Events by Type - 2018 Féile Events

Féile Brian Boru 2018 will take place from Wednesday 4th July to Sunday 8th July.

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Reeling in the Years
Wednesday 4th July - 12:00 pm Bridge Street
Free

Come along and view a fantastic slide show of old photos showing our beautiful twin-towns in years gone by! Slide show can be viewed in Crotty’s window on Bridge Street.

Limerick’s Railway Connections – The People and the Times
Wednesday 4th July - 7:30 pm Wood & Bell Cafe, Main Street, Killaloe
Free

This lecture will cover the building of the railway lines in the Limerick area, and will also look at the people involved and the times in which they lived. Although only four miles in length with its connection to the main line at Birdhill, the long closed Killaloe branch will be well featured in the… Read More

Natural Skincare Workshop
Thursday 5th July - 12:00 pm Killaloe Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre
€5.00

Learn how to make natural skincare products – just like you buy in the shops in the comfort of your own kitchen. Adults Only. €5.00pp. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Tickets available from the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

Gardening & Make your own Bird Feeder
Thursday 5th July - 2:00 pm Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre
€5.00

A fun workshop for 4 – 8 year olds which will explore gardening and making birdfeeders from natural products. €5.00 pp. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Tickets available from the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

Guided Tours of St. Flannan’s Cathedral
Thursday 5th July - 3:30 pm St. Flannan's Cathedral
Free

A fantastic opportunity to visit Killaloe’s Historic 12th century Cathedral and learn its history. View the stunning East Window; the Romanesque Doorway – one of the finest examples of Romanesque Architecture in Ireland; climb the steps and try your hand at ringing the bells. Tour Guide: Bryan Brislane

Drama Workshop (4 – 7 year olds)
Thursday 5th July - 4:00 pm Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre
€5.00

Have fun, gain confidence and get creative in our drama workshop specifically designed for kids from 4 – 7 years old. €5.00 pp. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Tickets available from the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

Drama for Teens (13+)
Thursday 5th July - 4:00 pm Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre
€5.00

Have fun, gain confidence and get creative in our drama workshop specifically for teenagers. €5.00 pp. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Tickets available from the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

Drama Workshop (8 – 12 year olds)
Thursday 5th July - 5:00 pm Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre
€5.00

Have fun, gain confidence and get creative in our drama workshop designed for 8 – 12 year olds. €5.00 pp. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Tickets available from the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

Drama for Adults
Thursday 5th July - 6:30 pm Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre
€5.00

Ever want to try drama? This drama workshop is specifically for adult beginners to come and have a go at drama without any pressure of performance. €5.00 pp. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Tickets available from the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

‘Generations’ Exhibition Opening
Thursday 5th July - 7:00 pm Quay Arts, Ballina
Free

An exhibition of oil paintings by Kevin M. Griffin and his son Enda Griffin. Kevin Griffin is the former Principal of Ballina National School and is well known locally for his skill as a painter, a local historian and a published author. His son Enda was chosen as one of 12 finalists to represent Ireland… Read More

Guided Walk of Ballycuggaran Loop
Thursday 5th July - 8:00 pm Ballycuggaran, Two Mile Gate
Free

Come along and enjoy a Guided Walk on Ballycuggaran, or Baile Ni Chogarain in Irish, which was homeland of the O’Cuggarans, an important family at the court of Brain Boru. Aoibheal’s Rock, the legendary abode of Aoibheal, fairy queen of the O’Briens, is at the highest point of Ballycuggaran. This walk is 7km and follows… Read More

Beginner’s Art for Adults with Marian Conroy
Friday 6th July - 10:00 am Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre
€10.00

Interested in learning how to draw and paint? Then here is your chance under the experienced tutorage of talented local artist Marian Conroy. Materials Supplied. €10.00 pp. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Tickets available from the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

Gardening & Make your own Bird Feeder
Friday 6th July - 11:00 am Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre
€5.00

A fun workshop for 4 – 8 year olds which will explore gardening and making birdfeeders from natural products. €5.00 pp. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Tickets available from the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

‘Generations’ Art Exhibition
Friday 6th July - 12:00 pm Quay Arts, Ballina
Free

An exhibition of oil paintings by Kevin M. Griffin and his son Enda Griffin. Kevin Griffin is the former Principal of Ballina National School and is well known locally for his skill as a painter, a local historian and a published author. His son Enda was chosen as one of 12 finalists to represent Ireland… Read More

Natural Skincare Workshop
Friday 6th July - 1:00 pm Killaloe Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre
€5.00

Learn how to make natural skincare products – just like you buy in the shops in the comfort of your own kitchen. Adults Only. €5.00pp. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Tickets available from the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

Traditional Singing Workshop
Friday 6th July - 2:00 pm Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre
€7.50

Come and sing along with accomplished local traditional singer Deirdre Scanlan. Deirdre sang with Irish American group Solas for a number of years and her solo CD Speaking Softly received critical acclaim. Also an accomplished fiddle player, Deirdre teaches traditional singing and fiddle and she is also a co-ordinator of Kincora Trad Fest in Killaloe/Ballina. Open to all… Read More

The Secret of Kells
Friday 6th July - 3:00 pm Killaloe Library
Free

In the remote Irish woods, Cellach prepares a fortress for an impending attack by a Viking war party. Unbeknown to Cellach, his young nephew Brendan – who has no taste for battle – works secretly as an apprentice in the scriptorium of the local monastery, learning the ancient art of calligraphy. As the Vikings approach, revered… Read More

Guided Tours of St. Flannan’s Cathedral
Friday 6th July - 3:30 pm St. Flannan's Cathedral
Free

A fantastic opportunity to visit Killaloe’s Historic 12th century Cathedral and learn its history. View the stunning East Window; the Romanesque Doorway – one of the finest examples of Romanesque Architecture in Ireland; climb the steps and try your hand at ringing the bells. Tour Guide: Bryan Brislane

Drama Workshop (4 – 7 year olds)
Friday 6th July - 4:00 pm Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre
€5.00

Have fun, gain confidence and get creative in our drama workshop specifically designed for kids from 4 – 7 years old. €5.00 pp. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Tickets available from the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

Drama Workshop (8 – 12 year olds)
Friday 6th July - 5:00 pm Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre
€5.00

Have fun, gain confidence and get creative in our drama workshop designed for 8 – 12 year olds. €5.00 pp. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Tickets available from the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

The Boys and Girl from County Clare
Friday 6th July - 7:30 pm Killaloe Library
Free

The Killaloe Library Film Club will be showing this musical comedy drama set in mid-1960s Ireland and tells the story of bachelor and solitary farmer John Joe MacMahon who, with his local céilí band, has won the All-Ireland Traditional Music Competition for two years running. He has every intention of making it a hat trick,… Read More

Féile Brian Ború Beat on the Street
Friday 6th July - 7:30 pm The Green, Killaloe
Free

Come and dance the night away with a Disney Themed Beat on the Street, with DJ Jacko the Clown doing some dance moves. There will be some surprise guests on the night!!!! Dancing & fun for children up to 10 years of age.

The Secret Chord
Friday 6th July - 8:30 pm Quay Arts, Ballina
Free

An evening of Poetry and Music with Mike and Austin Durack and guest writers Patricia-Anne Moore, Sandra Lefroy, Fiona Clark-Echlin and more local talent. Admission Free and All are Welcome!

The Birds and the Bees, the Flowers and the Trees
Saturday 7th July - 9:30 am Ballina Riverside Park
€2.00

Join this exciting Nature Walk with Geoff Hunt, an expert in Biodiversity who will talk about the birds, the bees, the flowers and the trees, and anything else that moves! Open to all ages; Children must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to bring your own binoculars. €2.00 p.p. – payable on the day.… Read More

A Fisherman’s World
Saturday 7th July - 10:00 am Killaloe Canal
€Adults 6.00 Children 4.00

Fancy an introduction to the world of a Fisherman? Shannon Boat Hire will provide workshops during the day on everything you need to know about fishing in Lough Derg, including; the traditional lake boat and how to drive them; the types of fish in the Lough Derg; the different lures and how to put them… Read More

Pond Dipping
Saturday 7th July - 11:00 am Ballina Riverside Park
€2.00

Ever wondered what might be in the water near us? Then pull on your Wellies and go pond dipping with Geoff Hunt. You never know, you might even come across the Lough Derg Monster! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please wear wellies and feel free to bring your fishing net.… Read More

Children’s Art Competition
Saturday 7th July - 11:00 am Killaloe Library
Free

A fun art competition for children of all ages. Followed by judging and prize giving. Sponsored by Benson Box

Guided Tours of St. Flannan’s Cathedral
Saturday 7th July - 11:30 am St. Flannan's Cathedral
Free

A fantastic opportunity to visit Killaloe’s Historic 12th century Cathedral and learn its history. View the stunning East Window; the Romanesque Doorway – one of the finest examples of Romanesque Architecture in Ireland; climb the steps and try your hand at ringing the bells. Tour Guide: Bryan Brislane

Bug Hunt
Saturday 7th July - 12:00 pm Ballina Riverside Park
€2.00

Fancy some creepy crawly fun? Then join Geoff on a bug hunt and see what interesting critters you find along the way. Great fun for all ages! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Adults Free. Children €2.00 p.p. – payable on the day. Meeting Point: Ballina Playground.

A Fisherman’s World
Saturday 7th July - 12:00 pm Killaloe Canal
€Adults 6.00 Children 4.00

Fancy an introduction to the world of a Fisherman? Shannon Boat Hire will provide workshops during the day on everything you need to know about fishing in Lough Derg, including; the traditional lake boat and how to drive them; the types of fish in the Lough Derg; the different lures and how to put them… Read More

Rock Art Workshop
Saturday 7th July - 12:00 pm Cathedral Quay
€5.00

A drop-in workshop where you will get the opportunity to decorate rocks found on the shores of Lough Derg. Drop in any time between 12 & 3pm to work with Nathalie from Creative Arts. €5 pp, payable on the day. Suitable only for age 10+

‘Generations’ Art Exhibition
Saturday 7th July - 12:00 pm Quay Arts, Ballina
Free

An exhibition of oil paintings by Kevin M. Griffin and his son Enda Griffin. Kevin Griffin is the former Principal of Ballina National School and is well known locally for his skill as a painter, a local historian and a published author. His son Enda was chosen as one of 12 finalists to represent Ireland… Read More

Blessing of the Boats
Saturday 7th July - 1:00 pm The Pier Head
Free

An important event in our twin-towns blessing all vessels on the water throughout the year.

The Shannon Swim
Approx. 500 metres
Saturday 7th July - 1:15 pm Start point: Pier Head Finish: The Bridge
Free

U’18’s must have a Safety 3 or higher. All participants must be registered by 4pm on Friday 6th July.  Entry forms are available for download here Shannon Swim.doc or by emailing: info@feilebrianboru.com. Participants wearing wetsuits are welcome but will not be included in prize giving.

Pond Dipping
Saturday 7th July - 2:00 pm Ballina Riverside Park
€2.00

Ever wondered what might be in the water near us? Then pull on your Wellies and go pond dipping with Geoff Hunt. You never know, you might even come across the Lough Derg Monster! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please wear wellies and feel free to bring your fishing net.… Read More

A Fisherman’s World
Saturday 7th July - 2:00 pm Killaloe Canal
€Adults 6.00 Children 4.00

Fancy an introduction to the world of a Fisherman? Shannon Boat Hire will provide workshops during the day on everything you need to know about fishing in Lough Derg, including; the traditional lake boat and how to drive them; the types of fish in the Lough Derg; the different lures and how to put them… Read More

Genealogy Lecture
Saturday 7th July - 2:00 pm St. Flannan's Cathedral
Free

Interested in researching your Family History? Then come along to this free genealogy workshop with professional Genealogist Lorna Moloney of Merriman Research, who will provide information on how to get started, or how to continue researching your family tree using online tools and resources. Lorna is the Resident Genealogist for Dromoland Castle and also produces… Read More

Bug Hunt
Saturday 7th July - 3:00 pm Ballina Riverside Park
€2.00

Fancy some creepy crawly fun? Then join Geoff on a bug hunt and see what interesting critters you find along the way. Great fun for all ages! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Adults Free. Children €2.00 p.p. – payable on the day. Meeting Point: Ballina Playground.

Guided Tours of St. Flannan’s Cathedral
Saturday 7th July - 3:30 pm St. Flannan's Cathedral
Free

A fantastic opportunity to visit Killaloe’s Historic 12th century Cathedral and learn its history. View the stunning East Window; the Romanesque Doorway – one of the finest examples of Romanesque Architecture in Ireland; climb the steps and try your hand at ringing the bells. Tour Guide: Bryan Brislane

A Fisherman’s World
Saturday 7th July - 4:00 pm Killaloe Canal
€Adults 6.00 Children 4.00

Fancy an introduction to the world of a Fisherman? Shannon Boat Hire will provide workshops during the day on everything you need to know about fishing in Lough Derg, including; the traditional lake boat and how to drive them; the types of fish in the Lough Derg; the different lures and how to put them… Read More

STRUT YOUR MUTT Féile Brian Ború 2018 FUN Dog Show
Saturday 7th July - 4:30 pm Cathedral Quay, Killaloe
€3.00 per entry

We are delighted to give all you dog lovers an opportunity to show off your Best Friend. Categories include: Best Toy Breed; Best Large Breed; Handsomest Dog; Prettiest Bitch; Golden Oldie (6+ years); The Sweetest Puppy (under 1 year); Most Appealing Eyes; Waggiest Tail; Best Rescue Dog; Child’s Best Friend (for owners of 10 years… Read More

A Fisherman’s World
Saturday 7th July - 6:00 pm Killaloe Canal
€Adults 6.00 Children 4.00

Fancy an introduction to the world of a Fisherman? Shannon Boat Hire will provide workshops during the day on everything you need to know about fishing in Lough Derg, including; the traditional lake boat and how to drive them; the types of fish in the Lough Derg; the different lures and how to put them… Read More

Féile Mass
Saturday 7th July - 7:30 pm St. Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe
Free

In St. Flannan’s Catholic Church located at the former site of Brian Boru’s Kincora Palace

Féile Fireworks Over the Shannon
Saturday 7th July - 11:00 pm Over the River Shannon
Free

A big welcome back to Rocket Pyrotechnics Ireland, who will showcase a stunning Firework display over our beautiful River Shannon to celebrate Féile Brian Ború 2018. Not to be missed!

Féile Five Miler
Sunday 8th July - 10:00 am Clarisford Park
€15.00

Follow in the footsteps of Brian Ború and his warriors by taking part in the Féile Five Miler – a five-mile scenic and historic run in Killaloe. Start & finish point: Clarisford Park. Registration from 9am. Race starts at 10am sharp. Adult registration fee – €15. Mementos & prizes for those taking part. Showers and changing facilities… Read More

U’8’s Hurling Tournament
Sunday 8th July - 11:00 am Smith O'Brien's GAA, Killaloe
Free

Come along and watch the “Clash of the Ash” between our local U’8 teams. Sponsored by Bond Auto

Killaloe Farmers Market & Craft Fair
Sunday 8th July - 11:00 am Between the Waters, Killaloe
Free

Visitors and locals alike get an opportunity to sample the delights of our weekly Sunday Market and Works from top local crafts people, including jewellery, photography, paintings, card making, castings, stained glass, quilling, etc.

Féile Kids Run
Sunday 8th July - 11:30 am Clarisford Park
€10.00

Registration fee – €10. Mementos & prizes for those taking part. Refreshments provided. Co-ordinated by Derg Athletics Club

Family Fun @ Ballina Swimming Pool
Sunday 8th July - 12:00 pm Ballina Swimming Pool
Free

Come and enjoy The Riverside Park and Playground, Walks & Outdoor Heated Pool. Fun for all the Family with fun games in the pool & special Féile Family rates. Lifeguards on Duty. Pool opens as normal from 2pm – 6pm. Co-ordinated by Ballina Swimming Pool

Water Zorbing in Killaloe Canal
Sunday 8th July - 12:00 pm Killaloe Canal
€5.00

Who said you can’t walk on water? Well water Zorbing is the solution. Challenge yourself to walk, run or even just to stand on water with this amazing water Zorbing experience. Zorbing is suitable for all ages and abilities and unlike other attractions in Ireland, you always stay dry. €5pp – Payable on the day. Co-ordinated… Read More

‘Generations’ Art Exhibition
Sunday 8th July - 12:00 pm Quay Arts, Ballina
Free

An exhibition of oil paintings by Kevin M. Griffin and his son Enda Griffin. Kevin Griffin is the former Principal of Ballina National School and is well known locally for his skill as a painter, a local historian and a published author. His son Enda was chosen as one of 12 finalists to represent Ireland… Read More

Traditional Family Fun @ Cathedral Quay
Sunday 8th July - 2:00 pm Cathedral Quay, Killaloe
€5.00 for 5 tickets

Guaranteed fun for all the family! €5 for 5 tickets – payable at the Gate. Activities which require a ticket are marked below: ARCHERY (TICKET) – Do you think you could be the next Brian Boru? Then come along and take part in our Arrow making workshops which will run from 2pm – 6pm. When… Read More

Emergency Services Open Day
Sunday 8th July - 2:00 pm The Green, Killaloe
Free

Our local Emergency Services will take time out of their busy day so we can find out all about their jobs and what they use every day – cars, vans, boats & trucks. Get fingerprinted by the Gardaí and hear sirens wail. Face painting and more fun activities on the day. Co-ordinated by Killaloe Gardaí,… Read More

The Great Little Bake Off
Sunday 8th July - 3:00 pm The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre
Free

Do you like Chocolate Brownies? Then come to the Lakeside Hotel for a chance to make your own brownie, which will be baked in the hotels kitchen and then get to enjoy your creation with a glass of wholesome milk. Great fun for all ages! For queries contact 061 376122. Sponsored by the Lakeside Hotel… Read More

Guided Tours of St. Flannan’s Cathedral
Sunday 8th July - 3:30 pm St. Flannan's Cathedral
Free

A fantastic opportunity to visit Killaloe’s Historic 12th century Cathedral and learn its history. View the stunning East Window; the Romanesque Doorway – one of the finest examples of Romanesque Architecture in Ireland; climb the steps and try your hand at ringing the bells. Tour Guide: Bryan Brislane

Plein Air Painting Session
Sunday 8th July - 8:00 pm Flanagan's Green, Ballina
Free

Join award winning artist Enda Griffin for a night scape painting session. Materials provided. Free event but registration necessary by 4pm on the day. TEL: 087 207 7431 Meeting point: Quay Arts Sponsored by Enda Griffin and Quay Arts