Live Music Festival, Live Pig Racing, Cycling, Fun Run, Live Mouse Roulette, Warring Pubs (Annual Tug of War Tournament), Scouting & Orienteering event, Community Family Fun Day, Over 35’s soccer, annual academy soccer tournament, GAA events, & a whole lot more…
“HILLFEST 2017”, is an initiative between Watergrasshill Community Council and Watergrasshill National School Parents Association, with all profits going towards specific Community related projects via our Community Council and our local National School. 2017 events will take place in Watergrasshill, Cork from Friday the 2nd June to Monday the 5th June with various events taking place over the weekend.
The Innishannon Steam & Vintage Rally in aid of The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) and is held each June Bank Holiday Weekend to promote Steam & Vintage and heritage items. It’s a great family day out for young and old with over 1,000 exhibits on 40 acre site .
The exhibits include huge tractors, threshers, unique cars, motorbikes, oil and steam engines as well as experiencing a working forge. There is also a pet’s corner, always popular with children, a cake sale, numerous stands and stalls with art and craft displays, a dog show, sheep dog trials, road rolling. This is a fun-day out for collectors, enthusiasts and visitors alike with car parking and camping facilities set up in the village. Innishannon itself dates back to the sixth century and is surrounded by an ancient woodland and castle ruins.
The Green Glens Arena will stage the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships in July where Eupope’s top rising stars will travel to Co.Cork and compete in the disciplines of Dressage, Cross Country and Showjumping – hoping for Team and Individual glory.
All eyes will turn to Mike Etherington-Smith designed Cross Crountry course on Saturday 22nd July where competitors will face a 4 km (approx.) course of natural fences that will bring them around the historic Drishance Castle Demesne before the medals will be decided in the Championship Arena the following afternoon.
Townlands Carnival is a three day, unique participatory Music & Arts Festival, promoting music, arts and culture in all its diversity at an international level. A celebration and exploration of Culture past, present and future, attracting audiences and quality acts from home and abroad.
This is a family event with a dedicated kids area & entertainment for the younger festival goer all weekend.
The music bill is eclectic, lively and uplifting and showcases up and coming acts, alongside established international performers from all musical persuasions.
TownLands is to be set in the picturesque countryside near Macroom, Co. Cork, in the grounds of the old Rusheen Farm estate, with its walled gardens, ancient and managed woodlands and valleys, miles of walks, its lakes and follies and tree-lined green fields.
Classic Wheels Ireland Vintage – Classic, Bike Run & Show 2017 run involves approx 45 mile route from Youghal, Clashmore,Cappoquin,Lismore to Tallow and returning to Youghal with complimentary Tea/Coffee along the way.
PRE-1990 VEHICLES ONLY
When finished with the prize giving there will be a barbecue, music, craic and a raffle.
Millstreet Horse Show is Ireland’s largest annual equestrian event. In 2016, we offered a total prize fund exceeding €200,000. Millstreet has become Ireland’s largest shop window for the Equestrian Industry and young horse classes feature strongly; including the renowned Young Irelander loose jumping for 3 Year Old Horses and the National Discovery for 4 Year Olds.
The show features classes that cater for all age levels and grades with a full range of National classes as well as the final of Coolmore Young Champion of Ireland series.
Set in the foothills of the picturesque Galtee Mountains, INDIE has steadily grown in size since 2006, attracting festival goers from all over Ireland and further afield seeing the festival increase to a sold-out 10,000 capacity event in 2016.
In addition to some of the best Irish and international music acts, INDIE has brought a strong comedy, spoken word and dance line-up to Deer Farm and has recently added the INDIE VIP Garden and Mitchelstown Music Trail to a fantastic weekend.
Early Bird Tickets for INDIE16 sold out within 24 hours and fans will be happy to hear that subsequent ticket tiers will remain at 2016 prices – there will be NO INCREASE in the price of any INDIE tickets in 2017.
Masters of Tradition is a five-day festival held each August in the West Cork town of Bantry featuring a series of performances covering the full spectrum of Irish traditional music.
Performances take place in Bantry House, one of Ireland’s most exquisite historic mansions, and in one of Bantry’s other special venues, St Brendan’s Church.
The Festival’s mission is to give recognition to the masters of this music. Being a master of traditional Irish music doesn’t always entail dazzling virtuosity. Sometimes the ability to channel the deep feeling of the music or the ability to reimagine the music is just as important. We equally value virtuosity of thought, feeling and musical ability.
Masters of Tradition provides a platform where subtle and sometimes obscure elements of the music can be heard. We avoid pressure to present this music in a commercial or watered down manner and in so doing have been able to assure audiences that they are experiencing the music as authentically as possible. By seeking the heart of the music we find a universal voice that has widespread appeal reaching across many cultural and musical barriers.
As ever, 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.