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). 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 is also erected on the village
green during the festival with many big name acts performing during
the ten day period. Check our
festival page for details of this years performers and