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It’s All Around You…

I want to take this opportunity to promote, what I believe, to be the most ‘accessible-to-all’ category on the westcorkcommunity.ie website – Online Services. Why? Because regardless of your geographical position, you can avail of all of the online services…& some will also work around your busy schedule. As with workshops, some online services run […]

Reap What You Sow…

Once again, we are spoilt for choice, when deciding which of the many festivals/events taking place throughout West Cork over the coming 7 days, we choose to attend. From community cafes, bingo nights, social dances, live gigs, historical talks & so much more, there really is something for everyone…young & old. Here are just a […]

Workshop Wonder…

Happy Pancake Day… This Tuesday, I want to delve into the world of ‘Workshops’. There are currently 62 all year round workshops taking place throughout West Cork. These workshops range from aqua aerobics to zumba & suitable for toddlers up to senior citizens. They also run from morning through to night, so there really is […]

anseo táimid ag dul

As I write this, the sun is shining…finally, & I am so looking forward to the weekend, because once again, there is a whole host of festivals/events taking place throughout West Cork. Here are just a few suggestions. 09   Monster Virtual Auction   Bandon 10   Niamh Regan(Gig)   Ballydehob 10   RosSync   Rosscarbery 11   Scór Na bPáistí(Semi-Final)   Lisavaird […]

So, What’s New…

Welcome to the Tuesday Post, dedicated to promoting all of the other categories on the westcorkcommunity.ie website, other than Festivals/Events. To kick us off, I want to talk about the ‘Links’ category. There is a total of 7 sub-categories; Courses/Training, Employment, Funding/Grants, Handbooks, Insurance, Legal & Resources. There are currently 137 listings available, ranging from […]

Thank God It’s Friday…

Finally, the 75 weeks of January are over! February on the other hand, is definitely a month to be looking forward to. There are currently 116 festivals/events to date taking place throughout West Cork. Here are just a few suggestions. 01-05   Brigid’s Festival   Bandon 02-05   Trad Fest   Skibbereen 03   God Rest His Soul(Play)   Ballinadee 04-05   […]

A Star Is Born…

Although the holiday for St. Brigid will be celebrated on Monday 5th February, February 1st 2024 marks the 1500th anniversary of the saint’s death & I will be promoting events surrounding her life next week. Fortunately, between now & then, there are plenty of activities, online services & workshops taking place throughout West Cork. Listed […]

Guess Who’s Back…

Finally, the Festivals/Events 2024 Calendar is up & running, so if you are looking for something to do this week in & around West Cork, then look no further. From live music, film clubs, social dances, coffee mornings, car boot sales, pub quiz's, blood clinics & so much more. There is also a whole new […]

Onwards & Upwards…

As stated in my last Post, there are going to be a few changes at westcorkcommunity.ie as we head into 2024. Initially, please bear with me, whilst I construct the Festivals/Events Calendar 2024 & following on from there, I will be introducing the all new ‘Stay & Eat’ guide. I will also be focusing on […]

Happy New Year!!

I would like to thank you, on behalf of westcorkcommunity.ie, for all of the support, encouragement & continued belief in the services provided. There are a few changes planned for 2024, however, the objective remains the same & that is to keep you informed of all the services, activities & events organised by all Community, […]

Ho! Ho! Ho! Here we go…

The tree & decorations are up, so all that is required now…are the pressies! Which is why you will be delighted to know that over the coming 7 days, there are a whole host of Christmas events taking place throughout West Cork. In addition, there is also your usual run of live music gigs, local […]

It’s Beginning To…

Feel a lot like…You know what… In total, there are 38 events taking place over the coming 7 days, with the word Xmas in the title. Ranging from carol services, jumper parties, craft fairs, foraging walks, tractor run fundraiser, fun run, Santa drive-thru & so much more! There’s also another 22 events taking place, ranging […]

No Time For Sherkin…

Never mind Ho! Ho! Ho! How about…Wow! Wow! Wow! It’s December already!! The good news is that the Christmas Markets, Fairs & Fundraisers will all be taking place throughout West Cork over the coming weeks, including a first-ever market on Sherkin. So, whether you support a local community group or individual craftsperson, wrap up warm […]

The Dream Team…

Does not necessarily have to always be…the winning team… Some might say that it is the taking part that counts, which is why I want to highlight the number of Sports AGM’s taking place over the coming 7 days. So, whether you are already an active club member, or you are thinking of signing up, […]

Local Hero Celebration…

If you thought that last week was busy, then you’ll definitely be pleased with the festivals/events listings for the coming 7 days, with activities taking place throughout West Cork…for all ages & all interests. Here are just a few suggestions. 17-19   1 Act Drama Festival   Rossmore 17   Station House Fundraiser   Ballineen 18   Andy Irvine(Gig)   Baltimore […]

Days of Style…

Once again, West Cork not only has a whole host of events taking place over the coming 7 days, but it is equally the variety of activities, that really does offer something for everyone. Here are just a few suggestions. 10   Table Quiz Fundraiser   Coppeen 11   Clann’s Got Talent   Drimoleague 11   Memorial Match Fundraiser   Bandon […]

Folklore at the Fore

Halloween maybe over, but the festivities continue well into November, so if you are looking for something to do, then look no further. Here are just a few suggestions of events taking place throughout West Cork over the coming 7 days. 3-5   Samhain Festival   Clonakilty 4   ‘A Night Out In…’   Bandon 4   GAA Book Launch   […]

Scary or What?

I turned on my laptop last Friday to upload my ‘Halloween Post’ & all of my icons had disappeared? Fortunately, the situation has now been resolved, so it will be business as usual this coming Friday. I’d like to apologise for any inconvenience. If you are looking for something to do in the meantime, click […]

Celebrate & Donate…

Once again, there are a whole host of festivals & events taking place throughout West Cork over the coming 7 days. So whether you want to help with a good cause or simply, have some good fun, here are just a few suggestions. 20   Fashion Show Fundraiser   Dunmanway 21   SCAR ’23 Fundraiser   Skibbereen 22   400th […]

Time for Tea…

And maybe Cake… Again, please take into consideration that this is Mental Health month & this Friday 13th is also ‘Shine A Light’ night across the whole country. For more info, click below. Shine A Light '23 That said, there are a whole host of fun activities & events to look forward to over the […]

The Loveable Rogue…

Celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10th October & take part in one of the many events organised by 49 North St & the Feel Good Festival ’23. Feel Good Festival '23 That said, there are plenty more festivals & events happening throughout West Cork over the coming 7 days. Here are just a few […]

Spare, Share, Care & Enjoy…

October is Mental Health month & to celebrate the occasion, a whole host of activities & events have been organised throughout West Cork. For the full listing, including dates, times, locations, costs, etc, click below. www.musicalive.ie/feelgoodfestival'23 That said, September promises to go out with a bang & October shows no signs of dropping off! Here […]

Time To Make Hay…

There are so many events taking place throughout West Cork this Culture Night, so if you are looking for something to do, then look no further. Culture Night '23 That said, the fun & festivities don’t stop there. Once again, here are just a few suggestions to see you over the coming 7 days. 23   […]

Oh What A Night…

Culture Night ’23 is happening this Friday(22/09), so if you are looking for something to do, then look no further! For your convenience, I have created a separate page dedicated solely to events, activities & workshops taking place throughout West Cork…throughout the day. Culture Night '23 - West Cork For those of you travelling further […]

Badge of Honour…

Autumn is definitely with us, but there are no signs of festivals & events slowing down just yet! Once again, there is a whole host of activities taking place throughout West Cork over the coming 7 days. Here are just a few suggestions. 15-17   Art Exhibition   Sherkin Island 15-17   Country Music/Jiving Fest   Clonakilty 16-17   Military […]

Long Live Tradition…

Once again there are a whole host of festivals & events taking place throughout West Cork over the coming 7 days & as ever, there is also something for everyone. Listed below are just a few suggestions. 8-10   Art Exhibition   Sherkin Island 8-10   Road Bowling Tournament   Castletownbere 9-10   Baltimore “Wet Weekend”   Baltimore 10   Lighthouse Open […]

Time for something new…

Today is the 1st official metrological day of autumn! Whilst there remains a whole host of festivals & events over the coming 7 days throughout West Cork, I want to dedicate this post to the vast number & variety of ‘Workshops’ available. To date, there are 53 different workshops meeting on a weekly bases & […]

Once Upon A Time…

The summer may well be coming to an end, but I’m happy to say that West Cork activities are showing no signs of easing up over the next 7 days. Here are just a few suggestions. 25-27   DeBarra-Palooza Music Celebration   Clonakilty 25-27   Inchigeela Festival Pt:2   Inchigeela 25   Telescope Night   Allihies 26-27   Lighthouse Open Weekend   Kinsale […]

Singing the Blues…

There are literally so many festivals, events, online services & workshops taking place throughout West Cork over the coming 7 days, I’ve decided to list more than usual, so take your pick. 18-20   Blues, Soul & Roots Festival   Skibbereen 18-20   Dunmanway Arts Weekend   Dunmanway 18-20   Inchigeela Festival Pt:1   Inchigeela 18-28   Timoleague Harvest Festival   Timoleague 19-20   […]

Know Your Roots…

As well as the continued variety of festivals & events taking place throughout West Cork over the coming 7 days, we are also approaching National Heritage Week, for which a whole series of events have been organised locally & nationally. Here are just a few suggestions. 11-13   Pitch Perfect Music Festival   Ardfield 11-20   Rosscarbery Family […]

Time to ‘Bere’ All…

Once again, we are absolutely spoilt for choice, regarding festivals, events, online services & workshops taking place throughout West Cork over the coming 7 days. Listed below are just a few suggestions. 4-13   Festival by the Sea   Castletownbere 4-7   Kilmacabea GAA Festival   Leap 4-7   “Mussel” Festival   Whiddy Island 6-7   Ballabuidhe Horse Fair   Dunmanway 8-13   Bere […]

It’s a Roll-Over…

This Post is dedicated to all of the festivals & events taking place through the end of July & well into August. Listed below are just a few suggestions to choose from. 11(07)-7   ‘Fit Up’ Theatre   Ballydehob 24(07)-3   5-Aside Football Regatta   Kinsale 29(07)-12   Festival of Golf Fundraiser   Glengarriff 29(07)-7   Harbour Festival   Courtmacsherry 29(07)-4   Resonate ‘FeelGood’ […]

Keep An ‘Eye’ Out…

Near & far, there are plenty of activities taking place throughout West Cork over the next coming 7 days, so by hook or by crook(haven), you’ve no excuse, other than to get out there & have some fun! Here are just a few suggestions. 21-23   Family Festival   Eyeries 22   Baroque Concert   Crookhaven 22   Galley Head […]

Mooo-ve On Up…

This weekend once again plays host to a whole variety of festivals & events taking place throughout West Cork over the coming 7 days. There’s no guarantee on the old weather front, but you can rest assured that there is plenty of good craic to be had! Listed below are just a few suggestions to […]

Write On in Bantry…

The weather maybe hit ‘n’ miss, but one thing that remains consistent, is the choice of activities available to you throughout West Cork over the coming 7 days Listed below are just a few suggestions to get you going. 6-9   Arts Weekend   Kinsale 7-9   BEDA Festival   Ballineen/Enniskeane 7-14   West Cork Literary Festival   Bantry 9   Car […]

In it…To win it…

Once again, there are a whole host of activities taking place throughout West Cork over the coming week. Listed below are just a few suggestions. 30   “Spirit Level”(Play)   Skibbereen 30   The Beatlebums Gig Fundraiser   Glengarriff 1   Jack O’Rourke Gig   Baltimore 1   Old Time Fair   Clonakilty 2   Annual Duck Race   Timoleague 2   Dunmanway Agricultural Show   Dunmanway […]

Time’s Abound…

From multicultural to traditional, theatre to film, one off events to full on festivals, there really is so much taking place throughout West Cork over the coming 7 days. Listed below are just a few suggestions. 23   2 One Act Plays   Glengarriff 23-25   Summer Fest   Durrus 24   Film Premiere   Baltimore 24   Kupala Festival   Bantry 24   […]

Gather Ye…

Once again, there are a whole host of events taking place throughout West Cork over the coming days…& if your name is O’Donovan, then this week is dedicated to you. Listed below are just a few suggestions to take you up to the weekend, including social media/website links. 13-16   Art & Meditation Retreat   Allihies 14-18  […]

On yer bike…

The Bank Holiday may well be behind us, but the fun is far from over. Once again, there is a wide range of activities happening throughout West Cork over the coming days; so much so, listed below are just a few suggestions to take you up to the weekend. 6-8   Contemplative Walking Retreat   Allihies 7   […]

It’s Official!!

Yesterday was officially the 1st day of Summer & today is the 1st day of the Bank Holiday weekend. As ever, there is something for everyone, with plenty of varied festivals & events taking place throughout West Cork. In total, there are 29 options available to choose from, listed below are just a few suggestions […]