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!