Discover what's on in Bantry and around the Sheep's Head peninsula with our up-to-date events calendar!Search the event calendar below for some great West Cork events. Check out our many festivals, great live music, courses, guided walks and more. Our events guide covers all the guided walks, festivals, craft courses, sailing trips, foodie events and gigs in Bantry and on the Sheep's Head. It's the perfect place to find out what's on in Bantry this weekend or start planning your trip to the Sheep's Head for one of next year's great festivals. Don't forget, you can contact us at email@example.com if you'd like more information on what's on along the Sheep's Head Way over the next few days or in the months ahead!
Masters of Tradition is a five-day traditional music festival held each August in the West Cork town of Bantry
Masters of Tradition Festival features a series of performances, covering the full spectrum of Irish traditional music. The performances take place in Bantry House, one of Ireland’s most exquisite historic mansions, and in one of Bantry’s other special venues, St Brendan’s Church.
The event provides a platform where subtle and sometimes obscure elements of Irish traditional music can be heard. By seeking the heart of the music we find a universal voice that has widespread appeal reaching across many cultural and musical barriers.
The festival is headlined by its Artistic Director, Martin Hayes, the fiddler from East Clare, whose distinctive touch and extravagant virtuosity has brought the tradition to new levels. His famous trance-evoking sets with Dennis Cahill have mesmerised audiences all over the world and will do again this summer!
Check out the full programme at http://westcorkmusic.ie/mastersoftradition/programme
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Bantry will be making a splash this August with the third Bantry Bay Adventure Race on August 25th!
The event will begin with a 5k run on Whiddy Island. Participants will then kayak a 1.5km route across Bantry Bay towards the Abbey pier where they’ll jump on their bikes for the final leg of the Adventure Race, cycling down a 22.8km stretch of the Sheep’s Head peninsula on the Goat’s Path before returning to Bantry for a well-earned celebration.
Places are limited to 200. Individual participants will be joined by teams of three at the event, and the team element gives people the chance to participate even if they’re not quite ready to tackle all three disciplines this year.
‘We’re delighted to be welcoming people to Whiddy Island and introducing them to the fantastic land and sea trails they can enjoy here’, says Tim O’Leary of the Whiddy Island Development Association. There are very popular runs on across the West Cork islands throughout the summer, and the Adventure Race gives people a way to make the most of the fantastic environment we have here for adventure sports.’
‘The development of Bantry Blueway has begun to draw attention to the potential for water sports around Whiddy, and the Adventure Race will give participants and onlookers a great chance to see the Blueway and the Sheep’s Head cycle route being used to their full potential.’
The Adventure Race is raising funds for Bantry Inshore Rescue Association, the Cancer Connect service which helps bring people to hospital appointments in city hospitals, and the Whiddy Island Development Association.
The Westlodge Hotel is delighted to announce the line-up for Derek Ryan Weekend of music and dancing for 2018!
Join Adrian Ryan, Ciarán Rosney, Patrick O’Sullivan, Louise Morrissey, and of course the sensational Derek Ryan for a weekend of pure fun.
The roll call of success for this multi-talented Irish man is long and much deserved – with two Irish Number One albums, sell-out shows at home and abroad, and fistfuls of music awards to his name.
It’s been a long road for the Garryhill, County Carlow born artist. He first developed his life long love for music when his parents bought a drum kit one Christmas for their four-year-old son!
Tunes from his mum’s favourite country music radio shows engrained themselves deeply in Derek’s heart. Songs by favourites including Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and George Strait.
It was pop which first drew a blond haired, fresh faced 17-year-old teenage Derek into the music business. He followed in the chart busting footsteps of Irish boybands, Boyzone and Westlife – as part of new Celtic teen pop phenomenon, D-Side in 2001. Managed by Kim Glover – the same woman responsible for Dublin born UK chart toppers, B*Witched and TV superstars, Ant & Dec’s singing years – Derek enjoyed three British Top Ten hits with D-Side.
Weekend packages with full access to all dances available.
Call the hotel to book today!
A weekend of darts, competition, and prizes at the Westlodge Hotel!
Doubles with an 8pm Start
Brand new event! The Westlodge Hotel 701 Classic
Limited to 96 Entrys with a round robin style. Best of 7, 701 knockout stage, and Final best of 9. There is a first round losers event along with special events for men, women, and youth.
The 2nd Annual Westlodge Grand Prix
€1200 Guaranteed to the Mens Winner. Youths and Ladies events happening as well! Rest of prize fund based on entrys.
For accommodation please call the Hotel and Quote darts!
3 night stay €30.00 euro pps bed/breakfast standard room/ 3 night stay bed/breakfast De-luxe room €40.00pps
2 night stay €35.00euro pps bed/breakfast standard room/ 2 night stay De-Luxe room €45.00 pps bed/breakfast
1 night stay €40.00 pps bed/breakfast standard room / 1 night stay De-luxe room €50.00pps
Single room €50 per night including breakfast for standard room and €60.00 per night for de-luxe room including breakfast