Happy New Year From www.glengarriff.ie
Every good wish for 2014 to you all.

Posted on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 at 11:51am

New Years Eve At Glengarriff Park Hotel
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Glengarriff Park Hotel

Mulled Wine Reception on Arrival Followed by an exceptional 4 Course Gala Dinner at 8.00pm. Then Celebrate Late into the Night with Music with a DJ.
Champagne Toast at Midnight! All for only €35.00 per person For more information or to make a booking please contact us on 027 63000.

Excellent B&B rates also available.

Posted on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 11:57am

The Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival sessions Sunday 29th 6pm
Will take place in The Blue Loo Bar at 6pm on Sunday Dec 29th 2013 6pm

Posted on Thursday, December 26th, 2013 at 4:34pm

Happy Christmas from www.glengarriff.ie
Every good wish for a Happy and a Peaceful Christmas to all of our subscribers to www.glengarriff.ie.  As this was the year of The Gathering which saw many of the diaspora re-connecting with their Irish roots we thought that the illustration of homecoming by Norman Rockwell would be appropriate. A suitable piece of music might be …

Posted on Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 6:04pm

Winter Art Exhibition At Glengarriff Park Hotel
The Glengarriff Art Group will be holding their Winter Exhibition in Conjunction with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, at the Glengarriff Park Hotel.
The Exhibition will Officially Open at 2pm on Sunday 1st December 2013 and will open daily from 2pm to 6pm or by appointment, until Sunday 22nd December.
Admission is free and all are welcome! For further information, call 086 2228041 or contact Glengarriff Park Hotel on 027 63000.

Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at 6:03pm

Poker Classic In Aid Of Graveyard Fund
A Poker Classic will take place in Casey’s Hotel on Saturday, November 30th at 9.30p.m in aid of Glengariff Graveyard Committee.  Entry fee is 30euro, big prizes to be won on the night. 

Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at 6:00pm

GTDA Annual General Meeting
The AGM of Glengarriff Tourism & Development Association is to take place Tuesday 19th next at 8.00 pm Glengarriff Park Hotel. Everyone welcome.

Posted on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 12:58pm

Table Quiz For Scoil Fhiachna
Family Fun Table Quiz in aid of Scoil Fhiachna NS Glengarriff organised by the Parents Association will be held in Nicky’s Bar at Dowlings on Sunday 17th November at 2pm. €10.00 per table. Raffle with generous prizes.

Open to all families – not just families in the school at the moment. If you cannot attend and would like to support the cause please drop any donations or raffle prizes into the school prior to the event.

Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 6:29pm

Pink Cottage Gathering
Gathering event – The Pink Cottage Reunion, 15/16th November 21.00 Bernard Harrington’s Bar, with music from Morsgael, from Brittany France and John Burke, with plenty of guests.

Posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at 6:23pm

Metting GTDA Tuesday 15th October
A meeting of Glengarriff Tourism & Development Association will take place on Tuesday 15th. 7.30 PM Glengarriff Park Hotel.  All are welcome to attend as it will be the last meeting before the AGM shortly.

Posted on Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 6:56pm

Free Spirit Music Festival October 18th, 19th and 20th
Music and craic in the Glen at Bernard Harrington’s Bar Glengarriff

Friday 18/10/13

8.00 – 9.00pm The Survivors – Open the festival weekend with songs/ballads/trad music/country and western and much more. Great fun guaranteed.

Front Bar 9.15 – 10.15pm Darren Lynch
Darren Lynch is a folk musician and writer from Dublin, Ireland. He plays a mixture of folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America. His
influences are The Dubliners, Planxty, The Fureys and Sweeney’s Men.

Lounge 10.30pm – Late Open Session – All welcome.

Front Bar  Saturday 19/10/13 4.00-4.30-Buckley Family Band
Traditional tunes played by this young family band of  Aaron (banjo) Buckley,
Callum (Buttons) Buckley and Saoirse (Bodhran)  Buckley 

Front Bar  5.00-6.00pm-Dick Miles-Great Traditional Singer and multi- instrumentalist, and of course Concertina maestro

Front Bar 6.30-7.30pm-The Dutchmen-Incredible songs, sea shanties, Irish traditional songs, Dutch songs. Come and join them and sing along.

Front Bar 7.45-8-45pm-Mona O’Riordan-Fabulous songs from the multi talented Mona, a brilliant voice and great interpreter of songs.

Front Bar 9.00-9.45pm-Gerry Collins and friends-Great songs and tunes from our good friend Gerry, maybe even a touch of rock and roll thrown in for good measure! Front bar  10.00pm-Late-Open Session All Welcome.

Front Bar  Sunday 20/10/13—2.00-4.00pm.-Local young musicians, singers and Dancers Talent Showcase-Including music from the Inchees Rambling House Band. Great young musicians to entertain you.

Front Bar 5.00-6-00pm.-Tunes from John Buckley and friends-John Is an accomplished button Accordion player with a unique style all his own.
From Slow Airs to jigs/Reels and hornpipes/ waltz tunes. It’s all here.
6.15-7.15-Joe Savino-The One and Only! Be ready to rock the night away.

Lounge-8.00pm sing out the festival with ‘The Dutchmen’ Dutch Choir
Shanties, Irish songs, all with their original Interpretation. Let’s raise the
Followed by open session—- All Welcome
The weekend is organised by John & Marie FREE SPIRIT
We hope you enjoy it!
For local info, accommodation etc contact us John & Marie  at
freespiritceol@live.co.uk 0876567471 Also if you would like to get involved (no paid gigs) but lots of fun great music and good company.

Posted on Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 3:19pm

BMSA Technology Ltd launch at Glengarriff Lodge, Sept 28th,2013.
Active Networking in Glengarriff

Over 120 guests attended this lively company launch in Glengarriff on Saturday Sept 28th. Guests travelled by coach from Glengarriff village to the absolutely magnificent Glengarriff Lodge situated in the heart of the oak forest. The grounds were at their best after a liberal fall of rain on the morning of the event, with the meandering river at full flow.

The event was co-hosted by Finbarr (Barry) Mc Sweeney, Founder and CEO of BMSA (www.bmsa.eu) together with Alan and Rosheen Callander, owners of the Lodge which is an accommodation partner of BMSA. www.Glengarriff-Lodge.com

Many of the guests availed of a tour of the Lodge which is available for private functions including weddings (marriage licence), has 4 bedrooms and well appointed living quarters. It is an impressively secure, high-end retreat. It is central to private groups visiting Glengarriff to participate in the Golf tuition programmes offered by BMSA Golf Division.

There were 33 companies represented and it became clear that this was also an active networking event. 

SkyTec Ireland Ltd, a partner company of BMSA, are leaders in unmanned aircraft filming in Ireland and they had one of their aircraft in the sky filming the event. The below image is a great testament to SkyTec Ireland and also  shows the beauty of the Lodge. A number of BMSA clients are already actively following up with SkyTec. One of the videos they captured on the day can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/76048350

Connect Ireland Ltd is the IDA programme developed and founded by Terry Clune, who is also the founder and CEO of www.Taxback.com. BMSA works in partnership with Connect Ireland with regard to Foreign Direct Investors and Barry McSweeney is a Super-Connector in the Connect Ireland programme. Connect Ireland operates an incentive scheme where individuals identify possible companies which may come and invest in Ireland.

Practice and Theory is the creative partner of BMSA and responsible for its website design and elaboration. A number of BMSA clients and others are now in discussion with Practice and Theory concerning their services. Practice and Theory are part of Choice Cuts which operate the Sugar Club Club venue in Dublin and arrange a wide range of musical events.

There was a strong Music and Arts component to the event with Philip King of iconic Other Voices fame speaking at the Launch. The series of musical events take place in Dingle every December and also in New York, London and Derry. Other Voices are a brand partner of BMSA who also fund-raise for the series and provide technology advise and support on the broadcasting of the events.

Des Geraghty welcomed guests with his evocative flute-music at the bridge of the Lodge and music was provided during the event by Sally Corr and Noel Poecock.

The MC at the Launch was Mark Holland of RTÉ TwoTube fame, who gained many fans at his handling of the event. www.markfholland.com

Rosheen Callender provided an interesting historical overview of the event and formally welcomed the guests to the Lodge.

Speakers at the event also included Prof. John Atkins (acclaimed researcher and world authority on RNA), Dr. Val Cummins (Director of IMERC, the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster), Terry Clune (Connect Ireland) and Philip King (Entertainer and Founder of Other Voices events).

Barry Mc Sweeney explained the activities of the company which provides Technology advice to the Marine, ICT and Healthcare sectors and in particular its newly established Golf Division which has unique tuition programmes aimed at International golfers. These will receive unique tuition at Glengarriff, Bantry Bay and the Old Head Of Kinsale golf courses.

Posted on Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 3:00pm