Things to do in Kerry – You'll be spoilt for choice

Things to do in Kerry – You'll be spoilt for choice

It’s the June Bank holiday. There is a chance of sunshine and the evenings are long and hazy. Where else would you rather be than in the kingdom! You can enjoy the spectacular scenery and unspoilt beaches. And as always, there are plenty of things to do in Kerry. The good people of Kerry have organised fantastic programmes of events all over the county. So head south and be prepared to be enthralled:


Listowel Writers Week is an internationally renowned literary festival It brings together acclaimed authors and questioning audiences for a packed weekend schedule of events. Richard Forde, Colm Tobin, Alan Cumming, Emma Donoghue and many others will share their expertise and anecdotes in this most intimate of events in a town famous for its hospitality and hostelries. The festival takes place from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th June. There is also a packed children’s program every day to inspire your budding J.K. Rowling. And if you fancy a flutter, you are right beside the racetrack on Sunday for the Listowel Races.


K-Fest Music and the Arts   takes place in Killorglin on the same weekend.  This is a veritable melting pot of art, music, film, children’s workshops and much more. K-fest will challenge all your perceptions. Free music throughout the town, poetry in the park, a bubble fun workshop.  Furthermore, there is art on every corner. K-Fest promises a weekend you will never forget.


Every June since 2006, gleaming machines have purred their way through the winding roads of Kerry.  They make their way to the amazing spectacle that is Bikefest 2017 Killarney. This year’s chosen charity is Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. And as well as raising much-needed funds, the festival includes free music delights including Get Rhythm, heroes Def Leopard and many more. At 11am on Sunday stand back and watch in awe. You can see some of the best bikes in the world cruise past in a dedicated parade.


Dingle Global Rhythm Festival   – A festival firmly establishing itself on the June bank holiday calendar is the Dingle Rhythm festival. This is a not-for-profit event which aims to get all of us, adults and children alike – drumming, dancing and moving to the beat, There will be drumming workshops,  DJs, carnivals and toe-tapping galore as Kerry gets in the groove.

Lots more Things to Do in Kerry

As well as the big weekend festivals, there are also lots of things to do in Kerry during the June bank holiday.  There is always something to celebrate in the fantastic Siamsa Tire, in Tralee. And this June Bank holiday is no different with a musical extravaganza in Turas  featuring traditional music, dancing and song. Or for those of you who fancy laughing in the aisles, Des Bishop  will be at the INEC in Killarney on Saturday 3rd June.  This amazing venue is accessible to all. Just be careful not to sit in the front row unless you have your witty riposte at the ready.
All events are correct at time of publishing.  Please check with event organiser before you travel.