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SeaFest, Ireland’s largest free family-friendly maritime celebration, with over 100 events takes place this year from 7 – 9 June. An estimated 100,000 visitors are expected at the Port of
SeaFest, Ireland’s largest free family-friendly maritime celebration, with over 100 events takes place this year from 7 – 9 June. An estimated 100,000 visitors are expected at the Port of Cork in Cork City for the festival.
The festival, which acknowledges everything the ocean has to offer, will be a culmination of a weeklong celebration of Ireland’s rich maritime heritage, as the annual Cork Harbour Festival runs from 1 – 9 June.
SeaFest highlights include Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and Bord Bia free cookery demonstrations from esteemed chefs Rory O’Connell (Ballymaloe Cookery School), Martin Shanahan (Fishy Fishy Restaurant) and Neven Maguire (MacNean House & Restaurant), along with demos from fishmongers, Pat O’Connell and Hal Dawson.
As well as the cookery demonstrations, there will be free sailing, kayaking, currach and dragon boat trips on the water, with Irish Sailing, Atlantic Sea Kayaking and Meitheal Mara. Tours of the Marine Institute’s research vessel RV Celtic Explorer and the Commissioner of Irish Lights’ ILV Granuaile take place across the weekend. The Defence Forces will provide an equipment and capabilities display.
There will be fun and free activities in the dedicated Kids Zone, along with touch tank displays as part of the Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme. This is the first year for BIM’s interactive aquaculture remote classroom (ARC) at SeaFest, with virtual reality headsets for wearers to experience mussel beds up close. Music Generation Cork City will also be performing on the music stage throughout the event.
7 (Friday) 9:00 am - 9 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Port of Cork
Port of Cork, Cork City, Ireland
Seafest - Cork City CouncilEmail: [email protected]; Tel: +353 (0)21 492 4344 Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork, T12 T997
The Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival takes place in Glengarriff every year around the 3rd week in June with this years festival running from Thursday 20th to the
The Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival takes place in Glengarriff every year around the 3rd week in June with this years festival running from Thursday 20th to the 23rd June.
This year will see the 8th running of the festival which has grown from its humble beginnings in 2012 to what is is today, one of the finest line-ups of traditional Irish musicians you will find at any festival around the country. Taking place in the pubs, hotels and restaurants around the village of Glengarriff, you will never have to far to travel to get to the music, whether it is one of the bigger concerts or the more informal Piping For A Pint Session Trail that takes place throughout the weekend. There are also special events and workshops that also take place around the village, so something for everyone.
The festival will commence on Thursday night with Connla in concert. Troda will be on stage on Friday night and then on Saturday it will be the turn of the Vallely Bros, Tom Oakes, Ross Couper & Lorne Macdougal to be in concert.
With ticket numbers for the concerts being limited, it is advisable to book online by clicking Tickets if you wish to attend any of them.
If you’re thirsting for some great trad music, then the Piping For A Pint Session Trail is the place for you. The Sessions were a big hit last year and 2019 promises to be even bigger and better with some great acts, including Ronán Ó Snodaigh, Liam O’Connor, Sean McKeon, Tom Oakes, Ross Couper, Cór Chúil Aodha, Emer and Tadge Twomey, Patrick O’Hare and TRODA.
For those interested, there will also be Uilleann Pipe, Fiddle, Accordion, Bodhrán and Reed Making Workshops occurring during the festival. To book a place on one of the Workshops please click Book Workshop Place.
This is a festival not to be missed. You can find out the latest details by visiting the website at jimdowlingfestival.ie or by visiting Facebook or Twitter. If you have any queries then please email them to [email protected] or call +353 (0)87 759 5931.
20 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 23 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Various locations around Glengarriff
Glengarriff, West Cork
The West Cork Literary Festival is an annual highlight in the Irish literary calendar and is a week-long celebration of writing and reading for people of all ages in one
The West Cork Literary Festival is an annual highlight in the Irish literary calendar and is a week-long celebration of writing and reading for people of all ages in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.
From its humble beginnings as a series of casual poetry readings and fringe events around the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the West Cork Literary Festival has expanded into a varied and extensive programme of readings, talks and week-long workshops, growing more adventurous and imaginative with each year.
Graham Norton, Mary Robinson, Joseph O’Connor, John Boyne, Sebastian Barry, Sarah Crossan, Kevin Barry, Sarah Moss, Anne Carson and Kit de Waal are just some of the high profile writers making the trip to West Cork for the Festival.
There will be Workshops and Masterclasses in Bookbinding, Crime Writing, Essays, Life-Writing and Memoir, Short Story, Novel Writing, Advanced Poetry, Songwriting, Travel Writing, Publicity and Words Allowed.
The main evening events will be held in the Maritime Hotel. There are free readings in Bantry Library and Bantry Bookshop, afternoon seminars, book launches, panel discussions, coffee and chat events. For aspiring authors there will be the opportunity to schedule a session with the Festival’s Editor in Residence who will go over, discuss and appraise your work.
For full details of all events, workshops and for booking a place at an event or workshop please visit westcorkliteraryfestival.ie. You can also follow the festival on either Facebook or Twitter for the latest information.
If you have any queries regarding about the West Cork Literary Festival, then please email them to [email protected] or call +353 (0)27 52788/9.
12 (Friday) 9:00 am - 19 (Friday) 11:59 pm
The Quay, Bantry, West Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
Scully's Fest is a celebration of the traditional music and culture of Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra. The festival takes place annually on the weekend following the August bank holiday weekend.It
Scully’s Fest is a celebration of the traditional music and culture of Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra. The festival takes place annually on the weekend following the August bank holiday weekend.
It began in 2004 to mark that the weekly Monday night open sessions that had run since 1974 in Scully’s Bar. The aim of the festival is to take over the town of Newmarket and turn it into a Sliabh Luachra Music Paradise for one weekend every year.
Scully’s Fest is an effort to strengthen local music and to embed it into the culture of the region. Over the weekend there will be a range of different events, including Concerts, Music and Dance Workshops, Drama, Poetry, Singing, as well as nightly sessions around the town.
Starting this years festival will be the Áit Place Art Exhibition Launch which will happen at 7pm on Thursday 8th. The art exhibition will be open each day from 12 to 6pm.
Later on the Festival Launch will happen at Scanlon’s Bar. This will be at 9pm with a session featuring the Céilí Allstars.
Friday will kick off at 2pm in Newmarket Motors. This event is still TBC.
At 6pm in Scully’s Bar there will be an evening session. Then at 8.30pm the popular Rambling House will make its return in Dan Hourigans Bar. It will be hosted by local playwright and actor Mike Guerin. It will feature Drama, Song, Spoken word with special guest Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh.
In Scully’s Bar at 9.30pm to finish the evening off there will be a session.
Saturday will see a range of workshops taking place in the IRD – Main Building with Eoin Stan O’Sullivan (all melody instruments welcome). There will be an afternoon session in Scully’s Bar starting at 3pm and another starting at 5pm in Scanlon’s Bar.
The Gala Concert, An Glaoch 6 @ Glash will take place in the Glash Community Hall. The concert will feature Kevin Burke, Bryan O’Leary, Sorcha de Róiste, The Flannery Sisters and many more.
Finishing off the evening at 9.30pm in Scully’s Bar there will be a session with John Cronin and Friends.
Sunday is Family Day for Scully’s Fest with a Craft Market, BBQ and lots of great music at Scully’s Bar. This will run from 2pm until 5pm with an afternoon session starting at 3pm. Following this will be the Kids Concert with Scully’s Music School at 4pm.
The evening session will start at 7pm in Scully’s Bar and will feature the Mick Culloty Band. Later on in the evening at T.D.’s Bar there will be a Singing Session hosted by West Limerick Singing Club. Finishing off the evening at Scully’s Bar , there will be a session with starting at 9.30pm.
The festival finishes Monday night with a session in Scully’s Bar featuring Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly. This will start at 5pm. Following on from this will be the usual Monday night session which is open to all and draws musicians from near and far.
For full details of the programme and for the latest information concerning the festival please visit scullysfest.com. You can also follow Scully’s Fest on Facebook and Twitter. If you have any queries then please call +353 (0)87 910 0087.
8 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - 12 (Monday) 11:59 pm
Newmarket, Co. Cork, Ireland
Scully's Fest Committee Newmarket, Co. Cork, Ireland
Now in its 17th year, Masters of Tradition celebrates the very best of Irish and International traditional music in its’ purest form through a series of concerts, talks and performances.
Now in its 17th year, Masters of Tradition celebrates the very best of Irish and International traditional music in its’ purest form through a series of concerts, talks and performances. The performances take place mainly in Bantry House, which is one of Ireland’s most exquisite historic mansions, and in other venues such as St Brendan’s Church.
The event provides a platform where subtle and sometimes obscure elements of Irish traditional music can be heard. By seeking the heart of the music we find a universal voice that has widespread appeal reaching across many cultural and musical barriers.
The festival is headlined by its Artistic Director, Martin Hayes, the fiddler from East Clare, whose distinctive touch and extravagant virtuosity has brought the tradition to new levels. His famous trance-evoking sets with Dennis Cahill have mesmerised audiences all over the world and will do so again this summer!
During the festival impromptu sessions of extraordinary quality will continue non-stop day and night on the streets and in the pubs around Bantry.
Tickets are available to purchase for Masters of Tradition 2019 and the line-up of events, activities and performances, which will take place every day from Wednesday 21st through to Sunday 25th August 2019, is available to view or download at programme.
21 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - 25 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
13 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co. Cork