West Cork Islands Festival

by Aisling Moran on May 14, 2014

WestCork Islands brochure web

On the 14 and 15 of June, eight Islands of West Cork: Sherkin, Garnish, Whiddy, Bere, Dursey, Long, Heir/Hare and Cape Clear invite you to discover them and at the Islands Festival.
The aim is to promote these unique locations as places to not only visit, but to live.

Reduced ferry prices and a number of discounted and free activities make the festival, initiated in 2011, a great opportunity to cross the waters and experience a thriving island culture and a very different pace of life to that found on the mainland.

On offer throughout the Islands will be a number of activities, many organised and in by locals, including guided tours, historical talks, water-based activities, workshops, art exhibitions, ceol agus craic, food and more.
There will be a walk and talk on every Island on both days. Package deals are available for ferry, food, accommodation and guided tours.
Some Islands will have more events on, details can be found on our website: www.westcorkislands.com

‘Become an Islander’

Cape Clear
Máirtín Ó Méalóid
Tel: 086 8322 855
ccteo@iol.ie

Heir / Hare Island Aisling Moran
Tel: 087 766 9657
aislingbipg@gmail.com

Long Island
Aisling Moran
Tel: 087 766 9657
aislingbipg@gmail.com

Dursey Island
Rosarie O’Neill
formaneshouse@eircom.net
Tel: 027 74360 / 087 797 0630

Whiddy Island Tim O’Leary
Tel: 086 8626 734
whiddyferry@gmail.com

Bere Island John Walsh
johnbipg@gmail.com
Tel: 086 3877 943

Sherkin Island Aisling Moran
Tel: 087 766 9657
aislingbipg@gmail.com

Garnish Island
Office of Public Works
Tel: 027 63040
www.westcorkislands.com

 

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