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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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The Driftwood Manor at The High Tide Club

The Driftwood Manor at The High Tide Club

The Driftwood Manor @at The High Tide Club, Castletownbere Saturday 23rd August @ 9p.m.  Formed in 2007, The Driftwood Manor are an Irish Folk band taking in a wide range of influences from Traditional Irish to...

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Heritage Week in Skibbereen

Heritage Week in Skibbereen

Heritage Week 2014 is being celebrated in Skibbereen with a series of events organised by Skibbereen Heritage Centre in conjunction with Skibbereen Credit Union. All of the events are free of charge and open to...

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Bantry Show 2014

Bantry Show 2014

Sunday 7 September -  you can’t afford to miss it – at the stunning location of “The Beaches” As always, there is a huge range of attractions and events including classes for horses, ponies, cattle, sheep...

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National Heritage Week at Bantry House

National Heritage Week at Bantry House

Ye Old Bantry House Saturday 23 August 10 AM to 5 PM In conjunction with National Heritage week Bantry House and Garden will be offering free entry to the Garden on Saturday 23 August.  The...

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Hothouse Flowers in West Cork

Hothouse Flowers in West Cork

Band to gig at Glebe Gardens, Baltimore, West Cork on Sunday 17 August at 8.00 PM in the Amphitheatre – a fantastic evening of music in store with the Dublin based band – who could...

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West Cork Antique and Art Fair

West Cork Antique and Art Fair

Sunday 17 August in the Celtic Ross Hotel  Hibernian Antique and Art Fairs are very proud to have been invited once again to organise The West Cork Antique and Art Fair on Sunday 17 August 2014...

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Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

Part of the Fit-Up Theatre Festival Blood in the Alley Presents  Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas August 12th - August 17th  Performed by: Fiona Condon, Rowan Finken, Andrew Musselman Directed by: Geoff Gould A stunning new...

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Goleen Festival 2014

Goleen Festival 2014

Plenty to do in the next week or two.  The Mizen peninsula is the place to be for entertainment and craic!   Tuesday 5 August – Friday 8 August 10.30am-3.30pm Table Tennis Summer Camp at Goleen...

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Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival 2014

Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival 2014

The Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival in West Cork, is now in its 20th year, and has become one of the most renowned festivals in the world storytelling calendar. Each year some of the...

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Explore West Cork in Knitting!

Explore West Cork in Knitting!

"Knit & Natter” Summer Exhibition 2014 at Dunmanway Library until the end of August For those of you who haven’t seen the extraordinary knitted artworks created by the group, the library’s exhibition should be on...

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Ceramic Masters

Ceramic Masters

At Mill Cove Gallery, Beara - 3 August to 28 September 2014 Pat Connor and Jim Turner have over 80 years collective experience of working in clay. These Ceramic Masters possess the highest technical skill...

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Kinsale Arts Festival Programme Announced

Kinsale Arts Festival Programme Announced

Ten oak letters ignite the night sky, as a fleet of boats take to the water. On 19 September, a fiery international premiere will announce the opening of the tenth Kinsale Arts Festival in spectacular...

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September 19 is Culture Night in Cork County

September 19 is Culture Night in Cork County

A Date for Your Diary  As the summer speeds by we head once more towards one of the finest cultural events in the calendar, Culture Night Cork County. This year’s event takes place on Friday, 19...

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Sam Evans The High Tide Club Castletownbere

Sam Evans The High Tide Club Castletownbere

For those of you who heard Sam last year (and those who didnt) Sam & his band  have been invited back after a thoroughly fantastic gig at The High Tide Club last year & Following...

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Glandore Art Exhibition

Glandore Art Exhibition

On Wednesday 30 July Dr. Edward M Walsh, the Founding President of the University of Limerick, will open an Exhibition of 25 paintings of the Old Pier in Union Hall in Christ Church, Kilfaughnabeg, Glandore. ...

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Schull Revival Regatta 2014

Schull Revival Regatta 2014

The Schull Regatta has its roots in Schull history and tradition. It all began in 1884 when 26.5 ft sailing yawls raced each other between Schull and Crookhaven and around the harbour. This year’s Schull...

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Sean Nós at the Abbeystrewry Church

Sean Nós at the Abbeystrewry Church

A night of traditional Sean Nós music at the Abbeystrewry Church, Skibbereen A night of traditional Irish song and dance is set to bring Skibbereen alive, with a Sean Nós session on Friday 1 August...

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Birdwatch Ireland

Birdwatch Ireland

West Cork Branch Programme of Events Autumn 2014 Except where indicated, all events are free and non-Members are very welcome. Sunday 24 August 2014 Galley Head with IWDG for National Whale-watching day 2:00pm Meet at...

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Jezebel

Jezebel

Part of the Fit-Up Theatre Festival Rough Magic Theatre Company Presents  Jezebel by Mark Cantan August 5th - August 10th  Age suitability: 16+  Performed by: Peter Daly, Margaret McAuliffe & Valerie O'Connor. Directed by: Lynne Parker A clever...

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Martin Stephenson

Martin Stephenson

At Baby Hannah's, Skibbereen  31 July  9.00 PM Tickets: €10.00 Martin is an outstanding singer and songwriter, whose career in music now stretches back over thirty years of critical acclaim and relentless touring. New album California...

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Starling Song Project

Starling Song Project

Featuring Liz Clark 31 July 7.30 PM at the West Cork Hotel Tickets: € 5.00 Starling Song is a song-writing project investigating locality and connecting older people across West Cork. The project was developed by...

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Rosscarbery Family Festival 2014

Rosscarbery Family Festival 2014

A ten-day annual event with a jam packed programme of events, with activities to entertain all the family from grandparents to toddlers. Friday 8 – Sunday 17 August 2014Events include a teen UV disco, a...

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Legendary Ricky Scaggs Headlines at Masters of Tradition

Legendary Ricky Scaggs Headlines at Masters of Tradition

American musician Ricky Scaggs to lead the line up for the 2014 Masters of Tradition Festival in Bantry Legendary American musician, Ricky Skaggs, leads the line-up for the 2014 Masters of Tradition Festival in Bantry, Co...

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The Cujo Family | High Tide Club | Castletownbere

The Cujo Family | High Tide Club | Castletownbere

THE CUJO FAMILY SAT 12TH JULY @ 9pm ~ THE HIGH TIDE CLUB, SARAH WALKER GALLERY, CASTLETOWNBERE The High Tide Club is delighted to announce the forthcoming acoustic gig with two of the band members Gavin...

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Seisiún Summer Irish Nights Skibbereen

Seisiún Summer Irish Nights 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 9th at 9pm. Séisiún presents an authentic show of Irish traditional...

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Family Funday on Whiddy

Family Funday on Whiddy

Enjoy a great day out Sunday 29 June with all the family and friends on Whiddy Island at the Atlantic Challenge Family Funday The day will start with a FUN Run at 1:30 (registration 1pm -...

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Special Events for Children

Special Events for Children

At the West Cork Literary Festival - Children, from tots to teens, are the focus for a number of events this July as part of the 2014 West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry, Co. Cork...

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