Welcome to the third month of the year—or, if you were born before 150 B.C., the first! According to the oldest Roman calendars, one year was ten months long, beginning in March and ending in December.
As the saying goes, March comes “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” And its not just celebrating Saint Patricks Day in County Kerry, there are loads of other celebrations and festivals going on in the County.
March / Márta
St. Patrick’s Festival, Various towns and villages
Kenmare Lace Festival (Not on this year)
24 - 25
Saint Patricks Festival In Dingle
Friday 11th – Tuesday 22nd March
Dingle puts on one or two intriguing festivals and events
throughout the tourist season which are unique to the peninsula. The
ever-popular Film Festival in March is a must for moviegoers, while the Féile
na Bealtaine in April sees performing arts shows all over Dingle Peninsula.
St. Patrick's Festival - mid-March, this five-day event culminates with St. Patrick's Day (Lá Fhéile Pádraig) on March 17th, Ireland's main national holiday. With music, carnivals, street performances and various other events in Dingle Town.
Dingle International Film Festival
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 to Sunday, March 26th, 2017
Dingle is a marvellous place to visit at any time, but for movie buffs the best time to go is in March, not just because of the Festival – though that a good enough reason – but because there can be few better places to celebrate St Patricks Day.
The Film Festival combines screenings and related events with hotly contested competitions, and is aimed not just at those who are working in the industry or are serious aficionados but at a general audience also.
Over its short life the festival has built a reputation for bringing together diverse and creative minds to discuss and experience film. Film range from old to new, from documentary to feature film. As well as the many screenings there are workshops, masterclasses and a special programme for children.
Dingle has a long association with the Peck family, and the Annual Gregory Peck Award recognises Excellence in the Art of Film.
The pubs in and around Dingle will be great places to socialise during the festival, with music sessions and other entertainment unlikely to be in short supply! This is a relatively small festival and a very friendly one, so even if you are a stranger when you arrive, you certainly won’t be one by the time you leave.
The Dingle Peninsula in the west of County Kerry Ireland is home to a wealth of archaeological and historical heritage and is of great interest to archaeologists, historians and folklorists or to anyone interested in their Gaelic or Celtic roots.
Today there are over 30 monastic sites with a variety of remains such as holy wells, beehive huts, oratories, churches, cross slabs, shrines, burials and sun dials. Some of these have been excavated, explored and studied carefully.
Have a look at what goes on (mainly in Irish, but subtitled):
Friday 24th - 25th March 2017
Animation Dingle is an annual event that comes together to celebrate the best animation features, series and shorts that the Irish and international animation industry has to offer.
Animation is emerging as one of the strongest aspects of the Irish media industry. With millions of children every week watching animated programmes produced here, Ireland is recognised globally as a leader for producing content for TV, film, games, mobile and apps.
To celebrate these achievements, Animation Dingle is excited to announce an awards ceremony to highlight the best and brightest of its companies, colleges and individuals.
The first National Animation Dingle Awards ceremony will include: Best Series, Best Pre-School Series, Best TV Commercial, Best Short Film, Best International Short Film, Best Writer, Best VFX, Best Gaming, Best Interactive Apps, and the Kid's Choice Award.
Student awards include: Best Irish Student Film and Best International Student Film. The presentation of the Murakami Award to 2015, previous winners include Jimmy Murakami; and Academy Award winner, Richie Baneham.
There will be panel presentations from international broadcasters and leading industry figures; screenings of Irish, European and international animation films, as well as Irish Third Level Student animation films.
The YA-O-TY, (Young Animator of the Year), Award will be presented after a showcase of Transition Year student films; and the Sketch Day Event will see top animators, leading groups of all experience, to sketch the beauty and character of Dingle.
Republic of Ireland
+353 87 9139962
The Kerry's Eye Tralee
International Marathon 2017
Saturday 18th March 2017
The Kerrys Eye International Marathon & Half Marathon is a genuine grass roots community event,where runners of all levels -from elite athlete to first timers-take on one of the most scenic routes in all of Ireland.Staged over St Patrick's weekend in Tralee.
The full and half marathon events debuted in 2013 and attracted almost 1,500 participants from all over the world. The local community has taken the event to heart-its already known as The Peoples Marathon as "a race organised by runners for runners"
– Friday March 11th –
Bib Number Pick up
(11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Fels Point Hotel & Conference Centre,
Dan Spring Road, Tralee, Kerry
– Saturday March 12th –
Bib number pick up (7:00 a.m to 8.30a.m, Fels Point Hotel & Conference Centre)
Full Marathon Start 9:00 a.m. – at the Fels Point Hotel.
Half Marathon Start 10:15 a.m. – at the Fels Point Hotel.
Awards Ceremony 1.00 p.m. at at the Ashe Hall.
Run The Kingdom
18 Denny Street
Telephone: + 353 (0) 87 928 26 83
Marketing Link for RTK Marathon Tours:
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Sneem 2017
Friday 17th March 2017
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Sneem this year and enjoy all the festivities. Discover how little villages can be big when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day.
The Sneem 2017 St. Patrick’s Day parade – the only one in south Kerry – is well known in a wide area as well as the street market with both local products and stands from all over Ireland. And of course all 6 pubs in our ‘little’ village and our cosy Hotel Bar will give you a warm welcome.
So why not step inside for a traditional hot whiskey or pint?
Help us in the campaign to turn Sneem Green this St. Patrick's Day. Take part in the Sneem St. Patricks Day Parade and join in with the Sneem Hotel Float. Mom, Dad, the Kids, Granny, the Dog, you're all welcome to join in! Don't forget to bring your Green Wardrobe and other "green stuff".
Join in on the celebrations at the Sneem St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Choose from guided walks, free use of bikes & kayaks, music, coloring competitions, and lots more.
Lets all get together and make this the BEST
2016 St. Patrick's Day EVER!
17th - 22nd March 2017
Kenmare Lace Festival 2017 is a fantastic weekend packed full of fashion, friendliness, art and most importantly lacemaking! There is something for everyone with lacemaking and millinery workshops, competitions, fashion show, social tables & more.
Lacemaking workshops will be held for adults and children in Kenmare Lace, Limerick Lace, Carrickmacross Lace, Traditional Crochet, Bobbin Lace and Tatting.
There will be several exhibitions displaying both professional pieces of lace and textile student competition entries.
Lovers of lace literature can check out the lace library; make new friends, stitch and enjoy a cup of tea at the social tables dotted around the town; and don't miss the high class fashion show at the Park Hotel Kenmare!
If antique lace and history is your area of interest, come and visit the Heritage Lace Experience at the Kenmare Heritage Centre, or bring your own pieces to be identified at the 'Pinpoint your Lace' event on Sunday morning.
See what is happening in the world of art and lace combined at the 'Art and Design Cloister' and Poailscoil Inbhear Sceine. There are some new and exciting combinations you won't want to miss. For more information see website.
Republic of Ireland
+353 87 2346998
26th - 28th
An Comhdhail World Dance Championships 2017 Killarney
I think this year it is in Belfast!!
For this years date and venue please contact website:
Comhdháil na Múinteoirí le Rincí Gaelacha Teoranta, is otherwise known as An Comhdháil - The Congress of Irish Dance Teachers.
The An Comhdháil website contains information regarding the structure of An Comhdháil, details regarding feiseanna, and links to other websites which may be of interest to dancing surfers!
You will find the website is worth a regular visit, as it will keep you up to date with the goings on within the organisation. They will do their best to provide you with this facility.
If you have any queries, views or comments please do
not hesitate to contact them.