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“Desert to Sea” art exhibition at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

Artists Majella O’ Neill Collins and Joan Maureen Collins take you from ‘Desert to Sea’ through an exhibition of new paintings on display at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, Co. Cork Overlooking two magnificent stretches of Blue Flag beach, just outside the pretty heritage town of Clonakilty in West Cork, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is the perfect setting to feature an exhibition of new paintings titled ‘Desert to Sea.’ 

Celebrating Traditional Music in its Purest Form “Masters of Tradition” Bantry, West Cork Wednesday 17th – Sunday 21st August 2016

Now in its 14th year, Masters of Tradition, taking place in Bantry from 17 – 21 August, continues to celebrate traditional music in its purest form. Artistic Director Martin Hayes, the renowned fiddler from County Clare, will once again open and close this year’s Masters of Tradition. Joining him in the opening concert will be guitarist Dennis Cahill, fiddler Liz Knowles and New York clarinettist Doug Wieselman. Also appearing throughout

New Mizen photography festival announced

THE FotoMizen Photography Festival 2017 is a new all-inclusive festival in West Cork. Bringing together all aspects of photography from capture to publication and everything in between. Experts with many different photography skills will be hosting practical and hands-on workshops, discussion panels with leading personalities will cover relevant and trending topics, photography exhibitions will be held and there will be plenty of opportunities to network, share your passion and learn more

Ana Gog @ The High Tide Club Saturday July 30th 9pm – as part of the Beara Arts Festival

Ana Gog are a five-piece band based in Dublin, Ireland. Their sound is an eclectic mix of folk, post/prog rock and electronica with contemporary influences. To date the band have had two official releases, the album ‘Making Trails’ in 2013 and the EP ‘Resemblance’ which was released in 2014. After touring in India and Europe and after a period of writing and rehearsing the band returned to the studio in

A splash of colour at the Blue House Gallery, Schull

Two painters and a printmaker, each with a profound relationship to colour, join forces at Blue House Gallery, Schull, 29 July -11 August; Grainne Cuffe, Catherine Weld and Helen O’Keeffe. Grainne Cuffe, one of the most well known and accomplished printmakers in the country is celebrated for her large and exotic botanical prints. Two sculptors, Angela Fewer and James McCarthy compliment the exhibition of work on the walls with their

Two Sherkin artists celebrate the sea with ‘Beneath & Beyond’

Two artists from Sherkin Island will hold a joint exhibition of paintings at the Community Hall on Sherkin Island from 7th August until 20th August. ‘Beneath & Beyond’ is the second two-person show by artists, Jo Ashby and Majella O’Neill Collins, both of whom paint seascapes from their Sherkin Island studios.

Outdoor theatre returns to West Cork with Zorro

The Viceroy of New Spain, aided by the evil Ramón family, has turned New Spain into a tyrannical, poverty-stricken wasteland for the townspeople. Their legendary hero, Zorro, is their only hope of relief and resolution. As the rebel group The Alliance attempt to fight back, Zorro must be smarter than he has ever been to stop the Ramóns from turning his beloved people against him. Can he change his ways

News from the Briery Gap

Announcement of production of Murder At Shandy Hall-The Musical. The Briery Gap is proud to announce that the original musical will open on Thursday 13th October at Riverside Park Hotel and will star Patrick Bergin in the role of Dr Philip Cross and involve director Michael Sheridan, musical director Alan Kiely and produced by Briery Gap.

Schull Regatta this August 6th & 7th

Schull is the place to be for Schull Regatta on the 6th and 7th of August, it will be a hive of activity with fun on the water and on land.Our programme is now two full days with lots of new additions.

Rebel Rossa film screening at Skibbereen Arts Festival

THE People of West Cork, have a once-off opportunity to view the film, “Rebel Rossa” on Saturday 23rd July at the Skibbereen Arts Festival. Described as “A personal investigation into the life and legacy of the famous – and infamous – Irish rebel Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa by his American great-grandson”, much of the film was shot at the centenary events in Reenascreena, Rosscarbery, Skibbereen, Clonakilty and Glasnevin Cemetery last year

Two-day workshop on filmmaking with Cork Young Filmmakers at the Skibbereen Arts Festival

This intensive practical two-day workshop is geared towards aspiring young people, aged from 13 to 21, with a strong interest in enhancing their film making skills. Young filmmakers working as a group will learn film making techniques. You will script your own drama, shoot the scenes, act, direct, crew and edit a short film under the guidance of professional filmmakers from Cork Film Centre.

John Kelly: A Group Show at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

23 July to 31 August 2016 Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre is delighted to present a solo exhibition of painting, sculpture and print by Irish/English/Australian artist, John Kelly. Comprising distinct elements of Kelly’s practice, the exhibition is located across both galleries and also links to spaces outside Uillinn.

Daly encourages groups in West Cork to apply for Arts and Culture Capital Scheme

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West has encouraged West Cork arts and cultural groups to apply for funding under the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016, which is now open for applications. “Funding of €9 million has been announced by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, for this year’s Arts and Culture Capital Scheme. Arts and cultural centres across Cork can now

Museum of Miniature: The Islands on Long Island

Long Island Sunday 17 July, 10.00am – 4.00pm Ferries from Colla Pier at 10.30am, 12.45pm, and 3pm Uillinn: 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

Comhaltas Glengarriff news

A lovely night was had by all at the celebrations of 40 years of Comhaltas in Glengarriff Community Hall on the 24th of June. Thanks to Seàn Ò Sè for running the night so well with his story telling and singing. A BIG THANK YOU to all the performers on the night, to their families for helping out and for being so patient with the extra practises. A special thanks

Uillinn Music Season this summer

This summer sees a unique series of three concerts in the James O’Driscoll Gallery at Uillinn. Enjoy a special supper or lunch at Kalbos@ Uillinn and experience the vibrancy and richness of 17th and 18th century music including compositions by Bach, Gabrielli, O’Carolan, Buxtehude, Purcell, Biber and Telemann played on authentic instruments by outstanding young musicians. Step into the seventeenth century, with some of the most exciting, evocative and emotional

A sneak peek, behind the scenes of Townlands Carnival

WITH less than 24 hours until gates open, TOWNLANDS CARNIVAL is adding the final touches to what is set to be a spectacle of Music, Arts and performance and offered us a glimpse into the action ahead of throwing the gates open to thousands of revelers this weekend.

All aboard for Volvo Cork Week 2016

OVER the next few days, more than 2,000 souls will be descending on the picturesque village of Crosshaven to take part in Volvo Cork Week from10th – 15th July hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven.

Ruins and Refugees at the Blue House Gallery, Schull

‘The Fertile Crescent’, the title of this exhibition, is the term by which the Middle East was known to historians of the past, the rich crescent of land that curves down the eastern Mediterranean coat from Turkey to Egypt. This region produced the majority of the great civilisations of the ancient world, Babylon, Sumaria, Assyria, Judea, Egypt of the Pharaohs.

Adrigole GAA festival this August

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.

St Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music 2016

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.

Danny Vincent Smith exhibition in Kenmare

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  

Penny’s Ex Libris – Remembering the Somme

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