West Cork is known as a hub of cultural activity: Now an outdoor exhibition of life-size portraits organised by a volunteer group, ‘Bantry Creates’ features local artists, some well-known, others unsung, working in different disciplines and living in the greater Bantry area. Using photography and text, these remarkable billboards show […]

The Bantry Bay Protect Our Native Kelp Forest Campaign is holding a sale of art and craft by artists and makers from West Cork and beyond to help raise funds for the on-going legal battle to prevent the mechanical extraction of the Kelp forests of Bantry Bay.  The event will […]

Clonakilty Macra has taken home the top prize at Macra na Feirme’s All-Ireland radio drama final, with the performance of ‘A Day in the Life of a Pencil’ by Raymond Scannell. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Macra na Feirme changed their drama competition to a radio drama format to ensure that […]

Navigating a high modernist terrain, somewhere between Rothko and Tapies, Michael McSwiney’s new paintings deliver that unique combination of chromatic punch and visceral, mood-trembling, surface which never fails to capture the gaze, before holding it in meditative stillness. It is a combination we’ve come to expect from this exceptional West […]