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!

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
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
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day
12:00 am
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[...]
Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí
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