Bere Island Arts Festival

Bere Island, Co. Cork

Thu 21 Sep 2023 - Fri 22 Sep 2023 (note: this event has already taken place)

An island festival offering a wide range of events in breathtakingly beautiful scenic locations. This festival celebrates the local as well as the national and brings you a hugely talented field of creative people with a chance to have your own amazing voice heard also.

Thursday 21st sees the ‘soft’ opening of the festival and offers you the chance to view the local exhibition of the Hold in collaboration with award winning visual artist Mary Sullivan. Renowned visual artist Sarah Walker exhibits new work as well as local islanders’ art exhibition. The Peninsula Players offer two comedies by David Tristram. Finish the day listening to some local musicians.

Friday 22nd Culture night, begins with the chance to be part of a writing workshop with award winning poet Molly Twomey. Molly will also read from her latest collection. Local Transition yearstudents from Scoil Phobail Bhéara will take part in a pinhole photography workshop with the amazing Harry Moore. If you are interested in military history there is a tour of Lonehort Battery and all writers are invited to an open mic session at

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