Arts & Entertainment

Bantry trips the light fantastic to raise €36,000

Posted on: 3rd April, 2018 in Arts & Entertainment

The ‘beast from the east’ may have come and gone but Bantry’s Strictly contestants created the biggest storm of all as they danced their way through January to March in the build-up to what can only be described as three...

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Nine plays over nine nights at the 57th West Cork Drama Festival

Posted on: 9th March, 2018 in Arts & Entertainment

It’s March, it’s springtime and while the March Hare and Mad Hatter may be suspected to be in front of the looking glass, they may well be following Alice and her friends to the ‘wonderland’ of drama on stage in...

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Popular reggae band The Light Runners to play Clon in March

Posted on: 9th March, 2018 in Arts & Entertainment

Ireland’s busiest reggae band, The Light Runners from Cork City, are all set for a return visit to The Venue in Clonakilty on ‘Paddy’s Eve’ (March 16) to kickstart their spring/summer season and to introduce their new recruits. The Light...

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Do the (Irish) haiku and other words of nature

Posted on: 9th March, 2018 in Arts & Entertainment

Was it the energy, the words, the magic apple tree at the back of DeBarra’s in Clonakilty, or simply the crisp West Cork night air? Whatever the source, Moze M. Jacobs says that poet David Jackson’s strong performance sure put...

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Bantry takes to the floor

Posted on: 6th February, 2018 in Arts & Entertainment

It’s time to slip on your dancing shoes, as Strictly Come Dancing waltzes into Bantry this March with 32 local volunteers taking to the floor to show off their dance moves in aid of St. Finbarr’s Boys National School. Brian...

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The Rise and Rise of the Healy-Raes

Posted on: 15th January, 2018 in Arts & Entertainment

The sell-out stage comedy that tells the story of the Healy-Rae political machine and how it brought the Kilgarvan family to political fame is back for its second tour this year. Written by Killarney actor and storyteller Ray O’Sullivan, who...

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Strictly Clon charity dance

Posted on: 15th January, 2018 in Arts & Entertainment

After the phenomenal success of Strictly Clon Dancing 2017, the dancers have chosen the charities they want to dance for on Saturday, January 20 in Ahamilla. These deserving charities include: West Cork Palliative Care, Irish Community Air Ambulance and Co-Action...

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Ireland’s Oscar hope ‘Song of Granite’ to get Irish cinema release in December

Posted on: 11th December, 2017 in Arts & Entertainment

The stunningly beautiful ‘Song of Granite’, which is Ireland’s submission for the Foreign Language category at next year’s Academy Awards will be released in Irish cinemas on December 8. The biopic from acclaimed West Cork filmmaker Pat Collins (Silence) charts...

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