West Cork Islands Festival

Sherkin Island Poster

15th & 16th June:

Visitors will be provided with a map locating the various venues

Joint Art Exhibition

The island artists and BAVA Students will hold a joint art exhibition in the Community hall throughout the weekend.

Studio Exhibitions

The following artists will open their studios for the weekend


Open Garden

Kilmoon Garden will be open for visitors. Nuala and Barry have spent the last 10 years creating their very own paradise. The garden is filled with colourful plants and blends beautifully with the natural environment.



 Cork Circus Street Theatre will do workshops on acrobatics, unicycling and juggling

Children Workshops 11a.m – 12p.m (Behind the Community Hall) Limited Spaces advanced booking advised.

Teenager/Adult Workshops 12.30p.m -1.30 p.m

Street Theatre Performance 15.00 Workshops are €3 per person. All those attending the workshop get free admission to the performance.

For Bookings email: [email protected]

Poetry and Painting live

Norman King & John Simpson  Saturday 4.15p.m (Behind the Community Hall)

Active Retirement and West Cork Arts Centre

Sherkin retirement group will be joined by the Active Retirement  Group from for a tour of the island and studios.

Sunday 16th June

Joint Art Exhibitions, Studio Exhibitions and Open Garden will run all day Sunday.


Social Dance 

Dance teacher, Emily O Sullivan, will be coming with her Skibbereen dance class for a social dance on Sunday afternoon. Dancing will start at 2.30p.m (Behind the Community Hall) All are welcome. Any musicians wishing to play on the day are very welcome to join us.


Events done in Partnership with West Cork Islands Community Council, Sherkin Island Development Society and Cork County Council