Bere Island Events 2023

Arts & Cultural Events

Bere Island Writing Retreats

The Act of Poetry is a Rebel Act
29th April – 1st MayBere Island Writing Retreats are delighted to welcome the wonderful Annemarie Ní Churreáin to Bere Island.  A weekend retreat exploring the art and craft of writing poetry using as a springboard the words of Michael Hartnett who believed that:The Act of Poetry Is A Rebel Act
Open to all levels of experience.  Cost: €280 for workshops/guided walks and meals. (Accommodation not included). For accommodation options click here. For further information and to book contact:  See for example of previous workshops.

Bere Island Ukulele Festival
Friday 2nd -Monday 5th June

Wild Atlantic Glamping will host their second Ukulele Festival.  Bookings will open on 8th February, for further details see

West Cork Fit Up Theatre Festiva

Blood in the Alley Theatre Company will stage performances on Bere Island on 15th, 22nd and 29th July and 5th August.  Further details will be confirmed nearer the time. 


  Brian Kennedy in Concert
Saturday 19th August

Singer/songwriter Brian Kennedy will perform live at Wild Atlantic Glamping on February 19th. Tickets on sale from February 1st via


 Bere Island Arts Festival
Thursday 21st -Sunday 24th SeptemberThe inaugural Bere Arts Festival will feature a full programme of visual arts,theatre,music,and literature, and will include a special Culture Night event on Friday 22nd September.  Full programme to be announced shortly. 

Heritage Events


Lonehort Battery Tours

 For the early part of 2023 tours of Lonehort Battery are by appointment only. To book a tour please contact Barry Hanley on 086 8845709 or Teresa Hall on 086 1981541.


 National Heritage Week 2023

Saturday 12th -Sunday 20th August
Bere Island Project Group’s full programme of events for Heritage Week will be announced shortly.  




Bere Island Military Heritage Festival

Dates to be confirmed shortly for the inaugural Bere Island Military Heritage Festival.

Festivals and Summer Camps

Swim Week  – 10th – 14th of July

Cul Camp    –  17th – 21st of July


Children’s Summer Camps

24th-26th July, 31st July – 2nd August and 14th-16th August

Bere Island Projects Group will host summer camps for children aged 6-13  at Rerrin GAA pitch. Lots of fun activities including arts and crafts.   For further details contact Tim on 027 75099 or at

 The Bere Island Festival 2023

Tuesday 8th – Sunday 13th AugustFull details of the 2023 festival, including the children’s sports day, biathlon and waterspouts events will be announced shortly.  

 Sports Events

Midsummer Run

Saturday 15th July
A measured 5k and 10k run around the eastern end of Bere Island. 


 Bere Island Watersports Club

Sailing Weeks  
24th – 28th July
31st July – 4th August
Further details on booking will be announced on the Bere Island Watersports Club Facebook page.




Bere Island 5 Mile Road Race

Saturday 4th October
The Bere Island 5 mile road race is part of Beara Athletic’s Club race series on the Beara Peninsula and includes 5 mile road races in Allihies, Eyeries and Glengarriff. For details see Beara Athletic Club’s Facebook page.