Timoleague in West Cork, Ireland is a picturesque village which is
just 30 miles from Cork City on the Kinsale to Clonakilty coast road
(the R600), in an area known as the
Courtmacsherry Bay Area. Perched at the edge of a long sea inlet this friendly
tourist village is dominated by the ruins of a
13th century abbey .
The abbey was founded by the Franciscan order in 1240 A.D., on the site of a 6th century monastic settlement founded by Saint Molaga.
The name Timoleague comes from the Irish for "House of Molaga" (Tigh Molaga).
The village of Timoleague itself, with its many brightly coloured dwellings and businesses, is home to some fine restaurants and pubs. It is also ideally situated to take advantage of some of the many local outdoor activities including walking, sailing, surfing, golf and fishing to name but a few.
In August each year the village hosts the
timoleague festival . This ten
day harvest festival sees the streets thronged with locals and
tourists alike trying to catch a glimpse of the many street
activities which are organised for the event.
Live street music, pig racing and the fancy dress competitions are among the most popular of these activities. A large marquee, known as The Dome, is also erected on the village green during the festival with many big name acts performing during the ten day period.
There is also McFaddens FunFair setup and open throughout the festival period, with many exciting rides and attractions.
Check our festival page for details of this years performers and events.