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Summer Reflections – an exhibition of work by Michael McCarthy

Work by the very talented landscape artist Michael McCarthy will go on exhibit at the Purcell Gallery in Kenmare on 3rd  July 2015. Michael McCarthy, born in Mallow in 1940, has been drawing and painting as long as he can remember. Later, when the family moved to England he studied art at the Newark Art College.  In 1966 Michael immigrated to Australia where he meet and became friends with the

Carnegie Players tackle “Agnes of God”

by Stephen Johnson THIS summer sees Kenmare’s Carnegie Players production of the Tony Award-winning play, Agnes of God.   First-time director and seasoned actress Joyce Bambury is currently putting the Carnegie Players cast of Trish O’Conaill, Susan Hennessy and Emer Guihan, through their paces in preparation for opening night on Friday 10th July.

Design Graduate exhibition in Kenmare

WORK created by students from the FETAC Level 5 Art, Craft and Design course, will be on show for the public at the Kenmare Adult Education Centre, Bell Heights, Kenmare, from the evening of Friday 12th June until Saturday June 20th; opening daily 10.00am – 4.30pm. The exhibition will be opened by Jon Goode and John Brennan of The Mill Cove Gallery, Kenmare and Castletownbere.

Adrigole all set for packed 2015 festival

Adrigole GAA are once again running their popular Duck Race Festival this year. It will take place over the August bank holiday weekend 2015. The event will be held at the base of the beautiful Hungry Hill on the grounds of Hungry Hill Lodge and Camp Site where there will be a fully licenced Marquee. A varied programme of events will run right through from Thursday July 30th starting with

Townlands Carnival, Macroom – breaking the boundries of expectation

TownLands Carnival (TLC) is a three day, unique participatory festival, promoting Irish music, arts and culture in all its diversity at an international level. It is a celebration and exploration of all things Irish; past, present and future, attracting audiences and quality acts from home and abroad.   The atmosphere will be eclectic, lively and uplifting. We are showcasing up- and-coming acts from all musical persuasions;  acoustic to electronic, Rock

Zenda Williams exhibition to open in Skibbereen

“Navigation of a non-space”, an exhibition of photographs multimedia and printing will open on Friday the 3rd of July at 7pm at the Old Quay, Skibbereen, West Cork, just off the Main Street (behind O’Sullivans Toy Shop). The exhibition will be opened by instalation artist and photographer  Tomasz Madajczak, a well respected artist in West Cork, currently exhibiting in Ireland and Europe. Navigation of a non-place comprises of photographs taken

Stellar musical line-up set to entertain 55,000 strong crowd at the 2015 Cork Summer Show

THE RTE Voice of Ireland Winner, Keith Hanley, singer-songwriter Pat Fitz and Gemma Sugrue of Voiceworks officially launched the Cork Summer Show 2015 Music & Entertainment line up this week with the Munster Agricultural Society at the Curraheen Showgrounds. More than 25 acts, from rock and pop, country and western, gospel, soul, ska, funk, jazz and trad acts are on the billing for this year’s Cork Summer Show, which falls

Movie shot in Kenmare and Sneem wins Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival

by Stephen Johnson   COLIN Farrell’s new movie The Lobster has been awarded the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. The film was shot in Kenmare and Sneem last year. The film’s cast and crew stayed at Parknasilla during their stay in South Kerry. The film premiered at Cannes on May 15th and was announced the winner at the festival’s closing ceremony on Sunday evening, May 24th).

The summer starts here on Bere Island

THE weekend of 13th-14th June kicks off the start of summer on the West Cork Islands, with a whole range of activities planned for Bere Island. An all-inclusive walking event will allow visitors to explore this unique island located at the farthest reaches of the Wild Atlantic Way. Bere Island, which was once a former military base during WW1.  Many of the original fortifications still remain, along with fortifications from

Play your part on World Music Day

ON June 21st each year, music making is celebrated all around the world, under a variety of festival names, such as:  Fête de la Musique, Love Live Music or World Music Day.  This tradition has been going on since 1982 and has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 460 cities in 110 countries. A wide variety of events celebrate different musical styles, with an