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
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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!
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
Pictured at the Kinsale St Patricks Day Art Competition was overall winner Emma Meaney from Belgooly with Cllr Tony Cierans, Mayor of Kinsale and Angela Shanahan, Senior Tourist Advisor Failte Ireland. Pic: John Allen
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
CLONAKILTY Community Kindergarten, is very excited to host the second St. Patricks Day Post-Parade Kiddies Disco taking place directly after the parade in the Emmet Hotel, Emmet Square, Clonakilty on March 17th. The proceedings will begin at the Emmet Hotel, Emmet Square, Clonakilty, directly after the parade.
Exclusive by Brian Moore A CHANCE friends suggestion on Facebook has led to an amazing family reunion in Skibbereen. After a search that spanned continents, time zones and many years, Australian Julie Beattie, was shocked to discover that she has a sister living in West Cork.
by Brian Moore SPRING is in the air and for the children of Kilcrohane National School on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula the feast of St. Patrick was an idea opportunity to plant some native trees.
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.
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.
THERE will be a kiddies fundraiser disco after the Clonakilty St Patrick’s Parade from 5pm-7pm on March 17th in the Emmet Hotel. The cost is €5/ child or €10/family.
Throughout Ireland in 2013, Communities, Villages and towns will be organising a packed calendar of gatherings, festivals and events to welcome people from all over the world to festivities organised by local communities.
Programme of Events: 2pm: Music in the Square “Open the Taps” 2.20pm: All Floats to line up on East End of the Pier. 3pm: “sharp” The Parade starts led by Piper Dermot Milner.
IN a major coup for Irish tourism, an ancient wonder of the world – the Pyramids of Giza – and a modern wonder of the world – the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil – are set to go green for the first time ever on St Patrick’s Day 2013, joining a host of other major landmarks and iconic sites around the world in Tourism Ireland’s
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
PUPILS from Scoil Bhríde Ballydehob are striving to achieve their fourth Green Flag and this year the theme of the project is travel. The school are promoting sustainable modes of travel such as walking, cycling, car pooling, park and stride and travel on public transport.
Some images from around West Cork this St Patrick’s Day including Bandon’s successful new world record for the most leprechauns in one place, 1,263! Check back on Tuesday for a round-up of the weekend’s festivities.
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
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
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
All roads lead to Bandon this St Patrick’s Day where an attempt to break the world record for the amount of Leprechauns will be attempted. All ready for St Patrick’s Day were Bandon children Meggan and Caillin Fitgerald, Aaron Crowley, Saoirse McCarthy and Ryan Fitzgerald. Pic: Denis Boyle
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