Arts & Entertainment

Very special shows in a very special place

Posted on: 8th August, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

The concert series kicks off on Sunday August 3 from 3pm with ‘A Day in the Garden’ featuring performances by The West Cork Ukulele Orchestra and The Saxy Lady Boys followed by a delightful puppet show for young children. The...

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Shoals and Waves on the Wild Atlantic Way

Posted on: 8th August, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Gallery owner and ceramicist Etain Hickey has brought the outdoors in to transform her gallery in Clonakilty with her latest group exhibition ‘Shoals and Waves on the Wild Atlantic Way’ running until August 8. Department of Agriculture and the Marine...

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New book details forgotten shipwrecks of Kinsale and Courtmacsherry

Posted on: 8th August, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

A new book ‘No Flowers on a Sailors Grave – Shipwrecks of Kinsale and Courtmacsherry’ was launched recently in Kinsale by Marcus Connaughton of RTE Radio’s martime programme ‘Seascapes’. Carefully researched and written by Jerome Lordan ‘No Flowers on a...

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The universal language

Posted on: 6th August, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

As part of our Education in Music Feature, West Cork musician Justin Grounds says it’s never too early or too late to pick up an instrument.   When to start? When people find out I am a professional violinist one...

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A rare beast

Posted on: 6th August, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Author Louise O’Neill chose her hometown of Clonakilty to launch her first novel ‘Only Ever Yours’ on Saturday July 15. Later she answered some questions for Mary O’Brien about the book and her next step.  A lucky omen, the sun...

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The book deal

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

They say the greatest moment of any author’s career is when they hear that a publisher wants to buy their debut novel. This is understandable – although personally I’m saving my ‘best day’ for when JK Rowling decides to return...

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Star of Mrs Brown’s Boys to open Union Hall Festival by the Sea

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Fans of Mrs Brown’s Boys will have a chance to meet and greet one of D’Movie’s stars at a West Cork festival next month as Eilis O’Carroll (aka Mrs Brown’s neighbour Winnie), opens Union Hall Festival by the Sea in July. The ten-day...

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30th anniversary of West Cork Art Centre’s Members’ Exhibition

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Members ’14 is the 30th anniversary of the West Cork Arts Centre’s Members’ Exhibition at its location on North Street in Skibbereen. As this also marks the final year before the Centre’s move to its new building, this year’s show...

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