Weekend Jazz At The Glengarriff Park Hotel
Join us at MacCarthy’s Bar  Saturday Afternoon 2nd August for some jazz  with Bob Seward & The Famous Clubmen From 4pm.

Posted on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at 8:53am

Glengarriff Art Group Annual Exhibition
The annual exhibition of work by the Glengarriff Art Group opens in the Community Hall this Friday August 1st. and runs until August 24th.  The usual high standard will be on view in the Hall each day.

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 6:33pm

Phillip Harrington Memorial Swim
Don’t forget the first Annual Phillip Harrington Memorial Swim taking place tomorrow evening August 2nd. at 6.00 pm.  Swim is from Garinish Island to The Blue Pool and swimmers please assemble at The Blue Pool 5.30.

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 6:31pm

The Arts Glengarriff Festival
The group of local artists and craftspeople—The Arts Glengarriff, are holding an inaugural festival from August 22nd. to 24th. this year.  There is an eclectic programme planned with full details to follow.

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 6:41pm

Phillip Harrington Memorial Swim
The first annual Philip Harrington Memorial Swim will take place in Glengarriff on August 2nd. this year. This fundraising event in aid of local Scoil Fhiachna is sure to attract a large entry and attendance. It is named after a very well known and loved character Phillip Harrington who sadly passed away at a young age a number of years ago. He was the owner of the world famous Blue Loo Bar and also was involved in the Blue Pool Ferry, both activities giving him a very high profile locally. The swim is a fitting tribute to him as he was a great lover of the water himself and a very strong swimmer in his time.

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 6:38pm

Water Safety Course

Irish Water Safety will run a course in Glengarriff from 28th. July to 2nd of August.
Enrolling will take place in the Community Hall on Sunday 27th. 12 noon to 1pm. For further information please ring 087 7404356.

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 5:29pm

Glengarriff In Running For Top Tourist Town
There is a Fáilte Ireland competition for Top Tourist Town which is being run in conjunction with the Tidy Towns Competition.   Glengarriff was invited to take part in the initial entry of 100 centres and on the basis of our application and criteria thus far, we are now in the final 15.  The second stage of the competition will now commence with adjudicators visiting each location to assess the overall experience offered to visitors.  This will be an undercover visit possibly staying overnight and visiting local attractions, bars, shops etc.  The impression given to the adjudicator will be the deciding factor in the awarding of the prizes.  Let’s try and keep up our usual good Glengarriff standard as this accolade could be a real boost to our marketing efforts.

Posted on Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 5:20pm

Exhibition by “The Arts Glengarriff” Open Daily
The Arts Glengarriff welcome visitors to their ongoing exhibition at The Glengarriff Eccles Hotel which will run for the duration of the Summer.  The exhibition is open daily – weekdays from 12 noon to 2 pm and from 6 pm. to 9 pm – Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm. to 9 pm. A member of the group is on site at these times to assist.

Posted on Friday, July 4th, 2014 at 7:15pm

Accomodation For Jim Dowling Festival Weekend
The Perrin Inn have rooms available for the weekend. Contact them directly, details here http://www.theperrininn.ie/

Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 12:22pm

Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival June 20/22 2014
The festival will kick off on Friday June 20th and run until Sunday june 22. We have a big line up at this years festival, I’ve also sent you on our press release with an idea of what will be happening. We also have a web page www.jimdowlingfestival.com 

There are three concerts which are


THE BIG BLOW OUT concert (FT Peadar O Riada, The Drole & Mick O Brien, Matt Cranich Jackie Daly & Eoin O Riabhraigh, Sean Mckeon & Liam O Connor And Nel Ni Chroinin, Sean O Se An Fear An Ti) Saturday 21st Eccles Hotel Doors 8pm concert 8.30 Price 17.50

Tickets available online the Blue Loo, The Eccles Hotel and the Bay View or ring chris on -877595931.

Posted on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at 11:37pm

The Ewe Experience charity tea party
The Ewe Experience gardens in Glengarriff are having the annual charity tea party today Saturday June 7th from 1 to 5pm. All the funds will go to the Rural Animal Welfare Resources (RAWR), a charity benefitting animal welfare. “This a great local group, which we are happy to support with our annual tea party, where all the income on the day will go directly to the group,” says Sheena Wood, co-owner of The Ewe Experience, the popular West Cork destination.

“This year we are also celebrating coming of age in our 21st year of running The Ewe Experience here in Glengarriff, after the first ten years at the Mizen,” says Sheena. RAWR is a 100% volunteer-run, non-profit charity that believes in caring for all animals. The people involved give their time willingly to help RAWR achieve its goals to educate the community, to protect and enhance the welfare of all animals and to understand its influence on the habitat, shared by people and animals.

Posted on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 9:12am

The Ewe Experience open
The Ewe Experience is now open for the season. Ireland’s only inter-active sculpture garden has something to enjoy for all ages

Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 7:14pm

Metting Of Kenmare/Glengarriff/Beara Tourism Group
There has been an ongoing project in regard to developing a Tourism Cluster encompassing the whole of Beara and in this regard a number of meetings took place in the latter part of 2013.  Wide ranging discussions have taken place place at these meetings and also note that the next meeting of the cluster group will be held locally at The Glengarriff Park Hotel on Wednesday next 22nd @7.00 pm. This is in keeping with the arrangement of moving the meeting through the region and also give an opportunity for each centre to focus on what they wish to see adressed.  It is important therefore that there is a good attendance locally at this meeting as it will give a chance to get up to speed on developments to date and also to raise any local issues which could be adressed as part of the work of the group.

Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 1:09pm

1 Comment Posted

It appears to be a crying shame that from the Port of Cork list of cruise ships arriving at Glengarriff that surely the people on board should be given a chance to see Glengarriff and shop there and go to Bantry etc. during their visit instead of concentrating on their visit to Killarney. For goodness sake, when will West Cork cop on and give their visitors to their shore first choice or are the papers not telling the truth from what I am reading. Even half of the day should be given to a tour around on the same bus that takes them to Killarney. Its very selfish and mean if the tourists are dropped off in Killarney to Shop. Glengarriff has lovely shops stuff too and should pursue those buses to stop off in CORK …. there is a huge opportunity lost here. Maybe a few of the Cork buses could come on board and do their thing for West Cork for a change. Now the Port of Cork will have a list of the proposed cruise ships… they don’t just “call” over night without notice. someone in West Cork has to get this right for West Cork
Anne from Cork
Comment by Anne Horgan — July 1, 2014 @ 7:45 am

Backstage Academy Of Arts In Bantry
Backstage, nationally recognized for its performing arts work with young people is opening an academy at Our Lady of Mercy National School in Bantry.  The academy, which will be open to boys and girls aged 7-18, will run on Sundays from 2pm-4.30pm beginning on Sunday, 2nd Feb.   Subjects  range from Drama, Mime and Musical Theatre to Comedy, Dance and Singing.   If you want further information or wish to book a place, call Backstage-Ireland on 091-590706 or e-mail backstageireland@eircom.net

Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 1:02pm

Women’s Little Christmas At Glengarriff Park Hotel
Join us in Celebrating Women’s Little Christmas in Style On Sunday 5th January 2014

To Book your Table for Dinner Please Call 027 63000
Music from 9.30pm with Nick Ryan

Posted on Saturday, January 4th, 2014 at 12:10pm