The West Cork islands inspire great creativity. And there’s a packed programme of creative events for you to dip in to this summer!
Check out our list of some of the most exciting creative things to do on our West Cork islands in the months ahead.
1) Learn to Sing with an Expert Vocal Coach
Workshops run from 14 – 26 July (Sherkin Island)
Find your voice in a wonderful week of vocal workshops with expert vocal coach, Brian O’Donnell. There are weeks set aside for beginners as well as more experienced singers. Brian is a professional singer, voice teacher and Music Director who currently serves on the faculty of SUNY Brockport in New York. An advanced workshop takes place on Sherkin the following week!
Find out more.
2) Travel Writing on Whiddy Island – West Cork Literary Festival
15 -19 July (Whiddy Island)
Immerse yourself in a five-day travel writing workshop on Whiddy Island and nurture your writing skills in a stunning West Cork setting
Adam Weymouth will be leading the travel writing workshop as part of the West Cork Literary Festival 2019. Adam’s work has been published by a wide variety of outlets including the Guardian, the Atlantic and the New Internationalist. In 2010 he walked from England to Istanbul as an exploration of pilgrimage.
3) West Cork Fit-Up Theatre Festival
July – August (Bere, Heir, Sherkin and Whiddy islands)
One of the highlights of a West Cork summer is the opportunity to see great actors putting on wonderful performances against the backdrop of a West Cork island. We’ll post details of theatre performances on Bere, Heir, Sherkin and Whiddy islands on our events calendar just as soon as the programme becomes available!
4) Ceolchoirm Rúnda – A Secret Concert!
25 August (Whiddy Island)
Enjoy a secret concert on Whiddy Island as part of the Masters of Tradition Festival – a celebration of the very finest traditional Irish music. If you want to find out who’s performing, you’ll just have to come along! Booking essential.
5) Cape Clear Story-Telling Festival
30 August – 1 September (Cape Clear)
The Cape Clear Story-Telling Festival celebrates one of the world’s oldest art forms. It brings story-tellers and listeners together for amazing experiences in the unique setting of Ireland’s southernmost inhabited island.
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6) Visit an Island Art Gallery
A visit to the Island Art Gallery on Heir Island – open all summer – or visits to the art studios on Sherkin Island are lovely things to do.
You’re sure to be inspired by our creative communities when you visit our West Cork islands. Join one of the wonderful creative events on the West Cork islands and be part of our glorious and inspiring summer!