Traditional Skills Passed on by Masters at the West Cork Stone Symposium

Stone carvers and dry stone walling experts from around the world will gather on the Sheep’s Head peninsula to share their skills at the West Cork Stone Symposium later this month The symposium (March 23–25 2018) in Kilcrohane will be a hands-on, creative celebration of stonecraft and its place in Irish life, and beginners are […]

Plans Afoot for Glengarriff parkrun

Glengarriff looks set to become the venue for the next West Cork parkrun with a public meeting to discuss the project planned for October 6th. The parkrun movement which began in London in 2004 has gained worldwide popularity in recent years, and almost 43,000 running enthusiasts have taken part in weekly timed 5k runs in […]

Olden Ways Festival on Whiddy Island

Whiddy islanders are inviting visitors to celebrate the island’s past with a weekend of activities at the island’s Olden Ways Festival (11th-12th July). Whiddy gained national coverage this year with the broadcast of TV3’s acclaimed Islanders series. The show, which gained nationwide acclaim, focused on a year in the life of islanders Tim and Danny […]

West Cork Makes a Splash At the Irish Responsible Tourism Awards

  Atlantic Sea Kayaking was named as outright winner of the Irish Responsible Tourism Awards in Dublin on Wednesday 11th March, and now goes on to represent the best of Irish tourism in the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015. It’s a fantastic accolade for the business, which also won a Gold Medal in the Best […]

Emigrants’ Stories Come Back To Cork

The second leg of an ambitious cultural exchange scheme will see a group of young people from Coventry staging an installation on the experience of Irish emigrants in Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig, this Monday (25th March). Islands Apart is a performance installation – a mix of film, music, poetry and drama – which focuses on the […]

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