The Dingle Peninsula contains some of the best hill and road walking territory in Ireland. In order to help the visitor (and residents) enjoy and experience what the area has to offer a number of walking festivals have been organised.

As well as providing walks suitable for all abilities, the festivals feature other events such as music sessions, barbecues and social activities.

Annascaul Walking Festival
Féile Siúil Abhainn an Scáil
October /Deireadh Fomhair Website:annascaulwalks.org
For more information contact:
John Hanafin Ph: 087 7435538
Moira Rose Spillane Ph: 087 6970311
Or Tom Devane Ph: 086 1207193

Dingle Walking Festival
Féile Siúil Chorca Dhuibhne

The Dingle Walking Festival is held in February.


Féile na Bealtaine

Exhibitions of the visual arts, concerts, poetry readings, lectures, films and street theatre all make up a packed schedule of events.

Féile na Bealtaine
c/o Peadar Ó Fionnáin, Dingle
Co Chiarraí
+353 (0)87 3467632

Website: www.feilenabealtaine.ie


Dingle International Film Festival



The Festival:

Ranking as one of the best film festivals for content, quality, atmosphere, location & attention to detail, Dingle IFF is a boutique film festival, which offers unique screening experiences with a high caliber of stars & talent attending seminars & workshops.

The festival is home to The Gregory Peck Award: For Excellence in the Art of Film.


Dingle Peninsula Food & Wine Festival
Féile Bia & Fiona Chorca Dhuibhne

The Dingle Food & Wine Festival will takes place in October, in and around Dingle Co. Kerry. The festival includes a series of cookery demonstrations, special menus in restaurants, a food market, lectures, wine seminars, symposiums, and culinary trails. It will also include the third annual Blas na hÉireann National Irish Food awards

Dingle Peninsula Food & Wine Festival
Féile Bia & Fiona Chorca Dhuibhne
Telephone:+353 (0)66 915 2325 Website:www.dinglefood.com


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Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh is a traditional music school held in Ballyferriter during February each year.

It is a five-day traditional music school paying particular attention to the music, style and songs local to the Corca Dhuibhne peninsula in Co. Kerry, Ireland. Young and old from the four corners of Ireland come together to enjoy our culture and our music.

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh assists in the resurgence of our music and inspires those who wish to learn it. It provides the opportunity to people from all over the country and beyond to experience the breadth of our traditional music, to listen to it and take it away with them.

Local, national and international musicians come to entertain and inspire us with their music. Learners and their friends from far and wide attend the classes for the various instruments, for singing or dancing and to to taste of our living tradition while attending the Scoil.

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh

Telephone:+353 (0)66 915 2325 Website:www.scoilcheoil.com

Dingle Tradfest / Féile Trad An Daingin

Dingle Tradfest is Ireland’s newest innovative Trad-Fusion Music Festival. The festival provides a platform for both National and Internationally acclaimed performing artists to showcase modern and original talents within the usually more traditional environment that is the Dingle Peninsula.

The festival is held in September.

The goal of the festival is to promote Irish music in a new and unique way and one of the highlights of this be the continued tradition of the Saturday night Trad–disco.

Féile Trad an Daingin is ea Féile nua, nuálach a leiríonn ceol nuálach traidisúnta agus ceol chumaisc. Soláraíonn an fhéile ardán do cheoltóirí naisiúnta agus idirnaisiúnta, chun a gcuid talainn agus scíleanna a thaispéaint le linn áit a bhíonn fíor- thraidisiúnta de ghnáth;Corca Dhuibhne.

Beidh an fhéile ar siúl i Mean Fómhair. I measc na rudaí a bheidh ar siúl beidh sraith coirmeacha cheoil istoíche agus i rith an lae, chomh maith le seisiún agus imeachtaí lasmuigh ar nós oilritheacht ceoil dhá-theangach go dtí ceann dos na Cnoic áitiúl.

Aidhm an fhéile na Ceol Gaelach a chuir chun cinn i slí nua agus leithleach agus ceann dos na buachphointí den coincheapa seo ná leanúint le traidisiún an dioscó-Trad ar oíche Satharn.

Dingle Tradfest
John Street
Co. Kerry.

Email: dingletradfest@gmail.com
Web: www.dingletradfest.com
Video: youtube.com/dingletradfest
Twitter: twitter.com/dingletradfest


Féile Lios Póil is a community festival which takes place in the parish of Lios Póil every August bank holiday weekend.

Féile Lios Póil began in 1980 and involves a whole variety of events from the seriously cultural to the seriously ridiculous, events such as hill racing, fancy dress, arts and crafts, sheep shows, pets corner, music, hill walking, duck racing, table quiz to name but a few.

Lispole Rainbow: photograph by Steve Clarke

Féile Lios Póil

Telephone: +353 (0) 087 1738948
Email: feileliospoil@gmail.com

Castlegregory Summer Festival

One of the oldest festivals in the country,, held in Castlegregory every July. Events geared for all the family, including:

  • Children and Adult Fancy Dress parades
  • Sand castle competitions
  • Children's side shows
  • Summer Festival Queen Selection
  • Tennis Competition
  • Dances/Discos
  • Pet show
  • Treasure hunt
  • Family Fun Day
  • Amusements and lots more
Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Visitor Information Centre
Tailor's Row
Tel: 066-71-39422