Dingle Marine Festival - Féile na Mara26-29 June 2014
The festival will highlight the existing activities in Dingle and bring a few more novel events such as:
- Dolphin Boat Trips
- Boat Tours of the harbour, the bay and the Blasket Islands
- Angling Competitions
- Bioblitz Competition
- Tour of a working Trawler
- Fish Cooking Exhibition
- Dingle boat yard exhibition together with a display of traditional life saving equipment
These activities will be supported on shore with a marine themed business window competition, a photograph competition and a marine based fancy dress night in the Hillgrove Hotel. Local restaurants will carry exciting and different fish menus for the duration of the festival. This will be an exciting week in Dingle, with a family focused Marine Festival. The 27th and 28th of June will be open days for the public to try out various activities on the water, with local operators offering free or subsidised prices to encourage everyone to get afloat. Music art and drama will be catered for every day, with productions and events presented by local dramatic, artistic and musical groups. All of which will have a marine flavour.
Dingle's local aquarium will be the centre of information and fun, with activities, talks and exhibitions organised to highlight the fantastic diversity of life in the ocean around Ireland and Dingle. The aquarium will also host a kids zone to bring this story to the younger visitors. On the Sunday, Dingle town will revitalise the traditional blessing of the boats, this will be facilitated bu the local boat owners and will be free to everyone on a first come basis. The event is being hosted by the RNLI and funds collected during the festival will be donated to the RNLI.
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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
27-28 September / Meán Fomhair 2014
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
FOOD & DRINK FESTIVALS
Dingle Peninsula Food & Wine Festival
Féile Bia & Fiona Chorca Dhuibhne
The fifth annual Dingle Food & Wine Festival will take place from October 3-5 2014,
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.
The festival has grown over the last six years and this year we are officially running over all four days of the weekend. In aid of the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus Cancer Support Group, this intimate festival presents a series of events back-dropped by local music talent and world beers showcased in the village's pubs.
Email email@example.com for the latest and definitive information.
For additional information see
or contact J.P. McCarthy on 086 1089437.
Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh is a traditional music school held in Ballyferriter
during February each year.
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.
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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