Arts & Entertainment

Extinct creatures on the loose in Samhain street parade in Clonakilty

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Arts & Entertainment

In association with the Clonakilty Arts Centre, a newly formed art collective, Geata Arts, is planning to resurrect the ancient legends and myths of Samhain, bringing them out onto the streets of Clonakilty in an extravagant street parade leading to...

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A glimpse of Africa in Bantry’s Ma Murphy

Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Arts & Entertainment

Bantry was treated to a glimpse of African culture on August 12 when Ma Murphy’s Pub hosted Mama Africa!, a charity event organised by Dr Fiona Moejes, along with her friends and family. Despite what turned out to be a...

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Jam-packed festival programme will see Courtmacsherry hopping for days on end

Posted on: 4th July, 2017 in Arts & Entertainment

The eleven-day Courtmacsherry Harbour Festival swings into action on Friday, July 28 and runs until Monday, August 7. One of the most popular festivals in West Cork this is a family friendly festival, with events for everyone to take part...

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Castletownbere Festival of the Sea 2017

Posted on: 4th July, 2017 in Arts & Entertainment

In Castletownbere, the Festival of the Sea held over the August Bank Holiday weekend and the week that follows is the most eagerly anticipated event of the summer, with thousands of visitors, families and friends flocking to this small fishing...

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A real Irish character

Posted on: 4th July, 2017 in Arts & Entertainment

This year Ma Murphy’s in Bantry was recognised at the Munster final of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017. The family-run pub claimed the coveted ‘Munster Pub of the Year’ award and it’s not difficult to see why. A family-run pub...

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Glengarriff takes Wing

Posted on: 9th June, 2017 in Arts & Entertainment

In the 19th century world famous author William Makepeace Thackeray wrote of the Glengarriff area “there is a country, the magnificence of which no pen can give an idea”. He added that he would like to bring a “train of...

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Ballydehob artists bring puppets to life

Posted on: 9th June, 2017 in Arts & Entertainment

Ballydehob residents Fiona Walsh and Dr Dink are the creators behind the magnificent puppets, which were the stars of Ballydehob’s New Orleans-style jazz funeral on the May bank holiday weekend. After discovering their shared love of puppetry last year, the...

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Folk legend Andy Irvine to headline Ballydehob Festival

Posted on: 9th June, 2017 in Arts & Entertainment

One of Ballydehob’s six festivals, the Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival, celebrates its sixth anniversary this year. Running from June 16-18, the festival’s reputation has been acquired by its past programmes of national and international quality acts in the picturesque...

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