June 05, 2015
June is here and has brought the sun out to play at Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa. Our Wild Atlantic is sparkling with surfers and swimmers, walkers and talkers, holidaymakers arriving by the day. Nature is flourishing in colours and scents and Clonakilty is bursting with upcoming events for all the family, young and old.
This weekend sees the 100th Clonakilty Agricultural Show held on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of June at the Show Grounds on Park Road a few minutes from the town centre. Watch the Messhihans Wall of Death performers putting on motorbike stunts and thrills. Feel like tasting the best of West Cork’s food? Wander into the Artisans’ Food Village. They will be handing out the tastiest morsels. Watch and see which scarecrows win the best dressed competition. The most talented young chefs from our Secondary schools will be working their magic in The Wild Atlantic Way Cook-Off and open air concerts will fill the air with music for what will surely be the best show in Clonakilty’s history.
Feel like celebrating Ireland’s greatest Author, who might I add was really a Cork man dislocated to Dublin, then Bloomsday in Clonakilty might be for you. Taking place at the world famous, DeBarra’s Folk Club, on 16th June, there will be Joycean nibbles and vittels as they recreate that famous day immortalised in Ulysses. The local group of wordsmiths and poets, The pSoken Wrod, will be reading excerpts and all and sundry are invited to join in. As Molly Bloom said, “Yes I said yes I will yes.”
Another first for Clonakilty follows that again. The inaugural Clonakilty Organic Arts Festival will be held throughout venues in the town from the 18th to 21st of June. Most of the events are free and again there is a packed programme of events to choose from. You might even just wander from place to place as there is no town like ours when it comes to having a good time. Take your pick from poetry, spoken word, dance, music, performing arts, history talks, street pageantry and theatrical stagings. Bring the children too. ‘The Three Little Pigs’ will be performed in mystery locations throughout the town with everyone brought for a ride on our own famous Choo Choo Train. Down on Inchydoney, there will be a dramatic pageant in the open air amphitheatre looking out over the sea and sand sculptors will be giving classes down on the beach. The festival will finish up with a street theatre performance on Sunday night.
All we can say is Phew! That’s a taste of what’s happening here in June. Be sure to book early with us. We can’t wait to see you all.
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