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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Learn Traditional Skills in a Stone-Carving Workshop on the Sheep’s Head peninsula
Join stone carver Victor Daly on the Sheep’s Head peninsula in West Cork to learn traditional skills in his stone-carving workshop at Rossncaheragh near Ahakista.
You’ll work with local stone to produce your own piece of stone-carving, here on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
This workshop is aimed at beginners who would like to develop stone-carving skills for use on a range of projects. Victor will introduce you to the use of stone moulds, the use and care of key tools, as well as to some of the key techniques which form the foundation of a stonemason’s craft.
You will put your skills to use on a small project, and you’ll be able to take this home with you.
Stone-carving tools and materials will be provided.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are included.
You will need to bring appropriate clothes, strong footwear, and a packed lunch.
Stone Carving Workshop – Times and Dates
9:30am-3:30pm (Saturday & Sunday)
23-24 June 2018 [2 places remaining]
€250 per person
Call 086 051 4116 or use Victor’s contact form to enquire about availability.
Find a Place to Stay
The Sheep’s Head Way is home to a thriving community of artists and craftspeople. Sign up to a Meet the Makers Tour to find out more!
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 the schedule of five and three day workshops in Coláiste Pobail Bheanntrai. These workshops cover such subjects as the novel, travel writing, script writing, poetry, creative writing for beginners, writing for children and much more.
West Cork Literary Festival Events
The main evening events are held in the Maritime Hotel and in recent years have featured Mary Robinson, Ahdaf Soueif, Lord Melvyn Bragg, Sir Michael Parkinson, Michael Palin, Nuruddin Farah, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Holroyd, Annie Proulx, Margaret Drabble, Fay Weldon and many more.
There are free readings in Bantry Library and Bantry Bookshop, afternoon seminars, book launches, panel discussions, coffee and chat events and an opportunity for Munster novelists to enter the JG Farrell Award.
Another great highlight for aspiring writers is the opportunity to schedule a session with West Cork Literary Festival’s Editor in Residence who will go over, discuss, and appraise your work. A unique opportunity!
Pick and choose the events and workshops you’d like to attend using the festival’s website simple booking system: http://www.westcorkmusic.ie/literaryfestival/workshops