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Scenically breath-taking, West Cork is clean and green, peaceful and restful, yet the landscape never reveals all its secrets at once, that is why it is so fascinating, that is why there is always more to discover. It takes time to do that, time to stop and relax, West Cork time. How can you experience all this? Well, it's only our advice, but don't try too hard, sometimes when you focus too hard on something you miss what really matters. As the New York Times put it: Ireland can be that place you missed as you travelled around Ireland, looking for Ireland.

We know that essence can be found here in West Cork, along with the best in food, drink, heritage, music and company. Allow plenty of time, there's no rush; this is a place of pleasant, accidental discoveries, a place where you never know what's waiting round the bend or down the street. And be prepared to get side-tracked, that's another of the delights of being in West Cork...

Here are some of our latest and up-coming events

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Wedding Consultation Day

Wedding Consultation Day

At the Celtic Ross Hotel Sunday 26 April, from 2 PM to 6 PM Come and meet the Celtic Ross Wedding Team and get a flavour of your simply special Wedding Day at the Celtic...

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Adult Events at Uillinn

Adult Events at Uillinn

West Cork Arts Centre Classes and Events programme for adults April - June 2015 New events will be updated on our website, facebook and twitter as the season progresses Arts for an Active MindWith Michael RayFor...

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Bantry Walking Festival 2015

Bantry Walking Festival 2015

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May  Join us for a weekend of hiking, exploring, sightseeing and fun at the Bantry Walking Festival!  Our expert guides will lead treks along the Sheep's Head Way, around Whiddy Island, and...

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Children's Events At Uillinn

Children's Events At Uillinn

West Cork Arts Centre Children's Classes and Events Programme April - June 2015 New events will be posted on our website, facebook and twitter as the season progresses Art Clubwith Marie Cullen and Tomasz Madajczak Wednesdays 3.30pm...

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Magic Tricks - Kids Disco - Puppet Show

Magic Tricks - Kids Disco - Puppet Show

At the Celtic Ross Back by popular demand Easter Sunday 5 April, 3pm and again Wednesday 8 April, 11.30am €5 per child (suits 4yrs - 12yrs) The entertainment starts with some COOL KIDS MAGIC TRICKS...

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Over the Shop Counter in April

Over the Shop Counter in April

At Levis' Corner House Ballydehob  Here is the list of those performing Over The Shop Counter in April Places are booking up fast. (Stargazers almost sold out) Book your spot if you can by calling to...

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Gougane Barra Run

Gougane Barra Run

Ballincollig & District Vintage and Classic Car Club Celebrating 10 Years Ballincollig & District Vintage and Classic Car Club's Gougane Barra Run and Memorial Service will take place on Sunday the 12 April. Starting at...

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Latest Exhibitions at Uillinn

Latest Exhibitions at Uillinn

West Cork Art Centre, Skibbereen The opening season at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre continues with two new exhibitions; Antrum, Daphne Wright’s solo exhibition of sculpture and video and Disconnect, a three person exhibition of...

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Sheeps Head Easter 10K Run 2015

Sheeps Head Easter 10K Run 2015

4 April, 2015 12:00 PM The Sheeps Head Easter Run will take place on Easter Saturday 4 April at 12 noon. The 10k race will start outside ‘Arundels by the Pier’, Ahakista, and welcomes both walkers...

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BirdWatch Ireland in March

BirdWatch Ireland in March

Three "must-go-to" talks throughout March in County Cork  There are three fascinating talks that will be well worth going to in March: The Birds of Cork by Jim Wilson on Tuesday 10 March at Corrin Event...

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Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival

Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival

27 – 29 March 2015  The ninth annual Ballydehob Trad Festival will be held in the village of Ballydehob, West Cork from 27-29 March 2015. A feast of traditional Irish music and dance is promised, featuring...

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Cars and Coffee Morning

Cars and Coffee Morning

Ballincollig & District Vintage and Classic Car Club Celebrating 10 Years  Wednesday 4 March Club Meeting, Mary O'Connor's Bar, Ballincollig at 9:00pm Sunday 8 MarchCars and Coffee Morning, in the Covered Car Park @ Tesco, Ballincollig from...

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Vikesh Kapoor

Vikesh Kapoor

At Levis Corner House  Saturday 21 February 8 PM  US songwriter Vikesh Kapur comes to Levis to perform The Ballad of Willy Robbins, his highly acclaimed debut album. Cited to channel Woodie Gutherie and Bob Dylan…Vikesh's songs tell...

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Saint Patricks Day Parade

Saint Patricks Day Parade

Bantry Saint Patricks Day Fancy Dress Parade This March 17th @ 12.30 PM! The Parade will be led by Ballingeary Pipe Band with prizes for best categories on the day   Live Music on the Square after...

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Spring Fit-Up Theatre Festival

Spring Fit-Up Theatre Festival

4 - 15 March Blood in the Alley Theatre Company in association with Cork County Council are pleased to announce the first ever Spring Fit-up Theatre Festival in West Cork from 4 - 15 March inclusive.While...

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A Night of Fashion and Tips

A Night of Fashion and Tips

At the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery “Are you looking for a change in style? Do you want to discover what suits your body shape and colour?” asks Mags O’Donoghue, fundraising coordinator for the Rosscarbery Ladies...

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Rachel Sermanni and Tom Terrell

Rachel Sermanni and Tom Terrell

At Levis’ Corner House Ballydehob Thursday 12 February 7.30 PM Canadian folk musician and singer Tom Terrell makes a welcome return to Levis Bar after a fantastic sold out gig last November. Accompanied by a different...

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West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2015

West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2015

The West Cork Chamber Music Festival runs from 26 June to 4 July and welcomes a star-studded cast of international musicians to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Concerts take place from morning to late night in...

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Sheep’s Head Yarn Festival 2015

Sheep’s Head Yarn Festival 2015

The chance to learn new skills or improve in other areas of yarn craft Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May 2015 In early 2014, after hearing stories from friends and family overseas and reveling in...

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Stone-Carving Workshop

Stone-Carving Workshop

Learn Traditional Skills in a Stone-Carving Workshop on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula Join stone carver Victor Daly on the Sheep’s Head peninsula in West Cork to learn traditional skills in his stone carving workshop.Saturday 31...

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Free Spirit St Patrick’s Weekend Festival 2015

Free Spirit St Patrick’s Weekend Festival 2015

Music and Craic in the Glen All events free to attend, international artists. Ceol and craic in abundance! All welcome, hope to see you there. FREE SPIRIT - Bernard Harrington’s Bar Glengarriff friendly and inclusive Music...

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2015 West Cork Literary Festival Workshops

2015 West Cork Literary Festival Workshops

Booking now open! Just before Christmas, we announced the programme of workshops for the 2015 West Cork Literary Festival. Phone booking has now opened as well as online booking and so if you would like to...

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Rhythm of Fierce

Rhythm of Fierce

CROI GLAN present…Rhythm of Fierce  Rhythm is a dancer. It's a soul's companion. You can feel it everywhere. Lift your hands and voices. Free your mind and join us. You can feel it in the...

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Liam Ó Maonlaí New Years Eve at The High Tide Club

Liam Ó Maonlaí New Years Eve at The High Tide Club

Last April Liam Ó Maonlaí played for us at The High Tide Club to a sell out show. We shared a magical evening with Liam and had a sell out gig. It was one of...

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Goleen Christmas Fair

Goleen Christmas Fair

Sunday 7 December from 2 – 5 PM in the Community Centre, admission free This is one of West Cork’s largest indoor fairs and we have over 50 stands again this year. There will something...

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Santa’s Secret Garden

Santa’s Secret Garden

In Skibbereen Visit Santa in a Christmas Experience Like No Other...  Christmas is just around the corner, and the team at Albergo, creators of the hugely successful ‘Room 28 at The Haunted Hotel’, have a very...

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John Blek at Levis’ Corner House

John Blek at Levis’ Corner House

We are delighted to welcome back John Blek to Levis Corner House. John has dropped in to us before in various guises…not least accompanying the beautiful Anna Mitchell at the last Ballydehob Arts and Culture...

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