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Seasonal Festivals

These Festivals and Events traditionally take place during October or are new shoulder-season Festivals we are supporting. For 2022 we hope to entice the local communities own Diaspora to make the trip home to celebrate all that is best with their hometown and community while surrounded by their family and friends.

Architecture Kerry

Sept. 30th - Oct. 2nd

Kerry’s architectural heritage and the country’s architectural landscape will be celebrated during the fourth annual Architecture Kerry Festival.

Dingle Food Festival

Sept. 30th - Oct. 2nd

Cookery demonstrations, food trail, over 50 market stalls, workshops and much more! with the An Turas Mór Fire Show followed by Fireworks on Saturday 1st October 2022 to launch the An Turas Mór Global irish Festival Series month-long list of events and activities.

Kerry Film Festival (Killarney)

20th October - 23rd October

International short film competition, a curated programme of featured films, and much more.

Listowel Food Fair

28th October - 31st October

Features seminars, taste trails, cookery demonstrations by culinary celebrities, and much more.

Halloween Howl (Kenmare)

24th October - 31st October

The annual Halloween Howl Festival is jam-packed full of fun and frightening activities for families and kids of all ages. Presented by Kenmare Marketing and Events Group

Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival (Castleisland)

27th October - 31st October

In the heart of Sliabh Luachra promoting its Irish Music, Song, dance and Culture throughout the world since 2003

National Circus Festival of Ireland (Tralee)

3rd November - 6th November

Come to fly, marvel, juggle and pop your eyeballs clean out of your sockets!4 days of Workshops, Masterclasses, Theatre and Street Performances with ISACS Conference and much more

Siamsa Tíre -Concerts & Shows (Tralee)

Various Dates

Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, is one of Ireland’s busiest and most vibrant arts centres. They provide live family entertainment and performances of traditional Irish music, song and dance, from our beautiful centre in Tralee, Co Kerry. Line up for October includes;
Sharing the Tradition – Adult Dance & Music Classes & Workshops
When the Moon Spun Around – Fidget Feet
The National String Quartet Foundation
David O’Doherty
Thats Entertainment – Tralee Musical Society
MáM – Teach Damsa
Cultúr – A Part of Trad
Build your own Birdhouse
Night Terrors
Féile Shamhna

INEC – Conferences, Concerts & Shows (Killarney)

Various Dates

Rorys Stories, Susan O’Neill, Kilfenora Céilí Band, Brad Heidi, Pillow Queens, Susan McCann, An Evening with Killian Sundermann & Michael Fry, Bingo Loco, John Spillane, Ryan McMullan, Wolf Tones along with the IBAS Convention Oct. 7th-9th

Annascaul Video Memories Festival

14th October - 15th October

Festival will look at history of Annascual, will include workshops and plays to highlight the history of Annasual people and links it with Diaspora. Presented by Annascaul Adventures. CALL 086 8035464 for further details.

Oíche Samhain Festival (Waterville)

Friday 28th - Monday 31st October

The ancient Celtic Festival, a celebration of the harvest. A host of family fun activities and events presented by Waterville Enterprise and Marketing Network

Samhain Dingle Druid

Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th
Dingle Town

Pre-Christian Festival to include three events such as: Fire ritual with music and singing, Turnip Carvings, Folklore rituals and customs of Halloween. Presented by the Dingle Druid

Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest 2022

Various Dates

Held between Saturday, 8th – 15th October 2022 the Fest aims to raise awareness of the available supports and services in the county as well as empower people to engage with the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ through offering a dynamic and interactive programme of events.

Iveragh Learning Landscapes – Stories of Change

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th

A weekend full of walks, talks and workshops focusing on outdoor education, place-based learning and nature connection all while using the Peninsula as an outdoor classroom. Presented by Iveragh Learning Landscapes & Sea Synergy

Ballads of a Bogman – The Sigerson Clifford Song Cycle

Sunday 16th October

Following the world premiere in Los Angeles and the Irish and European premiere in Cork earlier this year, Cahersiveen tenor Gavan Ring together with acclaimed pianist Louise Thomas present the homecoming of ‘Ballads of a Bogman – The Sigerson Clifford Song Cycle’ – a terrific new work by composer Stephen McNeff based on the poetry of Cahersiveen’s Sigerson Clifford.

Known as ‘The Bard of Iveragh’, Clifford was born in Cork City and was raised in Cahersiveen, County Kerry. ‘Ballads of a Bogman – The Sigerson Clifford Song Cycle’ forms a selection of texts from Clifford’s seminal 1955 collection of poetry of the same name. Working with themes such as the revolutionary period, emigration, rural decline and the travelling community in Ireland, McNeff has set Clifford’s poetry here to the most exquisite and poignant music, capturing beautifully the spiritual, historical and social fabric of early-twentieth-century rural Ireland through the prism of life in South Kerry at the time.

This performance is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Kerry County Council, RTÉ Lyric FM and the Daniel O’Connell Summer School.

Total Motorhomes Ireland – Trip to Kerry

Thursday 27th - Monday 31st

A great weekend of events and activities are planned by the business community of Sneem to extend a Kerry welcome to close on 100 Motorhome owners throughout Ireland and Europe to the area

NOTE: The Programme of Events are subject to change or cancellation. The Organisers have the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond their control.