Tag Archives: Kerry

Run Killarney Marathon back for July 2014

June
19th,
2014

Run Killarney Marathon If ever there was a town solely built for marathons, fun runs and races, Killarney would be that town. You’ve got the miles of winding road, challenging terrain and, most importantly, beautiful scenery. So it’s no surprise we do attract our fair share of them. And a month today, on the 19th July, will see the very popular Run Killarney Marathon return to the town. Now I know many of you will have switched off and stopped reading after the word “marathon” ...

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Who you gonna call?: The Killarney Ghost Tour

June
19th,
2014

Killarney Ghost Tour If you’re a fan of horror, scary stories or spooky folklore, the Killarney Ghost Tour could be just the ticket for you. This innovative tour was launched only five years ago and has gone on to become a firm favourite among tourists and locals alike. It takes you on a night time journey, by bus and by foot, through some of Killarney’s most famous (or infamous) spots associated with ghostly apparitions, spirited history and local folklore. And in Killarney, being a town ...

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Killarney Regatta back for summer 2014

June
15th,
2014

Killarney Regatta Said to be the oldest rowing regatta in Ireland and the oldest traditional regatta in the world, the Killarney Regatta is a proper fixture on Killarney’s summer calendar. It’s now in its 229th year and is showing no signs of slowing down as it fast approaches a quarter of millennium as Killarney’s no.1 rowing festival. Held in O’Mahony’s Point, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, it’s an event which locals just love and visitors too are always welcome ...

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Five great places to eat in Killarney

June
06th,
2014

When you come to a new town, be it for a few days, a week or even a month,  the most pressing concern is always; “where in the hell are we gonna eat?”. You don’t want to spend your whole time chowing down on McDonalds or continuously raiding microwaveable food from supermarkets surely. You’re going to want to treat yourself, to indulge yourself or just sample what the local cuisine is like. Killarney may be a small town but it’s certainly not lacking in choice when it co ...

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Kerry’s 3 Best Farmers’ Markets

Kerry’s 3 Best Farmers’ Markets Farmers’ markets are a far cry from what they once were. Before they were simple get-togethers borne out of necessity where farmers’ could trade their livestock and earn a living. Today they’re a bit more sophisticated than that. And they’re more accessible to folks who don’t have a farming background which is great news for anyone who loves tasty, organic food and good craic. Kerry unsurprisingly has many farmers’ markets ...

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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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Something a bit different: Kerry Tattoo Convention 2014

May
15th,
2014

Kerry Tattoo Convention Running concurrently with the BikeFest, the Kerry International Tattoo Convention will be held in the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney this June bank holiday weekend. Something tells me that wasn’t an accident. Anyway, the convention is in its second year and is sure to be a Mecca for tattoo enthusiasts everywhere as a veritable feast of some of Ireland’s and the world’s most exciting tattoo artists arrive in Killarney to show off their tats and what not. The conv ...

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An arts and music festival with a difference: K-Fest

May
15th,
2014

K-Fest This June bank holiday weekend if you’re looking for ambitious art, live music and unique cinema, then you should head to nearby Killorglin and check out the K-Fest. K-Fest is an annual music and arts festival held and has gone from strength to strength in recent years. This year’s programme is very exciting and indeed audacious. There are very few small festivals with such an ambitious programme of events as K-Fest and its colourful and eccentric performers and artists bear witness ...

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Biodiversity Week 2014 in Kerry

May
12th,
2014

Biodiversity Week 2014 This Saturday the 17th May signals the beginning of Biodiversity Week, a nationwide event aimed at celebrating Ireland’s wonderful natural heritage. As Kerry has got Ireland’s highest peaks, Ireland’s largest and most popular national park and miles of gorgeous coastline it’s no surprise that there’s absolutely loads going on in the Kingdom to celebrate the week. Best of all all the events held are totally free and open to all members of the public. ...

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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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