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.
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.
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.
The latest from the Killarney Summerfest website:
We are currently putting the finishing touches to our programme for Killarney Summerfest 2010 and we look forward to announcing our exciting programme shortly. Killarney Summerfest 2010 will take place between July 16th and August 1st which will see Killarney come alive with a host of fun filled events. Please check back soon for full details.
The 2009 Christmas in Killarney festival promises to be even bigger and better than ever. This site will give you an idea of what festivities are offered young and old alike. Watch out for regular updates on the festival events !!! For the 5th year running the festival aims to put smiles on faces as we re-discover the Magic of Christmas!
Visitors can look forward to a fun packed programme of activities and events giving the many visitors to this beautiful part of Ireland a chance to experience Christmas as it should be and enjoy the build up to the season in a relaxed, happy and safe environment.
A selection of upcoming events:
- the biggest Free Santa’s Lodge in The South West
- Children’s Parade, Turning on of Lights
- Ice Skating Rink
- Open Air Christmas Markets
- Guided Winter Walks
- INEC Concerts with top national and international acts
Here is the full calendar of events.
The Killarney Sumemrfest is happening from June 26th to July 12th. Book early to avoid disappoinment.
via Kerry News Blog