As we approach the beginning of May, the area of West Cork looks set to be the place to be, and there is no hotel more conveniently located to access all the attractions than the West Cork Hotel.
There are a host of things to do in West Cork as the month of May begins, starting with the Walking Talking Festival in Cape Clear (29thApril-2nd May), this festival is a series of guided walks with local experts, focusing on the history, folklore and ecology of the area, as well as numerous informal gatherings that including poetry and song.
Following this and over the May Bank Holiday weekend (4th-7th May) and back on dry land, it’s the Ballydehob Jazz Festival, most events at this festival are free of charge and concerts are held in the town’s pubs, cafes, schools, street stages and the Ballydehob Community Hall.
Staying on the music theme, on the 9th-13th May its Baltimore’s Fiddle Fair, this popular festival that started way back in 1992 attracts musicians from around the world, who play in venues around the beautiful fishing village of Baltimore.
At the end of Month (25th – 27th May) and again in Baltimore, it’s the Wooden Boat Festival, which is run in conjunction with the Seafood Festival, which is an opportunity to take part in sailing, talking, learning as well as enjoying the very best food and drink on offer in West Cork.