Events Calendar - Our West Cork Islands Events Guide!
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.
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Bere Island Projects Group have programmed the following events for Heritage Week Bere Island.
National Heritage Week, an initiative by the Heritage Council, celebrates all things heritage. It brings together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation.
Heritage Week Bere Island
Recording Our Bere Island History
Thursday 18th August 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Location: Bere Island Heritage Centre
National Heritage Week runs from Saturday 13th August to Sunday 21st August
As part of the Burren Beo Trust’s Heritage Keepers programme, Bere Island Projects Group are recording an oral history of Bere Island, preserving the stories and voices of the island’s past for the future. For National Heritage Week 2022 we are launching Recording Our Bere Island History, making available a number of interviews that have already been recorded, outlining our ongoing plans for the project and members of the project will be on hand to give advice on best practice in recording an oral history interview.
- An exhibition or display
- A training event or workshop
- A talk, conference or reading
- Suitable for families
- Car parking available
- Fully wheelchair accessible
- Vision impaired friendly
Wild Child Day at Lonehort Battery Bere Island
Saturday 20th August 1:00pm
Location: Lonehort Battery Main Gate
A guided tour for children (and their parents) of Lonehort Battery, Bere Island, the largest of seven gun batteries on the island. Surrounded by a deep, dry moat Lonehort Battery contains two coastal artillery guns, along with a network of underground tunnels. Led by licensed tour guides there will be lots of fun activities and the opportunity to learn about what life was like for those who were stationed at Lonehort during World War One. The battery is also home to a variety of wildflowers and butterflies and we will aim to see how many we can identify on our tour.
Booking is essential on 027 75099 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
- A guided or specialist tour
- Suitable for families
- Specifically an event for children
- Car parking available
Three Day Sea Kayaking Safari with H2O Kayaking – Sherkin Island
Join our exciting three day sea kayaking safari from Sherkin Island, West Cork, Ireland
- June 17th -19th Fully Booked
- July 15th-17th Spaces available
- August 5th-7th Spaces available
- August 26th-28th Spaces available
Come to Sherkin Island to experience the peace and tranquillity of island life while at the same time exploring one of Irelands best kept secrets.You will have the time to relax and watch the world go by from the comfort of a kayak and the end of a day’s paddling sit with friends watching the sunset over Roaring Water Bay.
Prices start from €395 per person including accommodation, meals, and equipment.
You will be fully equipped with a kayak to suit your ability level and size along with all the necessary equipment for your adventure. After a safety briefing and basic training, our expert local guides will share their knowledge and love of the sea with you on this exploration of the island.
Our tours are run in an environmentally sound way to minimize the impact on wildlife
On the day of arrival after checking in and a good meal, you will paddle at sunset or by moonlight in the sheltered waters of the Cúinne to get acquainted with your kayak.
The second day will see us explore the islands, deserted beaches and pristine coastline of Sherkin Island and the surrounding area. We’ll stop for lunch along the way in one of the many sheltered coves or beaches, watching the seals as they watch us! Your expert local guide will bring you safely to places only accessible by sea kayak, tell you stories of piracy of old and share his knowledge of the wild life in the Bay.
Dawn is often the calmest part of the day so on the last day we’ll rise early to welcome in the day with a gentle paddle before (second!) breakfast. The rest of the day can be spent wandering the lanes and beaches of the island on foot before heading home that afternoon.
Whether you are an experienced paddler or a first timer we can tailor our tours to suit.
H2O is run by Pat Rodgers, an experienced kayaker and all-around adventurer.
Based on Sherkin Island in the heart of West Cork’s Carberry Isles. 3-day safaris!