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.





June 18th Debarras Acoustic Seccion De Barra's Folk Club
June 18th - 21st Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe & Trad Festival Glengarriff
June 20th Fir Beag (Music) Clonakilty
June 21st - 23rd Baltimore Pirate Festival Weekend Baltimore
June 22nd Traditional Session With The Lads An Teach Beag Clonakilty
June 22nd - 23rd Seven Heads Peninsula Wildlife Experience Courtmacsherry
June 23rd Social Dancing - Teddy Crowley West Cork Hotel
June 25th Music in the Bridge Bar West Cork Hotel
June 25th Traditional Session With The Lads An Teach Beag Clonakilty
June 26th An Evening with Jimmy Crowley An Teach Beag Clonakilty
June 28th - 30th Summer Songbook Singing Workshop Courtmacsherry
June 28th - July 7th West Cork Chamber Music Festival Bantry
June 30th Fundraising Bingo for Kickboxing West Cork Hotel
July 6th South of Ireland Band Championships Clonakilty
July 7th Social Dancing - Finbarr Dennehy West Cork Hotel
July 10th Comhaltas Seisiun West Cork Hotel
July 12th - 19th West Cork Literary Festival Bantry
July 17th Comhaltas Seisiun West Cork Hotel
July 24th Comhaltas Seisiun West Cork Hotel
July 28th Social Dancing - Martin Kearney & Derry Kennedy West Cork Hotel
July 31st Comhaltas Seisiun West Cork Hotel
August 1st Bere Island Heritage Bus Tour Bere Island
August 3rd Regatta Day Courtmacsherry
August 5th Angling Competition in Aid of Courtmacsherry RNLI Courtmacsherry
August 6th - 23rd August Sailing Course Baltimore
August 6th - 11th Bere Island Festival Bere Island
August 7th Comhaltas West Cork Hotel
August 8th - 11th West Cork History Festival Skibbereen
August 11th Social Dancing with Kieran Cooke West Cork Hotel
August 14th Comhaltas West Cork Hotel
August 18th Social Dancing With P.J Hurrihy West Cork Hotel
August 21st - 25th Masters of Tradion: A Traditional Music Festival Bantry
August 24th Sherkin Island Do Run Rin Sherkin Island
August 27th Munster Vintage Motorcycle & Car Club West Cork Hotel
August 30th Cape Clear Storytelling Festival Cape Clear
August 31st Bantry Bay Adventure Race Bantry





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.