July may be regarded as late opening where galleries are concerned, but the world of exhibition has been seriously stymied by lockdown. However, all was not lost, and the Blue House window provided an effective sequence of ‘Window Exhibitions’, a bit like window shopping on the Sundays of yore when […]

Spiller’s Lane in Clonakilty was buzzing on Sunday, June 20, as the town came together to enjoy an International Mid-Summer Bazaar. The event was co-ordinated by Doria Sibanda, with logistical support from Olive Walsh, Kathryn Kingston and Kitty Sisson of the Clonakilty Friends of Asylum Seekers committee (CFOAS). Doria is […]

West Cork and it’s seven Island communities are set to benefit from a three-year €450,000 programme to develop and sustain new creative opportunities for all age groups, through the Arts Council’s ‘Creative Places Programme’. ‘The Creative Places, West Cork Islands’ programme is an innovative development and community engagement project that […]

There is a short stretch of road, some 6km, between Macroom and Ballyvourney that is known as ‘The Rebel Road’ due to the not insignificant number of IRA memorials dotted along it. Soon to be bypassed by the new Macroom Bypass, Pauline Murphy feels this historical stretch of road deserves […]

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 […]