The August bank holiday weekend is full of events to catch your eye, whether you fancy some urban vibes at the Spraoi festival in Waterford or watching the fillies at Galway races, this weekend has something for you. But if you prefer to stay local or fancy heading to the south west here’s a sample of what’s on offer.
The august bank holiday in Kerry is jam packed with traditional festivals for everybody to enjoy. Music, Irish, farming we have it all. All you’ll have to do is choose.
Kilgarvan is a small town located just 6miles outside Kenmare, located on the Ring of Kerry. Every year Kilgarvan hosts its agricultural show. The annual Kilgarvan Agricultural show takes place on August 4th this year. It hosts the 28th anniversary of the Kilgarvan show. This show is known far and near for its variety of events to cater for all ages. Song, Dance and activities will go on throughout the day giving the show its unique atmosphere
Events include: Flower, vegetable & baking displays , All Ireland finals in cattle, sheep, ponies & Poultry, Fancy dress, bonny baby, glamorous granny , tug of war and sheaf tossing to name a few.
The Kilgarvan show is one of the biggest and best shows in Munster and promises not to disappoint.
Féile Lios Póil:
The annual festival celebrates the traditional aspects of family rural life and all are welcome to come along to the many events taking place. The highlight is the afternoon events taking place at Lispole Community Hall on the Sunday with arts and crafts, horticulture, Children’s events, football, agricultural classes, baking, Irish Dancing and much more
Cahersiveen Festival of Music & the Arts:
This festival has been entertaining locals and visitors alike for sixteen years. It provides a variety of street entertainment along with some familiar famous faces. The festivals is great value as entry to the big stages costs just €10 for adults and €5 for children This year’s line-up kicks off Thursday August 1st with the Kerry Orchestra hosting an open air concert (Weather permitting). Main acts throughout the event include Paddy Casey Friday night, Mike Denver on Saturday night and Damien Dempsey on Sunday.The festival has many activities throughout the weekend for all age groups.
This weekend promises to be great fun wherever you end up, if you find yourself near Kenmare call in and enjoy some Local Artisan Food and some Irish Craft Beer in No35 and maybe stay a night or two in the 4 star Brook Lane Hotel Kenmare.
For more information on the Cahersiveen Festival of music & the Arts: http://www.celticmusicfestival.com/
For more information on Féile Lios Póil: http://www.dinglenews.com/events.asp?id=3804
For More information on the Kilgarvan Show: http://www.gokerry.ie/businesses/kilgarvan-agricultural-show/
For dinner reservations at No 35: 064 6641559
For room reservations in Brook Lane Hotel: 064 6642077