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The month of June is full of events and festivals in The Kingdom of Kerry. Kicking off with a few days racing in Listowel and the Ireland Bike Fest and ending up with the Tom Crean Festival in Annascaul.

Féile na Bealtaine Arts Festival - Co Kerry 
PLEASE NOTE THIS YEAR

Thursday 27th April - Monday 1st May 2017

Féile na Bealtaine is the Dingle Peninsula arts, music, drama and literature festival held at the end of April  and beginning of May every year.

Féile na Bealtaine is a celebration of an old Celtic festival, as the Celtic year was divided in two - Ó Samhain go Bealtaine. Ó Bealtaine go Samhain. It is a fiery mix of the arts and politics.

Is í Féile na Bealtaine féile ealaíne, ceoil, dráma agus litríochta an Daingin ag deiredh mhí Aibreáin gach bliain. Is ceiliúradh seanfhéile ceilteacha í mar bhí an bhliain cheilteach roinnte i ndá chuid - Ó Samhain go Bealtaine. Ó Bealtaine go Samhain. Is meascán bríomhar í an fhéíle, idir na healaíona agus an pholaitíocht.

The Féile team is busy putting together a cracking programme for Féile Na Bealtaine 2016. It promises to have the widest ever range of cultural events. Come and join us in this cacophony of literature, art, music, dance, drama, film, politics and sport in this most westerly part of Europe. Watch this space for more details.

Fáilte go dtí an 19ú bliain d’Fhéile na Bealtaine agus fáilte – le Bel Tine - go dtí an samhradh! Beidh raon ócáide níos leithne ná ríomh againn sa bhliain 2016. Ba mhaith linn cur le fuinneamh agus saol na leithinse le linn an deireadh seachtaine fada seo. Tá sé mar fheidhm againn go mbaineann sibh an méid taitnimh agus sásaimh is a fuaireamar agus an fhéile a eagrú againn i rith an gheimhridh.

Feile na Bealtaine aspires to build on the rich arts and culture that exists on the peninsula and to extend and broaden our artistic horizons - above all to entertain and to invigorate. The Dingle Peninsula has a rich cultural heritage. The Festival's aims are to highlight and promote this natural heritage, and to introduce the arts and artists from other parts of Ireland and the world to all of the people of Corca Dhuibhne and its bilingual culture.

Feile na Bealtaine is a celebration of an old Celtic festival, as the Celtic year was divided in two - Ó Samhain go Bealtaine. Ó Bealtaine go Samhain. It is a fiery mix of the arts and politics.

Contact

Address: Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry, Republic of Ireland

Telephone: +353 (0)66 915 1082

Web: http://feilenabealtaine.ie/home/ 

Bed and Breakfast Kerry

June / Mí Meitheamh


2nd May - 1st August

Cill Rialaig Summer Arts Festival

Mid June - End August

Spraoi Chiarrai, Killarney

31 May-04 June

Listowel Writers’ Week

01

Dawn to Dusk Run the Ring, Waterville

02-05

Ireland Bike Fest

02-05

Kfest, Killorglin

02 - 05

Global Rhythm Festival, Dingle

03-04 ?

Kilgarvan Traditional Music Festival

04-05

Horse Racing, Listowel

05

Dingle Women's Mini Marathon

09-11

Insomnia Ireland Gaming Festival, Killarney

09-11

Killarney Walking Festival

10

Adventure Race, Dingle

10

Spraoi Chiarrai, Killarney

15 -18

Listowel Food Fair

16 - 18

Tom Crean International Festival

16 - 18

Killflynn Vintage Rally

17

Half on the Head & 10k Run, Ballyheigue

18-19

Garden Festival, Tralee

17

Tom Crean Endurance Walk, Annascual

19

Valentia Island Hardman Triathlon

18-19

Feile Cheoil, Lixnaw

18-22

Fleagh Cheoil Chiarrai, Cahersiveen

23-25

Con Curtin Festival, Brosna

24

Spraoi Chiarrai, Killarney

24-25

Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival

Listowel Races 

Sunday 4th June – Monday 5th June 2017

Two days of exciting horse racing at Listowel Race Course right off the center of Listowel. Everybody and anybody now attends with a warm Kerry welcome guaranteed to all.

Contact: Tel.:+353 (0) 068 21 144

Website: www.listowelraces.ie

Address: Listowel Racecourse, Raceourse road, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

E-mail: racingatlistowel@eircom.net 


Ireland Bike Fest 

Fridday 2nd June – Monday 5th June 2017

Ireland Bike Fest 2nd June – 5th June 2017 Venue: The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney The 9th annual Ireland Bike Fest promises to be bigger and better than ever. Get immersed in the Irish craic & chrome and experience the fun and festival atmosphere that truly makes this event unique.

If bikes are your passion then the Bike Village is where it’s all at! This is the headquarters for the entire festival. It is located on the grounds of the Gleneagle Hotel, The Brehon Hotel and the River Apartments and is 1.5 km’s from Killarney Town Centre.

This is where you will find row after row of slick, well oiled motocycles – Harley-Davidsons®, BMWs, Hondas, Ducatis, Yamahas, Kawasakis, Suzukis, Triumphs… they are all here. So park up and feast your eyes on these amazing bikes.

Afterwards it’s time to sit back, refuel and recharge your batteries at the heart of the Bike Village. There is a selection of food and beverage outlets to choose from and live music kicks off on the Outdoor Stage in the afternoon.

The Bike Village is also the location for the Trader Area, the Technical Area, H.O.G® Rider Services and the Family Fun centre.

A Festival would not be complete without music and an endless line-up of live entertainment – so that’s exactly what we’ve planned!

And even better, it’s all FREE on the Outdoor StageMain Stage and the Harley Bar in the Bike Village!

Contact: Ireland Bike Fest

Accommodation

Bed and Breakfast Kerry

Kerry Head Half Marathon 

Saturday 17th June 2017

Looking for a stunning half-marathon/10k? The Half on the Head follows a wonderfully scenic course from Ballyheigue Village right around Kerryhead (one of the closest places to the USA).

The 13.1 mile run takes you along the Shannon Estuary with views across the river mouth to the coast of Clare. Glancing back you will see the rugged Kerry coastline stretching to the town of Ballybunion. You might even catch a glimpse of the fabled Cliffs of Dooneen.

Upon rounding the point of Kerryhead you will experience the magnificent panorama of Tralee Bay with Mount Brandon and the Maherees as a backdrop.

Further along you have stunning views of the coastline stretching from Ballyheigue beach to Banna and Fenit with Blennerville Windmill in the distance.

Kerryhead 10k: A 10k Run will also take place on the day. The 10k will start from outside Flahives Pub just after 11am and follows the Half Marathon route for the first 3 miles before levelling out on Kerryhead giving you a chance to drink in the magnificent views of Tralee Bay stretching from Banna Beach to Brandon Mountain.

To register please click the ENTER ONLINE button below and select the Kerryhead 10k option.

Register Online:

https://register.sportstiming.ie/ps/event/Kerryhead2016

 

Entry to the Half on the Head is just €40. The fee includes all of the following: your timing chip, a customized technical running shirt, goody bag, a customized finishers medal, and of course our famed after race party and Bar-B-Q


Check out our Story Map of the Route View Story Map

http://kerry.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=6bf970846a104298a069593d0aa5a089

Check out our facebook page for the latest info:

 View Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/HalfOnTheHead


Dingle Adventure Race

Dingle, Saturday 10th June 2017


The Dingle Adventure Race is a one day Multi Activity Adventure Race consisting of Bike, Hike, Run and Kayak. The 30 mile/ 48km course will take you to some of the gems of the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry.

Biking over the spectacular winding Conor Pass, following in the footsteps of St Brandon climbing Ireland's second highest Mountain range Mt Brandon, running country roads of the peninsula and kayaking in Dingle Harbour.

The race comprises of:

DAR Full

1. Cycle: Dingle to Cloghane via Conor Pass. Distance 25km / 15.5 mls Height Gain 480m Height Loss 480m

All of cycle is on surfaced roads.

2. Hike / Mountain Run. Cloghane to Baile Breac. Distance 10km / 6.5mls Height Gain 950m Height Loss 780m

All of Mountain Hike Run is on rough trails.

3. Road Run. Baile Breac to Milltown/ Dingle. Distance 10.5km / 7mls Height Gain 60m Height Loss 230m

4. Kayak. Milltown. Distance 2km / 1.4 mls Height Loss or Gain 0 & .75 km run to finish line in Dingle.

Total Distance 48km / 30 mls Height Gain 1490m / 4,910ft Height Loss 1490m / 4,910ft 

DAR Sport

Route description

1. Run to Kayak: Dingle to Kayak Distance 1km / 0.7 mls Height Gain 0m Height Loss 0m

2. Kayak. Milltown. Distance 1km / 0.7 mls Height Loss or Gain 0 & 400m run to bike transition

3. Cycle: Dingle to Mt Eagle via Slea head. Distance 20km / 12.5 mls Height Gain 310m Height Loss 140m

All of cycle is on surfaced roads.

4. Hike / Mountain Run. Mt Eagle. Distance 7.5km / 4.5mls Height Gain 390m Height Loss 390m

All of Mountain Hike Run is on rough trails.

5. Cycle: Mt Eagle to Dingle via Ventry. Distance 11.5km / 7 mls Height Gain 100m Height Loss 270m

All of cycle is on surfaced roads.

6. Run to Finish. Bike transition to Finish line Dingle. Distance 1km / 0.7mls Height Gain 0m Height Loss 10m

DAR Sport Total Distance 43km / 27 mls Height Gain 800m / 2,640ft Height Loss 800m / 2,640ft

 

DAR Mini

Route description

1. Run to Kayak: Dingle to Kayak Distance 1km / 0.7 mls Height Gain 0m Height Loss 0m

2. Kayak. Milltown. Distance 1km / 0.7 mls Height Loss or Gain 0 & 400m run to bike transition

3. Cycle: Dingle to Ventry beach. Distance 7km / 4 mls Height Gain 80m Height Loss 80m

All of cycle is on surfaced roads.

4. Beach Run. Ventry Beach. Distance 5km / 3.2mls Height Gain 0m Height Loss 0m

All of the Run is on the beach with a few stream crossings on bridges.

5. Cycle: Ventry to Dingle via back road. Distance 6km / 4 mls Height Gain 80m Height Loss 80m

All of cycle is on surfaced roads.

6. Run to Finish. Bike transition to Finish line Dingle. Distance 1km / 0.7mls Height Gain 0m Height Loss 10m

DAR Mini Total Distance 21km / 13 mls Height Gain 160m / 500ft Height Loss 160m / 500ft

 

To find out more, contact the

dingleadventurerace@gmail.com . 

 

Dingle Adventure Race 2015

Online booking available from 2014/10/01 to 2015/06/05


Contact person: Noel O' Leary ,

email: dingleadventurerace@gmail.com

http://www.dingleadventurerace.com

To Book 


Dingle Women's Mini Marathon Mion Mharatón na mBan An Daingin 

Monday June 5th 2017

The fourth annual Dingle Women's Mini Marathon will be held on Monday June 5th 2017 at 2pm. 

The event, which is endorsed by a number of leading athletes, has become a permanent fixture on the schedule as the allure of running one of the most scenic routes in Ireland encourages participation. Event organisers explain that the Runs are intended to cater for people of all levels of fitness with walkers, joggers and runners being encouraged to take part. 

The event is being run on a 'not for profit' basis and the beneficiaries are The National Breast Cancer Research Institute,
Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, The Saoirse Foundation - Liam's Lodge Project, and Dingle's Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne Secondary School for the development of a running track and sports pitch.

Web:  Dingle Mini Marathon 

Bed and Breakfast Kerry

Fenit Seabreeze Festival - Co Kerry 

As far as I know it should be Friday June 9th – Sunday 11th 2017

Fenit, a small maritime village on Tralee Bay overlooking Mount Brandon & Sliabh Mish, is the birthplace of St. Brendan.

A combination of local heritage & maritime activities creates this community & family fun weekend featuring novel activities like zorbing & hamster runs, bouncy castles, a fabulous fireworks display, local enterprise food court & BBQ, live music & disco, daytime entertainment for children and families such as face painting, balloons, puppet show, and the Fanzini Brothers. The Charity “Bee for Battens” raise funds with their Bungee event.

The village is pedestrianised to ensure a relaxed safe environment for families & small children.

Other activities included a sailing regatta, eco-walks, the Round Ireland powerboat race, St. Brendan museum display & community groups’ expo.

Don't miss the spectacular fireworks display that will light-up Tralee Bay on Saturday night, while the roar of powerboat engines will bring the water to life on Sunday afternoon. The activities will get underway at 11am on both days with kid zones, fun fair, farmers' market, hamster balls and much more for all the family.

Contact:

Website: http://www.fenitseabreeze.com/

Address:

Fenit,

Co Kerry,

Republic Of Ireland

E-mail: canachiarrai@gmail.com 



Listowel Food Fair

Listowel Thursday 15th - Sunday 18th June 2017

Listowel Food Fair has come of age. Twenty Two years of continued success will be celebrated this year with a bigger and better festival and a new date.

A fixture since as far back as 1994, the Listowel Food Fair is the longest running food festival in Ireland and aims to showcase the food producers of Kerry, which it certainly does, very deliciously!

The week is packed with demonstrations, tastings, competitions and workshops. Competitions include ones for the public – the one for best home baker in Kerry is hotly contested – and commercial food producers. Literary and food Taste Trails take visitors around various venues to sample both the food and the culture of Listowel, while guided Wild Food Walks teach how to find and eat delicious foods freely available in the countryside, without poisoning yourself!

There are a number of awards presented during the fair, the big one being the Kerry Food Hero award, which is presented annually to a small-scale food producer, food retailer, farmer’s market stallholder, chef or restaurateur to recognize outstanding commitment to food and consistent excellence. It says a lot for food in the region that this award is so hotly contested and there are so many potential winners.

Listowel is not always on the itinerary of visitors to Kerry, who tend to stick to Killarney and the Ring, but it’s definitely worth a detour for the Food Fair.

Listowel has always been a food town and a fun town. Our visitors come as tourists and leave as friends. You are all invited to our 22nd. Ah but it will be some party. We’d love to look after you.

Bed and Breakfast Kerry

Annascaul Tom Crean International Festival

Friday 16th - Sunday 18th June

A Celebration of local legend and explorer Tom Crean. Join us in celebrating our wonderful Antartic hero Tom Crean with a theme of Endurance starting Friday 16th of June 2017 mid winter in Antartica until Sunday 18th of June. There will be music, drama, adventure, film, education and much much more in our village for our national and international visitors.

Please check website to be sure of dates: http://www.annascaul.ie/events/






Killarney Walking Festival

Friday 9th – Sunday 11th June 2017

The choice of walking trails on offer cover a range of walking abilities from the challenge of The Reeks and Carrantuohill to ambling through the National Park.

All the walks are led by experienced walk leaders who are there to ensure that the correct routes are followed and carry all necessary equipment for the safety of the group.

They have a great wealth of knowledge about the mountains and hills as well as providing interesting information on the beautiful scenic landscape.

Severe weather can occur at any month and mountain weather will certainly keep you on your toes. It is easy to become separated in bad weather on mountains and hills and a walker must always be capable of acting independently. Many of the trails will be over rough broken hillside where you can easily slip and twist an ankle without the support and grip of good hiking boots.

The walks are graded as C1, C2, C3.

C1

Easy: Low level, easy walking. Easy looped walk in the beautiful Killarney National Park, suitable for beginners, families and anyone! All gear should be lightweight and easy to carry. Walking shoes or runners are suitable.

§  Comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.

§  Trekking socks

§  Lightweight Waterproof Jackets: something that will definitely keep a summer shower off you!

§  Quick dry and/or waterproof pants: comfortable and lightweight trousers that are non-cotton will serve you well on your walk.

§  Bottle of water

§  Camera (optional)

§  Snack/packed lunch (optional)

 

C2

Moderate: Less strenuous than the hikes but a reasonable level of fitness required. Rugged walking, with some ascent and off-road areas and stunning scenery. Footwear is very important on tacks and trails such as these, and can be the difference between a good day and a fantastic day.

§  Light/mid weight walking boots: these should be sturdy and waterproof.

§  Trekking socks: padded, comfortable walking/trekking socks are a must.

§  Lightweight waterproof jacket.

§  Lightweight Quick dry pants

§  Waterproof pants.

§  Base layer T-shirt-non cotton: it is vital not to wear cotton next to the skin on long walks, as cotton holds moisture and can be cold and uncomfortable.

§  A synthetic base layer is preferable. These move moisture away from the skin and often regulate temperature.

§  Small rucksack: to carry all of the above.

§  Packed Lunch

§  Plenty of water/energy drinks

§  Camera

 

C3

Strenuous: High level of fitness required. These walks should only be undertaken by experienced walkers. Footwear is the most vital piece of equipment needed here.

§  Walking boots: A studier, strong, 3 seasons, waterproof, aggressive boot is required in this terrain with exceptional grip and ankle support.

§  Trekking socks.

§  Waterproof jacket.

§  Lightweight Fleece jacket: ideally you carry a spare fleece/insulated jacket with you to the reeks, remember it is an average 10 degree colder on the top of the Carrauntoohil that it is at the bottom.

§  Lightweight quick dry pants

§  Waterproof pants

§  Base layer non-cotton T-shirt.

§  Small rucksack: to carry all essentials.

§  Packed lunch with plenty high energy foods

§  Plenty of drinks/water/hot drinks

§  Camera

 Please contact web-site for any information you may require.

http://killarneywalkingfestival.ie/



Féile na mBláth Festival          

            On or around Saturday 17th – Monday 19th June 2017

Tralee Garden Festival is one of the largest garden festivals in Munster and is hosted in the superb surroundings of Tralee Town Park with its outstanding rose garden.

This event is jointly sponsored by Tralee Town Council and Kerry Group plc. The 3 day festival features, over 30 different events including garden tours, hands-on garden workshops, craft fair featuring the best of Kerry crafts, flower arranging demonstration and competitions organised by the Tralee Flower & Garden Club, music recitals, modern dance performances, a dog show, concerts by the Kerry Choral Union on Friday evening and Mayor's Variety Concert in the Kerry Group Marquee on Saturday evening.

For people who like to rise early on a Sunday morning, there is a nature poetry recital in the Garden of the Senses and on Sunday lunchtime, the best of Munster Pipers come to town for the South of Ireland Pipe Band Competition. The grand finale is the parade of the massed bands from The Square to the Town Park at 4.30pm. This is a very popular event and one not to be missed. 

Check Web-site: file-na-mblth-festival



Tralee Summer Solstice 10K Run

Sunday 19th June 2016

Tralee Summer Solstice is on the 19th June at 7.00pm in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation. The Irish Heart Foundation is the national charity fighting stroke and heart disease, funded up to 90 per cent by public donations, the mission is to lead in improving the cardiovascular health of people living in Ireland so they do not experience disability or die from preventable heart, stroke and other blood vessel diseases.

The run starts on the Neil Armstrong way and goes up James Street to Rahillys Villas on to Lohercannon through Blennervile left at Tonavane cross down pass the ruby club and back to the Brandon . Celebrate the longest day of the year with a run in Tralee, an evening race with a medal for all participants!

Special edition 10th Anniversary Tech-Top and Finisher Medal for all participants!

Schedule:

- Saturday 18th June 2016 -

Number collection on the day will be between 4pm to 6pm in the Conference Centre of the Brandon Hotel.

Start: 7 pm
Brandon Hotel & Conference Centre,
Princess Street, Tralee, Kerry

For Registration and Route: Click Here 

http://www.granthamrunningclub.co.uk/sumsol/



Sneem Triathlon

On or around Sunday 19th June 2016

Swim 750m.

The swim is an out-and-back course.  Swimmers will enter and leave the course from the same point via a slipway at Sneem Boathouse where the transition area is located.  It is a 750m course where swimmers will swim out and around 2 large buoys with the course separated by a floating boom.

Cycle 20.5KM.

Starting out at Sneem Boathouse, turn right at the main gate, straight through Seaview Estate to Hillary's Corner.  Take a left at this corner onto the main Ring of Kerry road back towards Castlecove.  Continue on a straight route as far as lower Glanlough where the cyclist will turn around at a layby and follow the same route back to Sneem Boathouse.

Run 5KM

The run will leave the transition area at Sneem Boathouse, turning right through Seaview towards Hillary's Corner.  Seaview Road will be divided by cones and tape to separate cyclists and runners. Runners will cross the road with Garda presence, continue straight out of the village onto the Sportsfield Road, past the Burial Grounds towards Scrahanaganave where competitors will turn around, which will be marked by a cone, and head back along the same route to the finish line located at the North Square.

Registration:

Further Information:



Féile na Gréine - the Solstice Arts Festival - Co Kerry

21st -23rd June

Usually this time of year. Féile na Gréine: The Solstice Arts Festival, after a one-year break, will be shining ... hopefully we get funding for an arts programme for 2015 in alternative venues. 

Last year it was a feast of the arts in the midst of beautiful scenery in congenial company – how better to celebrate midsummer? Féile na Gréine celebrates the solstice with theatre, music, song and dance in South Kerry’s three day June festival. Visitors to Feile na Gréine can join the artistic action while attending workshops, concerts, recitals, readings, discussions and craic.

Contact Address: Waterville, Co. Kerry, Republic Of Ireland Telephone: +353 (0)66 947 8956 Web:

http://www.feilenagreine.com/

Tech Amergin Waterville Co Kerry

T: 066 9478956 M: 087 2931463

E:fdebuis@eircom.net 

Run The Ring

Dawn To Dusk Run the Ring Team Challenge

Saturday June 18th 2016

An exciting running event that will no doubt have local and non-local athletes lining up to take part in the challenge.

Run The Kingdom (RTK) announced details for their new event entitled ‘Run The Ring’ which they hope to schedule for June 18, 2016.

While details and planning are still in the early stages, we do know that the run will take place on the Ring of Kerry and will consist of a 16 person team, 8 person team, and 4 person team categories, with each team member running a different leg.

There will also be chances for corporate, sports clubs and open team categories to take place.

The main challenge will start and finish in Waterville [ Co. Kerry, Ireland ] (Distance 114 miles) Teams will be made up of 10 – each team member has to run at least once (Min 10K).

Each team has from Sunrise (5:21 AM) to Sunset (10:02 PM) to complete the course (See link below) – First team home wins (Female, Male and Mixed Categories).

Each team will have a GPS tracking device, to be changed between team members that are running, the Race Officials will be able to track all teams from the Race Control Centre.

Each team has to have a Team Support Vehicle and a non – running Team Captain (A full PDF rule book will be produced for the event).

The Individual 102K Dawn To Dusk Run the Ring Challenge will between Killarney and the Charlie Chaplin Statue in Waterville.

A DAWN TO DUSK RUN THE RING CHALLENGE Medal, Finisher Top and Running Cap will be presented to every individual runner.

Date: Saturday June 18th 2016

Registration Fee : Team of Ten – €400 – Individual 102K €80.

Contact:

http://runthekingdom.ie/events-calendar/june-2016-dawn-to-dusk-run-the-ring-team-challenge/

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1632322293690075&id=1377782665810707


The Derrynane Great Outdoor Mid Summer Festival 2016 

Should be around Saturday 18th June – Sunday 19th June 2016 

Check Web-Site

The Derrynane Great Outdoor Mid Summer Festival is a festival which celebrates the great outdoors Gathering - a weekend of adventures and activities for all ages and abilities who love the great outdoors... 

Located in the safe and sheltered waters of Derrynane Harbour, County Kerry, Derrynane Sea Sports has been a haven for holidaymakers seeking fun, adventure and water sports for 26 years.

Activities provided by this family run business include sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, bodyboarding, waterskiing, wakeboarding, surfing and snorkelling. Tuition is also possible with qualified instructors.

The coves and inlets around the enclosed harbour where Derrynane Sea Sports is based are perfect to explore in a canoe or with a snorkel and mask. If the surf is up on the nearby beach then rent a body board or surf board and hit the waves.

In July and August, the company also runs a children's morning camp for 7- to 12- year-olds and an afternoon Pirates Camp for 4- to 8-year-olds. These Monday to Thursday camps take place in July and August and finish with a barbeque. Hugely popular with children from the local communities and holidaymakers alike, booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment.

These camps are run by a team of qualified, fun-loving instructors and provide an excellent opportunity for children to gain confidence in the water while partaking in water sports. The natural coves, nooks and crannies within the harbour provide all the mystery and adventure our pirates need to become real seafaring explorers. School groups are also taken off-season.

And when you’re finished having fun on the water, there is lots to keep the whole family entertained in the area surrounding Derrynane. Nearby Derrynane House is well worth a visit. It was the home 19th Century Irish political leader Daniel O’Connell who He campaigned for Catholic Emancipation in the 19th Century. It is now a National Monument and sits in a lovely park.

Staigue Fort, one of Ireland's finest examples of an ancient ringfort, is also a great place to check out. It’s approximately three miles from Derrynane.

Another popular excursion is a boat trip to the Skelligs. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts a mesmerising early Christian monastery as well as thriving gannet and puffin population.

A wide range of accommodation is also on offer in the area ranging from cosy bed and breakfasts and guesthouses to family run or high-end hotels.

·         Kayaking

·         Water

·         Canoeing

·         Sailboarding

·         Sailing

·         Surfing

·         Water Skiing

·         Windsurfing


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 Féile an Phráta – An Spud-off Mór Food Festival 

Saturday 25th June -   Sunday 26th June 2016

Venue: Baile na nGall, Dingle, Co. Kerry 

A unique celebration of the potato and its important role in the lives and diet of the rural community, An Spud-off Mór challenges growers across the Dingle Peninsula to produce the perfect spud.

"A unique celebration of the potato and its important role in the lives and diet of the rural community, An Spud-off Mór challenges growers across the Dingle Peninsula to produce the perfect spud.

On Sunday, 26 June, An Spud-off Mór will mark the completion of Féile an Phráta with the Grand Final (An Craobh Mór) where up to 10 potato growers from across the Dingle Peninsula will compete for the title of Champion Grower or 'Laoch an Phráta'.

The competition is judged by impartial and knowledgeable individuals on the basis of a blind tasting of the 'spud' as cooked and presented by the grower and the competing growers will have qualified for An Craobh Mór through a series of Parish finals over the previous week.

Competition is keen not only for the trophy but particularly for the prestige which comes with the title of 'Laoch an Phráta'. The winner of the competition for the Primary Schools which takes place in parallel, gains entry to the Grand Final to compete with na buachaillí móra or 'the big boys'.

Féile an Phráta is also an opportunity for visitors to experience the best in local music, song and dance in an area famous for the richness of its culture."

 

Féile an Phráta - An Spud-off Mór
Dingle
Kerry
Republic of Ireland

+353 86 8110957

depower00@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/FeileAnPhr




Tour Of Sliabh Luachra Rathmore

Sunday 26th June 2016-01-14

The Tour of Sliabh Luachra takes place Sunday 28th June the week before the Ring of Kerry.
There are 3 routes to choose from 55KM, 85KM, 110KM
55KM and 85KM – Ideal for cyclists taking part in the Ring of Kerry Charity cycle concluding their training for the big event.
110KM – geared towards cyclists that love a challenge.

The event is traditionally seen as the perfect one for those in final preparations for this weekend's Ring of Kerry Cycle. It is, of course, also an important fundraiser for Millstreet Community Hospital which continues to provide great service to the people of Millstreet, Rathmore and Gneevguilla.

Register online to save time on the morning of the event.
https://eventmaster.ie/whatson.php

 


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