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

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Events by Day - Sat 7th July

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
More workshops at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm
Saturday 7th July - 10:00 am Killaloe Canal
€Adults 6.00 Children 4.00

Spaces are limited so Booking is essential – Phone or Text 086 358 6293. 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… 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

Exploration Dome
Saturday 7th July - 12:00 pm Scout's Hall, Killaloe
€3pp; €10 family of 4

Shows run every 30 minutes from 12pm – 5:30pm Read more

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!

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