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may june july august september october november december
Féile na Bealtaine
1st – 5th, An Daingean / Dingle thurs 1
Portmagee Annual Set Dancing
& Music Weekend, 2nd - 4th
fri 2
sat 3
sun 4
mon 5
Festival of Folk 2014
6th – 21st Sept., Tralee
tues 6
wed 7
thurs 8
Sweets of May Dancing and
Traditional Music Festival
9th - 11th, Tralee
fri 9
sat 10
sun 11
may
sun 1
mon 2
Féile na Bealtaine
tues 3
wed 4
bealtaine
Contact. Claire Galvin T. 087 790 3950
E. [email protected]
www.feilenabealtaine.ie
Féile na Bealtaine, the Dingle Peninsula’s
multi disciplinary arts festival is held annually
and will celebrate its 20th year in 2014.
Portmagee Annual Set
Dancing & Music Weekend
Contact. Gerard Kennedy T. 066 94 77108
[email protected]
www.moorings.ie
A great weekend of traditional music and
set dancing. Workshops, bar sessions and a
mighty céilí.
Festival of Folk 2014
tues 13
Contact. Siamsa Tíre T. 066 7123055
E. [email protected]
www.siamsatire.com
The Festival of Folk at Siamsa Tíre celebrates
Irish song, music and dance through
performances and workshops. Celebrate
our 40th Birthday!
wed 14
Sweets of May Dancing
Traditional Music Festival
mon 12
thurs 15
fri 16
sat 17
sun 18
mon 19
tues 20
wed 21
thurs 22
fri 23
sat 24
sun 25
mon 26
tues 27
Listowel Writers’ Week
28th - 1st June
wed 28
thurs 29
fri 30
Kilgarvan Traditional Music
Festival , 31st – 1st June
Kfest Music and Arts Festival
31st – 3rd June, Killorglin
sat 31
mon 1
tues 2
wed 3
thurs 4
fri 5
sat 6
sun 7
mon 8
tues 9
wed 10
Féile Trad an Daingin
11th - 14th
thurs 11
fri 12
sat 13
and
Contact. Timmy Woulfe T. 087 945 1247
E. [email protected]
www.kerrydancers.com
Main events include dance workshops,
3 céilithe with Johnny Reidy, The Abbey
and Striolán Céilí Bands. There will be a
competition and demonstration of newly
composed traditional sets. Festival takes
place in the Earl of Desmond Hotel, Tralee.
Listowel Writers’ Week
Contact. Máire Logue T. 068 21074
E. [email protected]
www.writersweek.ie
Listowel Writers’ Week is an international
acclaimed literary festival devoted to
bringing together writers and audiences at
unique and innovative events in the historic
and intimate surroundings of Listowel.
Kfest Music and Arts Festival
Contact. Mike Ahern T. 087 755 2922
E. [email protected]
www.Kfest.ie
This annual festival focuses its attention
on new and emerging artists across all
disciplines. By day Killorglin is buzzing
with pop up galleries, street theatre and
performance with an emphasis on family
entertainment, by night the town comes alive
with the sounds of music with something to
suit all tastes and trends.
Kilgarvan Traditional
Music Festival
Contact. Eileen
Healy-Rae
thurs 5
fri 6
sat 7
sun 8
mon 9
tues 10
wed 11
thurs 12
fri 13
Féile Cheoil
14th - 15th, Lixnaw
sat 14
sun 15
mon 16
tues 17
Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí
17th – 22nd, Cahersiveen
wed 18
méan fómhair
Féile Trad an Daingin
E. [email protected]
www.dingletradfest.com
Dingle Tradfest is an innovative TradFusion Music Festival. The festival
provides a platform for both national and
internationally acclaimed performing
artists to showcase modern and original
talents.
Culture Night Kerry - Countywide
T. 066 71 83815
E. [email protected]
www.culturekerry.com
On Culture Night, key artistic and cultural
organizations around Kerry extend their
opening hours until late in the evening to
provide the public with increased access
to the various collections, workshops and
other events.
Con Curtin Music Festival
E. [email protected]
www.concurtin.com
This festival in Brosna is based on local
fiddle player Con Curtin who resided in
Brosna village. There will be traditional
music sessions throughout the weekend
with top class musicians from all over
Ireland.
sat 5
sun 6
mon 7
tues 8
wed 9
thurs 10
Cuisle Chorca Dhuibhne
11th – 13th, An Daingean
fri 11
sat 12
sun 13
Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan
14th – 20th, Killarney
mon 14
tues 15
wed 16
thurs 17
fri 18
sun 20
sat 21
mon 21
sun 22
tues 22
E. [email protected]
www.cuislecd.com
A festival for drum, percussion and
dance enthusiasts of all ages. Street
performances, parade, classes, workshops,
evening gigs and much more.
Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan
Contact. Geraldine Guilfoyle
T. 085 819 1909
E. [email protected]
www.munsterfleadh.ie
A festive of traditional, music, song, dance
including competitions, street entertainment, céilithe, sessions and events in hotels
and pubs.
Féile Lúghnasa
Contact. Petrina Ní Loingsigh
T. 066 71 38137
E. [email protected]
www.cflt.ie
In Irish mythology, the Lughnasa Festival is
said to have begun by the god Lugh and heralds the changing of the seasons and harvest
of the land. In a nod to the historic customs
of Lughnasa, which was traditionally held on
a hilltop, one of the highlights of the festival
is the ascent of Mount Brandon with music
and poetry readings at its peak.
East Kerry Roots Festival
E. [email protected]
www.eastkerryroots.com
The festival will include Sliabh Luachra
music, song, dance, poetry and storytelling,
genealogy workshops and a Brosnan Clan
Gathering.
sat 2
sun 3
mon 4
tues 5
wed 6
thurs 7
fri 8
sat 9
Puck
Fair 10th - 12th, Killorglin
sun 10
mon 11
tues 12
wed 13
thurs 14
fri 15
sat 16
sun 17
mon 18
tues 19
wed 20
Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film
Festival 21st - 24th, Waterville
thurs 21
thur 24
sat 23
sun 24
mon 25
tues 26
wed 27
thurs 28
fri 29
sat 30
tues 24
wed 25
East Kerry Roots Festival
25th – 27th, Castleisland
thurs 26
sat 26
fri 27
sun 27
Con Curtin Music Festival
Cuisle Chorca Dhuibhne
fri 25
sat 28
mon 28
sun 29
tues 29
mon 30
wed 30
thurs 31
wed 1
thurs 2
Portmagee Sea Shanty Festival
3rd - 5th
fri 3
Kerry Film Festival
4th - 11th, Countywide
sat 4
sun 5
mon 6
tues 7
wed 8
thurs 9
fri 10
sat 11
sun 12
mon 13
wed 15
tues 16
thurs 16
wed 17
fri 17
thurs 18
sat 18
fri 19
sun 19
sat 20
mon 20
sun 21
tues 21
mon 22
wed 22
tues 23
wed 24
Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music
Festival 24th - 27th, Castleisland
thurs 25
Knocknagoshel Halloween
Festival, 26th
thurs 23
fri 24
sat 25
sun 26
october
deireadh fómhair
Portmagee Sea Shanty Festival
Contact. Gerard Kennedy
T. 066 94 77108
E. [email protected]
www.moorings.ie
Local and international groups perform in
bar sessions and a fund-raising concert.
Kerry Film Festival
Contact. Roisín McGuigan
T. 066 71 29934
E. [email protected]
www.kerryfilmfestival.com
The Kerry Film Festival is a multi-location
festival which is dedicated to bringing
films and filmmakers from around
the globe with screening right across
Kerry, one of the world’s most beautiful
locations.
Patrick O’Keeffe
Traditional Music Festival
T. 087 273 1441
E. [email protected]
www.patrickokeeffe.net
sat 1
sun 2
mon 3
tues 4
wed 5
An Fhéile Bheag Filíochta
6th - 9th, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh thurs 6
Sneem International Folklore &
Storytelling Festival, 7th - 9th
fri 7
mon 10
tues 11
wed 12
thurs 13
National Circus Festival
of Ireland 14th - 16th, Tralee
fri 14
sat 15
Traditional Irish music festival in Castleisland based on the late fiddle player Patrick
O’Keeffe’s ‘Sliabh Luachra’ style of playing.
sun 16
mon 17
Knocknagoshel Halloween Festival
tues 18
Renowned ghost trail which has terrorized
thousands since 1994. All funds raised go
to local/national charities.
wed 19
thurs 20
Christie Hennessy – A Celebration
fri 21
www.facebook.com/eddiebarrett61
Contact. Kieran Ruttledge
T. 066 71 17558
E. [email protected]
www.tralee.ie
A celebration of songwriters and musicians
in honour of Christie Hennessy. Featuring
over 30 live performances by talented Irish
musicians performing their own work. See
website for details.
sat 22
sun 23
mon 24
tues 25
wed 26
Kenmare Choral Festival
28th - 30th
thurs 27
november
mon 1
tues 2
wed 3
thurs 4
fri 5
sat 6
sun 7
mon 8
tues 9
wed 10
thurs 11
fri 12
sat 13
sun 14
Contact. Con Horgan
T. 087 997 8146
E. [email protected]
www.circusfestival.ie
mon 15
tues 16
Welcome to Ireland’s Circus Festival! A
unique national festival and an explosion
of national and international circus
talent. Be amazed and laugh yourself silly.
Brighten up your winter and run away with
the circus at one of Ireland’s best festivals.
wed 17
thurs 18
samhain
An Fhéile Bheag Filíochta
Teaghmáil. Louis Mulcahy
Fón. 087 241 7257
R-phost. [email protected]
www.feilebheagfiliochta.com
Féile bunaithe ar féasta filíochta, ceardlanna
agus léamh filíochta, amhránaíocht, oíche
bhothántaíochta, léacht na féile agus scata
eile imeachtaí ealaíonta.
Sneem International Folklore
& Storytelling Festival
Contact. Rosie Crouch
T. 086 152 2346
E. [email protected]
www.sneemstorytellingfestival.com
Weekend of concerts, pub performances,
workshops, walks, lectures on storytelling/
folklore for everyone. Featuring
storytellers/musicians from Ireland, UK
and USA.
National Circus Festival of Ireland
Kenmare Choral Festival
Contact. Jackie Bradshaw
T. 085 279 7814
E. [email protected]
www.kenmarechoralfestival.com
The 2014 Choral Festival is a celebration of
choral music and will hold various choral
competitions along with other exciting
events.
fri 19
sat 20
sun 21
mon 22
tues 23
wed 24
thurs 25
Wren Day Celebrations
26th, An Daingean / Dingle
fri 26
fri 28
sat 27
tues 28
sat 29
sun 28
sun 30
mon 29
sat 27
mon 27
sun 28
mon 29
wed 29
tues 30
thurs 30
fri 31
Cahersiveen Festival
of Music & the Arts
Contact. Hugh Horgan
T. 087 293 1685
www.celticmusicfestival.com
An annual celebration held over the
August weekend promoting both local
and national musicians, artists and street
entertainers to suit both young and old
alike.
Dan Paddy Andy Festival
Contact. Kay O’Leary
T. 068 48353
E. [email protected]
www.lyreacrompane.com
Ireland’s real rural festival. A great weekend
of music, dancing, céilí, drama, storytelling,
dog show, bog walk and turf cutting.
Sean McCarthy
Weekend Festival
Contact. Peggie O’ Connell
E. [email protected]
www.finugeweekend.com
Sean McCarthy Weekend Festival is a
weekend of dancing and traditional music.
Events include storytelling, a rambling
house, step-dancing workshops, children’s
arts workshops and lots more.
Puck Fair
Contact. Geraldine O’Sullivan
T. 066 97 62366
E. [email protected]
www.puckfair.ie
Free, fun, family events take place across
the 3 days. Music acts, street entertainers
and performers from all over Ireland and
the world attend the festival – highlights
include open air night time concerts, a host
of local bands and traditional groups and
céilithe.
Charlie Chaplin Comedy
Film Festival
Contact. Norma Moriarty
T. 086 858 1841
E. [email protected]
www.chaplinfilmfestival.com
The 4th annual event will feature over 50
classic and contemporary films. It will see
a renewed attempt to set a world record
for Chaplin look a likes in the centenary
year of the creation of the character The
Tramp. Live comedy performances, great
music and workshops, key note speakers,
discussion panels and fabulous street
entertainment and much more.
sun 31
sat 8
sun 9
august
lúnasa
wed 23
Féile Lúghnasa
24th – 28th, Cloghane Brandon
27th – 29th, Brosna
iúil
fri 1
fri 22
july
Cahersiveen Festival of
Music & the Arts, 1st - 3rd
Dan Paddy Andy Festival
1st - 4th, Lyreacrompane
Sean McCarthy Weekend
Festival, 1st - 4th, Finuge
mon 23
CCE Barr na Sraide will host Fleadh Cheoil
Chiarraí 2014 in Cahersiveen. This is an
Irish Music Festival incorporating music,
song and dance competitions.
fri 4
mon 15
fri 26
Contact. Helen Coffey
T. 087 978 7434
E. [email protected]
www.kerrycomhaltas.com
fri 20
Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí
thurs 3
tues 14
The annual Féile Cheoil will incorporate
competitions in step dancing, music,
singing and comhrá gaeilge as well as a
celebrity concert. All events will be held in
the Ceolann Cultural Centre, Lixnaw.
sat 19
Contact. Bridie Stack
T. 086 164 2373
E. [email protected]
www.kerrycomhaltas.com
wed 2
sun 14
Culture Night Kerry
19th, Countrywide
Féile Cheoil
thurs 19
meitheamh
tues 1
T. 087 997 5419
Traditional music
workshops running over
2 days. Music sessions
evening and nightly.
september
june
tues 30
Portmagee Old Year Celebration
wed
31st
31
december
mí na nollaig
Wren Day Celebrations
Crowds of people take to the streets of
Dingle / An Daingean dressed in straw
costumes and fancy dress.
Portmagee Old Year Celebration
Contact. Gerard Kennedy
T. 064 94 77108
E. [email protected]
www.moorings.ie
Street parade involving unique reenactment of the passing of the Old
Year and the arrival of the New Year.
6
Ballinskelligs
Waterville
10
9
Kenmare
N71
N70
N22
8
Killarney
N72
7
11 12 13
An
Daingean
N86
N22
1
2
Dates may be subject to change.
To confirm dates & details please contact festival organisers.
D’fhéadfaí dátaí a athrú. Chun dátaí agus sonraí na bhféilte
a dhearbhú, déan teagmháil leis an lucht eagraithe.
Comhairle Contae Chiarraí
Kerry County Council
N72
Scartaglin
14
Tralee
Castleisland
N21
N69
4
3
Listowel
5
Ballybunion
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thurs 23
wed 22
tues 21
mon 20
sun 19
sat 18
fri 17
thurs 16
wed 15
tues 14
mon 13
sun 12
sat 11
fri 10
thurs 9
wed 8
tues 7
mon 6
sun 5
sat 4
fri 3
thurs 2
wed 1
mon 27
january
eanáir
Robinson Crusoe Pantomime
Contact. Eilish Coakley
T. 086 103 8112
E. [email protected]
Robinson Crusoe is Rathmore’s 27th
Pantomime, showing our community’s
talent at its best and fundraising for Kerry
Parents and Friends.
mon 3
sun 2
sat 1
fri 7
thurs 6
wed 5
tues 4
Féile Feabhra
Puss in Boots Pantomime
Contact. Declan Mangan
T. 066 9761225
E. [email protected]
www.killorglinpanto.com
Traditional pantomime ‘Puss in Boots’
brings all the fun, song, dance, costumes
and hilarious comedy associated with
Killorglin for over 50 years.
Éigse na Brideóige
Teaghmáil. Pádraig de Buis
Fón. 066 94 74123
R-phost. [email protected]
www.eigsenabrideoige.com
Féile chultúrtha ag ceiliúradh oidhreacht
agus cultúr Uíbh Ráthaigh, i mbliana
a bheidh ag diriú ar shaothar an fhile
Thómais Rua Ó Súilleabháin agus scéal a
linn.
Annual cultural festival celebrating the
heritage and culture of Iveragh which this
year will focus on the work and times of
poet Tomás Rua Ó Súilleabháin.
february
sat 15
fri 14
thurs 13
wed 12
tues 11
mon 10
sun 9
sat 8
8th – 9th, Lixnaw
mon 24
sun 23
sat 22
fri 21
Classical music competition for all school
going children in County Kerry.
fri 7
sun 9
sat 8
tues 11
mon 10
thurs 13
wed 12
tues 18
mon 17
sun 16
thurs 20
sun 30
sat 29
fri 28
thurs 27
wed 26
tues 25
mon 24
sun 23
fri 31
Kerry Drama Festival
Contact. Jerome Stack
T. 066 71 41135
A qualifying festival for the All Ireland
Amateur Drama Finals which takes place
in the Ivyleaf Arts Centre. It incorporates a
week long programme of plays by drama
groups countrywide.
thurs 10
wed 9
tues 8
mon 7
sun 6
sat 5
fri 4
thurs 3
wed 2
tues 1
Tocht Festival of Dance
11th, Tralee
fri 11
18th – 21st, Cloghane Brandon
Féile an Leith-Triúigh
thurs 17
wed 16
tues 15
Dingle International Film Festival is a
boutique film festival, which makes room
for everyone. Offering unique screening
experiences with a high calibre of stars and
talent attending seminars and workshops.
mon 14
sun 13
sat 12
Dingle International Film Festival
Contact. Maurice Galway
T. 087 913 9962
[email protected]
www.dinglefilmfestival.com
fri 14
sat 15
wed 19
fri 21
Féile Cheoil & Sléibhteoireacht
Chnoc Bhréanainn
Contact. Petrina Ní Loingsigh
T. 066 71 38137
E. [email protected]
www.cflt.ie
fri 18
sat 19
Féile na Casca
20th – 27th, Baile an
Féile an Leith-Triúigh is a celebration of
the Irish language, local heritage and the
beauty of the local landscape. The array
of events, include a drama and much more
besides.
sat 22
fri 28
márta
mon 3
Killarney Rotary Club
Young Musician of the Year
wed 5
Contact. Barry Murphy
T. 087 202 6925
E. [email protected]
thurs 6
Killarney Rotary Club Young
Musician of the Year 7th - 8th
Kerry Drama Festival
7th – 15th, Castleisland
The Gathering Festival
Contact. John O’Shea
T. 087 234 8824
E. [email protected]
www.thegathering.ie
The 15th Annual Gathering Traditional
Music Festival with a finely tuned mix of
concerts, céilís, storytelling, workshops and
sessions has been the highlight of the Irish
Cultural Calendar for traditional musicians
and céilí dancers alike since its inception
back in 1999.
Dingle International Film
Festival, 14th - 17th
Féile an Leith-Triúigh
14th – 17th, Cloghane Brandon
Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh
march
sat 1
sun 2
sun 16
tues 25
tues 4
mon 17
wed 26
feabhra
Féile Feabhra
Contact. Bridie Stack
T. 086 164 2373
E. [email protected]
www.kerrycomhaltas.com
Teaghmáil. Niamh Ní Bhaoill
Fón. 086 818 5964
R-post. [email protected]
www.scoilcheoil.com
tues 18
The Gathering Festival
19th – 23rd, Killarney
wed 19
thurs 27
Féile Feabhra will incorporate music
and dancing workshops, music, singing
and comhrá gaeilge competitions and a
celebrity concert. All events will be held in
the Ceolann Cultural Centre, Lixnaw.
Scoil Cheoil Traidisiúnta i gCorca Dhuibhne,
Co. Chiarraí, le ranganna, ceolchoirmeacha,
léacht, seisiúin, agus imeachtaí ceoil agus
amhránaíochta i rith an bhriseadh lár
téarma, mí Feabhra. Tá na ranganna oscailte
do óg agus aosta, agus i mbliana, 2014,
táimid ag ceiliúradh 10 mblian ar an bhfód.
Bígí linn!
Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh
19th – 23rd, Baile an
sat 25
sun 26
tues 28
thurs 20
Fheirtéaraigh
fri 24
Robinson Crusoe Pantomime
25th – 3rd Feb, Rathmore
Puss in Boots Pantomime
26th – 2nd Feb, Killorglin
wed 29
13. An Lab
An Daingean
Fón. 087 854 6572
R-phost. [email protected]
www.anlab.ie
Féilire Féilte & Eachtraí Ealaíona Chiarraí
5. Tinteán Theatre
Ballybunion T. 068 28003
www.tintean.com
No responsibility is taken by Kerry County Council for
changes or cancellations of events.
KERRY ARTS FESTIVALS
& EVENTS CALENDAR
thurs 30
12. Díseart
An Daingean
Fón. 066 91 52476
R-phost. [email protected]
www.diseart.ie
10. Cill Rialaig Arts Centre
Ballinskelligs T. 066 94 79277
www.cillrialaigartscentre.org
4. The Seanchaí
Kerry Literary & Cultural Centre
Listowel T. 068 22212
[email protected]
www.kerrywritersmuseum.com
To include your arts festival or arts event in the ‘Kerry Arts
Festivals and Events Calendar 2015’ contact the Arts Office,
Kerry County Council on 066 71 83782 or email [email protected]
(Festival must contain at least 50% arts content)
2. Kerry School Of Music
Tralee T. 066 71 25690
E. [email protected]
www.kerryschoolofmusic.com
2014
Kerry Arts Festivals and Events Calendar
Féilire Féilte & Eachtraí Ealaíona Chiarraí
2014
Éigse na Brideóige
31st – 2nd Feabhra, Gaeltacht
Uíbh Ráthaigh
14. The Ivyleaf Art Centre
Castleisland
T. 066 71 41135
11. Beehive Theatre Company
An Daingean
Fón. 066 91 52924
[email protected]
www.beehivetheatre.com
9. Carnegie Arts Centre
Kenmare T. 064 66 48701
E. [email protected]
www.carnegieartskenmare.ie
8. Ireland’s National
Events Centre
Killarney
T. 064 66 71555
E. [email protected]
www.inec.ie
7. Sliabh Luachra Cultural
& Heritage Centre
Scartaglin T. 066 71 47231
6. Tech Amergin Centre
Waterville
T. 066 94 78956
E. [email protected]
www.techamergin.com
3. St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre
Listowel T. 068 22566
E. [email protected]
www.stjohnstheatrelistowel.com
1. Siamsa Tíre
Tralee T. 066 71 23055
E. [email protected]
www.siamsatire.com
Contact the following arts venues and organisations
for information on their 2014 programmes:
ARTS VENUES & ORGANISATIONS
IONAID & EAGRAÍOCHTAÍ EALAÍONA
thurs 24
wed 23
tues 22
mon 21
sun 20
Fheirtéaraigh
Féile Neidín
25th – 27th, Kenmare
april
aibreán
Tocht Festival of Dance
Contact. Siamsa Box Office
T. 066 71 23055
E. [email protected]
www.siamsatire.com
Tocht Dance Festival is Kerry’s only
professional dance festival run by Siamsa
Tíre and Dancer in Residence, Catherine
Young. Each year TOCHT presents a line
up of exciting high calibre dance works
by national and international dance
companies. A must see.
Féile Cheoil & Sléibhteoireacht
Chnoc Bhréanainn
Contact. Petrina Ní Loingsigh
T. 066 71 38137
E. [email protected]
www.cflt.ie
The Mount Brandon Music and Walking
Festival will host some well known
musicians, singers and storytellers at this
traditional and folk music festival. There will
also be workshops (dance, music, poetry
and storytelling), sessions in the Tinteán
Cheoil and sessions in the local pubs.
Féile na Casca
Teaghmáil. Máire Uí Shíthigh
Fón. 066 91 56100
R-phost. [email protected]
www.oidhreacht.ie
Taispeántas fiselaíne pobail le saothair ó
ealaíontóirí fásta agus ó dhaltaí bunscoile
na dúiche. Community visual arts festival.
Féile Neidín
Contact. Kit Dunlop
T. 064 66 42268
E. [email protected]
www.kenmareirishmusicfestival.com
As part of Féile Neidín 2014, there will be a
headline concert in the Carnegie Theatre, a
céilí, workshops and numerous sessions in
the pubs.
fri 25
mon 28
sun 27
sat 26
tues 29
wed 30
mon 31

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