What’s On in Bantry & the Sheep’s Head


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, festivals, live music, 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 info@livingthesheepsheadway.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!

Nov
23
Thu
2017
Live Music Open Session
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm

Ma Murphys Front Bar Players

All musicians, singers or poets are welcome at Ma Murphy’s open live music session.

Bring your instrument, your words or song and join in this celebration of culture at Ma’s.

It has been known to draw out Swedish Didgeridoo players, flutists, singers, fiddlers and dancers of all kinds. Touring musicians have been known to pop in for set, or festival goers, trying their hand at sharing their gift.

Free from 8pm every Thursday.
No booking required.

Nov
24
Fri
2017
Bantry Country Market
Nov 24 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Bantry Market Stall

Come along to one of Ireland’s oldest Market Days.

Bantry Country Market is one of the most vibrant and oldest running markets in West Cork. Hosting an abundance of stalls selling a vast array of farm-fresh local produce that will make your mouth water.

There are also extensive bric a brac stalls, craft stalls and even buy a live chicken, sheep or goat.

The atmosphere is always buzzing at this market, it is one not to be missed!

Stalls set up from 8.30am until 1-2pm, depending on weather, so get down early.

Nov
30
Thu
2017
Live Music Open Session
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm

Ma Murphys Front Bar Players

All musicians, singers or poets are welcome at Ma Murphy’s open live music session.

Bring your instrument, your words or song and join in this celebration of culture at Ma’s.

It has been known to draw out Swedish Didgeridoo players, flutists, singers, fiddlers and dancers of all kinds. Touring musicians have been known to pop in for set, or festival goers, trying their hand at sharing their gift.

Free from 8pm every Thursday.
No booking required.

Dec
1
Fri
2017
Bantry Country Market
Dec 1 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Bantry Market Stall

Come along to one of Ireland’s oldest Market Days.

Bantry Country Market is one of the most vibrant and oldest running markets in West Cork. Hosting an abundance of stalls selling a vast array of farm-fresh local produce that will make your mouth water.

There are also extensive bric a brac stalls, craft stalls and even buy a live chicken, sheep or goat.

The atmosphere is always buzzing at this market, it is one not to be missed!

Stalls set up from 8.30am until 1-2pm, depending on weather, so get down early.

Dec
7
Thu
2017
Live Music Open Session
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm

Ma Murphys Front Bar Players

All musicians, singers or poets are welcome at Ma Murphy’s open live music session.

Bring your instrument, your words or song and join in this celebration of culture at Ma’s.

It has been known to draw out Swedish Didgeridoo players, flutists, singers, fiddlers and dancers of all kinds. Touring musicians have been known to pop in for set, or festival goers, trying their hand at sharing their gift.

Free from 8pm every Thursday.
No booking required.

Dec
8
Fri
2017
Bantry Country Market
Dec 8 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Bantry Market Stall

Come along to one of Ireland’s oldest Market Days.

Bantry Country Market is one of the most vibrant and oldest running markets in West Cork. Hosting an abundance of stalls selling a vast array of farm-fresh local produce that will make your mouth water.

There are also extensive bric a brac stalls, craft stalls and even buy a live chicken, sheep or goat.

The atmosphere is always buzzing at this market, it is one not to be missed!

Stalls set up from 8.30am until 1-2pm, depending on weather, so get down early.

Dec
9
Sat
2017
The Black Gate Christmas Experience
Dec 9 – Dec 10 all-day

Santa and Mrs. Claus confirm their visit to The Black Gate Christmas Experience on the 9th and 10th of December 2017!

Yes, we have great news for all the boys and girls of West Cork and surrounding areas this week! Santa and Mrs. Claus have let us know that they will be visiting again this year and spending a few days on the beautiful Sheep’s Head Peninsula!

They will be staying at The Alice West Centre (The Black Gate) near Kilcrohane and are looking forward to meeting all the good boys and girls on the 9th and 10th of December.

To find us follow the red nosed reindeer placed along the shores of Dunmanus Bay. A big fire will welcome you as you come in the door. Take a moment and relax beside it with a cup of tea or treat yourself to a glass of mulled wine and mince pie. Soak up the children’s laughter and watch their faces as they relay the events of the evening and open their gifts. Visit the life size live Crib, say hello to the goats Holly and Ivy, and hear Ned sing along with the children. Free hot chocolate and marshmallows for all the kids. Buy a ticket for our big Christmas raffle and be in for a chance to win some fantastic prizes sponsored by local businesses.

This is the sixth year of this wonderful Christmas adventure, run and hosted by the Muintir Bhaire Community Council.

What people are saying…

“There is a huge volunteer work force over the weekends leading up to, on the days of the event and after and without these people the Committee couldn’t run a weekend like this” says Annette Nicholas, Secretary of Muintin Bhaire Community Council. The funds raised from this weekend go back in to other events run by the Community Council, like Halloween parties, Easter egg hunts, family fun days, and summer camps.

So get ringing or e-mailing and book your spot and join us in all the Christmas fun!

Event Details

€15.00 per child / adults are free.
Contact Annette on 086 3206046 or e-mail muintirbhairecc@gmail.com
Or find us on Facebook!

 

Dec
14
Thu
2017
Live Music Open Session
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm

Ma Murphys Front Bar Players

All musicians, singers or poets are welcome at Ma Murphy’s open live music session.

Bring your instrument, your words or song and join in this celebration of culture at Ma’s.

It has been known to draw out Swedish Didgeridoo players, flutists, singers, fiddlers and dancers of all kinds. Touring musicians have been known to pop in for set, or festival goers, trying their hand at sharing their gift.

Free from 8pm every Thursday.
No booking required.

Dec
15
Fri
2017
Bantry Country Market
Dec 15 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Bantry Market Stall

Come along to one of Ireland’s oldest Market Days.

Bantry Country Market is one of the most vibrant and oldest running markets in West Cork. Hosting an abundance of stalls selling a vast array of farm-fresh local produce that will make your mouth water.

There are also extensive bric a brac stalls, craft stalls and even buy a live chicken, sheep or goat.

The atmosphere is always buzzing at this market, it is one not to be missed!

Stalls set up from 8.30am until 1-2pm, depending on weather, so get down early.

Dec
21
Thu
2017
Live Music Open Session
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm

Ma Murphys Front Bar Players

All musicians, singers or poets are welcome at Ma Murphy’s open live music session.

Bring your instrument, your words or song and join in this celebration of culture at Ma’s.

It has been known to draw out Swedish Didgeridoo players, flutists, singers, fiddlers and dancers of all kinds. Touring musicians have been known to pop in for set, or festival goers, trying their hand at sharing their gift.

Free from 8pm every Thursday.
No booking required.

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