An open air performance area is the latest exciting development on Camus Farm – a 30-acre organic holding in Ardfield, Clonakilty – which this summer will host two outdoor concerts or ‘Fair Days’ of contemporary folk music.
On June 5, Camus will welcome Lorkin O’Reilly; I Have A Tribe; O Deer; and Rita Lynn. The July 31 line-up consists of The Fynches; Billy Wylder; Leevy; and Dreambeam.
Lorkin O’Reilly has enjoyed considerable success on music platforms, his song ‘Twist’ exceeding 10 million streams on Spotify. The Fynches, fronted by Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (CODA, Sing Street), featured on ‘The Late Late Show’ earlier this year, receiving a big reaction from Irish audiences, consequently selling out recent performances.
Bar, food and coffee facilities will be open from 2pm, in addition to the restaurant, open from 12pm. Tickets for ‘Fair Days’ are on eventbrite.ie.
On-farm Restaurant and Gallery, the ‘Field Kitchen’, opened last year at Camus, winning the ‘Georgina Campbell Newcomer of Year Award’. It is now established as a leading West Cork dining experience. The restaurant offers outstanding vegetarian and vegan feasts, alongside meat dishes. The farm’s herd of 100 per cent grass-fed Dexter cattle provides the 28-day aged, organic beef. The organic vegetables are supplied from the Camus Farm Kitchen Garden, complemented by local produce.
The Field Kitchen offers a seasonal set menu updated on fieldkitchen.ie/menus each Thursday. Summer opening times are from 6pm Thu-Sat, and 12pm Sunday, with the first dishes served at 7pm and 1pm, respectively. Reservations can be made at opentable.ie or call 023 886 9199.
The restaurant offers indoor and open air dining, and is fully accessible with set down area, ramp and washroom. Tables can be laid out banquet style to accommodate larger groups. The restaurant can comfortably seat 100 indoors or outdoors, with a large outdoor covered area. Diners can also make use of camping pitches and access the nature trails around the Farm. The indoor gallery showcases the work of local artists.
Camus Farm is a venue for celebrations and gatherings with the option for overnight camping. On the high ground, overlooking Clonakilty Bay, is a ceremonial circle inspired by local ringforts, available for weddings, namings and other ceremonies.