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Dingle Marine Festival - Féile na Mara

26-29 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
  • Sailing
  • Rowing
  • Kayaking
  • 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.


Phone:+ 353 (0)872438237
E-mail: mick@dinglebayfishing.com
Website: www.dinglemarinefestival.com



WALKING FESTIVALS


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.


Féile Sléibhteoireachta Chlochán Bhréanainn

Cloghane Brandon Hill Walking Festival 2013


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.

For a complete list of walks: click here.

For more information and registration see www.cflt.ie or phone 066 7138137.




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 dinglehillwalkingclub@hotmail.com


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
Website:dinglewalkingfestival.com
Email:dinglewalkingfestival@gmail.com

The Dingle Walking Festival is held in February.


ARTS & FILM FESTIVALS

Féile na Bealtaine 1-5 Bealtaine/ May 2014

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
Éire
+353 (0)87 3467632

Website: www.feilenabealtaine.ie

Email:info@feilenabealtaine.ie


Dingle International Film Festival

March 14 – 17 2014

www.dinglefilmfestival.com

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.

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

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


Annascaul Beerfest

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 annascaulbeerfest@gmail.com for the latest and definitive information.

For additional information see
annascaulbeerfest.wordpress.com,

or contact J.P. McCarthy on 086 1089437.


MUSIC FESTIVALS


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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
Email:eolas@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
Dingle
Co. Kerry.

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

FAMILY FESTIVALS























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
Facebook:www.facebook.com/feile.liospoil
Twitter:@FeileLiosPoil



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
Castlegregory
Tel: 066-71-39422

www.castlegregorykerry.com