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5 Places in Killarney to Shop

July
14th,
2014

5 Places in Killarney to Shop While it may be Killarney’s famed natural scenery which attracts scores of tourists each year, Killarney has improved remarkably in recent years with regards to retail outlets. You may not be able to devote an entire day to retail therapy as you would in a city such as Cork or Dublin but there’s plenty of shops in Killarney that may tickle your fancy during your stay here. Here’s five of the best places in Killarney to shop. 1. Brian James, Main Street G ...

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Aslan return to Killarney for a very special show

July
11th,
2014

Aslan return to Killarney They’ve been one of Ireland’s greatest rock bands for almost 30 years now and Aslan are returning to Killarney this July for one night only. This is an especially poignant gig as it will be Aslan’s only show outside of Dublin this year. In March 2013, their inimitable lead singer Christy Dignam was diagnosed with cancer and the band were put on a temporary hiatus. He has responded well to treatment however and in May the band  played two sell-out concerts i ...

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Spraoi Chiarraí: Traditional Irish music summer concerts

May
28th,
2014

Spraoi Chiarraí If you’re a fan of Irish traditional music or  just interested in widening your musical palette then it’s good news because Spraoi Chiarraí are kicking off the first of their summer concerts in Killarney at the beginning of next month. Spraoi Chiarraí is a Killarne-based traditional music, song and dance performance collective fostering the finest local talent. They’ve had great success organising summer concerts in Killarney for the last 9 summers and they’ ...

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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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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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Jimmy Crowley and Stokers Lodge Reunion Concert

April
30th,
2014

Jimmy Crowley and Stokers Lodge Reunion Concert It’s been three long decades since one of Ireland’s most popular and successful folk bands, Jimmy Crowley and Stokers Lodge, disbanded. With their distinct Cork accents and raucous traditional music they were one of the 70s premier folk bands. By the time they broke up they had recorded only two albums but The Boys of Fairhill and Camphouse Ballads are today both considered Irish classics. But now they’re back. And the Killarney is pla ...

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Easter in Kerry

April
14th,
2014

Easter in Kerry So now that you have a fair idea of some of the events Killarney will be hosting this year, let’s move onto some events flung more further afield. Killarney isn’t the only town in Kerry with a packed Easter schedule and, if some of our events don’t whet your appetite, then we should check out what other towns have planned for this bank holiday weekend. In Kenmare this Wednesday there is a very intriguing musical show being hosted by the Carnegie Arts Centre. It is ca ...

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Things to do for Easter 2014 in Killarney

Easter in Killarney Easter’s fast approaching and that means two things – 1) You can finally break your lenten vows. 2) You can finally enjoy another bank holiday. It’s going to be another rip-roaring weekend in Killarney so here’s three cool things to check out this week and, stay tuned, because there’ll be plenty more Easter and Bank Holiday related news next week! Easter in Killarney 1. Kayaking and walking tours Ah well, I know many of you are probably planning a very ...

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Spotlight: Killarney statues and monuments

Killarney statues and monuments Killarney isn’t just about lakes, mountains and national parks. Oh no. There is a rich history here and the town has produced many eminent figures in areas as diverse as music, art, war,sport and humanitarian issues. There are a number of statues and monuments around Killarney commemorating these peoples’ lives and the events that have shook the town. Let me be your guide to help with your understanding of our grand little town and its intriguing story. Stat ...

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Gleneagle Concert Band charity concert 2014

Gleneagle Concert Band charity concert 2014 Gleneagle Concert Band charity concert 2014 If you’re looking for an evening of high-class entertainment while at the same time helping out some less fortunate people then you should check out the renowned Gleneagle Concert Band’s charity concert this Sunday, the 6th of April at the INEC. The band have a great reputation locally and regularly perform at events and functions around the town. The concert, which is an annual fixture on the Killarney ...

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