Arts & Entertainment

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

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

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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A month of comedy drama in Kinsale

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

Kinsale College presents two comedies directed by Belinda Wild this May, ‘The Shaugraun’ by Dion Boucicault and ‘As You Like it’ by William Shakespeare. Wrap up warm and bring a friend to enjoy a theatrical treat in Kinsale college’s unique...

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Kinsale gears up for Vintage Rally 2014

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

One of the most exciting and spectacular weekends on the Kinsale events is The Blue Haven Kinsale Vintage Rally, taking place this May 9 to 12. With over 100 amazing vintage cars on display in Kinsale over the weekend, it...

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Groundbreaking dance form pioneers in Ballydehob

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

The first of a series of outdoor dance performances took place last Tuesday in the Ballydehob Playground. It forms part of West Cork Inclusive Dance’s (WCID) programme of events coming to various locations all around West Cork this spring and...

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Clonakilty saddles up for Bicycle Festival

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

This year’s Clonakilty Bicycle Festival takes place between June 4 and 8, 2014. ClonBikeFest, now in its third year, celebrates and promotes the use and enjoyment of bicycles with events in and around the town. This year’s festival has the...

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Cork Artists at Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery

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

The exhibition season at Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery starts with an exciting and varied show of work from 10 County Cork artists. CORMAC BOYDELL from Allihies, but well known throughout Ireland for his richly decorated and narrative terracotta wall plates, has...

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Booking is now open for the 2014 West Cork Chamber Music Festival

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

Booking is now open for this summer’s West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry. The Festival runs from June 27 to July 5 and welcomes a star-studded cast of international musicians. Tickets are already selling very quickly and early booking...

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