Cultural Events

July 2022

Extraordinary, Ordinary Women
Saturday 2nd July, 6.00pm
Bere Island Heritage Centre

Karen Minihan will launch her book Extraordinary, Ordinary Women – Untold Stories from the Founding of the State. The event will be introduced by island historian Ted O’Sullivan and includes Home Rules, a short play performed by Pauline O’Dricsoll. Recently published Extraordinary, Ordinary Women tells the extraordinary contribution made by thirteen ordinary West Cork Women, who contributed hugely in the steps leading to the creation of the Irish state. Collected by Karen Minihan the stories are often family secrets and uncelebrated, they recount how the bravery of these women contributed towards the founding of the Irish state. For further deteails contact 027 75956 or email

Bere Island Creative Writing Retreats
8th to 10th July and 22nd to 24th July

Writing Retreat

Writing retreats with award winning author Adam Wyeth. For further details and to book see