A spectacular display of Irish music, song and dance, featuring 2013 World Irish Dancing Champion, David Geaney.
* Please contact Reception for price/booking information.
The Liam O'Connor Show
The Liam O'Connor performance is a spectacular explosion of music, song and dance rooted in the Irish music tradition - a spellbinding display of raw energy, passion and melodic genius. Liam O'Connor is an internationally renowned musician of 20 instruments and his spirit will swiftly sweep across your soul as the enchanting melodies are executed from his 'fastest fingers in the world' (Guinness Book of Records 2008).
Ireland BikeFest 2015
The best of Irish Craft Brewers will descend upon Killarney and bring with them kegs of crafty Beers to get your taste buds tingling. In association with Beoir Ireland this chock-a-block weekend includes Beer tasting, master classes, awards, competitions, artisan food village and live entertainment.
The league of extraordinary Beer drinkers in the guise of Beoir Ireland will debut a major new awards programme with over eight categories including Pale Ale, Dark Ale, Wheat Beer, Porter & Stout, Sour Beer and a Beoir Champion Beer of Ireland will be crowned at the Festival. The Awards are open to all Irish Breweries North and Judges will hale from independent Beer consumer groups such as Beoir, CAMRA and other EBCU members.
Sit back and sip your stout with live entertainment from Picture House, Jerry Fish and The Swing Cats and stroll through the Artisan Food Village armed with your fork to taste the best of authentic Irish food.
There has been a recent explosion of new breweries in Ireland over the past year providing greater choice of quality beer and cider. Beerology isn’t profession yet but you can earn your degree in Killarney and become a craft beer connoisseur at the ultimate Beer tasting extravaganza.
Killarney Walking Festival
With Ireland's highest mountain range on our doorstep there is a fantastic choice of High Level Walks to challenge even the best of walkers!
Choose from three Signature Walks this June, The Paps of Danú, Sunset on Strickeen or The Hidden Valleys.
Great Family & Low Level Walks to choose from including boat trips to guided tracks and trails along the lakes & Old Kenmare Road. Register today at http://www.killarneywalkingfestival.ie
Killarney Festival of Music & Food at Killarney House Demense
Over 60 Irish and international musicians and bands will perform at Killarney Festival of Music & Food including Duran Duran, Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Texas, The Proclaimers, The Undertones, Burt Bacharach, Walking On Cars, ABC, Wallis Bird, Mick Flannery, Gemma Hayes, Mundy, Paddy Casey, Damien Dempsey, Declan O’Rourke, Delorentos, The 4 Of Us, Something Happens, The Frank & Walters, Colin Devlin, Morrisey & Marshall, Kormac's Big Band, Daithí, Gangs, Oh Boland, Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys, Tracey Bruen, Lloyd Yates, We Banjo 3, Ham Sandwich, Giulia, David Lyttle, Sleep Thieves, Gingerbeard Family, The Young Folk, Oh Emperor, Tucan, Little Hours and Elastic Sheep. Headliners and additional acts will be confirmed in the coming months leading up to the festival.
The Comedy Tent which is always hugely popular at the festival will feature ten top comedians from home and abroad including actress and comedienne Deirdre O’Kane and Après Match with Barry Murphy, Risteard Cooper and Gary Cooke. Après Match mocks famous, mostly Irish, soccer stars and pundits including Bill O'Herlihy, Eamon Dunphy, Johnny Giles, Liam Brady, Frank Stapleton, Colm Murray, and Graeme Souness, as well as pundits from the UK sports channels, including Richard Keys, Andy Gray, Jamie Redknapp, Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen.
The Killarney Gourmet Food Village will be an extensive showcase of wine and food not only for the region of Kerry but for Ireland as a whole. The food village will be dedicated to excellence in taste and food lifestyles. The area will feature well established restaurants from around Ireland, local artisan food producers and culinary demonstrations by some of Ireland’s finest celebrity and Michelin Star chefs including Derry Clarke from L’Ecrivain who will show foodies how to prepare Michelin star dishes at home. Food vendors offering cuisine from around the world will also be on site to cater for up to 20,000 festival goers over the weekend. There will be a Wine Bar featuring Wines of the World, a Craft Beer Lounge and a Cocktail Lounge where visitors will not only be able experience magnificent cocktails but attend Cocktail making masterclasses. A number of chill-out zones will be available for the visitors to sit and enjoy the festival atmosphere while sampling the delights that they have purchased.
The Killarney Festival welcomes all ages and of course kids under 12 years of age are allowed in for free accompanied by an adult when tickets are booked in advance. The Killarney Kids Zone (KKZ) will have a fairground, giant games and kids’ activities for all ages including arts and crafts.
Killarney Festival of Music & Food will have a range of hospitality options for groups and companies including catered marquees and bars with luxury loos, catering and full bars.
Ticket enquiries and further information are available by calling Ticketmaster on 0818 719300 or vistiting their website at www.ticketmaster.ie. or by visiting the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WestportFestivalOfMusicAndPerformingArts?fref=ts
Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2015
Date: Saturday 4th July
Killarney July Racing Festival
1km from The International Hotel
Run Killarney Marathon
For more information, please visit: http://runkillarney.com/welcome/
Get those dancing shoes ready and enjoy the traditional Irish atmosphere, folk-music and craic as FolkFest Killarney extends its desire to keep spirits high from dusk till dawn.
Act performing at the weekend include:
Tinariwen, Moving Hearts & special Guests, The Unthanks, Liam O'Flynn w/ Mícheál ó Súilleabháin, Paddy Glackin & Neil Martin, Martin Hayes with Iarla Ó Lionáird, Sharon Shannon, Julie Fowlis, Danú, Máirtín O'Connor Trio, Ríona & Matt Griffin, Fiddlers' Bid, Luka Bloom, Begley and Cooney, Kíla, Catriona McKay and Chris Stout, Aldoc, Moxie, Lumiere, Tim Eriksen, New Road, Koshka, The Whileaways, Brian O'Leary and Friends, Outdoor Céilí with The Tulla Céilí Band, Druce and Jones, The Lost Brothers + more acts to be announced.
With all performances and an artisan food village, visitors will find themselves having to fit in their appreciation of the world famous scenery, hospitality and outdoor pursuits during the day!
Moving Hearts will be performing a one-off concert featuring Dónal Lunny, Davy Spillane, Keith Donald, Noel Eccles, Anto Drennan, Liam Bradley, Eoghan O’Neill, Graham Henderson and very special surprise guests.
Dates: Friday 24th July - Sunday 26th July
Killarney August Racing Festival
Dates: Wednesday 19th August - Saturday 22nd August
1km from The International Hotel
Long Distance Triathlon
Registration now open at http://www.hardman.ie/
Killarney Adventure Race - October 2015
The Killarney Adventure Race is a one day multi-adventure sport race that gives competitors the chance to run, hike, cycle and kayak some of the most beautiful and stunning scenery in the south-west of Ireland. There are 3 different routes options to suit all levels of fitness:70km, 60km & 27km and participants can enter either as an individual or as a 2/3/4 person relay team.
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Date: Saturday October 3rd