So Many Festivals

Rebels & Ballads

A brand new music festival popping up this Easter Weekend that pretty much offers exactly what it says on the tin: Irish Ballads and Rebel Songs performed in pubs Saturday and Sunday.

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Paddy’s Parade

Celebrate our national patron, Saint Patrick, with colourful, whimsical costumes and floats, vintage tractors, antique cars, and members of our volunteer emergency services. A delightful day for recognising heritage and love of place.

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Trad Fest

A feast of traditional Irish music and dance featuring famous musicians and local talent. The wide-ranging programme includes an all star concert, session trails, music/song/dance workshops, a singing session, a céilí, sean-nós dancing workshops, street seisiún competitions and recitals.

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Jazz Fest

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.

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Country Fest

Very popular with the two-steppin’ crowd, this festival features dynamic dance hall concerts, free gigs in bars, and hilarious theatrical fringe performances as well. Great Craic altogether.

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Folk Fest

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.

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Yoga Fest

A 3-day gathering of Yoga, Movement and Healing, in the beautiful setting of An Sanctoir’s 30 acre nature reserve, near Ballydehob, West Cork.

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Summer Fest 3rd-7th feb

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.

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Boat Gathering

A celebration of local maritime heritage, the annual Gathering of the Boats has grown into a much anticipated summer event with scores of families meeting the flotilla of working boats and other traditional sailing vessels into Ballydehob Quay. Music and Barbecue compliment the spectacle.

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Theatre Fest

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.

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Christmas Fair

Lots of stalls selling original artwork, crafts and delicious homemade food. Find that perfect Christmas gift made by a local Artisan and support your local community. Entertainment to kick off the festive season.

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2018 – The long and the short of it…

March 17 – St Patrick’s Day Parade 

Mar 31- Apr 1   Rebel’s & Ballads Festival

Apr 13-15   Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival  website  facebook

May 4- 7  Ballydehob Jazz Festival  website  facebook  twitter

June 1- 4   Ballydehob Country Music Festival  website  facebook

June 15- 17   Fastnet Maritime and Folk Fest  website  facebook

August 12- 19  Ballydehob Summer Festival  facebook

August 3-5 – West Cork Yoga Festival  website     

August 11  Ballydehob Gathering of the Boats

August (tbc)  West Cork Fit-Up Theatre Festival  website  facebook  instagram

October (tbc)  Ballydehob Old-Time Threshing & Vintage Day   

November (tbc)  Annual Christmas Fair  facebook