Find out what's on across the West Cork islands with our online events calendar!Our events listings are packed with festivals, regattas, workshops, courses and more across West Cork's eight islands. If you're planning a trip to Bere, Dursey Heir, Cape Clear, Garnish, Sherkin, Long, or Whiddy islands, this is the place to find out what's on during your West Cork trip. Search our events calendar by date or category to find the experience that's perfect for you. A stay in West Cork isn't complete unless you've experienced a trip to the West Cork islands. So, head out to the islands, enjoy their beautiful land and seascapes, and immerse yourself in the very best of island life. Go on, get out there!
Dr Michael Kennedy will give a talk on the Treaty Ports (of which Fort Berehaven, Bere Island was one) at the Bere Island Heritage Centre on 6th July.
Following the establishment of the Irish Free State, three deep water Treaty Port at Berehaven, Queenstown (modern Cobh) and Lough Swilly were retained by the United Kingdom in accordance with the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921.
The 1938 Anglo-Irish Agreement ended the ‘Economic War’ and returned the ‘Treaty Ports’ to Ireland. Dr Michael Kennedy will give a talk about this fascinating period.
Dr Kennedy is the Executive Editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series.
The Bere Island Festival is fun for all the family. The packed programme is full of events from heritage talks, regatta fun, biathlons and puppet shows! There’s something for everyone on Bere Island this week …
Details to follow – the programme below is from a previous festival and gives a sense of what will be on! Mass at the Holy Year Cross 6.30pm Beach storage environmental art project (Outside Post office) 10:30 Children’s summer camp The “REC” 12:30 – 3:30pm Children’s summer camp (The “REC”) 12:30 – 3:30pm Children’s Sports Day in Rec 2pm Water sports in Rerrin Village For more information on all events, contact the Bere Island Project Office on 027 75099
Fit up festival theatre (Lecture Theatre Rerrin) 8.00pm
Tuesday Aug. 8th
Children’s summer camp (The “REC”) 12:30 – 3pm
Children’s puppet show with Denis Kiely in the Heritage centre 3pm
Race night in aid of the heritage centre (The Hotel) 9pm
Wednesday Aug. 9th
Bere Island “in times gone by” (Heritage centre) 2pm
Table quiz in Hotel 8pm
Thursday Aug. 10th
Kids Biathlon (Community Centre) 2pm
Kids fancy dress, Talent show and Disco (Heritage centre) 5pm
Bere Island Bingo Night (The Hotel) 8:30pm
Music in Dessies 10pm
Friday Aug. 11th
Adults Biathlon (Oileáin Na gCaorach, West End Ferry Pier) 7.30pm
Music in Dessies
Music in the Hotel with Gaelic Brew 10pm
Saturday Aug. 12th
Walk the pole
Cycle the plank
Raft race 2pm
Mass at the Holy Year Cross 6.30pm
Beach storage environmental art project (Outside Post office) 10:30
Children’s summer camp The “REC” 12:30 – 3:30pm
Children’s summer camp (The “REC”) 12:30 – 3:30pm
Children’s Sports Day in Rec 2pm
Water sports in Rerrin Village
For more information on all events, contact the Bere Island Project Office on 027 75099