save the date for this year's festival!

The 2020 Eyeries Family Festival will be happening 17th-19th July. Make sure you can come and join us in all the fun for all the family.

Santa's coming!


Come along to Eyeries Hall for a wonderful family time!

christmas 2019 parish newsletter


Available from local stores and Beara outlets

Full of information and stories about our wonderful parish and the people who live in it and are connected with it.  Make sure you get your copy!

Rebel hearts - Friday night festival opener 19th July in EYeries hall - doors open 8.30pm

Get your tickets on the door for a rebel rousing evening


Rebel Hearts are a 5-piece band from Tipperary who guarantee a great nights entertainment wherever they play. Their set includes Irish rebel songs & traditional tunes, Pogues & Saw Doctors songs and are also known to throw in a few Mumford & Sons!

A unique passionate ballad group. The Rebel Hearts play with hearts on their sleeves. 

Live shows are bursting with pride, passion and honesty. 

This is raw...this is real...this is Rebel Hearts!

be entertained by John Spillane !

Tickets from local shops and on the door


Cork man John Spillane is... "a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer – a canvass filled with colour and brilliance.  His music transports the listener; his live performance captivates the audience."  

"John’s performances shimmer with the magic realism that permeates many of his songs as he effortlessly flits between beautiful poetry tinged with melancholy to roguish, irreverent Cork humour. If you are looking for a night of good ‘craic’, 

a John Spillane show should not be missed."

2019 festival programme


Welsh Theatre Company Production at anam cara


Heritage Theatr Cymru Presents

 Through Our Eyes

Wednesday, 17 April, 8:00 P.M.


The evening is generously offered by Heritage Theatr Cymru
to raise funds for Pieta House, CorHeritage Theatr Cymru's play, Through Our Eyes, by Arlene Pryce, is coming to Anam Cara to share their latest theatrical work and to raise money for Pieta House, Cork. This all-female cast presents a series of stories about women, for this play, in Wales; some of them famous and others long forgotten. The play provides snapshots of their lives in Victorian society and explores the challenges for women in that era and explores a range of Victorian scenes, including: the female expertise in rural crafts, women’s roles of caring for others and female struggle for identity.

It speaks to all of us of our female heritage and current issues of women today where it essentially asks what it is to be a woman. The company are all professionally trained actresses, with a range of experiences in theatre and education. They are the resident theatre company in the Redhouse Arts Centre in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.

For more information about the company and the play, go to

Sue Booth-Forbes, Director

Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat


A very successful 2018 eyeries 5 mile road race!


Thanks very much to all those who took part, our sponsors and helpers!

Saturday 10th November saw the roads through and around Eyeries being pounded for the 2018 Eyeries 5 Mile Road Race.

Congratulations to all the participants and prize winners! 

Another great Family Festival!


Thanks to all who took part, attended and helped to make this year's Festival another great success!

The weather smiled on us again and the village was buzzing with more visitors than ever. As usual there was a packed programme of all manner of events to entertain the whole family. 

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!  

New Cork County Lord Mayor

Beara's Patrick Gerard Murphy elected as Cork County Lord Mayor

A proud day for Beara and Cork County as our own Patrick Gerard Murphy was elected as Lord Mayor on 22nd June.  Originally from Ahabrock, Eyeries but now based in Bantry, Patrick as been a Fianna Fail Councillor for 20 years. 

On behalf of all the local community we would like to wish him all the very best in his year as Cork County Lord Mayor.


Storytelling at the Rambling House

Now the first Monday evening of the month

Mary Maddison's famous Beara Yarn Spinners storytelling sessions at The Rambling House in Eyeries are now on the first Monday evening of each month from 7pm-10pm. 

Storytelling is an important part of Irish culture and Mary is keeping the tradition alive here in Eyeries. Come and listen to traditional and not-so traditional tales and perhaps some music and songs for good measure. Maybe you have some stories of your own that you would like to tell!

Free admission - please ring Mary on 027 74319 for details.


Eyeries Motor Home Park opens


New accommodation for holiday makers

Friday 18th May saw the opening of Eyeries Motor Home Park located near the centre of the village. 

It will be open throughout the season until the end of October and all holiday weekends.

Cindy's Gems Café is the newest place to eat in Eyeries

Enjoy a meal or just a drink at this new meeting and eating place. Cindy's Gems Café has cosy sofas, outdoor seating and toys for children, making this a great family venue in which to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner.

9am - 7pm  Monday - Saturday

10am - 6pm Sunday


Heavy Snowfall in Eyeries!

We do not see snow very often in Eyeries because of its coastal location close to the warm Gulf Stream current in the Atlantic Ocean.  

On 2nd March 2018, the heaviest snow for a very long time (perhaps since 1947) covered the village and surrounding countryside. Fluffy, snowy bliss was enjoyed by all for a perfect short spell whilst much of the rest of the country endured the unpleasant side of heavy snow for much longer.