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West Cork Literary Festival announces 2014 programme

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

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

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

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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