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.

Every Thursday: Summer BBQ at the West Cork Hotel during the month of August.





August 17th-19th Skibbereen Soul Festival Skibbereen
August 17th West Cork Triathlon Club's Tri na Mona Tragumna
August 18th Social Dancing With P.J Hurrihy West Cork Hotel
August 21st - 25th Masters of Tradion: A Traditional Music Festival Bantry
August 22nd "Faminy Story" History Walking Tour Skibbereen
August 22nd - 25th Baltimore Deep Sea Angling Festival Baltimore
August 24th Sherkin Island Do Run Rin Sherkin Island
August 27th Munster Vintage Motorcycle & Car Club West Cork Hotel
August 24th West Cork Peaks Challenge Dunmanway
August 30th Cape Clear Storytelling Festival Cape Clear
August 31st Bantry Bay Adventure Race Whiddy Island
September 1st Bantry Agricultural Show Bantry
September 1st Social Dancing with Dermot Lyons West Cork Hotel
September 6th-8th Chief O'Neill Traditional Music Festival Bantry
September 6th-15th A Taste of West Cork Food Festival West Cork
September 15th Social Dancing with Patrick O'Sullivan West Cork Hotel
September 16th-23rd Clonakilty International Guitar Festival 2019 Clonakilty
September 21st Marymount West Cork Lunch West Cork Hotel
September 26-29th Drimoleague Singing Festival Drimoleague
September 27-29th Skibbereen Walking Festival Skibbereen
September 29th Social Dancing with Declan Aungier West Cork Hotel





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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.