Ahakista is hosting some wonderful events as part of the Taste of West Cork Festival 2016!
The little village on the Sheep’s Head peninsula is a gorgeous place to taste some of the loveliest food West Cork has to offer.
Evening Classical Concert with the Evelyn Grant Quartet
8pm St. Patrick’s Church, Ahakista.
€15 – Booking Essential. Call 027 67033 or 086 2223531
This will be an evening of delightful classical music presented by Evelyn Grant (RTÉ Lyric Fm) and her Ensemble with proceeds going to St. Patrick’s Church and Rusnacahara National School. Why not book a pre-concert dinner at Arundel’s By the Pier to complete your evening?
Day Sail on Merlin
11am-10pm Departing Ahakista Pier 027 29101 or 085 225 6901
€180pp (inc. day sailing, lunch, dinner) |OR €215pp (inc. day sailing, lunch, dinner, overnight on board ‘Merlin’ & breakfast)
Booking essential: call 027 29101 or 085 225 6901
Board Carbery Sailing’s beautiful luxurious ocean going yacht ‘Merlin’ for a day, sailing around Bere Island. While taking in the breathtaking view of West Cork from the water and listening to the wind in the sails, indulge in a Taste of West Cork lunch – Ummera smoked organic salmon, homemade brown bread and soup, and Durrus Cheese, served with warming coffee and tea.
On return to land, recall the wonders of the day spent on the open water over a four-course dinner at Arundel’s by the Pier at 8.00pm.
Sheep’s Head Producers’ Market
11am-1pm Arundel’s By the Pier, Ahakista
The Sheep’s Head is famous as a place where people are inspired to make great food and produce beautiful crafts. The Sheep’s Head producers, who have a shop in Kilcrohane, will set up their market in Ahakista at Arundel’s by the Pier as part of the Taste of West Cork Festival 2016.
There will be a wonderful selection of hand-made crafts and artisan foods on offer, all created locally and inspired by the beautiful surroundings of the Sheep’s Head peninsula. This event makes for an ideal family day out as there is a children’s playground with dining area adjacent to the venue and Beer Garden with spectacular views across Kitchen Cove at Dunmanus Bay.
Guided Walk on the Sheep’s Head Way
11:30am-2:00pm Meet at The Cabin, Ahakista |Registration at 11.30am | Walk will commence at 12.00 | Walk length: 2.5 hours
Contact : Charlie McCarthy 086 233 3420 or Eilis Hodnett 027 67033 or 086 222 3531
Charlie McCarthy of Hillside Walking Tours will give a guided walk along one of Ireland’s most dramatic coastlines – the Sheep’s Head Way.
During the walk, Charlie will share his extensive local knowledge of the area and the historical sites along the way. This is a great day out for all the family. Please bring suitable footwear and a rain jacket in case the weather turns against us!
Children’s Baking Competition and Coffee Morning
Hosted by the Ahakista Community Association
11am-1pm The Cabin, Ahakista
The Ahakista Community Association will host a fundraising coffee morning in the Cabin. Children of all ages are invited to enter into the baking competition where prizes will be awarded for the best decorated fairy cake, the most delicious chocolate brownies, and the most fabulous flapjacks!
Cookery Demonstration – Francine Thurnheer of Coolagh Bakes
12:30pm-1:30pm, Arundel’s By The Pier
€5 – Booking Essential. Call 027 67033 or 086 2223531
Francine Thurnheer opened Coolagh Bakes, based in Ballydehob, eighteen months ago. Francine has worked in the catering industry since she was 16 and has always had a passion for baking. Francine has quickly established a reputation of excellence, with her wheat and spelt breads, scones and irresistible cakes. She now supplies shops, restaurants and private parties in the area.
1pm-2pm, Arundel’s by the Pier
Free – Booking Essential. Contact [email protected] or all 086 051 4166
Enjoy a stone-carving demonstration by local carver Victor Daly. Victor is a time served stone-cutter, with over 20 years’ experience of stone-working in Ireland and abroad, and runs regular workshops in his workshop on the Sheep’s Head peninsula.
A Taste of West Cork – French-Style!
€50 – Booking Essential. Call 027 67033 or 086 2223531
Arundel’s is showcasing local produce French-style in a 5-course menu with a complimentary drinks reception on arrival.
A culinary delight for all food lovers! Enjoy th fantastic French-themed menu designed by Dominique Carrucci, Head Chef at Arundel’s by the Pier. Dominique will use the finest of local ingredients from the sea and the land.
Check out all the Taste of West Cork events planned for Bantry and the Sheep’s Head Way!