed Marquee.
This Festival of Music, held in the beautiful setting of St Barrahane’s Church in Castletownshend, is now in its 36th year and runs on each successive Thursday commencing on 21st July and ending on 18th August. The church, well-known for its’ Harry Clarke stained-glass windows, boasts exceptional acoustics which makes it a very special musical venue.
THE Purcell Gallery, Kenmare, Co Kerry is holding an exhibition of new work by Bantry artist Danny Vincent Smith from 8 July 2016 to 30 August 2016. The exhibition opening is on Friday 8th July 6- 8 pm
by Penelope Thoms Last week the poppies were out all over the Somme. Nature’s own commemoration were everywhere on roadsides, roundabouts and in the fields. Every year during planting season the earth dislodges its relics and the past returns. A boot half eaten by time, a bayonet rusted and blunt, the cap badge of a soldier who died too young and too soon when he marched to his doom on
Mary Collins, Drimoleague meeting Nathan Carter before he went on stage at his show at Live At The Marquee Cork. Pic: Darragh Kane
WEST Cork Independent TD Michael Collins has urged the Minister of Department of Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts & the Gaeltacht to fight for investment in the arts. Deputy Collins recently raised the issue of arts funding with the Minister in the Dáil.
Liam O Maonlai in concert Venue: Allihies Community Hall, Saturday 23th july Doors opening 7:30 PM
THE first collection of poetry from West Cork woman Margaret O’Driscoll entitled, “The Best Things In Life Are Free” is now available from bookshops.
Art is everywhere in West Cork. In the scenery, in the people and in the atmosphere. No matter where you go you are likely to bump into a practitioner or lover of the arts. The eighth Skibbereen Arts Festival pays homage to this vital fabric of our community with a programme that is simply astonishing.
Francis Humphrys, Director of West Cork Chamber Music Festival and Eimear O’Herlihy, Director of West Cork Literary Festival at Vaughans Point, Bantry for the launch of the West Cork Literary Festival and West Cork Chamber Music Festival.
THE High Tide Club @ Sarah Walker Gallery Castletownbere has something different going on! For those of you who have an interest in playing/learning the blues our workshops hosted by Randall ‘Big Daddy’ Webster from the USA and Patrick Horgan from Cork for two evenings will surely interest you.
Skibbereen Urban Explorer, a community arts event. West Cork, Ireland. Solstice 2016. Celebrants filmed by Alison Glennie.
THE West Cork Arts Centre presents Museum of Miniature: The Islands, a portable museum which is touring to the West Cork Islands. This pop-up and wondrous museum of tiny artworks that fit in the palm of your hand includes work from artists based on Irish off-shore Islands plus those on European and international islands including Fejoe (Denmark) Saltspring (Canada) Fogo (Newfoundland) and Honolulu (Hawaii).
FOR the month of July, the Catherine Hammond Gallery features some of Ireland’s most interesting realist painters with Contemporary Realism, a large group show with work by Catherine Barron, John Doherty, Mollie Douthit, Martin Gale, and Maeve McCarthy. In a world dominated by digital imagery and photography, the goal of these realist painters is not to merely represent what they see. They show us what we have overlooked and the
CELEBRATING it’s 21st anniversary this year, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival which takes place from 1st to 9th of July, has a wonderful programme of concerts from world class musicians.
THE Eyeries Family Festival festival is growing from strength to strength with more than 5,000 people visiting last years’ events. This year there are even more FREE daytime activities for children and adults alike ranging from Falconry Displays to Animal Roadshows, Guided Boat Tours, Guided Walks, Strand Adventures, Shore Explorations, Bubble Soccer, Athlethics, Zumba and a Ceili!
THE show will go on as they say! Thanks to the speedy and generous help from our community, the Briery Gap Theatre is looking forward to a bright new future.
DESPITE mixed weather conditions Munster Agricultural Society’s Cork Summer Show 2016 was an epic event, drawing thousands of show goers from all over the country.
THE newly formed Bantry Yarnspinners invite you to come along and spend some time with us; time in a traditional way; time where people entertain people just for the fun and pleasure of doing so. So, if you have a song to sing, a poem to recite, a story to tell or a yarn to spin then this is the place for you.
Exhibition of paintings, prints and sculptural ceramics opens 9th July A MULTI-FACETED art project inspired by journeys to selected islands along the Irish coast, and featuring three leading Irish artists, launches in July at the renowned Sarah Walker Gallery in Castletownbere, Co Cork.
THE West Cork Chamber Music Festival will soon open its doors, celebrating its 21st anniversary, it runs from 1st – 9th July with a packed programme of concerts. Tickets have been selling more quickly than ever before and a number of concerts are now sold out. However the good news for those who have yet to book, is that there are still some tickets left for other concerts in St
West Cork inclusive dance and happiness ensemble to perform at Include 2016 presented by Cope Foundation
THE 8th “INCLUDE” (Irish Performing Arts Festival), which is presented by Cope Foundation and celebrates inclusivity and diversity for all age ranges and abilities, will take place in Cork from Saturday June 25 to Saturday July 2.”
Art & Mór to hold the Kenmare Chair Challenge on July 3rd – an exciting painting competition! IN honour of creativity across Kerry and Cork, a local contemporary ceramics studio will hold it’s first ever painting competition… painting chairs!
BUS loads descended on Bandon during the recent June Bank Holiday Weekend for Bandon Music Festival which has weathered the storms and 20 years on is growing in popularity. Over the years Bandon has hosted the top acts Ireland had to offer and this year was no different with stellar acts like The Riptide Movement and Delorentos.
Pictured at the announcement that Cork County Council will be lead sponsor of the Cork Summer Show 2016 are Gerard Murphy chairman of the Munster Agricultural Society , County Mayor John Paul O’Shea and Captain America, Wonderwoman and Spiderman from RB Fitness, Ballincollig. Cork Summer Show takes place on 18 and 19 June 2016 in the Showgrounds at Curraheen and promises great day out for all. Pic: Gerard McCarthy
CORK born Thurloe Conolly who died in France this year, aged 97, belonged to a highly distinguished generation of painters, the White Stag Group, who exhibited in Dublin during the 1940s and ‘50s and were influenced by surrealism, Dada and other avant-grade continental European movements.
Children, from tots to teens, are the focus for a number of events this July, as part of the 2016 West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry, West Cork. There will be readings and workshops, a visit from The Book Clinic, poetry, illustration, music and games. The West Cork Literary Festival Children’s Festival runs from Monday, July 18th to Saturday, July 23rd with many free events – see www.westcorkliteraryfestival.ie for full
Well known Cork City Artist and now resident of Allihies, Bill Griffin will be exhibiting some of his recent work at the Allihies Copper Mine Museum over the next number of weeks.