So Many Festivals
The community comes together each year to celebrate our national patron, Saint Patrick, with colourful, whimsical costumes and floats along with a collection of vintage tractors, antique cars and members of our volunteer emergency services. A delightful day for recognising our heritage and love of place.read more
The 11th annual Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival will headline Frankie Gavin and De Danann on Sunday April 1st. Other popular musical events include the Céilí with Shandrum Céilí Band, the three-day music session trail, many instrument workshops and a street session competition.read more
Each May Bank Holiday weekend sees over 40 performances that range from big name concerts to small workshops; from lively pub gigs to intimate side shows and a healthy dose of fringe attractions to compliment.read more
GERRY GUTHRIE will be performing on stage on Saturday night supported by Kieran Cooke. JIMMY BUCKLEY and Kieran Cooke are back on Sunday. The fantastic Bar Trail features CC COOPER, BERNIE HEANEY, DIFFERENT STRINGS and more.read more
This music festival brings folk artists from England and Ireland to Ballydehob each June for a jovial mix of contemporary and traditional music with a maritime twist.read more
A full week of rural shenanigans including (but not limited to) Charades Competitions, Crab Fishing, Historic Walks, Live Music, and Ballydehob’s infamous Turnip Races.read more
The Fit-up Theatre Festival is a joint initiative between Blood in the Alley Theatre Productions and Cork County Council.
Established in 2009, the Fit-up Theatre Festival is based on the original fit-ups of the 1950’s and was developed to provide rural communities, where there is a lack of accessibility to professional theatre, an opportunity to sample some of the wealth and talent professional theatre has to offer.
2017 – The long and the short of it…
March 17 – St Patrick’s Day Parade
August 19 (tbc) Ballydehob Gathering of the Boats
October 29 Ballydehob Old-Time Threshing & Vintage Day