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 15 miles (24.14 km) race will start in Molls gap and continue along the spectacular ring of Kerry road the N71. The dramatic route takes you back towards Killarney Town passing the rugged landscape of the national park and the Lakes of Killarney. The challenging course is varied in its gradients but extremely rewarding. The race will finish in the grounds of the world famous Muckross House.
Buses will transport participants from Muckross House overflow car park to the start line. Finalised car parking details will be emailed to all participants prior to the race. Online registration and further information are available at maximarathonkillarney.com.
Dates: Monday, 12th July to Thursday, 15th July 2011
A highlight in the racing calendar, come and enjoy four days of great racing in one of Ireland’s most beautiful courses. Enjoy the thrills of racing with live music each day after racing, big screen viewing and fantastic competitions ensuring four days of exciting entertainment for all.
Further information is available from firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 064-6631125.
The 5th Ireland Bike Fest Killarney 2011 promises to be bigger and better than ever as it is anticipated that in excess of 7000 bikers from around the world will converge on Killarney for this must-attend event. Ireland Bike Fest is an international gathering for motorcycle owners, enthusiasts and anyone, young or old, with an interest in bikes.
Bask in the glory of some slick, well-built machines while soaking up the atmosphere in the bustling Bike Village. Special activities, entertainment, fun and games – this event is guaranteed to cater for every member of the family.
The countdown is on for the August Races in Killarney, which begin on Tuesday, August 17, and will run for four days.
It’s a racing festival, being held for just the second time following its success in its inaugural running last year, that is offering something for everyone this year.
The popular races are a perfect way for the people of Killarney and those visiting the town to give a proper send-off to an unforgettable summer of sport that saw Killarney also successfully host the 3 Irish Open.
With the widespread media coverage of the Irish Open displaying Killarney’s beauty for all to see, visitors from far and wide are expected to descend on the town for the August Races which take place on Ireland’s most scenic racecourse.
There is a chance for the ladies to get dressed up, particularly on Friday, August 20, when TV3’s Sinead Desmond will be the celebrity judge of the most Appropriately Dressed Competition.
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.
Over the next few weeks, probably one of the longest running events in Irish history is about to take place again! It is the annual “Red Deer Rut” and it has possibly been happening in the mountains and woodlands around Killarney for the nearly 10,000 years (since the end of the last ice-age!).
Stags will be heard bellowing across the lakes and mountains advertising to other stags and hinds that they are there. There will be fierce fighting and clashing of antlers when the stags compete with each other for the females. The rut is an amazing experience to witness and Killarney National Park Education Centre will be offering people an insight in the ecology of red deer and a chance to witness the rut at first hand.
There will be an illustrated talk in the evening of Saturday 17th October at Knockreer House followed by a walk in the demesne. This will be followed by an early morning “Red Deer Rut Ramble” on Sunday 18th.
The cost for the whole weekend is €40 per person and booking for this event is essential as numbers are strictly limited. If you would like further information on this event or any of the other courses the centre runs, please contact Killarney National Park Education Centre on 064 6635960.
This weekend (Friday, 2nd October to Sunday, 4th October 2009) Killarney, Co. Kerry is bracing itself for the influx of Europe’s biggest poker tour ranking event for poker pros. The Ladbrokes.com Irish Poker Festival main event, which will take place in the Irish National Events Centre (I.N.E.C.), has long-since been sold out through a series of online satellites (series of winner-stays-on mini games) and a limited number of direct buy-ins.
With a guaranteed prize pool of €250,000 (which last year reached €416,000) and a top prize of €100,000, the festival will be hotly contested. There are also two side-tournaments on Saturday, 3rd October and Sunday, 4th October for €270 and €150 buy-ins respectively.
The town of Killarney will be awash with high rollers and celebrities alike as Ronnie Whelan, Ken Doherty, Jimmy White, Barry Murphy (Après Match), Shane Lynch and Roy ‘The Boy’ Brindley test their wits against other poker sharks. Live bands and entertainment will take Killarney by storm for the much anticipated weekend, providing a back-drop to the tournament for those who come along to support or who exit early!