It’s part 2 of our guide to what to do in Kerry in June 2018. There is so much to do, we had our work cut out trying to fit the best events. Here are some of the events to make your stay at Killarney’s Holiday Village even more enjoyable.
If you get a thrill from open water swimming, then don’t miss the Hardman Sprint Triathlon on Valentia Island this June. The 750m swim takes you from the pier at Renard (where you will be brought by ferry) to Knightstown on the picturesque Valentia Island. You will then cycle across the island, surrounded by stunning views on all sides before finishing with an exhilarating 5km run.
Triathlons are not for everybody, so if you want to enjoy the stunning wilds of Kerry’s coastline without getting wet or getting on a bike, test your fitness on the Tom Crean Endurance Walk. Held in memory of Kerry’s heroic polar explorer, the Tom Crean Endurance Walk rewards the fit with a glorious day out.
Walkers are spoiled for choice in Killarney, and, with the Killarney Walking Festival, those who like anything from a stroll to a strenuous hike should be in heaven. Enjoy two full days of walks for those of all abilities. Hiking, hill walking, and mountain treks are all on offer, and the comfort of Killarney’s Holiday Village means you can put your feet up and relax in total luxury come evening.
The unique musical genius of the legendary Con Curtin is celebrated every June in his hometown of Brosna, in the heart of Sliabh Luachra. Con died in 2009 at the age of 82, but his legacy lives on in the tempo and rhythm of the Sliabh Luachra style, of which he was a masterful exponent. Enjoy performances by superb musicians from Ireland and across the world, as they play in honour of Con.
June 30th – July 1st
The good people of Kilflynn have once again joined forces with the magical characters of the area to hold the most enchanting event of the year. Last year, more than 7,000 big people and children came to watch the 10,002-year-old map showing the location of the fairy houses be released from its magical chest. A delightful parade takes place on Saturday evening, with Sunday afternoon giving you lots of time to find the fairy houses and enjoy stories, music, and surprises from the magic world.