Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sharon Shannon Concert Friday 22 July at 9PM

Come see Sharon Shannon at the Eyeries Summer Festival!
22 July at 9PM promises to offer an exceptional musical treat with Sharon Shannon. Shannon has music at her fingertiips. the accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world. Renowned for her collaborations, she is recognized not only for her traditional Irish music, but also many other genres including Hip-hop, Cajun, Country, Classical and Rap.
Sharon has recorded and toured with some of the best in the music industry including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O'Connor, Jackson Brown, the Chieftains, and many more. She has entertained US President Bill Clinton and Irish Presidents Mary Robinson and Mary MacAleese.
This genre-defying star has multi-plantinum album sales, and many number one albums.
So come to the Eyeries Family Festival, 22 - 24 July 2011, and enjoy Sharon Shannon!

Eyeries Family Festival: A Summer of Fun 22 - 24 July 2011

Planning a trip to the South West coast of Ireland? Want to create some memories that you'll never forget? Then come along to the Eyeries Summer Family Feestival, 22 - 24 July 2011!
What's Happening
The Eyeries Summer Family Festival is loaded with events for the whole family. Here are just a few of the activities that will make summer special for the whole family:
Friday 22 July 2011
8PM Official Opening
9PM Sharon Shannon Concert
Saturday 23 July 2011
11AM Treasure Hunt
2-5PM Sports/Fun Day
6-8PM Maureen O'Hara Classic Film Festival
8PM Mass
9-11PM The Shamones
11-1230PM Music
1230PM-late 70s/80s Disco
Sunday 24 July 2011
9:30AM Shore Angling Registration
1030-1130AM Parent/Kids Crab Fishing Competition
TBC Under 8 Beara Football Blitz
1PM-6PM Street Market
  • Local Food & Craft Stands
  • Dog Show
  • Street Performers

3-5PM Maureen O'Hara Film Festival
3-6PM Donie Phil Memorial Darts Tournament
5-7PM Ceili Music
7-9PM Jeremiah Ger Band
9-11PM Beat on the Street
11:30PM - late Pat Fitz

How to Get Here
Eyeries is located 4 miles North of Castletownbere, on the Beara Peninsula. From Cork: Take the N22/N25 West. Prior to Macroom, turn Left. Go thru the Lee Valley to Ballylickey for approx 1 Hour. At Ballylickey junction, turn Right. Proceed thru Glengarrif. On the far side of Glengarrif, turn Left to Castletownbere. Proceed 45 minutes to Castletownbere. In Castletownbere, look for signs for Eyeries and turn right. Proceed 4 miles to the Village of Eyeries.

We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Wonder of Eyeries

Located on Ireland's Beara Peninsula, a 2 hour drive from Cork City, Eyeries is one of the jewels of Ireland. This small village perched right on one of Ireland's most stunning bays - Coulagh Bay - has some of the most marvellous views in the country.
Often used as a film location because of its beauty and quaintness, Eyeries offers a wide range of activities for visitors:
Enjoy the stunning views - of Coulagh Bay and the Atlantic beyond.
Walking - take some of the most enjoyable walks in Ireland on the Beara Walk. This well marked trail takes a path along the rocky coastline.
A Welcoming Feast - enjoy a meal and drink when in Eyeries. Two pubs pour wonderful pints, while a fine restaurant offers exceptional food.
The Eyeries Family Festival - and if you're in Eyeries anytime during 22 - 24 July 2011, do visit us for the Eyeries Family Festival. With a wide range of entertainment including the Maureen O'Hara Film Festival, live music, and much laughter, it's a memory that you'll not soon forget.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Maureen O'Hara Classic Film Festival Comes to Eyeries

Maureen O'Hara has delighted global audiences for an entire lifetime. This year, the Eyeries Family Festival 2011 is honoured to present the Maureen O'Hara Classic Film Festival.

For three days - the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of July 2911 - Festival visitors will have the chance to see some of Ms O'Hara's most powerful performances. Many of her films - as well as those of her contemporaries - will be screened daily at the Eyeries Dance Hall.

Tickets will be available at the door.

Did you know? Maureen O'Hara lives in Glengarrif, only one hour north of Eyeries. Still a true trooper, her wonderful presense often graces the streets of that small town located only minutes from Bantry.

Getting to Eyeries

From Dublin - take the M8 to Cork. Drive thru the Jack Lynch Tunnel and follow the ring road around Cork City to the N22. Take the N22 toward Macroom. 1/2 mile before Macroom, take a left on the N78. Drive 1.5 hours to Ballylickey. Turn right. Go 5 miles to Glengarrif. Turn Left at signs for Castletownbere. Arriving in Castletownbere, take a right at the sign for Eyeries. Drive 100 yards and take a right onto the Eyeries road. Drive 4 miles. Take a left at the large sign for Eyeries.

International Travellers - can fly to Cork, Dublin and Limerick. Then take buses, trains, or car rentals to Eyeries.

Eyeries County Cork Family Festival!

Come one and come all! For the first time in 30 years, Eyeries - located on the picturesque Beara Peninsula in West Cork, Ireland - is holding a fun-filled Family Festival! Taking place from Friday 22 July 2011 - Sunday 24 July 2011, the Eyeries Family Festival 2011 is loaded with fun for all ages:

Friday 22nd July

  • Maureen O'Hara Classic Film Festival

  • Sharon Shannon Performance
Saturday 23rd July

  • Family Fun Day (2 - 5PM)

  • Film Festival (6 - 8PM)

  • Open Air Music with Jeremia Ger Harrington (7 - 9PM)

  • Open Air Street DJ and Music (9PM)
Sunday 24th July

  • Treasure Hunt (11AM 1PM)

  • Food and Craft Fair (1PM - 6PM)

  • Film Festival (3 - 5PM)

  • Darts Competition at Causkeys Pub (3PM until the wee hours)

  • Ceili Music and Dancing (5 - 7PM)

  • Open Air Music with Jeremiah ger Harrington/DJ on the Street (8 - 9PM)

  • And a final closing with music from Pat Fitz
Stay tune to this Blog for more information on the Eyeries Family Festival 2011!