Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival
June 16th-19th 2022
20 May 2022

Kevin Meehan and Tom Oakes to launch their albums on Garnish Island

On the Sunday, June 19th, Kevin Meehan and Tom Oakes will be launching their current albums and what better place to do it than on the beautiful Garnish Island.

Starting at 2pm Kevin, Tom and a host of friends will be playing on the island with both their albums on show. For Kevin the album is called “Spanish Point” and Tom’s current album is called “Water Street”.

So loads of great music and craic on the island!

So get that boat and get out there and give these two artists your support – it will be great!

04 May 2022

Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny play The Eccles Hotel

WOW! … its great to back!
This years festival will be taking place as usual in Glengarriff from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th June … it promises to be another cracking festival with some great acts on the way.

Kicking off the Thursday night we have Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny with support from Pádraig McGovern.
They will play at the Eccles Hotel – doors 7.30pm and concert starting 8pm. This will be a gig not to be missed, nuff said!

Tickets €25 and available HERE

04 May 2022

3 On The Bund for Friday Night

On the Friday we have 3 On The Bund, a great new band who came together after meeting in the University of Limerick’s prestigious Irish World Academy in March 2019.
They will be playing in the Glengarriff Park Hotel – doors 7.30pm and concert starting 8pm.

Tickets €20 and available HERE

22 Feb 2022

Event Update 2022

It’s with great anticipation that we can announce that the Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival 2022 will be taking place in June. After consulting with businesses, artists and everyone else associated with the festival around West Cork and beyond, its all systems go for another great weekend of uilleann pipe and trad music.

The next Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival will take place from the 16th to the 19th of June 2022. The line-up is being finalised so keep an eye out an the website and social media for updates – it promises to be a great weekend!!

Stay safe in the meantime and we well see you all come June!

21 Mar 2020

Jim Dowling Festival 2020

With all that is going around at the moment regarding the Covid-19 we are tentatively announcing that we can look forward to another great Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival for 2020. We will keep an eye on the situation and make a call down the line closer to the dates or worst case scenario, reschedule the event.

Taking place in Glengarriff from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st June it promises to be another cracking festival with some great acts on the way.

Kicking off the Thursday night we have 3 On The Bund, a great new band who came together after meeting in the University of Limerick’s prestigious Irish World Academy in March 2019.

On the Friday we are bringing the legends – Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny with support from Padraig McGovern who will play at the Eccles Hotel. This will be a gig not to be missed, nuff said!

On the Saturday we have Ulaid and Ross Ainslie with Stephen Byrne at the Eccles Hotel. Some array of talent here, a great show for sure.

Added to this we will have the usual mix of sessions around the village, with workshops and other special events also taking place.

The concerts below again;

THURSDAY 18th June
3 on the Bund
The Park Hotel Doors 7.30 Concert 8.00

FRIDAY 19th June
Andy Irvine And Donal Lunny with support from Padraig McGovern
Eccles Hotel Doors 7.30 Concert 8.00

SATURDAY 20th June
Ulaid and Ross Ainslie with Stephen Byrne
Eccles Hotel Doors 7.30 Concert 8.00

16 Jun 2019

Piping For A Pint Session Trail 2019

The full Session Trail line up here;

THURSDAY 20th JUNE

The Blue Loo
9pm Tom Oakes, Ross Couperand Lorne MacDougall

Maple Leaf Bar
9pm Local Musicians

FRIDAY 21st JUNE

The Blue Loo
6pm Rónán ÓSnodaigh and friends
9.30pm Emer and Tadhg Twomey with Tom Oakes

Lough Avoul Inn
7pm Kyle and Nicole

Maple Leaf Bar
9.30pm Liam O’Connor and Sean McKeon

Casey’s Hotel
9.30pm Mary Donegan and friends

Nicky’s Bar
9.30pm Christy O’Leary, Joe Thoma and friends

The Perrin Inn
9.30pm Richard Lucey and Jim Murray

SATURDAY 22nd JUNE

The Blue Loo
5pm Paul Starrett, Connor Mallon and Ciaran Carlin
9.30pm Eamonn Nugent, Laura Doherty & Kevin Mehan

Maple Leaf Bar
9.30pm Liam O’Connor and Sean McKeon

Casey’s Hotel
10pm Christy O’Leary, Joe Thoma and friends

Lough Avoul Inn
10pm Emer and Tadhg Twomey with Kyle

MacCarthy’s Bar
9.30pm Richard Lucey and friends

Nicky’s Bar
9.30pm Emer Mallon, Ciaran Carlin and Paul Starrett

Eccles Hotel
9.30pm Eoin O’Brien, Greta Curtin and Jessie Healy

SUNDAY 23rd JUNE

1pm Maple Leaf Bar Des Geraghty and friends
3pm MacCarthy’s Bar Kevin Meehan, Jack Warnock and Eamonn Nugent (Troda)
7pm Maple Leaf Bar Richard Lucey and friends
7pm Blue Loo Emer & Tadhg Twomey with Tom Oakes

14 Jun 2019

Máirtín Ó Muirí to be remembered on Garinish Island

Every year the Jim Dowling Festival has a secret concert and this year will be no different. Not sure about the secret bit, but news does get out and people love these intimate concerts.

This year’s event will be in memory of Máirtín Ó Muirí, who sadly passed away two years ago, and will include a host of the finest artists paying tribute to a great man and a great supporter of the festival here in Glengarriff.

The concert will take place on Garinish Island on the Saturday afternoon at 3pm … so get your sea legs on and we will see you there.

10 Apr 2019

New website for the Jim Dowling Festival!

We have a new website! – it was time to change things up and give the festival and all the great artists a better platform.

If you are reading this you are probably on it, so take a good look around and if you like what you see why not give us a call.

Say hello at info@jimdowlingfestival.ie and spread the word and keep checking in every now and again for more info and updates.