Féile Brian Boru 2019 will take place from Wednesday 17th July to Sunday 21st July.

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Gardening & Make your own Bird Feeder
Wednesday 17th 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 are available HERE. ***Please note Killaloe Library provides free internet and low cost printing***  

Natural Skincare Workshop
Wednesday 17th 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 HERE **Please note Killaloe Library provide free internet and low costs printing**

Drama Workshop (4 – 7 year olds)
Wednesday 17th July - 2:00 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 HERE **Please note Killaloe Library provide free internet access and low costs printing**

Drama Workshop (8 – 12 year olds)
Wednesday 17th July - 3:00 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 HERE **Please note Killaloe Library provides free internet access and low cost printing**

Brian Ború and His Famous American Counterparts in Political Dynasties
Wednesday 17th July - 7:30 pm
The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre
Free

This talk will be given by Jane Halloran, and will discuss the similarities between the family of Brian Ború and the Kennedy Family of Massachusetts. Jane is a professional Genealogist and Family Historian living in East Clare. She runs her own Family Research and Genealogy Research Service, Dalcassian Origins.  Jane is also the Ireland Reaching Out Heritage… Read More

Natural Skincare Workshop
Thursday 18th July - 11:00 am
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 HERE **Please note Killaloe Library provide free internet service and low cost printing**

Gardening & Make your own Bird Feeder
Thursday 18th July - 1:00 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 HERE **Please note Killaloe Library provide free internet and low cost printing**

Drama Workshop (4 – 7 year olds)
Thursday 18th July - 2:00 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 HERE **Please note Killaloe Library provides free internet access and low cost printing**

Drama Workshop (8 – 12 year olds)
Thursday 18th July - 3:00 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 HERE **Please note Killaloe Library provides free internet access and low cost printing**

‘The Bridge’ Photographic Exhibition Opening
Thursday 18th July - 7:00 pm
The Bridge Creative Arts Centre, Ballina Quay
Free

This is the inaugural exhibition of The Bridge, a new creative arts centre in the twin-towns of Killaloe/Ballina. This landscape photography installation is a collaborative project between local photographers Arkadiusz Baczkowski and Robert Fairfield that features images of this striking but often overlooked part of Ireland. The exhibition has been selected for PhotoIreland Festival 2019.… Read More

Guided Walk of Ballycuggaran Loop
Thursday 18th 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. This walk is 7km moderate to difficult walk and follows forest road, forest track and minor road through dense forest and open hillside on the… Read More

Beginner’s Art for Adults
Friday 19th 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 HERE **Please note Killaloe Library provide free internet access and low cost printing**

“How to Train your Dragon”
Friday 19th July - 3:00 pm
Killaloe Library
Free

Hiccup is a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. His progressive views and weird sense of humor make him a misfit, despite the fact that his father is chief of the clan. Tossed into dragon-fighting school, he endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking, but… Read More

Guided Tours of St. Flannan’s Cathedral
Friday 19th 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

Féile Brian Ború Beat on the Street
Friday 19th 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.

“Erik the Viking”
Friday 19th July - 7:30 pm
Killaloe Library
Free

A Viking with a conscience, Erik (Tim Robbins) tires of pillaging and decides to set out on a quest. When the wise Freya (Eartha Kitt) informs Erik that a great mythic wolf has eaten the sun, the warrior resolves to venture to Asgard, home of the Norse gods, to set things right. Before Erik can… Read More

The Secret Chord
Friday 19th July - 8:30 pm
The Bridge Creative Arts Centre, Ballina Quay
Free

An evening of Poetry and Music with Mike and Austin Durack and guest writers Sandra Lefroy, Deirdre Grimes Patricia-Anne Moore and Fiona Clark-Echlin. There will also be an open-mic on the night so come along and read your own work or a favourite poem or short piece of literature. Admission Free and All are Welcome!… Read More

Taster Kayaking
Saturday 20th July - 10:00 am
Killaloe Canal
Free

Come along and try Kayaking taster sessions in the Canal. €5pp for 30 minutes on the water. Co-ordinated by My Next Adventure

Blessing of the Boats
Saturday 20th July - 10:45 am
Ballina Riverside Park (below Washerwoman’s Bridge)
Free

An important event in our twin-towns – Fr. Eddie Conway will bless all vessels which are on the water throughout the year. All vessels are welcome!

Pond Dipping
Saturday 20th 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 20th 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

Sailing Taster Sessions
Saturday 20th July - 11:00 am
Ballina Riverside Park (below The Washerwoman's Bridge)
Free

Ever fancied sailing on Lough Derg? Well here is your chance – Killaloe Sailing Club are offering children and adults the opportunity to enjoy dinghy sailing on the lake, in a safe environment, free of charge. All levels are Welcome. Co-ordinated by Killaloe Sailing Club.

Guided Tours of St. Flannan’s Cathedral
Saturday 20th 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

Killaloe Community Garden Open Day
Saturday 20th July - 12:00 pm
Bane Field, Killaloe
Free

All welcome to visit our community garden, situated near the playground in Killaloe. Tea and Cake available. All donations welcome on the day. For further details contact: Mary Raphael 087 900 0667. Co-ordinated by Killaloe Community Garden

Rhythm by the Lake – Fuinneamh the Community Drum
Saturday 20th July - 12:30 pm
Outside Killaloe Library
Free

A 14ft drum for all to play – no experience of drumming needed! Pop down anytime between 12:30 & 2pm and give it a go! Made from 90% repurposed material from all over Ireland. This drum is about creating community while having fun together, it’s for all ages and abilities. To play Fuinneamh all you… Read More

The Shannon Swim
Approx. 500 metres
Saturday 20th July - 1:30 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 19th July. Entry forms are available for download here Shannon Swim or by emailing: info@feilebrianboru.com Participants wearing wetsuits are welcome but will not be included in prize giving.

Pond Dipping
Saturday 20th July - 1:30 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

Pond Dipping
Saturday 20th July - 3:00 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

Flyboarding Show on the River Shannon
Saturday 20th July - 3:00 pm
Near The Bridge
Free

Come along to watch a fantastic flyboarding display by Mark from “Flyboard Lough Derg”. What is Flyboarding? A Flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft. Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath which provide thrust for the rider to fly up to… Read More

Guided Tours of St. Flannan’s Cathedral
Saturday 20th 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

Flyboarding Show on the River Shannon
Saturday 20th July - 3:30 pm
Near The Bridge
Free

Come along to watch a fantastic flyboarding display by Mark from “Flyboard Lough Derg”. What is Flyboarding? A Flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft. Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath which provide thrust for the rider to fly up to… Read More

Flyboarding Show on the River Shannon
Saturday 20th July - 4:00 pm
Near The Bridge
Free

Come along to watch a fantastic flyboarding display by Mark from “Flyboard Lough Derg”. What is Flyboarding? A Flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft. Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath which provide thrust for the rider to fly up to… Read More

Flyboarding Show on the River Shannon
Saturday 20th July - 4:45 pm
Near The Bridge
Free

Come along to watch a fantastic flyboarding display by Mark from “Flyboard Lough Derg”. What is Flyboarding? A Flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft. Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath which provide thrust for the rider to fly up to… Read More

LED Fly-boarding Show
Saturday 20th July - 10:30 pm
On Lough Derg (Near the Bridge)
Free

Come along to watch a fantastic LED fly-boarding show, on the water near the bridge. Guaranteed to be a spectacular display and a real treat before our Féile Fireworks.

Féile Fireworks Over the Shannon
Saturday 20th 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 2019. Not to be missed!

Killaloe Farmers Market
Sunday 21st 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.

Craft Fair
Sunday 21st July - 11:00 am
The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre
Free

Works from top local crafts people, including jewellery, photography, paintings, card making, castings, stained glass, quilling, etc. Admission is Free and all are welcome!

Family Fun @ Ballina Swimming Pool
Sunday 21st 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 21st 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. This… Read More

Malcolm the Marmoset PI.
Sunday 21st July - 2:00 pm
The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre
€5.00

This immersive multi-media story includes a marmoset, a snake, gorilla, sloth, gibbon and a toucan, soundtracked by a world class line-up of musicians brought together by the Music Generation Limerick City team – including Diane Daly, Kathleen Turner, Boris Hunka, Aine Doolan, Jean Wallace, Ciara Meade and more. The showing takes place within its own micro-theatre… Read More

Nenagh Ormond Brass Band
Sunday 21st July - 2:30 pm
Between the Waters (Below Killaloe Farmers Market)
Free

Nenagh Ormond Brass Band is a community music group with players from beginners to advanced levels. The band will hold two 30 minute outdoor performance with a huge range of instruments and music genres.  

Brian Ború CANOE Races
Sunday 21st July - 3:00 pm
Ballina (On the river in front of Flanagan’s)
Free

My Next Adventure Presents: The inaugural Brian Ború Festival Canoe Races Classes: 1. Over 16’s / 2. Under 16’s / 3. Family Why not get a team together, and contact My Next Adventure at info@mynextadventure.ie or Tel. 087 395 2777 to enter. A team is three people, except for ‘Family’ which can be two adults and… Read More

Guided Tours of St. Flannan’s Cathedral
Sunday 21st 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

STRUT YOUR MUTT Féile Brian Ború 2019 FUN Dog Show
Sunday 21st July - 4:00 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: 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 old and under), Best Groomed &… Read More