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Killarney Festivals

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Killarney Festivals

Kerry People are known for a good celebration and a rich history of culture! Any holiday tends to find a  festival celebrating it! Though we may have new ones each year we’ve put together a list of our most popular annual festivals and parties.

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The Gathering

For over 20 years The gathering Traditional Festival has taken place in Killarney. The 5-day festival celebrates traditional (or Trad) music and entertainment in Ireland. Activities include concerts, storytelling and of course the Irish tradition of Céilí dances.

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Killarney Races

Killarney is home to Ireland’s most scenic racecourse as well as excellent racing festivals. The Killarney Racing Festival takes place every summer typically in July, as always, the final day of the festival is ladies’ day, so dress to impress. The elegant and fancy fashion is nearly more fascinating than the racing! So have fun and finally have the chance to wear your best hat!

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Ireland Bikefest Killarney

Each summer across the June bank holiday weekend, Killarney becomes home to thousands of motorbike enthusiasts from all over, keen to take in the scenery of the beautiful open roads. The festival celebrates bikes and comradery over three days, with free concerts and entertainment.

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Puck Fair

Ireland’s oldest festival, the Puck Fair has been held annually since before records began. The theories very greatly from a festival celebrating the pagan symbol of fertility – the Puck (male goat) to celebrating a specific goat that warned the village of oncoming invaders, giving them time to prepare. Each year the festival crowns a new ‘Queen’ from applicants from school children the queen will preside over important tasks such as crowning the goat on the first day of the ceremony, and officially making him ‘King Puck’

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St Patricks Festival

A popular time for anyone visiting Killarney or Ireland, each year the St Patrick’s Day Festival takes place on the 17th of March to celebrate our independence day. The parade and festival take place on the streets of Killarney and is a delight for locals and visitors.


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Treat someone special to a luxurious escape to Killarney. Our Gift Vouchers can be used for overnight accommodation, a delicious dining experience in our Restaurant or an evening of characters and craic in Buckley’s Bar.