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Friday
13 July

2018

Ben Russell: Exhibition of Photographs

Ben Russell: Exhibition of Photographs (will run from 13 - 20 July) - Bantry Library

13 July 2018
09.30
Admission: FREE

Opening Reception of the 20th West Cork Literary Festival

Opening Reception of the 20th West Cork Literary Festival - Bantry Library

13 July 2018
18:30
Admission: FREE

Nick Laird and Zadie Smith

Nick Laird and Zadie Smith - Maritime Hotel

13 July 2018
20:30
Admission: €20

Saturday
14 July

2018

Yoga on the Lawn

Yoga on the Lawn - Bantry House

14 July 2018
09.30
Admission: €10 - This is a drop-in class so just turn up & pay on the day

Teenage Workshop: Poetry Workshop with Inua Ellams

Teenage Workshop: Poetry Workshop with Inua Ellams (Age: 14-18 / Booking required ) - Bantry Library

14 July 2018
10:00
Admission: FREE

Leah Umansky

Leah Umansky - Bantry Bookshop

14 July 2018
11:30
Admission: FREE

Inua Ellams

Inua Ellams - Bantry Library

14 July 2018
13:00
Admission: FREE

Liz Nugent and Catherine Ryan Howard

Liz Nugent and Catherine Ryan Howard - Maritime Hotel

14 July 2018
14:30
Admission: €18

Teenage Reading: The Surface Breaks: Louise O’Neill

Teenage Reading: The Surface Breaks: Louise O’Neill (Age: 14+) - St. Brendan's School Hall

14 July 2018
14:30
Admission: €6

Katharine Weber and Denyse Woods

Katharine Weber and Denyse Woods - Bantry Library

14 July 2018
17:00
Admission: FREE

Lara Feigel and Deborah Levy

Lara Feigel and Deborah Levy - Maritime Hotel

14 July 2018
18:30
Admission: €16

Caitríona Perry

Caitríona Perry - Maritime Hotel

14 July 2018
20:30
Admission: €20

Sunday
15 July

2018

Imogen Hermes Gowar

Imogen Hermes Gowar - Whiddy Island

15 July 2018
13:30
Admission: €25

Children’s Reading: The Book of Revenge: E.R. Murray

Children’s Reading: The Book of Revenge: E.R. Murray (Age: 8-12) - St. Brendan's School Hall

15 July 2018
14:30
Admission: €6

Louise O’Neill: Almost Love

Louise O’Neill: Almost Love - Maritime Hotel

15 July 2018
16.30
Admission: €16

June Caldwell and Danny Denton

June Caldwell and Danny Denton - Maritime Hotel

15 July 2018
18:30
Admission: €16

Fintan O’Toole: George Bernard Shaw

Fintan O’Toole: George Bernard Shaw - Maritime Hotel

15 July 2018
20:30
Admission: €20

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel

15 July 2018
22:30
Admission: FREE

Monday
16 July

2018

Coffee & Chat with John Simpson

Coffee & Chat with John Simpson - Bantry House Tearoom

16 July 2018
10:00
Admission: €10

Children’s Workshop: Fighting Words

Children’s Workshop: Fighting Words (Age: 8-10 / Booking required) - St. Brendan's School Hall

16 July 2018
11.30
Admission: FREE

Andrea Carter

Andrea Carter - Bantry Bookshop

16 July 2018
11.30
Admission: FREE

County Council Writer in Residence

County Council Writer in Residence - Bantry Library

16 July 2018
13:00
Admission: FREE

Children’s Workshop: Fighting Words

Children’s Workshop: Fighting Words (Age: 12-14 / Booking required) - St. Brendan's School Hall

16 July 2018
14:30
Admission: FREE

Clare Conville: Literary Agent

Clare Conville: Literary Agent - Maritime Hotel

16 July 2018
14:30
Admission: €20

Atlas of the Irish Revolution

Atlas of the Irish Revolution - Maritime Hotel

16 July 2018
14:30
Admission: €18

LAUNCH OF THE 2018 FISH ANTHOLOGY

LAUNCH OF THE 2018 FISH ANTHOLOGY - Maritime Hotel

16 July 2018
18:00
Admission: FREE

Bernard MacLaverty

Bernard MacLaverty - Maritime Hotel

16 July 2018
20:30
Admission: €20

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel

16 July 2018
22:30
Admission: FREE

Tuesday
17 July

2018

Festival Walk

Festival Walk (Booking required) - Bantry House Tearoom

17 July 2018
08:00
Admission: Free

Coffee & Chat with Allan Jenkins

Coffee & Chat with Allan Jenkins - Bantry House Tearoom

17 July 2018
09:15
Admission: €10

Teenage Workshop: Familiar Pleasures: Writing Tropes in YA Fiction with Mary Watson

Teenage Workshop: Familiar Pleasures: Writing Tropes in YA Fiction with Mary Watson (Age: 14-18 / Booking required) - Bantry Library

17 July 2018
10:00
Admission: FREE

Alan McMonagle

Alan McMonagle - Bantry Bookshop

17 July 2018
11.30
Admission: FREE

Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures

Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures - Bantry Library

17 July 2018
13:00
Admission: FREE

Richard Beard and Allan Jenkins

Richard Beard and Allan Jenkins - National Learning Network, Donemark, Bantry

17 July 2018
14:30
Admission: €18

Author & Editor Relationship: Niamh Mulvey

Author & Editor Relationship: Niamh Mulvey - Maritime Hotel

17 July 2018
14:30
Admission: €20

Teenage Reading: The Wren Hunt: Mary Watson

Teenage Reading: The Wren Hunt: Mary Watson (Age: 14+ ) - St. Brendan's School Hall

17 July 2018
14:30
Admission: €6

Marie-Helene Bertino & Eimear Ryan

Marie-Helene Bertino & Eimear Ryan - Bantry Library

17 July 2018
17:00
Admission: FREE

To Be Confirmed

To Be Confirmed - Maritime Hotel

17 July 2018
18:30
Admission: €16

Sinéad Morrissey, Ruth Padel and Jacob Polley

Sinéad Morrissey, Ruth Padel and Jacob Polley - Maritime Hotel

17 July 2018
20:30
Admission: €20

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel

17 July 2018
22:30
Admission: FREE

Wednesday
18 July

2018

Coffee & Chat with Alexandra Heminsley

Coffee & Chat with Alexandra Heminsley - Bantry House Tearoom

18 July 2018
10:00
Admission: €10

Festival Swim

Festival Swim - Abbey Strand

18 July 2018
11.30
Admission: FREE

Tramp Press Open Office Hours

Tramp Press Open Office Hours - Maritime Hotel

18 July 2018
Various Time Slots available
Admission: FREE

Teenage Reading: I Am Thunder: Muhammad Khan

Teenage Reading: I Am Thunder: Muhammad Khan (Age: 14+) - St. Brendan's School Hall

18 July 2018
14:30
Admission: €6

Martina Evans and Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

Martina Evans and Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh - Maritime Hotel

18 July 2018
14:30
Admission: €18

Leanne O’Sullivan & Billy Ramsell

Leanne O’Sullivan & Billy Ramsell - Bantry Library

18 July 2018
17:00
Admission: FREE

Philip Hoare and Alicia Kopf

Philip Hoare and Alicia Kopf - Garnish Island, Glengarriff

18 July 2018
17:30
Admission: €30

Open Mic Matinee

Open Mic Matinee - Maritime Hotel

18 July 2018
18:30
Admission: FREE

Margaret Drabble

Margaret Drabble - Maritime Hotel

18 July 2018
18:30
Admission: €20

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel

18 July 2018
22:30
Admission: FREE

Thursday
19 July

2018

Tramp Press Open Office Hours

Tramp Press Open Office Hours - Maritime Hotel

19 July 2018
Various Time Slots available
Admission: FREE

Coffee & Chat with Arja Kajermo

Coffee & Chat with Arja Kajermo - Bantry House Tearoom

19 July 2018
10:00
Admission: €10

John F. Deane & James Harpur

John F. Deane & James Harpur - Bantry Library

19 July 2018
13:00
Admission: FREE

John and Sally McKenna: Ireland the Best

John and Sally McKenna: Ireland the Best - Bantry House

19 July 2018
14:30
Admission: €18

Teenage Workshop: #IamIrish

Teenage Workshop: #IamIrish (Age: 14+ / Booking required) - St. Brendan's School Hall

19 July 2018
14:30
Admission: FREE

Rivka Galchen and Sinéad Gleeson

Rivka Galchen and Sinéad Gleeson - Bantry Library

19 July 2018
17:00
Admission: FREE

Nina Caplan

Nina Caplan - Organico Café

19 July 2018
18:30
Admission: €22

Joseph O’Neill

Joseph O’Neill - Maritime Hotel

19 July 2018
20:30
Admission: €20

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel

19 July 2018
22:30
Admission: FREE

Friday
20 July

2018

Coffee & Chat with Elizabeth-Jane Burnett

Coffee & Chat with Elizabeth-Jane Burnett - Bantry House Tearoom

20 July 2018
10:00
Admission: €10

Melatu Uche Okorie

Melatu Uche Okorie - Bantry Bookshop

20 July 2018
11.30
Admission: FREE

The Well Review Poetry Surgery

The Well Review Poetry Surgery - Maritime Hotel

20 July 2018
Various Time Slots available
Admission: FREE

John Connell

John Connell - Bantry Library

20 July 2018
13:00
Admission: FREE

Fiona Mozley & Sarah Winman

Fiona Mozley & Sarah Winman - Maritime Hotel

20 July 2018
14:30
Admission: €18

Teenage Event: A Reading & Writing Life

Teenage Event: A Reading & Writing Life (Age: 14-18) - St. Brendan's School Hall

20 July 2018
14:30
Admission: €6

Chibundu Onuzo

Chibundu Onuzo - Bantry Library

20 July 2018
17:00
Admission: FREE

Emily Wilson: The Odyssey by Homer

Emily Wilson: The Odyssey by Homer - Maritime Hotel

20 July 2018
18:30
Admission: €16

West Cork: The Making of a Podcast

West Cork: The Making of a Podcast - Maritime Hotel

20 July 2018
20:30
Admission: €20