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Festivals in West Cork

    Festivals in West Cork

    • West Cork Chamber Music Festival West Cork Chamber Music Festival

      The West Cork Chamber Music Festival is on in Bantry, West Cork from the 1st of July to the 9th of July 2016.

      For more information visit

    • Schull Blueway Kayaking Festival Schull Blueway Kayaking Festival

      The inaugural Schull Blueway Kayaking Festival takes place on the weekend of 8-10 July 2016 in the village of Schull, West Cork, Ireland, along the Wild Atlantic Way. The festival offers a combination of an adventure kayaking challenge for experienced kayakers, taster sessions for beginners and children, and a family island kayak trip and BBQ.

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    • Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle

      See the stunning scenery of West Cork by cycling the Wild Atlantic Way around the Mizen and Sheeps Head Peninsulas. There are two routes, 130k and 100k, starting and finishing in Bantry on July 9th

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    • West Cork Literary Festival West Cork Literary Festival

      The West Cork Literary Festival is on in Bantry, West Cork from the 17th of July to the 23rd of July 2016.

    • Eyeries Family Festival Eyeries Family Festival

      Hermitage Green are the headline act at this year's Eyeries Family Festival, opening on Friday July 15th, with plenty of other events at the picturesque village over the weekend. 

      For more information and the festival schedule please visit

    • Masters of Tradition Masters of Tradition

      Celebrating traditional music in its purest form, the Masters of Tradition music festival is on in Bantry, West Cork from 17th-21st August 2016.

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    • Skibbereen Arts Festival Skibbereen Arts Festival

      The festival is on from 22nd - 31st July 2016. There will be music, film, theatre and poetry. Literature, exhibitions, symposiums and installations. Walks, talks and workshops. Family fun days and a spectacular 1960s street party.

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    • Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of The Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of The Baskervilles

      Bring a picnic and your best detective skills for an unforgettable evening of mystery, suspense and theatre under the stars at The Glebe Gardens in Baltimore West Cork. 

      For more information please visit glebegardenevents
    • Bantry BBQ Festival Bantry BBQ Festival

      July 29th-31st

      Bantry BBQ Festival has become established as the big event of the August bank holiday weekend in the town with barbeques at nearly every street corner and plenty of musical entertainment, fancy dress parade, storytelling and fun for all the family. 

    • Castletownbere Festival of the Sea Castletownbere Festival of the Sea

      July 29th - August 7th 

      This year the organisers are adding new events to the popular regular ones that include sheaf tossing, air rugby, wheelbarrow racing etc. There will be free entertainment on the main square and monday 1st marks the main regatta day with lots of fun watersports and games orgainsed by the Castletownbere Rowing Club and the local Development Association.

      For more information visit Festival of the Sea

    • Bantry Agricultural Show Bantry Agricultural Show

      With its unique setting at the Rowa airstrip, this has to be the most scenic show site in Ireland, bringing the season of summer shows to an end as it showcases the best on local agriculture. 

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    • Chief O'Neill Traditional Music Festival Chief O'Neill Traditional Music Festival

      Celebrating the Legacy of Captain Francis O'Neill

      From Friday 9 to Sunday 11 September 2016 we celebrate the musical legacy of Chief O’Neill in Bantry with a traditional music festival to highlight his achievements as a collector of traditional Irish music.

      Join us each year to enjoy O’Neill’s amazing legacy as we bring the best contemporary musicians to West Cork for packed programme of concerts, workshops, sessions and fun here in Bantry. 

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    • Bantry Yoga Festival Bantry Yoga Festival

      October 7th-9th

      2016 is the first year of this three-day event set in venues around town, including the Maritime Hotel, the East Stables of Bantry House and other beautiful spaces from early morning until night. Organico café has come on board to provide delicious, healthy, nourishing meals on the Friday night and Saturday. As well as yoga there will be meditation, sound circles, qigong, eastern dance and Ireland's only soul voice practitioner. The complete festival programme can be found at Bantry Yoga Festival