Thank You for an Astounding Festival!
The Eyeries Family Festival 2014 proved to be an astounding success. Over 3,000 people visited our small village on the shores of Coulagh Bay, enjoying the sunshine, the occasional raindrop, the food, the entertainment, the market stalls, the pubs, the singing, the dancing, and the fun of it all. What great craic! We'll soon post a number of photos that illustrates the joy that villager and visitors, young and old, shared.
And a Big Thank You
The organisation of the Festival took a great deal of work. Booking, managing, and administering everything from opening night comedians to street bands, continuing clean-up late at night after the crowds thinned (the village always looked pristine), the range of activities and events that so many enjoyed, and the seemingly little things like making sure that folks could find a place to park in a village only used to a few cars - all of this took effort. So thank you. Thank you to the Eyeries Festival Committee. Thank you to our many sponsors. Thank you to the countless volunteers who made this Festival run like clockwork. Thank you to our publicans and shopkeepers and B&B owners, maintenance crews and electricians, sound engineers and people that simply rowed in to help. Thank you to the musicians and comedians and entertainers. Thank you to the street traders and artists.
And thank you to the welcome visitors who helped to make our 2014 Festival the best one yet. Needless to say, we're already planning 2015. We'll keep you posted - but we can't wait!
Eyeries Secures Funding
€15K will facilitate new playground
Eyeries Village has received €15,000 from the Community Grants Scheme for the commencement of a long-awaited local plaground. Local Councillor Patrrick Gerard Murphy worked closely with Eyeries local residents to secure the facility. The playground will provide much needed infrastructure for local and parish-wide residents and visitors. It is hoped that work on the new playground will commence shortly.
Many thanks to Patrick Gerard Murphy on his help with securing this welcome grant.
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.
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?
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.
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.