A Taste of West Cork Food Festival is an annual, ten day September event that celebrates not only West Cork’s unique food culture, but also the people and land that produce that food. A pure joy to the senses, the festival is a culinary adventure through the dramatic backdrop of 41 local towns, villages and 8 islands; stretching from the sandy beaches of Inchydoney, to the splintered landscape of the Beara peninsula and reaching out into the Wild Atlantic Ocean through the scattered islands off Roaringwater Bay.
While West Cork’s rich bounty is available to enjoy all year round, the festival itself – created by local people – treats visitors to more than 250 events; bringing them right into the heart of what West Cork and its culture is all about, through face to face encounters with pioneering food producers and organic farmhouses, enjoying food in many different ways from foraging to market stalls and a rare opportunity to experience food, crafted by world renowned guest chefs, in unique venues from stately homes and castles to distilleries that open exclusively for the festival
Bantry Walking Festival
Bantry West Cork Chamber Music Festival
The Bantry West Cork Chamber Music Festival has become one of the leading chamber music events in Europe, attracting local, national and international audiences alike. It features more than 100 performers, some well known, others just starting their careers. There is music for every taste and performed in almost every chamber combination.