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!
Enjoy a week of yoga, nature, and culture as you get to know one of the most beautiful parts of the world on your Retreat to Ireland
Daily yoga, nature, and cultural adventures guaranteed to connect you more deeply with yourself, the landscape, and the people of Ireland…on a yoga tour like no other!
The Retreat to Ireland is perfect for you if you:
- Like independent travel
- Are interested in staying in one area and getting to know it
- Enjoy and can participate in moderate physical exertion such as yoga and outdoor adventures (walking, kayaking)
- Have always wanted to go to Ireland – you know that in your bones
…we’ll begin with yoga and meditation in a room with an ocean view and heated floors. We’ll learn how to breathe in the surrounding beauty and breathe out life’s stresses. This contemplative time in the morning will better enable us to be present and energized for our Irish adventures.
…we will head out into the countryside and explore the Irish landscape. Activities may include, but aren’t limited to:
– A private whale and dolphin watching tour in Roaringwater Bay (a special area of conservation)
– Hill-walking with a local expert
– Ancient site exploration
– Friday Market in Bantry town – a unique experience and perfect place to shop for gifts!
– A gentle kayaking adventure off the coast of southwest Cork
And lots more!
We will head to the pubs and local halls for music, dancing, or cultural events. Ireland is home to a very inclusive social scene and the pub atmosphere is familial and full of laughter.
The $2,499 retreat fee includes:
Breakfast, lunch, and all but two dinners
1.5 hour daily yoga classes
All fees for afternoon and evening activitires
Shuttle to and from Cork Airport
Travel help before, during, and on your way home from the trip
It does not include:
Travel Insurance (required)
“I would not have discovered the unique treasures of the Sheep’s Head peninsula or experienced the true spirit of the Irish people without Kat. She has developed relationships with residents of this area who readily welcomed us into their community. Morning yoga provided the opening. We allowed and welcomed the experiences. Thank you, Kat”
-Teresa Kluver, 2013 Retreat Participant
How to Book:
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 Emergency Services & Friends Charity Cycle) will be based in Bantry, West Cork and will be held on Saturday, 14th July 2018.
See the stunning scenery of West Cork by cycling the Wild Atlantic Way around the Mizen and Sheep’s Head Peninsulas. There are three routes: 130k, 100k and a 65k route, all starting and finishing in Bantry.
The Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle is held to raise funds for local charities. Thanks to the help of our many sponsors, we ensure that practically every cent raised goes to the charities. The cycle is organised by the West Cork Emergency Services and Friends, primarily made up of members of An Garda Síochána, Cork County Fire Service, HSE Ambulance Service, West Cork Civil Defence, The Red Cross and The Irish Coastguard.
Now in its 15th year, this cycle has already raised over €425,000 for local West Cork charities.
Registration/ sign–on will be at Bantry Fire Station on Friday evening 13th July from 7.00pm to 8.30pm and on Saturday morning 14th July from 7.30am to 8.30am. The cycle will start at 9.00am; participants can start before this time but the Support Vehicles will not be available until the official starting time.
There will be water stops and food stops en route and there will be a post-cycle party in Bantry afterwards led by a BBQ in the Fire Station. A repair/ breakdown van will be available on the day but you are encouraged to have your bike serviced beforehand.
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.