Programme

Thursday 01.11
COPE Foundation Art Exhibition Launch
7pm
Exhibition runs all weekend. Cope Foundation
Gallery, Hartes Lane
FREE
Pop Up Gaeltacht Beag!
8pm
Labhair agus chan as Gaeilge le chéile. Fáilte to Irish speakers, Singers, Musicians, and everyone!
Con and Maura’s Pub
FREE
Acoustic Session
9:30pm
Some of the best musicians in town in the comfort of one of the coziest pubs in Clonakilty
Shanley’s Pub
FREE
Friday 02.11
Bicycle Exhibition
10am-2pm
The weird and wonderful of the bicycle world.
O’ Donovan’s Hotel
FREE
History: Kieran Connolly on Sam Maguire.
8pm
An insight into the life of the forgotten patriot who gave his name to the All-Ireland cup
O’ Donovan’s Hotel
FREE
Short Plays by Tadhg an Astna Players
8pm
Original plays by Tadhg an Astna Players. Also featuring Clonakilty comedian Valerie Lynch
Clonakilty Community Arts Centre. FREE
FERRIC LASSOES: 11 short plays


9pm
11 short plays, by Aidan O’ Keeffe, loosely inspired by songs from the album ‘Steve McQueen’ by Prefab Sprout
Con and Maura’s Pub
FREE
Saturday 03.11
History Talk: The Fenians in Skibbereen by William Casey.
11:30am
William explores how Skibbereen was central to the growth of Fenianism in Cork
Clonakilty Library
FREE
Your caricature drawn by artist James O’ Donovan

12pm-3pm
O’ Donovan’s Hotel
10 euro adults/7 euro kids
Craft and Artisans Guided Walk
12:30pm
Clonakilty Arts and Craft Makers Guided Tour with Lisa Tonge
Meet 12pm
Clonakilty Arts Centre
FREE
The Light-Gathering Lens
5:30pm
An exhibition of words and visuals. Bespoken Word, David Jackson and Clonakilty Camera Club
Clonakilty Community Arts Centre
FREE
Song Of Granite
6pm
Film Screening with introduction by filmmaker Pat Collins. An impressionistic biopic of legendary sean nós singer Joe Heaney. Hosted by Clonakilty Film Club
Clonakilty Park Cinema
5 euro
History Talk: Memorials of West Cork, 1914-1923
8pm
Historian Kieran Doyle gives an illustrated talk on public memorials of the War of Independance, WW1, 1916 and the Civil War
Clonakilty Parish Hall.
FREE
The String Road Band presents ‘Village Voices’
10pm
A brief hsitory of the folk boom of the 1950’s and 1960’s followed songs of that era performed by Ronnie Costley, Tony Ford and Finbar O’ Riordan
Teach Beag
FREE
Sunday 04.11
The Loft Open Mic
1:30pm
Come hear the best of Clonakilty Poets, writers and musicians perform. Among the guests are: John Devoy, Philip Joyce, Dan O’ Leary, Cionnaith O’ Sulivan, Noreen Minihan and Matty Gordon. Hosted by Sean Ahern
The LOFT Gallery
FREE
Classical Guitar Performance by Dan Guiney
3pm
Beautiful soul music by the fire
Shanley’s Bar
FREE
History talk: The History of Ahiohill and Desertserges
5pm
Local historian Con McCarthy gives a preview of his upcoming book on the area, spanning centuries of histroy
Clonakilty Parish Hall
FREE
SAMHAIN RAP: RíRá & SHAKALAK
10pm
Hosted by West Cork poet Cormac Lally, who brings you two of the best spoken word/ rap/ rock/ electronic acts in Ireland to wrap up this years festival.
MC Rí-Rá is a prolific MC from Ireland; a wordsmith who does not need to rap like he is from the USA to get his point across. Rí-Rá is 100% Irish culture.
SHAKLAK, pioneering peoples off the beaten track... hippy hopp - soul – elektronik...craic
DeBarra’s Folk Club
10 euro
All Weekend
COPE Foundation Art Exhibition
Hartes Lane
Mark Beatty Drawings
various locations
Local Artists Selection
Loft Gallery

WELCOME...
... to the 2018 Clonakilty Arts Festival