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Friday
14 July

2017

Michael Mc Swiney: Exhibition of Paintings

Michael Mc Swiney: Exhibition of Paintings (STARTS 26th June - ON ALL WEEK) - Organico

14 July 2017
09:00
Admission: FREE

Danny Vincent Smith: Exhibition of Paintings

Danny Vincent Smith: Exhibition of Paintings (STARTS 13th July - ON ALL WEEK) - Bantry Library

14 July 2017
09.30
Admission: FREE

Opening Reception Of The 19th West Cork Literary Festival

Opening Reception Of The 19th West Cork Literary Festival - Bantry Library

14 July 2017
18:30
Admission: FREE

An Evening with Anne Enright & Paula Meehan

An Evening with Anne Enright & Paula Meehan - Maritime Hotel

14 July 2017
20:30
Admission: €18

Saturday
15 July

2017

The WCLF Letter Café

The WCLF Letter Café (ALL WEEK ) - Organico

15 July 2017
9:00
Admission: FREE

Yoga on the Lawn

Yoga on the Lawn (Bantry House Gardens) - Bantry House

15 July 2017
09.30
Admission: €10 - This is a drop-in class so just turn up & pay on the day.

Children’s Workshop: Writing with Jane Mitchell *SOLD OUT*

Children’s Workshop: Writing with Jane Mitchell *SOLD OUT* (Age: 10-13 years) - Bantry Library

15 July 2017
10:00
Admission: *SOLD OUT*

Lisa Harding

Lisa Harding (HARVESTING) - Bantry Bookshop

15 July 2017
11:30
Admission: FREE

Dermot Bolger & Thomas Lynch

Dermot Bolger & Thomas Lynch - Bantry Library

15 July 2017
13:00
Admission: FREE

A Special Island Event with Cynan Jones & Jon Gower

A Special Island Event with Cynan Jones & Jon Gower (A Special Island Event) - Whiddy Island

15 July 2017
14:30
Admission: €25

Children’s Reading: Jane Mitchell

Children’s Reading: Jane Mitchell (A DANGEROUS CROSSING Age 11+) - St. Brendan's School Hall

15 July 2017
15:00
Admission: €6

The Deep Heart’s Core

The Deep Heart’s Core - Bantry Library

15 July 2017
17:00
Admission: FREE

Trish Deseine

Trish Deseine - Maritime Hotel

15 July 2017
18:30
Admission: €16

An Evening with Eimear McBride

An Evening with Eimear McBride (THE LESSER BOHEMIANS) - Maritime Hotel

15 July 2017
20:30
Admission: €16

Sunday
16 July

2017

Tomi Ungerer

Tomi Ungerer - Maritime Hotel

16 July 2017
12:00
Admission: €16

An Afternoon with Marina Warner

An Afternoon with Marina Warner - Bantry House

16 July 2017
15:00
Admission: €18

Carol Drinkwater

Carol Drinkwater (THE LOST GIRL) - Maritime Hotel

16 July 2017
18:30
Admission: €16

An Evening with John Boyne & Sarah Moss

An Evening with John Boyne & Sarah Moss - Maritime Hotel

16 July 2017
20:30
Admission: €16

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel

16 July 2017
22:30
Admission: FREE

Monday
17 July

2017

The Big Picture Workshop with Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch *SOLD OUT*

The Big Picture Workshop with Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch *SOLD OUT* (AGE: 7-11 ) - Bantry Library

17 July 2017
10:00
Admission: *SOLD OUT*

Coffee & Chat with Sarah Moss: Chocolate

Coffee & Chat with Sarah Moss: Chocolate - Bantry House Tearoom

17 July 2017
10:00
Admission: €10

Rachel McCrum

Rachel McCrum (The First Blast to Awaken Women Degenerate) - Bantry Bookshop

17 July 2017
11.30
Admission: FREE

Dean Bakopoulos & Alissa Nutting

Dean Bakopoulos & Alissa Nutting - Bantry Library

17 July 2017
13:00
Admission: FREE

Catherine Cleary: Delicious Words - Restaurant Reviewing

Catherine Cleary: Delicious Words - Restaurant Reviewing - The Fish Kitchen

17 July 2017
14:30
Admission: €20

Min Kym

Min Kym (Gone - A Girl, A Violin, A Life Unstrung) - Maritime Hotel

17 July 2017
14:30
Admission: €18

Moonshine And Miracles with Laureate Na nÓg PJ Lynch

Moonshine And Miracles with Laureate Na nÓg PJ Lynch (Family Friendly) - St. Brendan's School Hall

17 July 2017
15:00
Admission: €6

Launch of the 2017 Fish Anthology

Launch of the 2017 Fish Anthology - Maritime Hotel

17 July 2017
18:00
Admission: FREE

An Evening with Sara Baume & Lisa McInerney

An Evening with Sara Baume & Lisa McInerney - Maritime Hotel

17 July 2017
20:30
Admission: €16

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel

17 July 2017
22:30
Admission: FREE

Tuesday
18 July

2017

Children’s Event: The Book Clinic

Children’s Event: The Book Clinic - Bantry Library

18 July 2017
09.30
Admission: FREE

Coffee and Chat with Ruth Fitzmaurice

Coffee and Chat with Ruth Fitzmaurice (I Found My Tribe) - Bantry House Tearoom

18 July 2017
10:00
Admission: €10

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SOLD OUT

The Festival Swim

The Festival Swim (The Abbey Strand)

18 July 2017
11.15
Admission: FREE

Dylan Brennan

Dylan Brennan (Guadalupe & Other Hallucinations) - Bantry Bookshop

18 July 2017
11.30
Admission: FREE

Bob Jackson

Bob Jackson (A Doctor's Sword: How an Irish Doctor Survived War, Captivity and the Atomic Bomb) - Bantry Library

18 July 2017
13:00
Admission: FREE

Diary Writing Seminar: Alice Carey

Diary Writing Seminar: Alice Carey - Maritime Hotel

18 July 2017
14:30
Admission: €20

Emma Jane Kirby

Emma Jane Kirby (The Optician of Lampedusa) - LÉ Samuel Beckett

18 July 2017
15:00
Admission: €30 (including return ferry – the ferry will depart from Railway Pier at 3pm sharp)

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SOLD OUT

Doireann Ní Ghríofa & Maggie Smith

Doireann Ní Ghríofa & Maggie Smith - Bantry Library

18 July 2017
17:00
Admission: FREE

Jan Carson, Mia Gallagher & Mike McCormack

Jan Carson, Mia Gallagher & Mike McCormack - Maritime Hotel

18 July 2017
18:30
Admission: €16

Open Mic Matinee

Open Mic Matinee - Maritime Hotel

18 July 2017
18:30
Admission: FREE

An Evening with Lara Marlowe

An Evening with Lara Marlowe - Maritime Hotel

18 July 2017
20:30
Admission: €16

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel

18 July 2017
22:30
Admission: FREE

Wednesday
19 July

2017

Children’s Workshop: The Science of Magic with Dave Rudden *SOLD OUT*

Children’s Workshop: The Science of Magic with Dave Rudden *SOLD OUT* (Age 10-14 ) - Bantry Library

19 July 2017
10:00
Admission: *SOLD OUT*

Coffee & Chat with Alannah Hopkin

Coffee & Chat with Alannah Hopkin - Bantry House Tearoom

19 July 2017
10:00
Admission: €10

Karen J. McDonnell

Karen J. McDonnell (THIS LITTLE WORLD) - Bantry Bookshop

19 July 2017
11.30
Admission: FREE

Neil Hegarty & Billy O’Callaghan

Neil Hegarty & Billy O’Callaghan - Bantry Library

19 July 2017
13:00
Admission: FREE

Children’s Reading: Dave Rudden

Children’s Reading: Dave Rudden (Age 8+) - St. Brendan's School Hall

19 July 2017
15:00
Admission: €6

Spotlight on UCC’S MA In Creative Writing

Spotlight on UCC’S MA In Creative Writing - Bantry Courthouse

19 July 2017
15:00
Admission: FREE

Eileen Battersby: Teethmarks on My Tongue

Eileen Battersby: Teethmarks on My Tongue - Bantry Library

19 July 2017
17:00
Admission: FREE

Book Reviews: Eileen Battersby *** NOTE TIME CHANGE ***

Book Reviews: Eileen Battersby *** NOTE TIME CHANGE *** - Maritime Hotel

19 July 2017
18:30
Admission: €20

Vona Groarke & Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Vona Groarke & Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin - Maritime Hotel

19 July 2017
18:30
Admission: €16

Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín (House of Names) - Maritime Hotel

19 July 2017
20:30
Admission: €20

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel

19 July 2017
22:30
Admission: FREE

Thursday
20 July

2017

Coffee & Chat with Lara Pawson: Is Non-Fiction the New Fiction?

Coffee & Chat with Lara Pawson: Is Non-Fiction the New Fiction? - Bantry House Tearoom

20 July 2017
10:00
Admission: €10

John FitzGerald

John FitzGerald - Bantry Bookshop

20 July 2017
11.30
Admission: FREE

From the Well

From the Well - Bantry Library

20 July 2017
13:00
Admission: FREE

Phoebe Smith

Phoebe Smith (Extreme Sleeps amd Wild Nights) - Maritime Hotel

20 July 2017
14:30
Admission: €18

Literary Agent: Karolina Sutton

Literary Agent: Karolina Sutton - Maritime Hotel

20 July 2017
14:30
Admission: €20

Children’s Reading: Holly Smale: Forever Geek

Children’s Reading: Holly Smale: Forever Geek (Age 11+)

20 July 2017
15:00
Admission: €6

The Letters Page

The Letters Page - Organico

20 July 2017
16.00
Admission: FREE

Shane Connaughton: Irish Times Book Club

Shane Connaughton: Irish Times Book Club - Bantry Library

20 July 2017
17:00
Admission: FREE

Reservoir 13: Jon McGregor

Reservoir 13: Jon McGregor - Maritime Hotel

20 July 2017
18:30
Admission: €12

An Evening with Graham Norton

An Evening with Graham Norton (Holding)

20 July 2017
20:30
Admission: €30

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SOLD OUT

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel

20 July 2017
22:30
Admission: FREE

Friday
21 July

2017

Children’s Writing Workshop with Sibéal PounderI

Children’s Writing Workshop with Sibéal PounderI (Age 7+) - Bantry Library

21 July 2017
10:00
Admission: *** SOLD OUT ***

Matt Padwick

Matt Padwick (Transpose - A Self-Styled Revolution ) - Bantry Bookshop

21 July 2017
11.30
Admission: FREE

John Kelly

John Kelly (Painting Antarctica) - Bantry Library

21 July 2017
13:00
Admission: FREE

Melissa Harrison & Sarah Perry

Melissa Harrison & Sarah Perry - The Bantry Bay

21 July 2017
14:30
Admission: €18

Children’s Reading: Sibéal Pounder

Children’s Reading: Sibéal Pounder (BAD MERMAIDS Age 7+) - St. Brendan's School Hall

21 July 2017
15:00
Admission: €6

Festival Walk

Festival Walk - All around Bantry

21 July 2017
16.15
Admission: €5 payable at start of walk

Denyse Woods: Cork County Council Writer-in-Residence

Denyse Woods: Cork County Council Writer-in-Residence - Bantry Library

21 July 2017
17:00
Admission: FREE

Songs and Stories with John Spillane

Songs and Stories with John Spillane - Ma Murphy's Pub

21 July 2017
19.00
Admission: €10

More Info

SOLD OUT