Festivals in West Cork
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 http://www.westcorkmusic.ie/
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.For more information visit http://schullbluewaykayakingfestival.com/
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 9thFor more information visit http://www.wildatlanticmizencycle.com/
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.for more information visit http://www.westcorkmusic.ie/literaryfestival/
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 http://www.eyeries.ie/news-details.php?ID=86
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.
For more information visit http://www.westcorkmusic.ie/mastersoftradition/
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.For more information visit http://www.skibbereenartsfestival.com/
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 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
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
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.
for more information visit www.bantryshow.com
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.
For more information visit http://chiefoneillfestival.com/
Bantry Yoga Festival
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