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!

May 23 @ 12:00 pm – May 24 @ 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Escape to Gougane Barra for a couple of days of birdwatching! Explore nature with ecologist Dr. Geoff Oliver and skilled ornithologist Steve Wing, while engaging in fieldwork in the nearby forest park, searching for woodland[...]
Gougane Barra Hotel
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
Jun 2 – Jun 4 all-day
12:00 am
Walk West Cork this June bank holiday weekend! Bantry Walking Festival was first held in 2013. The festival was conceived when members of local walking groups joined the Bantry Development and Tourism Association, a local[...]
Bantry
Jun 2 @ 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.
7:00 pm
Catch The High Kings for one night only at the Maritime Hotel on their extended Grace & Glory Tour. The High Kings, the true heirs of Ireland’s folk heritage, have just announced the addition of[...]
The Maritime Hotel
Jun 8 @ 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
Jun 9 @ 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.
7:00 pm
A night of provocative, insightful, and unique comedy with native New Yorker come Irish citizen Des Bishop. One Day You’ll Understand Des is old enough now to know that when his Mom used her favourite[...]
The Maritime Hotel
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 16 @ 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 22 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 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 29 @ 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
12:00 am
The West Cork Chamber Music Festival is the highlight of the summer for many music lovers who make the annual pilgrimage to Bantry. Over the course of this festival, almost one hundred international musicians perform[...]
Bantry, Co. Cork
Jun 30 @ 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.
Jul 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
Jul 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.
12:00 am
Support Irish Community Air Ambulance, MS Ireland West Cork Branch, and the Durrus Men’s Shed in this 3 route Charity Cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way! The Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle (formerly The West Cork[...]
Bantry Fire Station
Jul 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
Jul 14 – Jul 21 all-day
12:00 am
The West Cork Literary Festival presents an extensive programme of readings, workshops, seminars, panel discussions and children’s events. A literary festival for everyone! At the heart of the West Cork Literary Festival’s extensive programme is[...]
Bantry, Co. Cork
Jul 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.
12:00 am
Introduction to the Short Story with Jan Carson teaches you how to unlock your short story writing skills! Join Belfast-based novelist and short story writer, Jan Carson for five interactive workshops on the art of[...]
Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day
12:00 am
Explore Novel Writing with Dean Bakopoulos and bring structure to chaos! This workshop is appropriate for writers of book-length prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) of all levels of experience. We will make a series of[...]
Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí -
12:00 am
Poetry for Beginners with Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a writing intensive designed to help you unflinch your curiosity and instill confidence in your work. This exciting five-day poetry for beginners course will be led by[...]
Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day
12:00 am
Poetry with Vona Groarke is 5 days of just that, pure poetry! This five-day workshop will cover key aspects of the poem-writing process, including the subjects of metaphor and imagery, sound, form, language and content.[...]
Colaiste Pobail Bheanntraí
Jul 17 – Jul 24 all-day
12:00 am
Song writing with John Spillane is a week-long exploration for adults using freedom and space to explore your creativity. John Spillane says: “At my song writing workshops we actually write songs. Having attended a few[...]
Colaiste Pobail Bheanntraí
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day
12:00 am
Travel Writing with Phoebe Smith on Whiddy Island will help you find your inner Bill Bryson! We all love to travel, but how do you turn your experiences into words that people want to read?[...]
Bank House Pub
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day
12:00 am
Words Allowed with Dave Lordan is a workshop for teenage writers designed to build creative confidence and expressive ability. Back by popular demand, Dave Lordan’s legendary Words Allowed workshop for teenage writers returns to the festival in[...]
Colaiste Pobail Bheanntraí
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