Killarney Food & Music Festival June 2015

Killarney will be the venue for a major food and music festival taking place in June next year. The town’s Chamber of Tourism & Commerce and local businessman Shane O’Driscoll have secured the event for the 2015 Killarney Summer Calendar. The festival will feature international and Irish entertainment performing across seven stages on the 27th and 28th of June. Music acts, comedians, chefs, and children’s activities for the festival will be announced over the coming months.

An Comhdháil World Irish Dancing Championships 2015

An Comhdháil World Irish Dancing Championships 2015 being held at Killarney Convention Centre from 28th March to 4th April 2015.

This World Championship is an annual event that aims to recognise world-wide talent and dedication to one of Ireland’s best loved cultural heritages and past times. With group and solo competitions open to all members of An Comhdháil from the ages of nine upwards, this contest attracts a great deal of industry attention. In excess of 3,000 competitors take part in these Championships each year; these competitors are typically accompanied by an entourage of organisers, teachers, adjudicators, musicians, families, friends, supporters and spectators from 24 branches of An Comhdháil worldwide.

The competition normally takes place over an eight-day period, finishing on Easter Sunday and most families book up to ten nights in the host town as they use the Easter Holiday period as an opportunity to take a family holiday.

Killarney July Racing Festival

Killarney’s July Racing Festival will combine the very best of horse racing with a fantastic festival atmosphere for all race-goers. Monday to Wednesday are evening meetings with the first race off at 5.40pm approx. and Thursday is an afternoon meeting with the first race off at 2pm approx. The festival runs this year (2014) from July 14 through July 17th.

The festival will be opened on Monday with ‘Family Evening’ with a dedicated children’s entertainment area which includes bouncy castles, face painting, children’s disco and lots more to entertain the families and children.

Tuesday features some great national hunt and flat racing. On Wednesday, Killarney Racecourse plays host to some of the 2014 Rose of Tralee contestants and their escorts.

The Dawn Milk Ladies Day will take place on Thursday and is the highlight of the July Racing Festival attracting capacity crowds at the boutique racecourse each year. The winners of the Queen of Fashion and the Most Stylish Hat Competition will enjoy luxury trips to the fashion capitals of Europe, Paris & Milan and receive a specially commissioned crystal vase.

The 2014 festival will feature The (Grade C) Bourn Vincent Memorial Handicap Chase.

via Discover Ireland

The Gathering – Killarney Rowing Festival

To celebrate our oldest regatta and wonderful rowing tradition on the Lakes of Killarney, The Regatta Committee are hosting Killarney Rowing Festival, at O’Mahoney’s Point, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, Killarney on Sunday 28th July 2013, commencing at 12 Noon. The unique event also co-insides with ‘The Gathering 2013’ a Tourism Ireland initiative honouring Ireland’s Diaspora and historical and cultural links to Ireland. Killarney’s tourism success owes much to the visit of Queen Victoria to Killarney in 1861.

Both Oxford and Cambridge Boat Clubs have gratefully accepted our invitation and will be joining us on Sunday 28th July 2013 to take part in our Rowing Festival. Flights to Kerry Airport, two nights accommodation, have been kindly funded and sponsored by Tourism Ireland, with Killarney Chamber of Commerce and Tourism generously providing accommodation. The boats will be ready and waiting at the pier at O’Mahoney’s Point, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club.

The Killarney Annual Regatta, is now the oldest traditional regatta in the World, steeped in glorious history and raced on Lough Lein, one of the famous Lakes of Killarney. The Annual regatta in now in its 227th year. There are five remaining active clubs in the town and hinterland of Killarney, each operating from various boathouses along the shores of Lough Lein.

Killarney Summerfest 2013

This years Killarney Sumemrfest will take place between 26th July and the 4th August 2013

Killarney Summerfest 2013 is bustling with a myriad of activities for all the family. The Festival programme offers a fantastic range of outdoor activities set amongst the breathtaking Lakes, Hills, Valleys and Mountains of Killarney. An abundance of childrens activities throughout the day await with dozens of Arts and Creativity Work shops and fun summercamps. In the Evening families will throng the Town Centre as the streets of Killarney come to life like never before as some of the worlds leading street musicians, performers, puppeteers, comedians and magicians entertain all the family.

Killarney Summerfest 2012

The Killarney Summerfest will take place this year from 27th July to the 5th August.

Killarney Summerfest

Killarney Summerfest 2012 is bustling with a myriad of activities for all the family. The Festival programme offers a fantastic range of outdoor activities set amongst the breathtaking Lakes, Hills, Valleys and Mountains of Killarney. An abundance of childrens activities throughout the day await with dozens of Arts and Creativity Work shops and fun summercamps. In the Evening families will throng the Town Centre as the streets of Killarney come to life like never before as some of the worlds leading street musicians, performers, puppeteers, comedians and magicians entertain all the family.