Tag Archives: Ireland

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014


,

Seachtain na Gaeilge Conas atá tú? An bhfuil cúpla focail agat? Lost? You probably are. Irish people’s grasp of the Irish language is up there with their grasp of Mandarin Chinese, unfortunately. But now until St Patrick’s Day (Or Lá Féile Pádraig in Irish)  it’s Seachtain na Gaeilge, a two-week-and-a-bit nationwide language and culture festival designed to get people more interested in the Irish language. It’s had great success in the past and is enjoying even more popu ...

Read More

All Ireland Variety Show Weekend Festival 2014

All Ireland Variety Show Just letting y’all know that this weekend the All Ireland Variety Show is coming to Killarney. If you’re a fan of musicals, drama or theatre this could be the one for you. There’s not too much information floating about on it online but, judging by a few posts on their Facebook page, it could be a barrel of fun and not too expensive either. It all kicks off on Friday. If you want any more information then check out https://www.facebook.com/TheAllIrelandVarie ...

Read More

The Great Irish Famine – Public Talks


,

The Great Irish Famine Calling all history aficionados – doing anything on Friday the 7th March? No? Great. Because on that very day in The Garden Restaurant, Muckross House there’s going to be a couple of public talks on that still oh-so prickly subject, The Great Irish Famine. Yes, you know the one. It involved potatoes, or more accurately, a great lack of potatoes. Speaking on the night will be a pair of intellectuals who are more than qualified for the task at hand. Kay Caball, a gene ...

Read More

British & Irish Masters Freestyle Dance Championships 2014

British and Irish Freestyle Championships British and Irish Freestyle Championships Just a quick notice to let you know that next week the British and Irish Freestyle Championships will be taking place in the INEC, Killarney. There’s no admission fee so if you’re looking for something a bit different/indoor-sy between Friday the 28th February and Sunday the 2nd March then why not pop down to see some top class freestyle dancing. Expect plenty of hip hop, cool moves and ostentatious costume ...

Read More

All Ireland Irish Dancing Championships


,

If you’re visiting Ireland from abroad you probably want to experience some of Ireland’s more traditional activities and past-times. Ireland has become very modernised in the last 20 years but it still retains its links with its colourful and Celtic past. Irish Dancing is one of Ireland’s most famous and most popular traditional past-times and if you’re a fan of it then you’re in luck for this month  The Glenegae Hotel, Killarney will be host to the Cumann Rince Dea Mhea ...

Read More

May Bank Holiday Extravaganza: Rally of the Lakes and Billy Connolly


,

May bank holiday weekend means only one thing in Killarney – Rally of the Lakes. Always a crowd-pleaser, the Rally of the Lakes has been running for 34 years now and shows no signs of slowing down. What basically happens is a large group of petrol-heads converge on the town to watch some rally cars whizz rather quickly around Killarney’s scenic hinterland. It is the starter gun to signal the beginning of summer in Killarney. Now the town does get rather busy this weekend so if you’re ...

Read More

St. Patrick’s Day in Killarney

Finally. After what feels like months of waiting (It was actually only two), we are finally approaching the second bank holiday of the year. We’ve made it through the dreary winter months of January and February and now the lovely Spring is ready to greet us with open arms. Finally. And, to top it off, it’s St Patrick’s Day. A day when every one in the world pretends that they’re Irish. So what has Killarney got in store for Paddy’s Day? It is, more or less, the start of ...

Read More

Stepping into a Killarney Spring

walks in kerry

,

As the evenings begin to stretch and the winds begin to ease, Killarney is looking forward to another bumper year of fun. Spring is a beautiful season in Killarney as the National Park begins to flourish once again after a wet winter, the trees welcome back their leaves and the animals of the park welcome some new arrivals. So, after a harsh winter if you want to see some of the best scenery and woodland Ireland has to offer, you know where to go. And lots of events are on the way too just in case all ...

Read More