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"It's all happening in Adrigole over the August weekend as the parish welcomes visitors from far and near for the 2015 Adrigole GAA Duck Race Festival. This year’s festival is once again packed with family fun, top musical acts and much more.The festival runs from Thursday, July 30th to Monday August 3rd. Highlights include live music and entertainment featuring Gerry Bruton, Brian Casey, Pa Curran, John Twohig, Jerry McCarthy, Murphy's Men and a host of local musicians.We are delighted to once again host the event at the base of the beautiful Hungry Hill on the grounds of Hungry Hill Lodge and Camp Site where there will be a fully licenced Marquee, BBQ and pig on spit to keep hungry punters happy. A varied programme of events will run right through from Thursday July 30th starting with a Céilí/Barn Dance up until Monday August 3rd. The pinnacle of the weekend is our Family Fun Day on Sunday August 2nd. Of course the highlight of the weekend will be the annual Duck race, closely followed by the Baa-ra sheep racing, both taking place on Sunday.This year a tag rugby event has been added to the programme of events. This tournament will take place on Saturday August 1st and all teams are welcome. Registration forms are available by contacting Sean 0879568363, Paul 0863561869 or Joey 0879865827. It promises to be great craic with plenty of refreshments available pre and post-match!There will also be a range of fun events from kayaking to football blitzes and camping will also be available at the Hungry Hill Lodge and Campsite.Thursday sees the celebrations kick off with a bumper céilí and barndance with music by Jerry McCarthy.On Friday the marquee welcomes a host of local musicians for a monster music session.On Saturday we will kick off registration for our tag rugby competition at 1pm. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a team entry or an individual looking to join a team. Turn up on the day and everyone will be accommodated.Sunday sees the vintage rally, family fun day, duck race, sheep race, dog show, face painting, bouncy castle, sumo wrestling, egg cracking competition and more live music with Gerry Bruton, Pa Curran and Brian CaseyDucks for the duck race are on sale locally and from club members.There will be plenty food and refreshments on site that offer a little something for everyone and it promises to be a fun filled weekend with something for all the family. Keep up to date with any additions to the programme of events on, the Adrigole GAA facebook page or on the twitter handle @Adrigolegaa."

Adrigole Festival

Calling All Beara People and O’ Sullivans to Dunboy Grounds, Castletownbere on the 26th of July at 2.00pm.

Dunboy event

A once off festival will be held in the grounds of Dunboy Castle on the 26th of July at 2.00pm.
The opening ceremony will include horses in a parade on the grounds of the Castle. The Beara vintage car club will be present at the Castle grounds. The event will highlight a music and dancing session, poetry by famous National and Local Poet Leanne O’ Sullivan, a tasting of the new Dunboy Beer accompanied by locally produced world famous Milleens Cheese.

A large O’ Sullivan Clan Gathering will be held on the day and an update on the March of O' Sullivan Beara walking trail to Leitrim will be presented. A barbeque and local food will be available on the day. This event will suit all ages and all are welcome. We hope this will be a great Beara event in a spectacular setting, celebrating the heritage and culture of the Beara Peninsula. The event will be free to the public, including parking. For more information, please email

Directions from Castletownbere Town:
Follow the road to Allihies for 2 miles from Castletownbere. Entrance to Dunboy Castle is located on the left hand side. Stuarts will be present to guide you from the main road to the entrance.

“Windows of Eyeries”

Art Trail Update!

Artists: It's time to get ready for

another terrific exhibition!

 Please bring your new and original artwork

(all types accepted) to Evie’s Hall between 5:00 and 9:00 P.M., Wed. 8 July and 11:00

A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on Thurs. 9 July.

 To protect your work, please have it on a stiff backing or in a frame and safely

wrapped. There will be a portfolio stand for a limited quantity of works on paper.

 Please label each piece with its title, the price (if for sale, or NFS if not for sale),

your name, and your contact information as prospective buyers will contact you


For more information, ring Sue at 74441 or

Bénédicte at 086 399 5223.

(Through the generosity of our sponsors -- Mill Cove

Gallery, Sarah Walker Gallery, and Beara Gallery -- we are

enhancing the presentation of your work and the art trail.)

Charity Cycle

Castletownbere Events for 2015

So what Castletownbere has to offer is a real jam packed year, Cycling and walking the Beara peninsula have become very popular and we have many events to promote this happening in the area this year. Also as always we are 100% commited to supporting our local community and businesses.

31st June-7th August

The Festival of the Sea
A week long celebration of the heritage of the fishing cummunity of Castletownbere, it is a real showcase of the towns people and what is available here.
starting on the friday evening with the informus sheaf tossing, air rugby, wheel barrow racing and lots of other fun new games every year. This leads into a three day market and childrens entertainment on the main square followed each evening by live bands and a late night D.J.
Monday marks the main regatta day with lots of fun water sports and games organised by the Castletownbere Rowing club and Castletownbere Development associasion.
This leads into a fun packed week around the area for all ages with the finally 'Take Me Out' on the friday evening

John O'Leary

Three years ago, the poet John O'Leary died in a boating accident off the shores of Beara.  On Saturday, the 8th of August, we will remember John with a day of poetry workshops and readings.  All proceeds will go to the establishment of

The John O'Leary Prize for Poetry

open to transition-year students.


                        Schedule for Saturday:

                10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.     Novice and Working Poets Workshops

                1:30 to 2:30 P.M.              Buffet Lunch

                3:00 to 6:00 P.M.              Novice and Working Poets Workshops

                6:30 to 7:30 P.M.              Buffet Dinner

                8:30 to ???                       Readings & Open Mike (Door Donations)


                Fundraising Schedule:

                Novice workshops, including lunch and dinner:         €35

                Working poets workshops, inc. lunch and dinner:      €55

                Novice workshop only                                               €10 each

                Working poets workshop only                                   €20 each

                Buffet Lunch                                                    €10

                Buffet Dinner                                                    €15


Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat, Eyeries, Beara, Co. Cork

Space is limited so hold the date and book early at 027-74441 or

(Detailed information to follow)

Wild Atlantic Words Poetry Festival

5th & 6th September

Hungry Hill Writing

Hosted in various venues in Castletownbere(TBA)

Creative Writing workshops, poetry readings, childrens workshops and the Hungry Hill Writing's international summer compertitions and awards.
The festivals Patron is Bernard O'Donoghue.

Further details available at or email or call Jennifer Russell (027 76996)or John Post (027 70841)

Saturday 12th of September This is organised by The Cork Sports Partnership. It has 2 routes both are to go through Castletwnbere

Halloween Party

A fun packed afternoon for the kids in The Beacon followed by the haunted garden for those who dare......

More info to follow, www.facebook/CTBfestivalinfo

Christmas Market and Town Christmas light switch on Sunday 6th december. please stay tuned to the facebook for more information.

Gosh we really do have lots to do, writing it all out is so exciting, here's to a fun year, I hope this helps and is not too much, I can also forward on posters and programs as they are produced throughout the year.
chat soon and many thanks


Dates of the Summer West Cork Fit-Up Theatre Festival on Bere Island will be announced within the next few weeks.

If you require further details, please don't hesitate to contact me at the Bere Island Project Group on 027 75099.

if you would like your event listing here please contact Sarah Lowney at


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