Arts & Entertainment

Courtmacsherry St. Patrick’s festival

Posted on: 8th March, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

A St Patrick’s festival of diverse historical, cultural and artistic events will run from March 13 to 20 in Courtmacsherry as part of the 1916 commemorations. A historical talk by Dr Gearóid Barry, Department of History, School of Humanities, NUI...

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Two West Cork musicians make final of Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal Competition

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Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

Eibhlís Ní Shúilleabháin and Mairéad Carey are competitors from West Cork taking part in the final of the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal competition in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, this Friday, February 5, which will be broadcast live on...

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Electric blue

Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

I was 13 the first time I heard Bowie’s ‘Sound and Vision’; I don’t know whether a bolt or a jolt is a more accurate description but it was like something awakened in me for the first time, and something...

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A new programme and new opportunities for community arts in Clonakilty

Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

Community arts play an important role in the cultural, political and social life of a place. The aim is to make art and culture accessible to everybody without exception, so that through collaboration, learning, sharing and creativity the whole community...

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Author finds a sense of place and love in West Cork

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Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

According to Children’s Books Ireland, ER Murray has written a “…a gripping page turner, ‘The Book of Learning’ will keep readers enthralled and guessing until the final page when some answers are given – and as it is part of...

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Neglected royal visit to Kinsale recalled in new book

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Posted on: 18th January, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

The forgotten story of how Kinsale represented Ireland during the visit of a future Holy Roman Emperor in 1518 is revived in a new book by Dr Hiram Morgan, Senior Lecturer at UCC’s School of History. ‘Ireland 1518: Archduke Ferdinand’s...

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Inspiration from New York’s Museum of Modern Art comes to Skibbereen

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Posted on: 18th January, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

Bantry woman Sheila Goggin, who was 89-years-old on December 26, recently visited Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre as part of its new ‘In the Picture’ programme. The programme offers opportunities for older people – living in residential settings or being...

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Let the games begin in Clonakilty

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Posted on: 18th January, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

The streets and venues of Clonakilty once again become a playground for all ages for the third annual Clonakilty Games Festival running from February 19 to 21. The festival begins at 7pm on Friday, February 19 at O’Donovan’s Hotel when...

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