The Fastnet Film Festival takes place every year in the picturesque fishing village of Schull on the south-west coast of Ireland. The five day Festival plays host to in excess of 300 short films. The commitment in Schull is to screen all of the short films entered into competition during the festival in as many different venues throughout the village as possible and to have them available on the festival archive for Wi-Fi viewing on smart devices within the network of Schull. The Fringe will have full programme of events for children of all ages.
Filmmakers, directors, producers and invited industry experts all share their experiences, giving shape and direction to each year’s challenging programme. This Short Film Festival without a Cinema invites you to explore alternatives throughout the village of Schull, providing those who attend with a totally new cinematic experience.
Distributed Cinema is Schull’s very own intranet network dedicated to short film. Films are screened in over 15 venues, from a bookshop to an art gallery, a craft shop to the village hall, numerous local pubs and restaurants. Schull’s network connects, through Ethernet cable and wireless, to its own short film archive on a dedicated server. Anyone with a smartphone, laptop or iPad can also access the server through Wi-Fi anywhere on the main street and watch any of the 8 years of submission films any time of the day or night. Visitors can also take a short ferry ride to the Long Island cinema to watch submission shorts.
Cork Harbour Festival is the largest annual event in Cork Harbour offering a nine day celebration of Cork’s maritime culture, from 3rd – 11th June 2017. Kicking off on the June Bank Holiday weekend the festival features 60 events taking place in Cork City as well as in 15 harbour towns and villages.
There are a variety of events to dive into, from water activities to guided walks, open days to open sails, seafood market to seaweed foraging and so much more.
Whether a visitor to the region or a native Corkonian, come and experience the spectacular fleet of boats taking part in Ocean to City – An Rás Mór from the many vantage points along the harbour.
So why not go crab fishing in Cobh; explore our many heritage sites; brave a guided ghostly trail; sail in the harbour or come for a kayak and discover Cork City from a different perspective.
Now in its third year, the festival celebrates Cork Harbour as a natural and cultural resource, with the communities and their stories at the heart of it.
There are plenty of free family events happening throughout the festival. So, come and join us for a magical maritime week!
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.
Swap your Sunday drive for a run, walk or jog as the 2017 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon launched with a new race date of Sunday 4th June announced. After a decade of participants marking the end of their June Bank Holiday weekend crossing the finish line of the Cork City Marathon, organisers have answered the requests from past and potential participants to move this iconic race to Sunday. Over the years, the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon has become more than a marathon, recognised for its inclusivity. It’s for runners, walkers, wheelchair athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and supporters. It is for those looking for a way to get fit, to set a new personal best, a way to raise money for a local charity or a fun day out with family and friends. Entries are now open for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay, Inter-Services Championships and Youth Challenge. Register now or find out more information on the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon 2017 online at www.corkcitymarathon.ie. For helpful training tips or to share your Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon journey follow them on Facebook and Instagramcorkcitymarathon or on Twitter @TheCorkMarathon #MoreThanAMarathon
The Cork Summer Show is on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June 2017, from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm each day in Curraheen Showgrounds.
It is one of the largest events of it’s kind in Ireland attracting over 50,000 visitors in 2016. Organised by the Munster Agricultural Society, the Cork Summer Show has been running in one form or another for over 200 years, since 1806.
It is Cork’s oldest and largest agricultural, gardening, food and family event which takes place every June in Curraheen, Cork.
Entries now Live for Sovereign’s Cup
Kinsale Yacht Club 21st-24th June 2017
Entries for Sovereigns’ Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club from 21st-24th June 2017 are invited on www.sovereignscup.com. This is the 12th Sovereign’s Cup and organisers Kinsale Yacht Club are looking forward to welcoming over 100 boats to Kinsale.
“We are looking forward to welcoming many fleets to Kinsale in June, to enjoy both great racing and the hospitality Kinsale offers as well,” said Kevin Murray, Sovereign’s Cup Regatta Director. There will be a separate trophy for the white sail class and a new coastal fleet this year. We are also looking forward to hosting the 1720 Sportsboat European Championships during the regatta,” he added.
The Sovereigns’ Cup trophy is a revival of a centuries-old tradition when the ‘Sovereign of Kinsale’ presented a trophy for the fastest sailing craft of the time. However, the modern-era regatta is named after the large rocks that overlook the racing area offshore and has been held biennially since 1995.
Many of the Ireland’s best racing crews will be competing for the Sovereigns’ Cup under the international IRC handicap system. The Portcullis Trophy will be awarded to competitors under the ECHO handicap system.
Cork County Council as sponsor, is taking the opportunity to promote Kinsale as a tourist venue and the start/finish point for the much acclaimed Wild Atlantic Way, as many cruising boats are likely to stay in the West Cork area after the regatta. Also Dubarry of Ireland are involved as clothing sponsors.
As the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Nationals take place from 9th-11th June 2017 at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, both Kinsale and RCYC are working together to encourage sailors from the UK and all over Ireland to compete in both events in Cork in June 2017 by organising marina berths for holding boats and arranging delivery crews between RCYC and KYC.
The West Cork Literary Festival is a week-long celebration of writing and reading for people of all ages. From its humble beginnings as a series of casual poetry readings and fringe events around the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, it has expanded into a varied and extensive programme of readings, talks and week-long workshops, growing more adventurous and imaginative with each year.
We are delighted to bring the finest Irish and international literary figures to West Cork every July – making exceptional talent accessible to local, regional and national audiences.
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.