Sebastian Barry, the current Laureate for Irish Fiction, has spearheaded an initiative where he hosts a series of conversations with fellow Irish writers in which they attempt to answer one simple question: ‘What is writing?’
Cellos held sway in Bantry at the start of the week at the 24th West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Grammy-nominated Bulgarian composer, Dobrinka Tabakova was in town to hear her cello concerto delivered by Laura van der Heijden.
AS THE annual West Cork Chamber Music Festival settles comfortably into its third decade, a stellar line-up of musicians will again gather from all over the world for a classical music festival cum country house party on the edge of the Atlantic, writes.
For any business, customer loyalty is vital, particularly during a summer routinely described as a washout. However, as discovered, one West Cork town is ensuring rain is not a spoiler by offering visitors more cultural events and a greater choice of eateries