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.
Féile Sléibhteoireachta Chlochán Bhréanainn, the Cloghane Brandon Walking Festival, takes place on the 30 March to the 1st April 2013. The festival caters for all levels of walkers – two difficult walks (Más an Tiompáin and Mt. Brandon) and two easy walks (Sás Creek to Brandon Point and Loch Cruite). They offer the opportunity to explore the majestic beauty of the Mount Brandon Range.
Situated at the foot of Mt. Brandon on the northern tip of the Dingle peninsula, Cloghane Brandon has long been a mecca for walking enthusiasts. Home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Ireland, it offers a range of attractions from walking to wildlife to culture to archaeology and craic! An Irish speaking area, it is part of the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht, which was described by National Geographic as ‘the most beautiful place on Earth.’
Come join us to breathe in the clean coastal air and walk your worries away in the West Kerry mountains.
Castlegregory Walking Festival
Féile Siúil Chaisleán Ghriare
30 September / Meán Fomhair
More details on this website For further information please telephone Castlegregory Information Office on 066 7139422 or email Dingle Hillwalking Club at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
ARTS & FILM FESTIVALS|
Féile na Bealtaine 1-5 Bealtaine/ May 2014
c/o Peadar Ó Fionnáin, Dingle
+353 (0)87 3467632
Dingle International Film Festival
March 14 – 17 2014
This boutique festival now in its eighth year promises to the best ever.
Though the festival has over the years attracted many prominent figures from the industry including Cillian Murphy, Saoirse Rónan, Stephen Frears, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Miles, Maureen O'Hara, Jean-Jacques Beineix and Jim Sheridan amongst many others, it welcomes film practitioners, enthusiasts and visitors and it particularly involves Dingle's own folk and is generously supported by several local businesses. The local Phoenix cinema is one of the few independent houses in Ireland and along with St. James Church will host many of the screenings.
The festival is home to The Gregory Peck Award: For Excellence in the Art of Film.
A feature film has been made on the festival.
Check out the trailer of the documentary made by Grammy Award winner, Geoff Wonfor, on the festival at IMDB HERE
FÉILE Na CÁSCA 2013
31 Márta/March – 7 Aibreán/April 2013
Féile na Cásca, the annual Easter art exhibition organised by Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne,
will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
FOOD & DRINK FESTIVALS
Dingle Peninsula Food & Wine Festival
Féile Bia & Fiona Chorca Dhuibhne
The fourth annual Dingle Food & Wine Festival will take place in October 2013,
in and around Dingle
Co. Kerry. The festival will include 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
The community and publicans of Annascaul, Co. Kerry are inviting all
to the sixth annual Annascaul Beerfest which will be held in the village
on August Bank Holiday Weekend 2 - 5 August.
The festival has grown over the last five years and this year we are officially running over all four days of the weekend. In aid of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and local Annascaul groups, this intimate festival presents a series of events back-dropped by local music talent and world beers showcased in the village's pubs. There is a Friday evening of beer and food tastings, a Saturday programme including a morning road race and Annascaul vs Camp Legends match, a chance to relax on Sunday with a BBQ and, for those still around on Monday, karaoke and bar games.
The festival opens at 9 p.m. with an Irish craft beer and food pairing tasting where four 100ml tasters will be served to forty ticket holders alongside food pairings. At 10.30 p.m. live band The Trend, including local guitar god Fergal O'Connor, will take the stage at the South Pole Inn.
In aid of the Annascaul Sports Centre, many will take their marks at 10 a.m. Saturday morning for a 5 and 10 K road race from Pole to Pole. There will be more working up a thirst at 2 p.m. as the Legends of Annascaul and Camp roll back the years in a football match at the Paddy Kennedy Memorial Park.
From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will be live music in the village including Tralee band Renovator and Camp players Turf. From 9 p.m. until late there will be DJs in Hanafin's Bar and the Randy Leprechaun.
Sunday will give festival goers a chance to relax and unwind and perhaps see their county enjoy success in the All-Ireland Football Quarter Finals! After the football, we will spark up the Annascaul-butchers-supplied BBQ and enjoy live band Blame Jane. At 9 p.m., brought to you by the Hillgrove Niteclub, there will be an option for festival goers to go on a road trip to Dingle.
The last five years proved to be a great success with proceeds going to various charities and local causes. Last year, EUR 5,020.12 was donated to Kerry Respite Care. This year we shall be donating the first EUR 1,000 to Annascaul Active --- a local group fundraising to build a playground --- and the remainder, and hence majority, to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland.
The event will be officially launched at 7.30 p.m. July 19 in the Randy Leprechaun.
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Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh is a traditional music school held in Ballyferriter
during February each year.
Féile Ceoil an Leith Triúigh
Bíonn Féile Ceoil an Leith Triúigh ar siúl ón 4ú -7ú Iúil 2013.
Beidh a lán ceoltóirí aitheanta ag freastal ar an bhféile chomh maith le amhránaithe,
scéaltóirí agus rinceoirí. Beidh deis ag tach duine bheith páirteach i gceardlann ceoil
agus cinnte beidh sessiún breátha sa Tínteán Ceoil agus sna tithe tabhairne.
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.
This year's festival will kick off on September 12th and runs until September 15th. Included in the programme is a series of night-time and lunchtime concerts as well as a session trail and some outdoor events including a session on one of the local mountain ranges.
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.
Tosnóidh an fhéile i mbliana ar 12ú Mean Fómhair agus leanfaidh sé go dtí 15ú 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.
Féile Lios Póil is a community festival which takes place in the parish of Lios Póil every August bank holiday weekend.
Castlegregory Summer Festival
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