Off season? There is no off season when you stay at Killarney’s Holiday Village! Whatever time of year you visit Kerry, you’ll find something interesting to do. This October, for example, you can enjoy the best of music, food, film, and the outdoors. Here are some of our recommendations for October events in Kerry:
Dingle Food Festival
Stay at Killarney’s Holiday Village and you’re just an hour’s drive from Dingle, home to one of the country’s most popular food festivals. The Dingle Food Festival runs from Friday, September 30th, to Sunday, October 2nd. Tasty morsels include a taste trail in more than 60 restaurants and other food outlets, where you can buy books of taste tickets to use as you please, sampling delicious food and drink in pubs, shops, restaurants, and even galleries.
Kerry Film Festival
Running from October 19th to October 23rd in Killarney, the Kerry Film Festival celebrates local film-making talent with an international short film competition, a curated programme of feature films, film scores, and eclectic film events in unusual settings. Previous attendees include Jeremy Irons, Paul Greengrass, Liam Neeson, and the late Maureen O’Hara. Attendees can enjoy contemporary short films, beloved classics, live music, and exciting world cinema.
Patrick O Keeffe Trad Festival, Castleisland
All roads lead to Castleisland this October bank holiday weekend, when the Castleisland Horse Fair, Castleisland Coursing Club meeting, and the Patrick O’Keeffe Trad Festival collide in one glorious session of entertainment, musical and otherwise. Expect an intoxicating mix of wonderful music, art, dance, poetry and song among friends old and new from all over the world. The traditional music festival runs from Friday, October 28th, to Monday, October 31st.
Annascaul Walking Festival
The October bank holiday weekend also marks the start of the Annascaul Walking Festival. Situated minutes from Inch beach and surrounded by craggy peaks, this village on the Dingle peninsula was just made for walkers. Start the weekend on Friday evening, with the Tom Crean Trail, which visits the final resting place of the Antarctic explorer. As well as gentle walks, there are more challenging hikes, including Caherconree on Saturday and Mount Brandon on Sunday.