Friday September 30th /  4.30pm  /  Bandon Library / Free

A Taste of the Beetles

Musical Director: Aine O' Gorman

For the past year The Rossmini Drama Group has been working with Pam Golden. Each week the group members explore different aspects of theatre, music and movement.


tina pisco 

Friday September 30th /  5pm / Warren & Allen / Free

Tina Pisco has worked as a professional writer for over twenty-five years. Her works include the novels Only a Paper Moon and Catch the Magpie. Her latest book, Sunrise Sunset has just been launched.


jabberwocky talking theatre

Saturday October 1st / 11.30 am to 4.30pm / Riverview Shopping Centre / Free

Jabberwocky Talking Theatre presents a fun-filled programme of children’s activities in Riverview Shopping Centre.


brian O' driscoll

Saturday October 1st / 12.30pm / Bandon Library / Free

Brian O’Driscoll is a local poet and resident.
"It is a collaboration between the reader and myself, and that is, in my opinion, paramount to proceedings."


maurice o' callaghan

Saturday October 1st /  5pm /  Bandon Books Plus / Free

Skibbereen is Maurice's fourth novel. From one tiny spot in Cork the whole atrocity of the famine's hunger and injustice unfolds and resounds to the present day, in a tragedy of biblical power and reach.


the art of living series

Saturday October 1st /  4.30pm /  UrRu Culinary Store / €5 incl. refreshments

The Art of Living Series continues at UrRu CulinaryStore this year. Join Ruth and her guest speakers from the culinary world in an around-the-table conversation format event.

teens @ konfident kidz

Saturday October 1st /  5.30pm / Bloom Studio / Free

TEENS @ Konfident Kidz is a group of five drama students who love to improvise! They will bring characters and scenarios to life, based on audience suggestions.


bandon craft fair

Saturday October 1st / 10am to 5pm / Riverview Shopping Centre / Free

This interactive Arts and Crafts exhibition will include jewellery making, woodturning, felting and crochet.

bandon writing group

Saturday October 1st / 2.30pm / Bandon Library / Free

The Bandon Writing Group of creative writers meet on a monthly basis in the local library in Bandon. Since April of this year they have come under the guidance of author and Cork County Libraries’ 2016 Writer-in-Residence, Billy O’Callaghan.


clonakilty brass band

Sunday October 2nd /  2.30pm / Riverview Shopping Centre / Free

Clonakilty Brass Band has about 50 members,ranging in age from 10 years to adult. Its Musical Director is Gerard Condon.


Street gallery

Duration of Festival  /Town Centre / Free

The streets of Bandon will become an open gallery, with works from local artists exhibited around the town, in shops and business premises.

Schools' art project

Duration of Festival  / Town Centre / Free

As part of ENGAGE-16 local primary schools have participated in the creation of ART PROJECTS displayed at locations throughout the town, the theme being The Mart.



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