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RNLI “Hope in the Great War” exhibition visits Cork

Camden Fort Meagher, Crosshaven is proud to have been chosen as the only location in Ireland to host the RNLI “Hope in the Great War” exhibition in 2015! The exhibit is an ideal way for families and young children to learn about the astounding work of RNLI volunteers during the First World War and is open to the public each Saturday & Sunday throughout the month of July.

Tara Brandell Retrospective at West Cork Arts Centre

An exhibition of images, videos and text from 25 years of Tara Brandel’s choreography, takes place at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen from July 18th to August 8th this year. With reoccurring themes of gender, sexuality and strong female archetypes, Tara’s dance is influenced by her time spent in Berlin, London, San Francisco and West Cork.

Free creative writing summer camp in Clonakilty

Clonakilty’s poet Dave Lordan will be leading a free creative writing summer camp for talented teens in Clonakilty Library from the 22nd-24th of July. Dave is a renowned creativity educator as well as a nationally recognised author, editor and literary commentator. He is the editor of the acclaimed collection of new Irish short fiction Young Irelanders. He was recently guest of honour at the Clonakilty Organic Arts Festival. He teaches creative writing to adults and teens

Skibbereen Arts Festival the “place to be” this July

  AT every turn there are incredible vistas and on every corner you are likely to bump into a practitioner of the arts. The seventh Skibbereen Arts Festival, which takes place on the 24th July – 2nd August, pays homage to this fabric of their community with a programme that is simply astonishing. The Abbeystrewry Church will be the home of many concerts held by various talented musicians for the

Kenmare writer wins major international book award

Seanchai, (The Storyteller) the new novel by Kenmare writer Penelope Thoms, has been named a winner of a 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award, the world’s largest book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors.   “Seanchai” was launched at the Carnegie Arts Centre in Kenmare in January and Thoms was honoured in New York during the recent BookExpo America event. Told in the voice of Brigid, a young

Séisiún Summer Irish Nights in Skibbereen

Skibbereen Comhaltas summer Irish nights will return to the West Cork Hotel this summer on each Wednesday night starting on this coming Wednesday, July 8th at 9pm.  Séisiún presents an authentic show of Irish traditional music, song, dance, stories and more, bringing our Irish cultural traditions to life. Each Seisiún show offers a unique audience experience for Irish locals and visitors – a real taste of our cultural talent.

Baltimore Secret Gardens Weekend

THE Baltimore Secret Gardens Weekend is the brainchild of Jean Perry from the Glebe Gardens in Baltimore, who has persuaded her friends and neighbours to open their gardens on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July. Now in its third year, the aim of the weekend is to encourage interest in gardening locally, to attract gardening enthusiasts from further afield to the pretty seaside village and to raise funds for charity.

Skibbereen to bring history back to life as it celebrates O’Donovan Rossa

SKIBBEREEN is set to be transformed into a 19th Century town July 24th as part of a host of local events that will be celebrating the life of Irish Patriot Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. The event will begin at 7pm and to truly create the 1800s aesthetic and atmosphere, a torchlit parade will take place, with all participants to be dressed in 1800s attire.

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.