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.





November 11th Ballroom of Romance - Michael Collins West Cork Hotel
November 18th Skibbereen Athletic Club 5 mile & 10 mile Road Race Skibbereen
November 22nd AgriTech 2018 Skibbereen
November 25th Ballroom of Romance - Limelite West Cork Hotel
November 28th Skibbereen Flower & Garden Club West Cork Hotel
November 29th Skibbereen Historical Society & The Earls of Castlehaven or Lord Audleys West Cork Hotel
November 30th Charity Concert in aid of Cork Simon Community West Cork Hotel
November 30th Christmas Parade & Switching on the Christmas Lights Skibbereen
December 4th Active Retirement Christmas Lunch West Cork Hotel
December 7th Traditional Music in the Bridge Bar West Cork Hotel
December 8th Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon Clonakilty
December 9th Ballroom of Romance - Finbarr Dennehy West Cork Hotel
December 14th West Cork Hotel Christmas Party West Cork Hotel
December 15th & 16th Uillinn Christmas Craft Fair Skibbereen
December 31st Music in the Bar with Pat O'Brien West Cork Hotel
January 6th Ballroom of Romance West Cork Hotel
January 6th Music in the Bar with Dermot O'Flaherty West Cork Hotel
January 8th Snooker Event West Cork Hotel
January 13th Fundraising Bingo West Cork Hotel
January 20th Ballroom of Romance West Cork Hotel
January 27th The Fureys West Cork Hotel
February 3rd Ballroom of Romance West Cork Hotel
February 15th Fundraiser for Skibbereen Community Hospital West Cork Hotel
February 17th Ballroom of Romance West Cork Hotel
February 18th, 19th, 20th Rish Blood Donation Clinic West Cork Hotel





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.