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 [email protected] 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!

Mar 24 @ 9:30 am – Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm
9:30 am
The West Cork Stone Symposium celebrates stone as part of our environment and a source of inspiration throughout the ages Come to the symposium to be inspired by a rugged coastline that’s home to Ireland’s[...]
Ahakista (and various)
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Hone your creative skills at the West Cork Stone Symposium’s ‘Light on Stone’ photography workshop This is a chance to improve your photography skills at our one-day stone-themed workshop! Take pictures of the stone-filled West[...]
Kilcrohane
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm
Get a real taste of Ireland when you enjoy a walk and whiskey tour on Whiddy Island in West Cork’s Bantry Bay! Take the short trip from Bantry town to the unique location of Whiddy[...]
Whiddy Island
Mar 26 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
11:30 am
Take a guided walk in Ahakista with Charlie McCarthy of Hillside Walking Tours During the walk along the renowned Sheep’s Head Way walking route, Charlie will share his extensive local knowledge of the area and[...]
Ahakista
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm
8:00 pm
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[...]
Ma Murphy's Pub
Mar 31 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
8:30 am
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[...]
Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry.
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm
8:00 pm
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[...]
Ma Murphy's Pub
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
8:30 am
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[...]
Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry.
8:00 pm
Listen to the gravelly and haunting voice of Mick Flannery live at the Maritime Hotel beside the deep waters of Bantry Bay. Mick Flannery, a former stone mason from Blarney, has recently completed his fifth[...]
The Maritime Hotel
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm
8:00 pm
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[...]
Ma Murphy's Pub
Apr 14 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
8:30 am
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[...]
Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry.
9:00 am
  Join pilgrims on an Easter walking tour on Ireland’s St. Finbarr’s Way in beautiful West Cork During Pilgrim Paths Week 2017, Ireland’s fifteen accessible pilgrim paths will be walked at the same time. Individual[...]
Drimoleague - Gougane Barra
7:30 pm
Spend a night of amazement with world renowned hypnotist Adrian Knight at the Maritime Hotel. Within minutes of welcoming volunteers on stage, world renowned hypnotist Adrian Knight will stun and amaze his audiences by the[...]
The Maritime Hotel
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm
8:00 pm
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[...]
Ma Murphy's Pub
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
8:30 am
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[...]
Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry.
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
9:30 am
The Fast Track RYA Day Skipper Course at Carbery Sailing equips you with sailing skills and confidence as you learn to sail on West Cork’s three stunning bays. The course is 9 days long but[...]
Carbery Sailing
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm
8:00 pm
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[...]
Ma Murphy's Pub
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
8:30 am
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[...]
Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry.
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm
8:00 pm
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[...]
Ma Murphy's Pub
May 5 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
8:30 am
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[...]
Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry.
May 9 @ 4:00 pm – May 14 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
The RYA Competent Crew course with West Cork’s Carbery Sailing is a 5-day course designed for those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers On the course, you will gain[...]
Carbery Sailing
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm
8:00 pm
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[...]
Ma Murphy's Pub
May 12 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
8:30 am
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[...]
Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry.
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – May 21 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
The RYA Day Skipper Practical is a 6-day course in West Cork with Carbery Sailing You’ll learn how to assume full responsibility for the yacht and its crew as you train on a luxury Hallberg-Rassy[...]
Carbery Sailing
May 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm
8:00 pm
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[...]
Ma Murphy's Pub
May 19 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
8:30 am
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[...]
Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry.
May 20 @ 9:00 am – May 21 @ 5:30 pm
9:00 am
What better place for a Yarn Festival than West Cork’s Sheep’s Head peninsula? The third Sheep’s Head Yarn Festival in May 2017 will again offer you the chance to learn new skills or improve your[...]
Various venues.
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm
8:00 pm
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[...]
Ma Murphy's Pub
May 26 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
8:30 am
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[...]
Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry.
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm
8:00 pm
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[...]
Ma Murphy's Pub
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