Tag Archives: Ireland

5 Things to do with Kids in Killarney

July
03rd,
2014

5 Things to do with Kids in Killarney The summer holidays are upon us and if you’re coming to Killarney with a gaggle of kids you’ll probably be aware that there’s only so much walking, hiking and sightseeing they can put up with. So naturally you’ll need a day or two of kid’s stuff. Well don’t worry because I’ve got 5 kid friendly activities in the Killarney area for your kids to enjoy and to give yourself a break. 1. Kennedy’s Pet Farm Kennedy’s ...

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Fleadh Cheol na Mumhan 2014

June
29th,
2014

Fleadh Cheol na Mumhan 2014 If you’re interested in Irish music, dance and culture and also interested in not breaking the bank then you are in luck because this July Killarney will be playing host to the 2014 Fleadh Ceol na Mumhain. To those not familiar with the Irish language, that translates to Music Festival of Munster. The Fleadh is being organised by 5 local branches, Kilcummin, Fossa Two Mile, Glenflesk, Killarney and Sliabh Luachra and will be held over seven days between Monday the 14t ...

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Killarney’s 4th of July celebrations

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June
12th,
2014

4th of July in Killarney The 4th of July is a weird holiday for us Europeans. It’s one of those holidays you see on American tv and think “well that looks like bloody good fun”. It’s good news then that Killarney will this year be hosting its first every 4th of July celebrations. Organised by the Killarney Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, the celebrations aim to celebrate Killarney’s strong links with the USA and thank American tourists for being such keen visitors of the ...

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Killarney Walking Festival 2014

Killarney Walking Festival There are few places on Earth – never mind Ireland – more suited to a walking festival than Killarney. Not only does Killarney boast dense woodland and commanding peaks but the scenery  on offer when one is walking in Killarney is almost unparalleled. So with that in mind, the Killarney Walking Festival, which is being held between the 20th and 22th June, sounds like an absolute no-brainer. It’s new to Killarney’s summer calendar this year but with e ...

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National Drawing Day 2014: The work of Mary Herbert

May
07th,
2014

National Drawing Day You may or, more than likely, may not know that Saturday the 17th of May 2014 is National Drawing Day on this fair isle. Well it is. And to celebrate this day The Schoolhouse in Muckross is hosting a special talk focusing on the artistic work of Mary Herbert, a 19th century watercolour painter famed for her stunning landscape paintings of Kilalrney. She was married to Henry Arthur Herbert who is significant as he is the man responsible for the building of Muckross House. Born Mary ...

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Ireland Bike Fest returns to Killarney for 2014

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May
02nd,
2014

Killarney BikeFest Rev up those engines, crank up the noise and put the pedal to the metal because the Ireland Bike Fest, Ireland’s premier international motorcycle festival, is coming back to Killarney this month, running from May 30th to June 2nd. The weekend long festival is now an annual fixture on Killarney’s summer calendar and sees hundreds of motorbike enthusiasts converge on Killarney for a weekend of fun, food and Harleys. Its popularity has skyrocketed in recent years and has be ...

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History of Hurling event to be held in Muckross

April
07th,
2014

History of Hurling Are you visiting Ireland from another country and want to acquaint yourself with some Irish culture? Or are you Irish and want to learn more about the country you inhabit? Whatever the story, this day-long seminar could be just the event for you. A History of Hurling, Our National Game is being held in The Schoolhouse in Muckross on Saturday the 26th April. The aim of the event is to promote the game of Hurling and showcase it’s colourful and varied history. There will be a n ...

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The Good Friday 5 Mile Run 2014

April
04th,
2014

The Good Friday 5 Mile Run Ah Good Friday. It’s a special day for us Irish. So special indeed that we close our pubs on this day every year as a testament to how much we love it. With that in mind, and also bearing in mind just how many chocolate eggs you’ll go through on the following Sunday, the Good Friday Run could be just the ticket to keep you in shape this Easter. The race is unique as the route the participants take is through Killarney town centre, unlike most road races in Killar ...

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St Patrick’s Day Parade 2014 in Killarney

March
14th,
2014

St Patrick’s Day Parade 2014 in Killarney I made a passing reference to it a few blog posts ago but I’ve got more details for you on next Monday’s Paddy’s Day parade so let’s give it its own post. Here’s the bizz – It kicks off at the later-than-usual time of 2pm. This year’s parade is dedicated to the legacy of Killarney’s Town Council as it will be shut down and incorporated into a wider South Kerry Council. It will be led by Paddy Courtney, the ...

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5 tips for St. Patrick’s Weekend in Killarney

March
09th,
2014

St Patrick’s Weekend in Killarney It’s Paddy’s Weekend. You’re visiting Killarney for it. Want some advice from a local on how to have a cracking weekend? Course you do! And it’s in list-format and all. St Patrick’s Weekend in Killarney 1. If you’re planning on going to the parade, get in early Especially if you’ve got kids. There has been no confirmation (online, at least) of when the parade actually kicks off but it’s usually around the 1pm mark. ...

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