The Sun Is Shining… 

The weather is sweet…& there are plenty of reasons for…Dancing Feet! Once again, there are festivals, events, online services & workshops happening throughout West Cork this sunny, summertime weekend, so get on those dancing shoes & go have yourself a whole of fun. Events this weekend include: 12-14: Skibbereen Soul & Blues Festival. 12-14: Dunmanway […]

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Please Sir… 

Can I have some more?? Yes you can!! The August Bank Holiday may well be over, but there are still plenty of Festivals, Events, Online Services & Workshops happening throughout West Cork this month…& beyond. 5th–7th: West Cork History Festival, Skibbereen. 6th-7th: Schull Regatta. 6th-8th: Bantry BBQ Festival. 7th: Classic Car, Truck & Tractor Show, […]

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Hooray! Hooray! It’s a… 

Bank Holiday!! Once again it’s time to take a break & have some fun in the sun. As ever, there are plenty of activities taking place right here in West Cork. Regardless of what interests you, your family & your friends, with the wide variety of choice to hand, there is definitely something, somewhere happening […]

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‘Mind’ how you go… 

‘Mind’ how you go… From 23rd – 29th July, the Skibbereen Feel Good Festival will be in full swing. Many of the events are free & any donations made will go to the HOPE Foundation so that they can continue to provide the vital services they provide. As well as addressing the issues surrounding mental health […]

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RCNI Training Course: 

RCNI Training Course Are you a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist who is fully accredited or working towards accreditation…then this is the course for you! West Cork Women Against Violence (WCWAV’s) in association with Rape Crisis Mid-West will be running a ‘Sexual Violence Specialisation Training Course’ from October ’22 – April ’23 in Leap. On completion, […]

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Sing Your Hearts Out… 

Sing Your Hearts Out! Welcome to the latest ‘Voice of West Cork’ podcast. In this, Episode 13, I am talking with Isla Jeffers about the joys, jubilations & benefits of being a member of a group choir. The Glaslinn Choir, based in Bandon, 1st formed in 1969 & in recent years has gone from strength to […]

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Busy! Busy! Busy! 

Busy! Busy! Busy! Wow…it’s almost July already…where does the time go? Happy to say though, we still have one week of June ’22 to see out, so here are just a few idea’s for things to do: 24th – Pro Darts Exhibition, Dunmanway. 25th – Kupala Festival, Bantry. 26th – Family Fun Day, Newcestown. 26th […]

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Happy 30th Anniversary! 

Happy 30th Birthday!! On 15th May 1992, Skibbereen Sports Centre opened its doors to the people of Skibbereen & surrounding hinterlands…& has been proudly serving the community ever since. In this, Episode 10 of ‘The Voice of West Cork’, I have an In-depth interview with Niall McCarthy, current Manager. Niall 1st started working at the […]

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Wellness Month Festival 

Come & join us for a bit of Craic! Running from 9th – 31st May, the “Wellness Month” festival organised bt the Clonakilty Comunity Resource Centre is now in full swing. There are a whole range of events & workshops from Boxing, Foraging, Knitting, Meditation, Zumba & so, so much more. All events & workshops […]

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It’s A Date! 

Fortunately not with me, but with the Festival/Events calendar for the month of ‘May’. Simply click on the Link to discover the shear volume & variety of festival/events (47), online services (12) & workshops (31) that are happening throughout West Cork this month. Also, if you have organised an event & would like to […]

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Skibbereen RFC Fun Day 

Delighted to share our 1st official event organised by Skibbereen RFC. So get your diaries out & pencil in Saturday 12th February & look forward to a great day out for all the family , knowing that any money you spend will be going to a local charitable cause. Please click on the Link below […]

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Community Tree Planting 

11th December 2021: The weather was against us, but the spirits were high! A great day & the perfect example of a Community coming together & working together. The groups involved were; Sustainable Skibbereen, Growing Together, Macra Na Feirme (Caheragh), Mizen Scouts & the Wellbeing Network. The initiative was supported by Cork Kerry Community Healthcare […]

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Drama Fest (demo only) 

Enniskeane Is Treading…

Robert Hurden