The Brandon Regatta is held on one of the last Sundays in August every year. This is a series of curragh (boat) races with many different categories. Contesting boat teams travel right up the west coast, and winners and losers alike celebrate with music and song afterwards.
Some of the local festivals held in County KerryFéile Na Bealtaine- May 3rd - 7th
Féile na Bealtaine is an arts festival that takes place on the Dingle peninsula every year, this year we are celebrating our 18th festival. Féile na Bealtaine aspires to build on the rich cultural heritage that exists in Corca Dhuibhne (the Dingle peninsula), it aims to extend and broaden our artistic horizons – above all to entertain and to invigorate.
Rally Of The Lakes - May 4th - 6th
The official programme for the Ordnance Survey Ireland Rally of the Lakes 2012 is available at Rally HQ, the Gleneagle Hotel Killarney, and from the majority of newsagents in the region.
Killarney SUMMERFEST - July 27th - 5th August
Killarney Summerfest 2012 is bustling with a myriad of activities for all the family. The Festival programme offers a fantastic range of outdoor activities set amongst the breathtaking Lakes, Hills, Valleys and Mountains of Killarney. An abundance of childrens activities throughout the day await with dozens of Arts and Creativity Work shops and fun summercamps. In the Evening families will throng the Town Centre as the streets of Killarney come to life like never before as some of the worlds leading street musicians, performers, puppeteers, comedians and magicians entertain all the family. Full programme details will be announced here shortly.
Puck Fair - August 10th - 12th
Killorglin, in the geographical heart of Kerry, is the venue for one of Ireland's most unusual street festivals - Puck Fair. The fair is one of Ireland's oldest and longest celebrated and is held without fail on 10th, 11th and 12th August every year with 12 hours of free family street entertainment.
Rose of Tralee - August 17th - 21st
The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland's largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 50 years in 2009. The heart of the festival is the selection of the Rose of Tralee which brings young women of Irish descent from around the world to County Kerry, Ireland for a global celebration of Irish culture. The festival also includes street entertainment, carnival, live concerts, theatre, circus, markets, funfair, fireworks and our internationally renowned Rose Parade.