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What's on in West Cork?

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.





July 15th-August 11th Fit Up Theatre Festival Ballydehob
August 8th - 9th Schull Regatta Schull
August 19th - 23rd Masters of Tradition Bantry
September 4th - 13th A Taste of West Cork Festival Skibbereen
September 4th - 8th Chief O Neill Traditional Music Festival Bantry
September 4th - 6th Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival Cape Clear
September 14th - 20th Clonakilty International Guitar Festival Clonakilty
September 24th - 27th Drimoleague Singing Festival Drimoleague




Farmers Market every Saturday Skibbereen Farmers Market in Skibbereen town centre. Skibbereen
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.