Festivals and Events in West Cork

West Cork is abundant with festivals planned throughout the year to suit everyone’s tastes. Below you can find a list of all local events with description and relevant links. If you have any questions feel free to contact us. Also check our things to do in West Cork page for a range of great activities. If you can't make up your mind this list of the top 10 things to do in West Cork will help you decide.

2018

DATE

JUNE - SEPTEMBER FESTIVALS & EVENTS

LOCATION

June 20th & 27th Chef's Garden Walk & Meal at The Glebe Gardens Baltimore
June 18th, 19th, 20th Irish Blood Transfusion Board West Cork Hotel
June 20th Walk & Talk about Fernhill House & Gardens With Afternoon Tea Clonakilty
June 22nd Workshop at the Medicinal Herb Garden Ballydehob
June 22nd Music in the Bar - Sister Act West Cork Hotel
June 24th Ballroom of Romance - Checkers West Cork Hotel
June 26th Music in the Bar - Bacon & Cabbage West Cork Hotel
June 29th - July 7th West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2018 Bantry
July 06th Janet Murran & Anastasia O Donohue Exhibition Opening at The Heron Gallery Ahakista
July 06th Music in the Bar - Bacon & Cabbage West Cork Hotel
July 07th South of Ireland Band Championships 2018 Clonakilty
July 08th Ballroom of Romance - Teddy Crowley West Cork Hotel
July 10th Music in the Bar - Bacon & Cabbage West Cork Hotel
July 11th Comhaltas Seisiun West Cork Hotel
July 13th - 20th West Cork Literary Festival Bantry
July 14th Bere Island Midsummer Run Bere Island
July 18th Comhaltas Seisiun West Cork Hotel
July 19th Music in the Bar - Bacon & Cabbage West Cork Hotel
July 22nd Ballroom of Romace - Finbarr Denehy West Cork Hotel
July 25th Comhaltas Seisiun West Cork Hotel
July 27th - August 5th Skibbereen Arts Festival Skibbereen
August 01st Comhaltas Seisiun West Cork Hotel
August 01st Music in the Bar - Bacon & Cabbage West Cork Hotel
August 03rd Music in the Bar - Sister Act West Cork Hotel
August 04th Cape Clear 5k run Cape Clear
August 04th-12th Cape Clear Fun Week Cape Clear
August 05th Ballroom of Romance - Eddie Lee West Cork Hotel
August 06th Baltimore Regatta Baltimore
August 08th Comhaltas Seisiun West Cork Hotel
August 11th Sherkin Do Run Run - Get Active on Sherkin Island Sherkin Island
August 11th War of Buttons Renunion West Cork Hotel
August 11th - 12th Schull Regata Schull
August 15th Comhaltas Seisiun West Cork Hotel
August 16th - 19th West Cork History Festival Skibbereen
August 18th-26th Ellen Hutchins Festival Bantry
August 19th Ballroom of Romance - Liam Mannering West Cork Hotel
August 22nd - 26th Masters of Tradition Bantry
August 23rd - 26th Deep Sea Angling Festival Baltimore
August 25th Bantry Bay Adventure Race Bantry
August 31st - September 2nd Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival Cape Clear
September 01st Clonakilty Charity Cycle Clonakilty
September 02nd Ballroom of Romance - Dermot Lyons West Cork Hotel
September 02nd Music in the Bar - Bacon & Cabbage West Cork Hotel
September 05th Music in the Bar - Bacon & Cabbage West Cork Hotel
September 07th - 16th A Taste Of West Cork Skibbereen
September 14th - 16th Music & Silence Festival Bere Island
September 16th Ballroom of Romance - Breakaway West Cork Hotel
September 17th - 23rd Clonakilty International Guitar Festival Clonakilty
September 19th Music in the Bar - Bacon & Cabbage West Cork Hotel
September 20th - 23rd Drimoleague Singing Festival Drimoleague
September 28th Abbeystrewery Dance West Cork Hotel
September 30th Ballroom of Romance - Declan Aungier West Cork Hotel

 

 

ALL YEAR ROUND EVENTS

LOCATION

Gigs in Connollys in Leap. Leap
Drimoleague Heritage Walkways.
Free weekly guided walk. Gather at the Railway Yard Carpark in Drimoleague Village every Tuesday for a 6.30pm start. Each walk will be a different route and will last between 1-2 hours. All walks will suite most abilities and are FREE. To confirm and for more info call Mike O Sullivan on: 087 7641420
Drimoleague Village

 

For places to stay in West Cork, choose our county cork hotel for your base when discovering the many festivals planned. 

For hotels near Schull, hotels near Baltimore West Cork, or hotels near Bantry, when you stay at the West Cork Hotel in Skibbereen you immediately place yourself at the hub of West Cork. 

To relax and unwind after sampling the various festivals and events that West Cork has to offer for pubs in Skibbereen, the Ilen Bar offers visitors and locals alike the perfect place to catch up and switch off.