Festivals & Events
Festivals, street carnivals, celebrations of music and art - all can be found throughout the year in Beara. Of course, don't forget the famous Ring of Beara Cycle that brings people from far and wide to enjoy the many delights of Beara, both on the bike and in the many restaurants and bars!a
The Eyeries Festival runs from 19th - 22nd July in the beautiful village of Eyeries, and attacts internationally renowned artists and also fosters local unique talents against a backdrop which showcases our picturesque village and surrounding areas. In a nutshell it is a celebration of all that we have and enjoy. The programme strives to provide events and activities that appeal to the full range of ages and tastes and is predominantly free for attendees, only two of the forty plus events are ticketed and kept to the lowest fee possible.
The full schedule is:
Friday 20th July
6.00pm Blessing of the Boats at Ballycrovane Pier.
6.30pm Children's Magic Show at Eyeries Playground.
7.30pm Festival Official opening at Eyeries Playground.
8.30pm Riptide Movement at Eyeries Hall. Pre-booking essential at www.eyeries.com
12.00am Disco in the Halla.
Saturday 21st July
10.00am A Walk on the Wildside with Eoghan Daltun at Boffickil
10.30am Kids' Strand Adventure at Eyeries Strand
11.00am Botanical Art Demonstration with Ida Mitrani at Garra Fado Garden
11.00am Marine Harvest Boat Tour (also at 1pm and 3pm, booking essential) from Ballycrovane Pier.
12.00pm Clean Coasts Roadshow at Scoil Chaitigheirn.
1.00pm Family Fun and Sports Day at Eyeries Park.
5.30pm Explore the Shore with Dr Susan Steele at Eyeries Strand.
6.30pm Festival Mass at St Kentigern's Church.
8.00pm Triptych - Cork based female trio at Scoil Chaitigheirn.
9.00pm Arcadia on the outdoor stage.
12.00am Midsummer Rockin' Disco at Eyeries Hall.
Sunday 22nd July
10.00am Kids' Crab Fishing at Ballycrovane Pier
10.30am Under 8s' Football Blitz at Eyeries Park.
11.00am Looped walk with Sue Swansborough meet at Post Office.
11.00am Marine Harvest guided boat tours from Ballycrovane Pier (also at 1pm)
12.00pm Sheepdog Trials at Formanes House.
12.00pm Eyeries Street Market in the village.
1.00pm Vintage Rally in the Presbytery Field
1.00pm Variety Show showcasing local talent in Eyeries Hall.
1.30pm Target Road Bowling at Cluain Carraigeach.
2.30pm The Bounty of Beara Cooking Demonstration.
3.00pm Digger Trials in the Presbytery Field.
3.30pm Best Dressed Dog Show in Cluain Carraigeach.
5.00pm Kick Boxing Exhibition on the outdoor stage.
7.00pm Movement Medicine in Eyeries Hall.
10.00pm Love Bugs on the outdoor stage.
12.00am Decades Disco in Eyeries Hall.
Windows of Eyeries Art Trail
Saturday 21st July to Saturday 25th August
The Windows of Eyeries' is an art trail featuring the creative gifts of those artists - from amateur to professional - who live in Beara, who are from Beara, or who are inspired by Beara. It can be enjoyed from 19th July to the end of August.
The art work fills the windows of the homes and businesses in the village and has played a part in the Eyeries Family Festival from the beginning. The first year it was just up over the weekend of the festival; now, because of popular demand - both from visitors to the village as well as those whose windows are part of the exhibit - it is up from the festival weekend to the end of August!
The road winds ahead toward another destination, another adventure. Through rock and rush, from sea to sky, let Beara take you on a voyage of discovery.