Ahakista Festival 2022 starts tomorrow, Friday, and Graham Norton is back again!

Ahakista the place to be

Some overnight queuing was in order recently as people scrambled to secure tickets for a popular West Cork festival featuring the one and only Graham Norton.

The famous broadcaster is set return to the Ahakista Festival 2022 with his legendary charity table quiz, kicking things off from 8pm tomorrow, Friday

The festival will run all weekend and boasts a large programme of events, some new and some that will be familiar to previous visitors to the festival.

On Saturday there will be a guided walk on Sheep’s Head Way at 11am, followed by a children’s treasure hunt at 2pm and road bowling from 5pm. Ahakista Fadó, an exhibition of old photographs of the area, will be officially opened at 3pm and will be open throughout the festival.

The presentation of prizes to the winners of the Ahakista Anois Photography Competition will take place at 3.30pm and the winning pics will be put on display afterwards.

All events, except road bowling which starts from Ahakista Pier, will take place from The Cabin, beside Arundel's car park. Musical entertainment on Saturday will be provided by Jukebox Gipsy from 4pm at Arundel’s by the Pier, with Rubicon taking to the stage from 8pm at the Tin Pub and Brian O’Regan from 9pm back at Arundel’s by the Pier.

On Sunday, water events, including ‘come and try’ kayaking and stand up paddle-boarding will start at 12pm, with kayak races from 2-4pm and the raft race from 4pm. All of the water sports will take place from the Sandy Beach, beside the Tin Pub.

For the kids, there will be a Kids Fun Day from 2-5pm on Sunday with bouncy castles, kids’ disco and arts and crafts, at the Tin Pub Garden.