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St Patricks Day in West Cork

Ballydehob Beautiful Ballydehob once again hosts one of the friendliest annual St Patrick’s Day Parades around. The parade starts at 12 noon followed by complimentary refreshments in the Old Bank. The organisers promise a great day of fun and spectacle for all the family. Bandon St Patrick’s Day in Bandon is shaping up to be another great event for young and old. The parade will begin promptly at 2.30pm in

Fancy dress parade returns to Bantry this St Patrick’s Day

BANTRY is delighted to welcome back a fancy dress parade this Saint Patrick’s Day, Tuesday March 17th kicking off at 12.30pm with a large numbers of floats followed by live music on the square with bouncing castles, face painters and much more fun and games for all ages. Come and join in the fun and games in Bantry town this saint Patrick’s Day from 12.30pm!

Award Winning Clann Feirme group to launch Coppeen Festival

THIS year’s St Patrick’s Day Festival at Coppeen will be launched by members of the Crowley family Moneynacrohy Enniskeane, who recently won the top award in the TG4 Clann Feirm Factor awards program. The four member family group fought off stiff competion from a number of other family groups around the country to win the top award and €20,000. The award winning group consist of John, Helena, James and Tim

West Cork St Patrick’s Day Parades 2014

Ballydehob   Ballydehob St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 12noon on Monday, 17th March. The theme this year is Ballydehob 1914. The village a century ago was, like most other rural villages, largely self-sufficient, with numerous shops, pubs and even hotels catering for the needs of the town and its hinterland.   A publication, Guy’s Postal Directory of Ballydehob in 1914, is the theme’s inspiration. With the kind permission of

St Patrick’s Day shenanigans across West Cork

THE rain held off for the most part as towns and villages across West Cork wore the green with pride this St Patrick’s Day. There were a number of parades and festivals across the region with good turnouts reported across the board as young and old enjoyed the national celebration of out patron saint’s day.

Fado Festival brings back the good-ole-days

IF you have a hankering for a glimpse at what life was like in the good-ole-days then this weekend’s Fado Festival in Bantry is the place to be.   The three-day festival will recreate a time before electrification came to the town, back when the residents relied on lamps, candles and turf fires to light the long winter evenings.

St Patrick’s Day Parade in Castletownbere

by Anne Marie Cronin Castletownbere St.Patrick’s Day Parade got off to a flying start when the rain stopped and the sun shone to the delight of the huge crowd of both spectators and floats who turned up to mark our national Saint. St. Patrick himself turned up with his entourage of leprechauns and took the prize for “Best under U18” age group in the process. The town was a hive

Clon revs up for Quality Hotels West Cork Rally

NEXT weekend Clonakilty will receive a welcome tourism boost as over 150 rally crews come to town to take part in this year’s Quality Hotel West Cork Rally. After the success of the town stage last year it has been decided to run it twice this year on Saturday afternoon, St Patrick’s Day. The Cork Motor Club who are organising the event would like to thank the residents and businesses

Bantry’s unique Fadó Festival set to draw St Patrick’s Day crowds

THIS St Patrick’s weekend Bantry offers the unique opportunity to rediscover a time of “fadó” when life was much simpler with the three-day Fadó Festival set to transform the town and take visitors on a wonderful journey back in time. Over the three days visitors will be entertained by a fantastic pageant of fire performers and drummers and have an opportunity to see the internationally famous play, The Tailor and

Niagara Falls to go green to mark St Patrick’s Day celebrations

THE London Eye, Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Table Mountain in South Africa, the Empire State Building in New York, the Sky Tower in Auckland and for the first time ever, Niagara Falls and the TV tower in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz are just some of the iconic buildings and attractions around the world which will “go green” this year to mark St Patrick’s Day and to kick off a major Tourism

RTÉ wants your views on “how to be Irish” for Ireland’s first user generated documentary

RTÉ is to air its first “user-generated” documentary this coming St Patrick’s Day. #HowToBeIrish will be made entirely of clips sent in by viewers talking about, or otherwise illustrating, what being Irish means to them. RTÉ Television is calling on people everywhere, in Ireland and worldwide, to tell them #HowToBeIrish and possibly feature in the programme. The call-out will also be led by RTÉ 2fm’s Rick O’Shea on his Rick