Tag Archives: Summer

Beaches in Kerry

Beaches in Kerry We hope you’ve been enjoying the fine weather we’ve been having this past week. There’s nothing quite like Killarney in the sun, is there? The good news is the heatwave will be lasting into next week so you might be gagging for the beach to catch some rays and to placate the kids. With that in mind here’s three great little beaches around South Kerry we heartily recommend. 1. Inch Beach This gorgeous sandy beach is nestled at the foot of a long mountain road wh ...

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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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Two cool festivals: Dingle Marine Festival and Feile an Phráta

June
13th,
2014

Dingle Marine Festival and Feile an Phráta The Dingle Peninsula is the place to be this month if you’re looking for a few alternative and eclectic festivals to sample. The area is well known for its stunning scenery but that’s not all they use to entice visitors. You can always count on the region to provide some festivals and events that are a bit out-there and this summer is no different. Dingle Marine Festival The first of them is the Dingle Marine Festival or Féile na Mara as it̵ ...

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Irish music and dance show Celtic Steps begins its summer run.

June
05th,
2014

Celtic Steps If traditional Irish music and raucous Irish dancing are your thing then you should check out the highly acclaimed show Celtic Steps which has recently opened in the INEC for its summer run. The popular show is now in its 3rd season as resident show in the INEC and has garnered rapturous praise from tourists and locals alike. The show is a showcase of the diverse history and culture of  Irish music and dancing throughout the years – from its ancient roots in sean-nós to the more m ...

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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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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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Puck Fair 2013

puck fair killorglin
August
04th,
2013

Puck Fair This Friday, the 9th of August, the annual Puck Fair festival kicks off for another edition. Famous for purportedly being Ireland’s oldest festival, Puck has been a popular fixture on the Kerry calendar for over 400 years. Each year a mountain goat is captured in the hills overlooking Killorglin and is crowned King Puck. King Puck is given a throne at the top of the town and it is under his watchful eye that the fair takes place. Puck is known nationwide for the wide variety of goods a ...

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How to enjoy the hot weather in Killarney

Hot enough for you? This week has been a scorcher and it looks set to continue, into next week at least. With that in mind, here’ s a few attractions Killarney has to offer that would be most enjoyable during this hot weather. 1. Dundag Killarney is about 40 miles inland but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a beach (of sorts)! Dundag lies on the shore of Muckross Lake and is a very short walk from Muckross House. It’s got sand, it’s got water and it’s got plenty of k ...

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Kenmare Food Carnival

Kenmare is a delightful little town about 30 minutes south of Killarney. The road to it indeed is one of the most scenic roads in Ireland, winding its way along a mountain trail up to and through Moll’s Gap. If it’s not on your itinerary already, I suggest you pencil in the weekend of the 12th-14th of July to travel to Kenmare for it is that weekend the Kenmare Food Carnival is taking place. I think that should be enough to persuade you. When you see the words “food” and “ ...

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