Seven inspiring things to do on Sherkin Island this August

There’s something about going to an island that makes you feel you are leaving some of your cares behind. So as you make the ten-minute ferry journey across Baltimore Harbour to Sherkin Island,… Continue reading

Silent Sunday

Heading West at Cork Airport

  The ebb and flow of arrivals and departures at Cork Airport are echoing the beautiful seascapes by Sherkin Island artist, Jo Ashby. Her solo exhibition, ‘Heading West’ is currently showing at Cork… Continue reading

Seasonal Remnant

Seasonal remnant, Pale and filigreed by time – Summer’s lasting gift.   Like this faded hydrangea bloom, I am so last summer. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? There’s lots to report, including… Continue reading

Paintbrush meet lens

Robbie Murphy, a Sherkin Island photographer and oyster farmer, and Jo Ashby, artist, are holding a joint exhibition in the Community Hall on Sherkin Island from 28th July – 10th August 2018. The… Continue reading

Sherkin Island’s ‘Samdradh le cheile’ exhibition

  I discovered a new word the other day via a Tweet by the wonderful Robert MacFarlane. His word of the day was “sielunmaisema” – literally meaning ‘soul-landscape’, ‘soul-scene’; a particular place that… Continue reading

An island, a community, an exhibition

Sherkin Island artists, photographers, musicians and craftworkers are preparing for the islands’ annual community exhibition. Part of West Cork Islands Festival, the exhibition ‘Samhradh Le Cheile’ (Summer Together) opens in the Community Hall… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday

The Tayman goes to Sherkin Island

Jack Healy, founder of Cork-based Theatre Makers, will perform The Tayman, the Tomcat and Others at Sherkin Island Community Hall on Saturday 25th November at 8pm. An additional ferry service will run after… Continue reading

Weekly photo challenge: collage

Sherkin Island’s Community Hall has been transformed into a sensory experience of vibrant colour and sound with Tara O’Donoghue’s second annual solo show, ‘The Elephant in the Room’. Tara is a collage artist… Continue reading