Sneem Summer Festival

Sneem Festival is one of the top festivals in Kerry. Kicking off with a children's fancy dress parade, the kids can then bounce in the green while you sit back and enjoy the village barbeque.

Take them crab and lake fishing. Have a giggle with laughter yoga. Visit the funfair. Take the family out on Kenmare Bay in motorised kayaks or get your friends together for a rib trip across the bay or deep-sea angling.

Head to the mountains and enjoy breath-taking scenery on daily guided walks. Try out a workshop for children and adults - choose from puppet making, silk and pottery painting, mini-music, drum circle and pop-up choirs.

For the more competitive among you, there are fun runs, football blitz, sheaf tossing, golf competitions, and, of course, the National Wife-Carrying Competition.

Bid for a piece of furniture that is a work of art in the Charity Auction supporting Autism this year. Watch the sheep shearing.

Stroll around this colourful village, visit the country and craft market and enjoy the traditional village fete or just relax in one of the beautiful greens and watch the world go by.

Six festive days of fun-filled family frolics are on the cards for anyone visiting Sneem in July as the annual Sneem Summer Festival bursts into life. Hosting a packed schedule of family based activities, the entire Sneem community have come together to offer families the opportunity to enjoy some truly unique events. 

The picturesque village of Sneem, located in the world famous ring of Kerry, hosts one of the most action packed festivals of the summer.

Although Sneem is a small village this festival has a huge array of activities to suit all the family. The festival is jam packed with live music and street entertainers, guided walks along the country lanes and rugged hills of South Kerry, arts and crafts events, spot the snap competition, crab fishing, fancy dress and, a talent show, hawking display, sheepdog trials and much more.

This festival has something to offer everyone and the great thing is that many of the events are free or have a very minimal charge.

The village is host to Turbetts fun fair for the duration of the festival so there are fun rides for adrenalin junkies or little toddlers. With a large selection of Self Catering, B&B and Hotel Accommodation available for festival goers who often decide to stay for an extended holiday in what is one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland.

The highlight may be The Wife Carrying Competition, which is great craic whether you take part or just decide to watch from the side-lines. Between the 5 pubs, various entertainment and many places to get delicious home cooked food, you and your family will have a fun filled week.

Come for the festival and we guarantee you will return year after year !!

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