Tim O’Leary, Whiddy native and local postman, publican and farmer, will give a talk about Whiddy Island (15.15) and will lead us on a guided walk up to the Battery (15.40 to 16.20). The talk and the ferry ticket are included in the Kevin Barry ticket but a fee of €5 will apply for the guided walk.
A ferry leaves Bantry Pier for Whiddy Island at 13.30 sharp for those attending the Kevin Barry reading. It will leave Whiddy at 16.00 to return to Bantry (after the reading & Whiddy talk). A smaller ferry will depart Whiddy at 16.30 (after the Festival Walk). Tickets for the ferry are not included in this Walk ticket and those only attending the Talk and Walk are welcome to buy a ferry ticket for any of the scheduled ferries. You’ll find the scheduled ferry times here.
Truly an island paradise – Whiddy is a small haven of peace and tranquillity. A small island, approximately 3 miles long x 1.5 miles wide & nestling in the sheltered...Read More