Whats On In County Kerry During July

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Hope you are fit by this month of July, as it starts off with cycling and Curragh racing, and finishes off at Ballybunion for the World Famous Batchelor Festival.

July / Mí Iúil

2nd May - 1st August

Cill Rialaig Summer Arts Festival

Mid June - End August


Con Curtin Festival, Brosna


Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival 


Ballyheigue Summer Fest


Fourth of July Celebration, Killarney


Hardman Olympic Dingle


Ring of Kerry Cycle

06 - 07

De Gaulle 50th Anniversary Celebrations Sneem


Ireland Folk Fest, Killarney

07 - 09

Castlegregory Summer Festival


Beal Ban Races


Spraoi Chiarrai, Killarney


Hardman Half Marathon Waterville


Bastille Day Celebrations Kenmare


Horse Racing, Killarney

17 - 20

Wild Atlantic Etape West Cahersiveen


Summer Festival, Sneem

19 - 20

King Scallop Festival, Valentia Island


Brandon Bay Half Marathon & 10k


Spraoi Chiarrai, Killarney

20 - 22

Global Rhythm Festival, Dingle 


Run Killarney Marathon


Iveragh 200 Cycle Waterville


Ventry Regatta

26 - 29

Féile Lúghnasa Festival


Ring Of Reeks Beaufort 

Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Route

Fourth Of July Celebration Killarney

4th July 


Castlegregory Summer Festival

Usually First Week In July

The Castlegregory summer festival will take place 9th to the 13th of july .The summer festival is known far and wide for family entertainment .there are lot of events geared towards family involvement, including summer festival queen selection; dances/discos; pet show; amusments; treasure hunts; and much much more.

For further information Click Here.

Mob.: +353 (0) 66 7139422

Email: info@castlegregorykerry.com 

Website: www.castlegregorykerry.com

Global Rhythm Festival Dingle

Contact Web-Site nearer date

For the fifth year running Cuisle Chorca Dhuibhne over the weekend of 14-16 July will bring a marvellous mixture of beats, rhythms, dances and grooves to the streets of Dingle Town. There will be world music bands, percussion and dance workshops, samba bands on the streets, a food market, drum circles and much more. 

Contact  http://cuislecd.com/contact/

Waterville Childrens Festival

Last year it was on the 2nd weekend in July So it should bearound the same time     

Waterville Childrens Festival is a non-profit Festival which is held annually due to a dedicated committee who fund raise all year around to hold this weekend for the KIDS.

There is fun to be had for all children of all ages which includes Face Painting;Jewellery Making; Workshops;Bouncy Castles; Sumo Wrestling; Barbeque; Puppet Show and much much more...

The Festival begins Friday July 10th with a Fancy Dress Parade through the village and runs through the weekend till Sunday 12th July. A great weekend for the whole family.

we reap the rewards through the sound of laughter, captured smiles and very tired children at night time

Activities include Zorbing, Waterwalkers, Bumper Soccer4Fun, and Sunday is Bouncy Castle Day.

Arts & Crafts include Kidzbake, Sand Art, Jewellery Making, Ceramics, T-shirt Painting, & Mad Hatters Millinery. There will also be a Magician, Face Painting, Balloons and much more.

Kenmare Food Carnival - Co Kerry 

Not On This Year

Kenmare Food Carnival is a fun family food event showcasing the best of Kenmare's eateries, local food producers and spectacular scenery. Nestled where the world famous Ring of Kerry meets the beautifully unspoilt Ring of Beara.

The event incorporates a carnival style atmosphere with street theatre, parades, music, food trails, jazz lunch, afternoon teas, demos, kiddies events and lots more!

Web-Site: http://www.kenmare.ie/events

·         Email: 

Kenmare Co Kerry 

Killarney Races 

Kingdom Alliance Tour of Kerry 

Dates to be arranged but could be

Mid Weekend In July  

But contact web-site

The Kingdom Alliance two day leisure cycling tour, sponsored by The Kerryman, INM Regions and Skoda, takes place from Saturday  July 18th and 19th and will see hundreds of riders from across Ireland experience the breathtaking scenery of Kerry. Stage one of the Tour of Kerry will also form part of the new Skoda Cycle Series. 

The 2015 Tour of Kerry is now scheduled for 18th & 19th July. It has been reduced to a 2 day event. More details of the event will be posted on the web page www.tkas.ie shortly.

Duagh Summer Festival and BBQ

It was the last weekend in July last year so it should be

the same this year

Duagh welcomes national and international BBQ aficionados who cook and share their insights during this weekend festival. Featuring Asado, Hangi and good old "Low 'n Slow" this weekend is a BBQ lover's dream.

Venue: Duagh, Co. Kerry

"Come along to the Duagh Summer Festival and BBQ where the rural village of Duagh plays host to an intimate weekend of BBQ, wood fires and alfresco dining. Plumes of smoke abound as the gathered BBQ professionals showcase a myriad of old world and natural cooking styles. Set in the rolling agricultural lands of north Kerry, it is the perfect setting for cooking Ireland's finest produce for visitors and guests.

The ethos for the weekend is simple - quality local ingredients, cooked simply in a variety of styles by local and international talent, and all shared with friends, old and new alike. There are structured workshops and demonstrations, entertainment for all the family, and at all times the opportunity to meet the chefs, pick up some tips and talk about all things BBQ.

The weekend is curated by two local culinary and BBQ talents - John Relihan of Barbecoa, London, and Brendan O'Connor of BBQ Joes. Visiting international chefs bring their unique BBQ styles to Duagh and their showcase BBQ presentations are a highlight of a truly unique and special weekend.

Duagh Summer Festival and BBQ
Republic of Ireland

+353 86 0644216





The Forth East Kerry Roots Festival 

Should be around these dates Thursday 20th July - Sunday 23rd July 2017. 

This is information from last years celebrations:

The East Kerry Roots Festivalis a celebration of the unique culture and heritage in the greater Sliabh Luachra area. People from around the world, who have an ancestral link to East Kerry, are invited to come back home and enjoy the activities and events that will be organised, during the festival, in Castleisland and the surrounding parishes.

As part of The Gathering 2014 East Kerry Roots will also be hosting the Brosnan Clan gathering during the festival, which will feature a number of activities for visitors and locals alike. The Brosnan name has been one of the most prominent in East Kerry for centuries, with its origins believed to be linked to the Brosna area.

An invitation is being extended to all Brosnan clan members locally, nationally and internationally to come together and celebrate their proud heritage.The festival provides an opportunity to socialise, chat with relatives and re-live past times through attending the variety of cultural and heritage events, walks and workshops on offer.

The visitors and locals will be able to enjoy some of the following activities:

• Visiting the parish of their ancestors. • Spending time in the graveyard where their ancestors were buried. • Doing a genealogy workshop to help them find out more about their ancestors. • Meeting some long lost cousins. • Attending sessions of Sliabh Luachra music. • Attending an American Wake. • Listening to songs and story-telling in a Rambling House. • Following a Heritage Trail through the area. • Taking part in a Memorial Mass with Traditional Music to celebrate the memory of all our ancestors.

Contact: Tel.:+00353871813879

Website: www.eastkerryroots.co

Address: Brosna/Castleisland

Facebook: www.facebook.com/EastKerryRootsFestival

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/EastKerryRoots

E-mail: East Kerry Roots 

Féile Lúghnasa Festival 

Friday 28th – Sunday 30th August 2017

Lúghnasa is a Celtic harvest festival that dates back 2,000 years. Revived in 1995, the Festival features music, children’s activities, stage dramas as well as many local traditions, including sheep shearing, a blessing of the boats at Brandon Pier, and a pilgrimage to the summit of Mount Brandon.

Activities throughout the four days feature a poker tournament, swimming races, fancy dress, sandcastle-building competition, kayaking, music by The High Kings, a stage drama that is created annually for the festival, several hill walks, and plenty of other activities to delight the whole family.

Central to Féile Lúghnasa is the pilgrimage to the summit of Mount Brandon. At 952 metres, it is the second highest mountain in Ireland and one of the finest hill walks in all of Ireland, featuring breathtaking views of the mountains and the sea.

The first farmers in the region celebrated Lúghnasa with a solemn cutting on the first corn and offering to the deity by burying it at the top of Mount Brandon. All would have then participated in a meal of the new food. The sacrifice of a sacred bull may have taken place followed by a feast of its flesh, some rite with the bulls hide, a ritual dance play and struggle for supremacy with victory symbolised by the installation of the stone head of Crom Dubh on Brandon’s summit and a ceremony of triumph over it by an actor chosen to represent Crom’s adversary, Lugh.

Pilgrims follow the well-trodden path from the grotto at Faha, angling upwards across the hill and passing Benagh Promontory Fort, above to the right. At the entrance to the Coom, the path becomes stonier with a steep drop to the left. Near the head of the valley, the river is crossed at the marked point, the path then winds between the highest lakes at the foot of the Esk, a steep section leading to the saddle.

It is here on clear days gives the most fantastic views of the magnificent coastal scenery on the western side of the mountain. From the saddle, pilgrims turn left at the top. The remains of an early Christian hermitage, attributed to St. Brendan, crown the summit.

Information: http://cloghanebrandon.com/feile-lughnasa-festival

Kerry Rally Sprint Motor Sport

Sunday 24th July 2017

Kerry Rally Sprint takes place on the 24th of July this year. Timing will be by clocks and will be timed to the nearest 10th of a second from standing start to flying finish. The maximum time to complete the stage is 10 minutes. Times will be posted on the official notice board and by electronic means also.

The entry fee for this event covers both driver and navigator to compete. Entry fee includes Competitors Personal Accident Insurance for both crew members. Entries can be completed by downloading an Entry Form from the Kerry Motor Club website: www.kerrymotorclub.com and Post completed form with entry fee to the Entries Secretary.

Alternatively, you can enter online at www.shannonsportsit/evo/login and post entry form and entry fee to Entries Secretary.

Entries to be sent to:

Contact: Michelle Walsh
Address: 26 Casements View, Ardfert, Tralee, Co.Kerry, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0) 87 3165286
Email: michelle@kerrymotorclub.com

Ballybunion International Bachelor Festival - Co Kerry 

Thursday 28th July to Monday 1st August 2016 

Contact listings below

The 43rd International Bachelor Festival Celebrations is a huge event and a great festival. Bachelors aged 26 to 46 come from all over the world to Ballybunion for a week of fun and entertainment! Many gentlemen meet their true love in Ballybunion and many happy lives have been formed as a result of this festival over the past 41 years.

Events include a street carnival, family fun festival, fireworks, French markets, pub music, a festival club and the highlight of the celebrations is the selection of the 40th International Ballybunion Bachelor.

Contact Inquiries call Destination Ballybunion.

Joann pr 0870523288.

Ciara secretary 0862270498.

Office 06828003.

Address: Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, Republic of Ireland Telephone: +353 (0)68 27293 

Feile Lios Poil 

Friday 28th July to Monday 31st 2017

Féile Lios Póil reveals community spirit

There's an old Irish saying, ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann a chéile and this is was certainly in evidence in Lispole as the village celebrates their annual community festival Féile Lios Póil this weekend from July 28th-31st.

The annual festival celebrates the traditional aspects of family rural life and all are welcome to come along to the many events taking place.

The highlight is the afternoon events taking place at Lispole Community Hall on the Sunday with arts and crafts, horticulture, kids events, football, agricultural classes, baking, Irish Dancing and much more.

For more information check out the latest edition of WEST KERRY LIVE available free in all local shops and outlets to access a full programme of events. Or enquire locally in Lios Póil.

Landers Tralee Triathlon

 Saturday 29th July 2017

Save the date! Tralee Triathlon Club will host the Landers Tralee Triathlon on Saturday 29th July 2017 in Fenit, Co. Kerry.

This is Tralee Triathlon Club’s annual triathlon and is based in the picturesque Fenit village where we do our open water training. Our club triathlon is run with the support of our race sponsor Landers Outdoor World.

There will be a Sprint Triathlon on the day. A Try-a-Tri triathlon and Junior Triathlon are also in the plans but this will be confirmed shortly.

The sprint triathlon is a race consisting of a 750m swim, a 20km cycle and a 5km run. It is open to all, but has been particularly designed for anyone racing their first event – either as a team or as individuals. For the more experienced it’s a chance to set a new PB !


The Try a Tri triathlon was introduced two years ago and has proven to be a great success. Many of our club members took their first steps into triathlon in this event. Why not take a read of one of their journeys, Me Do a Triathlon? Yes I did!.

If you want to get a taste for what triathlon has to offer then look no further. The race consists of a 200m swim, an 8km cycle and a 2.5km run.


Web: http://landerstraleetriathlon.ie/


Killarney Autocross Motor Sport

 Sunday 30th July 2017

Killarney & District Motor Club has grown to be one of the largest motor clubs in the country and now organises and promotes two of the biggest and most respected tarmac rallies in Ireland, culminating at the end of the season with the Killarney Historic Stages Rally.


VENUE: Farranfore, Killarney, Co Kerry

: 13.30



Contact: http://www.killarneyanddistrictmotorclub.ie/

Web: http://www.killarneyanddistrictmotorclub.ie/

Cahersiveen Festival of Music & The Arts - Co Kerry 

Friday 4th August - Sunday 6th 2017


In its 21st year the Festival has entertained locals and visitors every August Bank Holiday Weekend for the past nineteen years. This year will be one of the biggest and best festivals to date. We have music for all generations from Folk to Country. There will be loads of street entertainment through out the days with lots of activities for all the family.

The Cahersiveen Festival of Music & the Arts is held each year in Cahersiveen town on the August Bank Holiday Weekend. The Bank holiday is always the first Monday of August and the festival takes place on the Friday, Saturday & Sunday before this day.

The Cahersiveen Festival will be in its 21st year in 2016 and each year we strive to bring you bigger acts and greater street entertainment. The Festival is a Family friendly festival with entertainment for adults and children.

Last year this annual festival held every August Bank Holiday weekend in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry is a well established family focussed festival. The programme offers a wide range of events targeted at all age groups. From trad music sessions to live stage bands, a spectacular fireworks display, sheaf throwing, busking competition, kayaking etc. There is a huge range of events for children including teddy bears’ picnic, street entertainment, puppet shows, bouncy castles, face painting etc.

The festival aims to promote the history, culture and beauty of the Iveragh peninsula. It offers guided walks of areas of outstanding natural beauty and historical interest. Traditional Irish music and dance are also key elements of the festival. Live music is enjoyed by all each evening on festival stage. Overall, the festival is a jam packed weekend catering for all ages and interests.

Contact Address: Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, Republic of Ireland

Telephone: +353 (0)66 947 3772

Web: http://www.celticmusicfestival.com/ 

Ballyheigue Summer Fest

Ballylongford Oyster Festival

Feile Lughnasa Cloghane Brandon

Kilgarvan Agricultural Show

Sean MaCarthy Festival Finuge

Valintia Island Scallop Festival

Beal Ban Races Ballyferriter

Maharees regatta

Castlegregory Summer Festival

Dan Paddy Andy Festival, Lyreacrompane, Listowel: 

Friday 29th July - Monday 1st August 2016

Annascaul Beerfest

Friday July 29th – Sunday July 31st 2016


Sean McCarthy Weekend - Co Kerry 

Friday 29th July – Monday 1st August 2016

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