Kenmare Choral Festival

Kenmare Choral Festival


Following the success of the Choral Festival last year, The Kenmare Choral Festival Committee is extending a warm welcome to all choirs to come and participate in the 2013 Kenmare Choral Festival from the 30th November to 1st December 2013.

It is expected  a variety of  beautiful art form  and choral music will be brought to the local public and visitors alike through concerts, competitions and other events on the weekend.

As last year, there will be four competitions in the 2013 Festival:
Light Entertainment,
Chamber Choirs (up to 30 voices)
Church Music,
Large Choirs (25 voices and above).

Áine Nic Ghabhann and her family have kindly sponsored a new perpetual trophy for the Kenmare Choral Festival.  The Beirtí Ó Núnáin Memorial trophy will be awarded for the best competitive or non-competitive performance of a song in the Irish Language (not a translation).

The adjudicators this year are as follows:  Áine Nic Ghabhann, Martin Barrett, and Ben Hanlon.

Finally, in the spirit of the Gathering, a sincere welcome is also extended to the Irish people, home and abroad, to come to Kenmare this November to experience first-hand this amazing art form and be part of the music and festivities.


If you are thinking of visiting  the festival, Please avail of the following Accommodation & Dining options we have available.

Accomodation: Luxury 4* Accommodation contact Brook Lane reception on 064 6642077 or visit the website:

Dining: Dinner reservations in No 35 Restaurant Call 064 664 1559 or visit our website