Eyeries Family Festival 2014 Opens 18 July
Funny Man Neil Delamere to Headline Opening
Get ready for a barrel of laughs because Ireland's funny man Mr Neil Delamere will headline the opening of this year's Eyeries Family Festival. This year's festival will take place July 18 - 20 and builds on last year's success. As with all Festivals, 2014 activities will include Street Markets, Live Music, a variety of events for the entire family, and great fun. So mark your calenders now:
What: Eyeries Family Festival 2014
When: 18, 19 & 20 July 2014
Where: Eyeries, Beara, County Cork
Stay tuned for more information as we move closer to the date.
Local Eyeries School Wins
Fresh Film Festival 1st Prize
Eyeries local primary school Scoil Chaitigheirn won 1st prize for filmmaking in this year's Fresh Film Festival with their short film Jabberwocky. This prestigious award pits film projects from schools throughout Ireland in a search for the best.
Congratulations to Scoil Chaitigheirn 4th and 5th Class actors, writers, directors, camera people (and teachers!) who created a wonderful story and film. We're proud of you!
To view Jabberwocky go to http://vimeo.com/78662931.
About Fresh Film Festival
Fresh Film Festival began in 1997 as the Irish Schools Video Competition, an annual festival to showcase the work of filmmakers under the age of 18 years.
Time to Get Brain in Gear with our Annual
Eyeries Festival Table Quiz
It's that time of year again for a great fun night out at the annual Festival Fundraiser Table Quiz in Causkeys. This year it's a quiz with a difference!! It's on Fri 11th April and instead of just one overall 1st prize, we have 4 main prizes and loads of raffle and spot prizes to give away too...
The main prizes includes a €100 voucher for O' Neills Bar in Allihies as the 1st prize, Best All- Male Table will win 4 tickets to see Pat Shortt at a venue of their choice, Best All- Female Table will win 4 x Beauty Bags with some top of the line beauty products, and Best Student Table will win 4 x €15 vouchers for Wisemans...
Many thanks to all our sponsors for these prizes...so put it in the diary Fri 11th April! See you there!
When: Friday, 11 April 2014, 9PM
Where: Causkeys Pub, Eyeries, Beara, County Cork
Thinking of Holidays? Consider Eyeries!
It's that time of year when thoughts turn to getting away from it all. But whether you're reading this in Ireland, or perhaps from as far away as North America or Australia, we hope you'll consider Eyeries in your 2014 Holiday plans.
Looking for a magical place that's fun for the entire family? A location that brings the wonder of nature, including beaches, mountains, sea and sky, and rivers & streams right to your front door? A place renouned for its outdoor activities including walking and hiking, swimming, fishing, boating & kayaking, or just lazing around? Breath-taking scenery, amazing sunsets, and one of the prettiest villages in Ireland? Then why not consider Eyeries?
Located on the Beara Peninsula - one of the best kept secrets in this country - Eyeries will create memories that will not soon be forgotten. Its single main street is lined with rows of pastel-painted houses that are so pretty, they've been featured in films and magazines. Its people are warm and welcoming. And resting in the heart of West Cork, the village offers quick access to Allihies and the rest of Beara, Kenmare, Killarney, Glengarriff, Bantry, the Wild Atlantic Way, and beyond.
Browse through this website for more information on accommodation, local ammenities, and activities. And if we can provide you with any advice, contact the webmaster by emailing here.
Come to Eyeries. Embrace the Tranquility.
Eyeries Wins TidyTowns Silver Medal Award 2013
Congratulations Eyeries! The residents of the village and surrounding area should be proud! Once again Eyeries has won a TidyTowns Silver Medal Award for 2013. The award represents the dedication and hard work of the Eyeries TidyTowns committee, and all those who have contributed in any way to keeping our village in such a pristine, beautiful condition. Time and time again, visitors to Eyeries comment on its charm, and delight at the breathtaking vistas. This 2013 TidyTowns Silver Medal Award confirms the praise that the village receives from our visitors: Eyeries is truly one of the loveliest villages in all of Ireland.
If you haven't yet been to Eyeries why not visit soon?
Thank You for a Wonderful Festival!
The Eyeries Family Festival Committee would like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who attended this year's Festival. Attendence was up an estimated 20 percent on last year, and we believe it is now a firmly established, and welcome, event in Beara.
We also take the opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the Festival's success: from those that set up stalls, to the people that organised and participated in the many event
s, to those that spent many hours keeping the village clean and tidy. And thank you too to our many sponsors, and those living in the village who extended a warm welcome to Eyeries village visitors.
We now look forward to planning the 2014 Eyeries Family Festival, and with your help and
support, know that we will be able to continue building on an exciting, enjoyable and welcome event.
The Eyeries Family Festival 2013 Committee
(above right): "Goodbye everyone and thank you for being here!"
Lil' Lydia says a big thank-you to all who visited
and helped with the Eyeries Family Festival 2013
For more photos of the Festival, go to the Gallery page by clicking here.
New Amenity Opens
The Eyeries Sensory Garden
Sitting beside the quiet stream, I take a breath and am gently assaulted by the smells of lavendar and thyme, and a whole host of scents that I can't identify. If you want this same experience, venture to the Eyeries Sensory Garden which has just opened in time for the 2013 Eyeries Family Festival. Designed, built, and landscaped by local residents, and with land donated by an Eyeries businessman, the Sensory Garden is a delight! Enter by crossing the new footbridge that takes visitors over the sing-song river. Take a breath, and walk down the path past a wide array of flowing plants, petals aimed toward the sun, and signs that encourage you to touch and smell and simply listen. Then walk further down and take a seat on the picnic table by the rushing stream, listening for bird song or the rush of gentle wind through the planted grasses, or take off your shoes to wash your toes in the clear waters. Designed to be wheel chair friendly too, it is an amenity that will give back to locals and visitors again and again. And all you have to do to receive this lovely gift is simply stretch your senses.
Forward-Looking Holiday Park Plan Enhances
Eyeries businessman Colman O'Sullivan has submitted plans that, if approved, will have a positive impact on Eyeries tourism, while also enhancing local amenities and creating jobs. O'Sullivan's plans call for the development of a 30 home holiday park including playgrounds, a low-energy use swimming pool, and supporting infrastructure. If approved, the low-rise site will be sheltered by trees in order to maintain the visual beauty of Eyeries. When completed, the new holiday park could prove a magnet for tourists and new residents, helping to further support local Eyeries businesses and residents.
Eyeries / Ardgroom Parish Newsletter Now Available Online
From December 8 2012, the Eyeries website will publish the Eyeries / Ardgroom Parish Newletter on a weekly basis. We will also do our best to keep a complete archive of newsletters available online from the above date. To view the Parish Newsletter, go to our Mass Times page ( http://www.eyeries.ie/activities-mass-times.php) then Click on the approprite link. Parish Newsletters are stored as PDF files. If you do not have Acrobat Reader (which will allow you to read PDF documents), simply click here to go to the Acrobat website, then install your FREE PDF Reader.
So Why Not Visit?
Why not visit the Best Kept Village in Ireland this year? There's so much to do! Eyeries is a place of magic. Our small, enchanting village offers the visitor so much. From the craic of traditional dancing and music-filled pubs, to the cry of seagulls sweeping over Coulagh Bay. From the famed Beara Walk that starts at our very doorstep, to the craggy hills and mountains that overlook our picturesque village. Eyeries is a living story that has been crafted over centuries. We invite you to create a new chapter by weaving your own story of magic in the heart of the Beara Peninsula, West Cork.
Come to Eyeries, Embrace the tranquility.