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!
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[...]
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[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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.[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Explore the basic skills of writing and filing a newspaper story with Lara Marlowe! Veteran foreign correspondent Lara Marlowe will teach a three-day journalism seminar in which she will describe her own experiences and offer[...]
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[...]
West Cork's Sheep's Head Way - Ireland's best-loved walking route - won Silver in Ireland's Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 in the Best Destination in Ireland category and we're proud to promote responsible tourism along the Sheep's Head Way.
The West Cork Stone Symposium (24-26 March 2017) will celebrate stone as part of our environment and as a source of inspiration throughout the ages.
The symposium's programme is packed with opportunities for you to work alongside amazing craftspeople, acquiring skills that have been passed down from generation to generation.
Talks, tours, and tastings are on offer all weekend too.
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