Arts & Entertainment

Seperating the wheat from the chaff

Louise O' Neill

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

  So, you’ve managed to finish your novel. Kudos. Now it’s time for the fun part. Editing! And when I say ‘fun’, I mean soul-destroying. If you’re anything like me this is the part of the writing process where you’ve...

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Sanctuary sculpture trail

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Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

I recently read with interest an article in The Visual Artists Ireland News sheet, titled ‘Has the artist been paid?’. After completing the innovative four-year BA in Visual Art course delivered by DIT on Sherkin Island, I found this question...

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An island art trail

SherkinBAVA2014Exhibit

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

This year’s exhibition by the graduates of the BA in Visual Arts on Sherkin Island was a huge success. With a record-breaking headcount of over 1000 visitors to the island tallied by the ferry operators, the island was thronged with...

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West Cork Literary Festival announces 2014 programme

Jonathan Miller

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Bantry once again welcomes an exciting line-up of leading writers next month when the West Cork Literary Festival gets underway from July 6 – 12. Booker Prize-winning novelist and poet Ben Okri, one of the finest African writers in the...

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Ewe better be there

eweWillow welcome

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

The Ewe Experience gardens in Glengarriff will hold its annual charity tea party on Saturday, June 7, from 1 to 5pm. The event is in aid of Rural Animal Welfare Resources (RAWR), a charity benefitting animal welfare. “This a great...

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Spend an action packed weekend island hopping

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Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

This month, the West Cork Islands Festival, a unique event taking place on all eight of offshore islands (Bere, Cape Clear, Dursey, Garnish, Whiddy, Heir, Long and Sherkin), takes place on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15. The Islands...

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Effects of the Great Famine in West Cork clearly illustrated in panels at Skibbereen Heritage Centre

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Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

When a humanitarian crisis happens anywhere in the world today, the children of the poor are generally its first victims. Sadly, this was once the case in West Cork too. Recently-installed panels on the Great Famine at Skibbereen Heritage Centre show...

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Spirit of musician Jim Dowling remembered by Glengarriff Festival

De-Dannan

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

June 20  to 22 sees the second Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Traditional Music Festival take place in Glengarriff. The festival looks to revive the tradition of Uilleann piping in the area and is a must for all piping and...

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