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A huge thank you to all those who came along to the unveiling of our two plaques outside Killaloe Library yesterday morning.
These pieces were commissioned by the Féile Brian Ború committee, which grant assistance from the Heritage Council, and work began on them during Féile Brian Ború 2018 in July.
The first sculpture depicts  Sinann – the Goddess of the River Shannon.
Under the experienced tutorage of Mark Wilson, Artist and Blacksmith, this piece was planned and prepared by the Circle of Friends group based in Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre. The group came together yesterday to unveil this plaque, showing the team effort that went into researching, planning and preparing this wonderful piece of art. Group member Harriett Moore then read a story which explained how Sinann became known as the Goddess of the Shannon.
The second piece depicts the Salmon of Knowledge and this piece was worked on during Féile Brian Ború 2018 in July. 
This piece was unveiled by Ailish Conacur, the granddaughter of the late historian, Seán Kierse.
Seán himself unveiled a copper sculpture which again was commissioned by the Féile Brian Ború in 2014 to commemorate the millennial anniversary of the death of King Brian Ború at the Battle of Clontarf.
We felt it very fitting to have Ailish unveil one of our plaques and we would like to thank her and her family for being a part of the day.
We would also like to thank all those who were involved in this project – Mark Wilson & team; Circle of Friends Social Group; staff of the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre; Deirdre Scanlan who provided musical entertainment on the day and the Killaloe Library for allowing us to mount these pieces of art in a perfect location in our beautiful twin-towns.
Both plaques will be permanently mounted outside Killaloe Library in the coming week or two, which is the perfect location on the bank of River Shannon. We hope you will enjoy them for years to come.

Thank you from the Feile Brian Boru committee

July 13th, 2018 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Feile Brian Boru has come to a close for another year and we hope you enjoyed this year’s celebrations.

We would like to thank most sincerely everyone who helped in any way with this year’s festival.

Main Sponsors:

Failte Ireland, Clare County Council, Tipperary County Council, Waterways Ireland, The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, The Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre for their ongoing support, and to all the local businesses for their valuable sponsorship and support of Féile Brian Ború 2018.

Gold Sponsors:

Ballina Engineering; Brian Boru Feis; The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre; Trident Holiday Homes.

Silver Sponsors:

Benson Box; Bond Auto; Kincora House B&B; Quay Arts; McKeogh’s Hardware; Reddan’s Bar & Whelan’s Newsagent & Foodstore

Bronze Sponsors:

Alchemy; Allied Irish Bank; An Siopa Beag; Brian Ború on the Hill; Derg Credit Union; Derg House Café/B&B; Farrell’s SPAR; J’Adore Nail & Beauty; Harry Brann Auctioneers; Killaloe Post Office; Larkin’s Gala; Ponte Vecchio; Scoops Ice Cream Parlour; Simply Delicious; The Seanachoí Bar; Walsh’s Bar

 We would also like to sincerely thank all those who give of their time and energy to support all aspects of the festival:

Ballina Swimming Pool, Irish Coastguard Killaloe, Killaloe Gardaí, Killaloe Library, Killaloe Fire Brigade, St. Flannan’s Cathedral, Bryan Brislane, Mike McGrath Haulage, Stacey Piggott of Shine Digital; Smith O’Briens GAA Club, Ballina & Killaloe Tidy Towns Committees, Cllr. Phyll Bugler, Mike & Austin Durack, Ruth Durack, Fr. James Grace, Paul McGrath, Ronan O’Boyle, Cllr. Tony O’Brien, Carol O’Donoghue, Fr. Ted O’Rahelly, Rev. Gary Paulsen, Sadie Scanlan and anyone who gave of their time in any way in regards to this year’s festival. We are very grateful

Feile Brian Boru 2018

June 11th, 2018 | Posted by arlenewhite in News - (0 Comments)
The 2018 Feile Brian Boru programme has been finalised and printed copies will soon be available in local businesses.
From Wednesday 4th – Sunday 8th July, there will be something to suit all ages – Fireworks over the River Shannon, Traditional Family Fun day, Water Zorbing, pond dipping, bug hunts and a great range of workshops for children, teenagers and adults, including Drama, Traditional singing, Beginners Art, Gardening & Rock Art. Tickets for workshops are now available from the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre.
The full programme of events is now available on our website – www.feilebrianboru.com
We hope you will join us in celebrating our 25th annual festival.

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations 2018

March 18th, 2018 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Crowds

Despite the bitterly cold day, hundreds of people lined the streets for the 2018 Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day parade and the organising committee would like to say a huge thanks to all those who helped make the day such a success.

  • Inspector David Finnerty, Sergeant Annette Ryan and members of the Killaloe Gardaí for their excellent work in ensuring the safe and successful running of the parade
  • The Killaloe Coastguard Unit for their fantastic display of their services
  • Killaloe Fire Brigade
  • Our group drummers who led this years’ parade, St. Patrick and our Piper Brian O’Connell, who played at two parades on the day.
  • All the voluntary clubs & organisations, individuals and businesses who put so much work into preparing their floats for the day –

Ballina GAA, Ballina/Killaloe RFC, Birdhill FC, Birdhill Tidy Towns, CarPal, Darkness into Light & Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre, East Clare Farmers Hunt, 11th Clare Scouts Clonlara, Irish Taekwondo Academy, Killaloe 5th/22nd Scouts, Lough Derg FC, Nuala’s Tuamgraney, Sasha Morrissey Irish Dance School, Smith O’Brien’s GAA, Vintage Tractor driven by John Bowman & Vintage Car driven by Paddy & Patsy O’Brien.

  • We would also like to say a huge thank you to all the floats who continued from the Green to Lakes Nursing Home to entertain the many residents who were getting into the spirit of our feast day.
  • The dignitories who were present on the reviewing stand – Fr. James Grace, Inspector David Finnerty, Councillor Michael Begley and Timmy Dooley, T.D. We would also like to thank the following who, due to other commitments, were not able to attend on the day – Councillor Phyll Bugler, Cllr. Joe Cooney, Councillor Ger Darcy, Councillor Tony O’Brien and Sadie Scanlan.
  • Mike McGrath Haulage for providing the reviewing stand for the parade
  • Killaloe Flowers for beautifully decorating the reviewing stand for the celebrations
  • Ballina Engineering who kindly provided our steps for the reviewing stand
  • Mike McKee for providing the PA for the day
  • The parade stewards, including two willing volunteers who were visiting from North Carolina & all those who helped out with the preparations on the day.
  • Our sponsors, without whom the running of such a successful parade would not have been possible:

Allied Irish Bank, Birdhill Tidy Towns, Brian Ború on the Hill, Car Pal, Darkness into Light, Derg House B&B, Farrell’s SPAR, Flanagan’s on the Lake, Harry Brann Auctioneers, Killaloe/Ballina Community and Family Resource Centre, Killaloe Post Office, Larkin’s Gala, McKeogh’s Hardware, Sasha Morrissey Irish Dance School, Scoop’s Ice-Cream Parlour, The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, The Seanachoí Bar, Walsh’s Bar.

We would also like to congratulate the winners on the day –

Best Overall Float: Birdhill Tidy Towns;

Best Business Float: Nuala’s Tuamgraney;

Best Topical Float: 11th Clare Scouts Clonlara;

Best Club Float: East Clare Farmer’s Hunt;

Special Merit Award: The Irish Taekwondo Academy

Best Dressed Window: O’Donovan’s Insurance, Killaloe for their excellent interpretation of St. Patrick “Driving” the Snakes out of Ireland.

The judges of the Best Dressed Window would also like to commend the following:

Collins Pharmacy, Ballina

Collins Pharmacy & The Celtic Cat, Killaloe

Fine Rags, Killaloe

Heaney’s Costcutter, Killaloe

Joanne’s Boutique, Ballina

John Crotty’s, Bridge Street (decorated by Paul McGrath)

Future Judge

I think we have found one of our judges for next year! 

 

St. Patrick’s Day 2018

January 11th, 2018 | Posted by arlenewhite in Arts | Entertainment | Family | Fun | Music - (0 Comments)

Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day 2018

Plans are well underway for this year’s parade and it’s guaranteed to be full of music, entertainment, colour and fun!

This year’s parade will leave Ballina GAA Complex @ 1pm and it will follow the usual route, finishing in the Green, Killaloe.

We are encouraging all businesses, clubs, organisations and individuals to get involved and enter a float – All creative interpretations are welcome!

To register an entry, please contact John Grimes 086/2587819 or Paddy Collins 087/2615406 or e-mail info@feilebrianboru.com for a registration form.

Prizes will be presented on the day for the best entries. A prize will also be presented on the day for the business or home with the Best Dressed Window so if you would like to help add colour to the streets of Ballina/Killaloe by decorating your window(s), please e-mail to info@feilebrianboru.com.

We hope you will join us in celebrating the 2018 Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day Parade in style!

We need you!

The organising committee are looking for volunteers on the day to assist during the parade. If you are interested in stewarding or you are a First Aider and would like to help out please contact John Grimes 086/2587819 or Paddy Collins 087/2615406 or e-mail info@feilebrianboru.com

Competition Winners – Feile Brian Boru 2017

July 18th, 2017 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
There were a number of competitions held during Feile Brian Boru 2017.
Congratulations to all the Winners.
FEILE BRIAN BORU 2017 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION: Niall Morrissey
WELLY WANGING COMPETITION: Jan Pedersen
SHEAF THROWING COMPETITION: Mens – Gearoid Jones, Monaghan / Ladies – Tara Fahy,  Galway
CHILDREN’S ART COMPETITION:
0-3 years:
1st Sienna Martin Age 3 / 2nd Billy Corcoran Age 3 / 3rd Marie Brogan Age 2
4-6 years:
1st Adam Hayes Age 6 / 2nd Chloe O’Brien Age 6 / 3rd Aideen O’Gorman Age 6
7-9 years:
1st Eleanor (no surname given) Age 7 / 2nd Clara/Leonard Age 8 & 9 / 3rd Elie Green Age 9
10+ years
1st Luka (no surname ) Age 12 / 2nd Eoghan Fairfield / 3rd Jamie Lynch
SHANNON SWIM:
MENS OPEN- 
1st Finn McGeever & Best overall winner / 2nd Bryant Davis / 3rd Colm Carty
LADIES OPEN-
1st Ellen Lane / 2nd Roisin Healey / 3rd Fiona ward
MASTERS-
1st Geno Quinlan / 2nd Peter Conroy / 3rd Gary Madden
STRUT YOUR MUTT DOG SHOW-
There were 12 categories on the day & the winners of all 12 categories competed for Best in Show which was awarded to Cody, a

a Samoyed belonging to Susan O’Donoghue from Killaloe and handled by her son James.
Highly commended in this category was Theo, a Rottweiler handled by Liam O’Flynn from Ballina and his granddaughter Zoe.

Feile Brian Boru 2017

July 18th, 2017 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

We would like to thank most sincerely all the main sponsors of the Festival:

Fáilte Ireland, Clare County Council, Tipperary County Council, Waterways Ireland, The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, The Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre for their ongoing support, and to all the local businesses for their valuable sponsorship and support of Féile Brian Ború 2017.

Gold Sponsors:

Arra Communications; Ballina Engineering; Brian Boru Feis; Flanagan’s on the Lake; Kincora House B&B; The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre; Trident Holiday Homes.

Silver Sponsors:

Benson Box; Bond Auto; Brian Ború on the Hill; Quay Arts; Reddan’s Bar

Bronze Sponsors:

Allied Irish Bank; Alchemy; An Siopa Beag; Collins Pharmacy, Ballina; Collins Pharmacy, Killaloe & Celtic Cat; Derg Credit Union; Derg House Café/B&B; Fine Rags; Green Cross Pharmacy; Grogan’s Pharmacy & Opticians; Harry Brann Auctioneers; J’adore Advanced Nail & Beauty; Joanne’s Fashion House; Killaloe Post Office; Larkin’s Gala; ML’s Hair Studio; McKeogh’s Hardware; Ponte Vecchio; Scoops Ice Cream Parlour; Walsh’s Bar; Whelan’s Newsagent & Foodstore

We would also like to sincerely thank all those who give of their time and energy to support all aspects of the festival:

Ballina Swimming Pool, Irish Coastguard Killaloe, Killaloe Gardaí, Killaloe Library, Killaloe Fire Brigade, St. Flannan’s Cathedral, Bryan Brislane, Mike McGrath Haulage, Smith O’Briens GAA Club, Ballina & Killaloe Tidy Towns Committees, Cllr. Phyll Bugler, Mike & Austin Durack, Ruth Durack, Fr. James Grace, Paul McGrath, Ronan O’Boyle, Cllr. Tony O’Brien, Fr. Ted O’Rahelly, Rev. Gary Paulsen, Sadie Scanlan and anyone who gave of their time in any way in regards to this year’s festival. We are very grateful

Feile Brian Boru 2017

June 20th, 2017 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The beauty of the picturesque twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina, await you during the 24th Annual “Féile Brian Ború Festival”.  As it is the birthplace of Brian Ború, we like to commemorate Ireland’s Greatest High King in style!

Féile Brian Ború 2017 promises to be a great four days of unrivaled fun and entertainment.

From Thursday 29th June – Sunday 2nd July 2017, experience a variety of fun activities including: A stunning Fireworks display over the River Shannon, historical guided tours, Family Fun with traditional Carnival Games, Milk the Cow, traditional craft workshops, Animal Magic with their amazing display of animals, Genealogy Workshop, Brian Ború Feis, Bingo Quiz, Virtual Charity Cycle, Garden party, Strut your Mutt Fun Dog Show, Children’s Art Competition, Art exhibitions & displays, Street Theatre, Live Music, Shannon Swim, The MET Trainer, Farmers Market, Craft Fair and much, much more!

We hope you will come along and help us commemorate Brian Ború in style – Fun and entertainment for all the family guaranteed!

Our full list of events is now available on http://www.feilebrianboru.com/2017-events/

For further information contact:

e:  info@feilebrianboru.com

wwww.feilebrianboru.com

f:   www.facebook.com/Feilebrianboru

For further details on our twin-towns, check out www.discoverkillaloe.ie www.discoverloughderg.ie/www.discoverireland.ie /  www.irelandsancienteast.com /

Féile Brian Ború 2016

July 3rd, 2016 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The 23rd Annual Féile Brian Ború has come to an end and the committee would like to thank most sincerely all the sponsors of the festival and all those who helped to make it a success. We would also like to thank all those who attended and took part in our events –

Children’s Art Competition –

0 – 3:

1st – Emily Monaghan – Age 3

2nd – Noah – Age 2

3rd – Ellie Eilís Griffin – Age 3

4 – 6:

1st – Eleanor – Age 6

2nd – Clodagh Swez Walsh – Age 5

3rd – Isabella Hogan – Age 4

7 – 9:

1st – Matthew Ryan – Age 8

2nd – Evie Green – Age 8

3rd – Aoife Kennedy – Age 9

10+

1st – Amy McKeogh – Age 12

2nd – Liam Daly – Age 12

3rd – Ella Joslin – Age 12

There was also a highly commended section with the following winners:

Junior Category: Leon Carrew – Age 4

Senior Section: Immogen Davidson – Age 11

 

Shannon Swim –

A huge thanks to the Lakeside Hotel Leisure Centre who sponsored the swim hats.

Men’s Open:

1st – Finn McGeever with a new record time of 6minutes 24 seconds

2nd – Darren O’Connell

Ladies Open:

1st – Rosie Foley

2nd – Olive Foley

3rd – Jane Keating

Masters:

1st – Donagh O’Sullivan

2nd – Michael Donnellan

3rd – Mike Kelly

Funkiest Granny – Yvonne O’Donoghue

Best Dressed Lady – Marina Rostier

“Grandest” Grandad – Anthony O’Donoghue

Grooviest Grandad – Steven Scanlan

A huge thanks to the sponsors of this competition – Fine Rags; Green Cross Pharmacy; Grogan’s Pharmacy; J’adore Nail & Beauty; M.L.’s.

Archery Competition: Jimmy Dwyer who got 3 bulls eyes

Welly Throwing Competition: Robert Cantrell – over 23 metres

Ten expert historians bring Ireland’s most famous king to life for you at St. Flannan’s Cathedral, Killaloe, County Clare on 2 – 3 JULY 2016

  • Entertaining and informative talks
  • Buffet lunches and a wine reception
  • Includes a 3 hour guided tour of local historic sites on Sunday 3 July

Special Day Rate – just 30 Euros for residents of Clare, Tipperary, Kerry and Galway and for tourists

!!!PLUS!!!

  • Brian Boru BBQ with live Irish entertainment at Flanagans on the Lake, starting 6.30pm, Sat 2 July – open to all by ticket

 Adult BBQ 15 Euros — Child BBQ 7.50 Euros

 

Get your tickets now from the Killaloe/Ballina Community and Family Resource Centre, Main Street, Killaloe

Or email tobssinformation@gmail.com

2016 Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day parade

March 20th, 2016 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Following a most successful St. Patrick’s Day parade in Ballina/ Killaloe the organising committee would like to thank all those who helped make the day such a success.

  • Sergeant Annette Ryan and members of the Killaloe Gardaí for their excellent work in ensuring the safe and successful running of the parade
  • The Killaloe Coastguard Unit for their participation in the parade and for organising a fly-over during the parade
  • The Killaloe Fire Brigade
  • All the clubs/organisations, businesses and individuals who put so much work into preparing their floats for the day
  • The dignitories who were present on the reviewing stand – Councillor Michael Begley, Councillor Phyll Bugler, Cllr. Joe Cooney, Timmy Dooley T.D., Fr. James Grace, Fr. Edmond O’Rahelly, Inspector John O’Sullivan, Reverend Gary Paulsen and Sadie Scanlan.
  • Mike McGrath Haulage for providing the reviewing stand for the parade
  • Killaloe Flowers for beautifully decorating the reviewing stand for the celebrations
  • Mike McKee for providing the PA for the day
  • The parade stewards & all those who helped out with the preparations on the day
  • Our sponsors, without whom the running of such a successful parade would not have been possible:

Clare County Council – 1916 Centenary Fund, Tipperary County Council – Nenagh Municipal District,

A Dog’s Life, Alchemy, Allied Irish Bank, An Siopa Beag, Ballina Engineering, Ballina Handball Club, Birdhill Tidy Towns, Brian Ború on the Hill, Car Pal, Clare/Tipp Properties, 11th Clare Scouting Clonlara, Card Connections, Collins Pharmacy Ballina, Collins Pharmacy & The Celtic Cat Killaloe, Darkness into Light, Derg Credit Union, Derg House B&B, East Clare Hunt, E&G Hardware, Farrell’s SPAR, Fine Rags, Flanagan’s on the Lake, Harry Brann Auctioneers, K9 Grooming, Killaloe/Ballina Community and Family Resource Centre, Killaloe Post Office, Killaloe Sailing Club, Killaloe Scouts, Larkin’s Gala, Lough Derg F.C., McKeogh’s Hardware, Molly’s Bar & Restaurant, Ponte Vecchio, Quay Arts, Reddan’s Bar, Sasha Morrissey Irish Dancing, Simply Delicious, Supervalu, The Anchor Inn, The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, Unislim, Walsh’s Bar.

  • We would also like to congratulate the winners on the day –

Best Overall Float: Killaloe Scouts

Best Business Float: McKeogh’s Hardware

Best Club Float: Ballina Handball Club

Best Comical/Topical: A Dog’s Life

Best 1916 Commemoration Float: Birdhill Tidy Towns

Special Merit Award: Pink Ribbon

Best Dressed Window: Joanne’s Boutique, Ballina

The judging panel would like to commend all other entries in the parade who put so much thought and work into their floats.

We look forward to seeing you for Féile Brian Ború 2016 which will take place from Thursday 30th June – Sunday 3rd July. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Feilebrianboru) to get updates on this years’ festival.

2016 Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day Parade

January 22nd, 2016 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The 2016 Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Thursday 17th March.

The parade will leave Ballina GAA Complex at 2:30pm and follow it’s usual route through the twin-towns, finishing in The Green, Killaloe.

The organising committee are encouraging all businesses, clubs, organisations and individuals to get involved in the 2016 Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day parade and enter a float in the parade – All creative interpretations are welcome!

Prizes will be presented in the following categories –

Best Overall Float / Best Business Float / Best Club / Best Topical Float / Special Merit Award / Best 1916 Commemoration Float – As we are commemorating Easter 1916 this year, we will be presenting a prize for the float which best depicts 1916.

All entries must be registered by Friday 11th March 2016 and registration forms are available for download St. Patrick’s Day parade application, by e-mailing info@feilebrianboru.com or by contacting John Grimes 086/2587819 or Paddy Collins 087/2615406

A prize will also be presented on the day for the business or home with the Best Dressed Window so if you would like to help add colour to the streets of Ballina/Killaloe by decorating your window(s), please download an entry form Best Dressed Window application or e-mail info@feilebrianboru.com.

We hope you will join us in celebrating the 2016 Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day Parade in style!

Be Part of it!

The organising committee are looking for volunteers/First Aiders on the day to assist during the parade. If you would like to give one hour of your time, please contact John Grimes 086/2587819 or Paddy Collins 087/2615406 or e-mail info@feilebrianboru.com.

Congratulations to the Winners

July 12th, 2015 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The Féile Brian Ború committee would like to congratulate all the Winners of  our Competitions –

Congratulations to the winners of The 2015 Brian Ború Themed Poetry Competition in schools –  Holly Sheridan – 4th Class Killaloe Convent Primary Róisín Hayes – 5th Class Ballina Primary School Adam Fogarty – 6th Class Ballina Primary School.

Congratulations to the winners of The 2015 Brian Ború Themed Art Competition in schools –  Molly Orme – 3rd Class Ogonnelloe National School Keelin McNamara – 4th Class Killaloe Convent Primary Hannah Furey – 5th Class Ballina Primary School Jessica McCarthy Gilligan – 6th Class Ballina Primary School Overall winner – Aiden Foley (Age 10) Ogonnelloe National School.  The winning Masterpieces were on display in the windows of Bridge House Studios Art & Framing shop from Wed. 1st – Sun. 5th July, Kindly sponsored by Bridge House Studios.

Féile Brian Ború Table Quiz 2015 Brian Ború on the Hill Ballina on 2nd July

1st place – The Banner Bandits

2nd place – The Cookie Crew

3rd place – The Quattro’s

A huge thanks to Mike & Mairéad O’Donovan from Brian Ború on the Hill for hosting this event and thanks to all who took part.

Congratulations to the winners of The Children’s Art Competition in Killaloe Library

Under 3’s –

1st – Lucy Coll

2nd – Ryan Crotty

3rd – Ruth Coll

4 – 6 year olds –

1st – Evie Hayes

2nd – Chloe Ryan

3rd – Jacob

7 – 9 year olds –

1st – Lucy Pigott

2nd – Madison Harding

3rd – Tom Ryan

10+ years –

1st – Emily Reil

2nd – Amelia Moloney

3rd – Liam Daly

Congratulations to Libbi, Zara and William Black, who took part in “Return of the Warriors” Street Pageant and won the Best Traditional Costume competition. The Black family were visiting Killaloe & Ballina from Cork for the weekend to celebrate Féile Brian Ború 2015.

22 participants took part in the Annual Féile Brian Ború Shannon Swim, which ran from the Pier Head to the Bridge, a distance of approx. 500 metres.

Prizes were presented in 4 categories –

Ladies Open

  1. Ailbhe O’Grady
  2. Rachael O’Grady
  3. Niamh O’Grady

Men’s Open

  1. Finn McGeever
  2. Gary Madden

Juvenile

  1. Rowan Barret
  2. Lily O’Brien
  3. Ava Barret

Masters

Winner – Rosie Foley

Runner-Up prizes were presented to

  1. Patricia Scanlon
  2. Fiona Ward
  3. Rivoallan &
  4. Pat Minogue

A huge thanks to the Killaloe Coastguard Unit for their help in running this event.

Strut your Mutt Dog Show was a new addition to this year’s programme and was a great success.

A total of €495 was raised on the day; all of which will be donated to Limerick Animal Welfare’s Refuge in Kilfinnane, Co. Limerick.

Thanks to Fenella Samways, from Limerick Animal Welfare, who had the most difficult job of judging the competition and to Ronan O’Boyle who acted as compere on the day, and to everyone who helped out on the day. Thanks also to South East Clare Show for sponsoring the event.

Close to 100 dogs were judged in 10 categories, with rosettes presented for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Highly commended in each category (below are the categories and the 1st prize in each category)

  • Best Costume – Snowy
  • Handsomest Dog – Travis
  • Prettiest Bitch – Elsa
  • Golden Oldie (over 6 years) – Mel
  • Sweetest Puppy (under 1 year) – Loop
  • Most Appealing Eyes – Kaiser
  • Waggiest Tail – Oscar
  • Best Rescue Dog – Banner
  • Best 6 Legs (Junior Handler) – Oscar
  • Dog the judge would most like to take home – BentleyThe winners of each of the 10 categories then went on to compete for Best in Show.
  • 3 Highly commended rosettes were presented in this category:
  • Kaiser who won Most Appealing Eyes
  • Oscar who won Waggiest Tail
  • Oscar who won Best 6 Legs (Junior Handler)
  • Best in Show on the day was presented to Banner (formally named Rufus from the Galway SPCA).

Feile Brian Boru 2015

July 12th, 2015 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Following a most successful Féile Brian Ború in Killaloe and Ballina, the committee would like to thank most sincerely all those who helped make this event possible.

We would like to thank in particular all the sponsors of Féile Brian Ború 2015.

We recongise that we are currently in a challenging environment and we would like to thank all those, who in spite of this, continue to support our local festival! It is with your support that we continue to run Féile Brian Ború each year and continue to commemorate Ireland’s Greatest High King in his native place!

Gold Sponsors –

Féile Feis Committee, Flanagan’s on the Lake, Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, Molly’s Bar & Restaurant, Trident Holiday Homes & Wood Brothers.

Silver Sponsors –

Benson Box, Bond Auto, Brian Ború on the Hill, Bridge House Studios, Derg Business Alliance, Killaloe River Cruises, Quay Arts, Reddan’s Bar, South East Clare Show, Technopath & Whelan’s Newsagent & Foodstore.

Bronze Sponsors –

Allied Irish Bank, An Siopa Beag, Clare/Tipp Properties, Collins Pharmacy, Ballina, Collins Pharmacy, Killaloe & Celtic Cat, Derg Credit Union, Derg House B&B, Derg Property Services, Green Cross Pharmacy, Gooser’s Bar & Restaurant, Grogan’s Pharmacy & Opticians, Harry Brann Auctioneers, Heaney’s Costcutter, Joanne’s Fashion House, Killaloe Post Office, Kincora House, Mike McGrath Haulage, M.L.’s Hair Studio, McKeogh’s Hardware, New York Pizza, Scoops Ice Cream Parlour, Simply Delicious, Strands, Supervalu, TJ’s Angling Centre, The Washerwoman, Tuscany Bistro & Walsh’s Bar.

We would also like to express our huge gratitude to the organizations below who continue to provide sponsorship towards Féile Brian Ború –

Fáilte Ireland, Tipperary County Council & Waterways Ireland.

Last but not least, we would also like to sincerely thank all those who give of their time and energy to support all aspects of the festival –

Irish Coastguard Killaloe, Killaloe Gardaí, Killaloe Fire Brigade, Killaloe Library, Killaloe Tourist Information Office, Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre, St. Flannan’s Cathedral, Smith O’Brien & Ballina GAA Clubs, Ballina & Killaloe Tidy Towns Committees, Kincora Kids, Community Garden, Limerick Animal Welfare, Bryan Brislane, Cllr. Phyll Bugler, Sarah Devane, Charlie McGeever, Cllr. Tony O’Brien, Ronan O’Boyle, Sadie Scanlan, Chris Stoodley, Keith Wood, our local clergy, clubs & schools, to all the volunteers who gave of their time in any way in regards to this year’s festival, to all the event organisers who work so hard to help us to deliver a great programme of events and to everyone, from home and away, that came and supported the festival this year, we hope you enjoyed it and we thank you all for making it another great festival!

We need you!

June 28th, 2015 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

A huge thanks to all those who have already volunteered to help out over the festival weekend. However, we are still looking for people to assist with events on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th July to sell Féile Wristbands, to assist with Strut your Mutt Dog Show and to assist with stewarding. If you would like to lend a hand, you can contact us by e-mail: info@feilebrianboru.com, send us a message on Facebook or contact 086 3586293.

Féile Brian Ború 2015 is Here!

June 28th, 2015 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Over the next five fun-filled days, experience a variety of excellent events including: The Furey’s Live in Concert; A stunning Fireworks display over the River Shannon; Traditional Craft Experience with CELT; Traditional Games; Animal Magic with their amazing display of animals; Strut your Mutt Dog Show; Return of the Warriors Street Pageant; Historical Guided Tours; Street theatre; Live Music; The BBC – The Ború Busking Competition; Comedy Night; Children’s Art; Art Exhibitions & Displays; Table Quiz; Farmer’s Market; Craft Fair; Garden Party; Shannon Swim; Soul SUP & much, much more…..

We hope you will come along and help us commemorate Brian Ború in style. Fun and entertainment for all the family guaranteed!

For details of how to buy tickets for the Furey’s; how to register for Strut your Mutt Dog Show or how to register for the BBC – The Ború Busking Competition please check out our website www.feilebrianboru.com

 Return of the Warriors –

On Sat. 4th July from 9pm, make sure you come out and line the streets of Ballina & Killaloe to welcome back the survivors of the Battle of Clontarf – the remaining Dal Cassian soldiers who have travelled from Armagh after burying their High King, Brian Ború. These warriors will be led into Ballina by the Armagh Rhymers (www.armaghrhymers.com) and will walk to the Palace of Kincora (The Green, Killaloe).

We invite you all to dress in TRADITIONAL COSTUME and assemble on the streets of both towns and in the Green to welcome back these brave soldiers. A prize will be presented for the Best Costume(s). Details of how to make simple costumes are available on our website.

If you would like to dress up and join in this pageant, please contact us by e-mail: info@feilebrianboru.com, send us a message on Facebook or contact 086 3586293. 

Congratulations – 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Brian Ború Themed Poetry Competition in schools –
Holly Sheridan – 4th Class Killaloe Convent Primary
Róisín Hayes – 5th Class Ballina Primary School
Adam Fogarty – 6th Class Ballina Primary School.
The winning poems will be read out in Killaloe Library on Wed. 1st July at 7pm so come along and listen to the works of these budding poets.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Brian Ború Themed Art competition in schools – 

Molly Orme – 3rd Class Ogonnelloe National School
Keelin McNamara – 4th Class Killaloe Convent Primary
Hannah Furey – 5th Class Ballina Primary School
Jessica McCarthy Gilligan – 6th Class Ballina Primary School
Overall winner – Aiden Foley (Age 10) Ogonnelloe National School.
The winning Masterpieces will be on display in the windows of Bridge House Studios Art & Framing shop from Wed. 1st – Sun. 5th July so come along and take a look.

Kindly sponsored by Bridge House Studios.

Feile Brian Boru 2015 is less than one month away.

June 5th, 2015 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

This year’s programme of events is almost finalized and it’s going to be a good one! 

Printed programmes will soon be available in our local shops & businesses.

Details of all events are available on our website so make sure to check it out – www.feilebrianboru.com

You will also find details on our website of how to purchase tickets for the Furey’s Live in Concert in the Lakeside Hotel, along with registration forms for Strut your Mutt Dog Show and the Shannon Swim and also details of how to make a simple costume to be part of our street pageant  “Return of the Warriors”.  

You can also follow us on Facebook for regular updates – www.facebook.com/FeileBrianBoru

For queries or further information, e-mail: info@feilebrianboru.com  

Féile Brian Ború 2015 – Fun for all the family guaranteed!

From Wednesday 1st July – Sunday 5th July 2015, experience a variety of fun activities including, historical guided tours, a stunning Fireworks display over the river Shannon, Traditional Craft Experience, Animal Magic with their amazing display of animals, Strut your Mutt Fun Dog Show, Children’s Art Competition, Art exhibitions & displays, Street Theatre, Live Music, Table Quiz, Farmers Market, Shannon Swim, Canoe Polo and much, much more!

Féile Brian Ború 2015 Highlight – Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS will play LIVE in concert in The Lakeside Hotel on Sunday 5th July. Renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 37 years. Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy. A FUREYS concert  is always a night to remember. Tickets €20. For further information and tickets, contact The Lakeside Hotel T: 061-376122.

Féile Brian Ború 2015 – Fun for all the family guaranteed!

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Check out our website – www.feilebrianboru.com

E-mail: info@feilebrianboru.com  

St. Patrick’s Day 2016

February 2nd, 2015 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Plans are well underway for this year’s parade and it’s guaranteed to be full of music, entertainment, colour and fun!

This year’s parade will leave Ballina GAA Complex @ 2:30pm and it will follow the usual route, finishing in the Green, Killaloe.

We are encouraging all businesses, clubs, organisations and individuals to get involved and enter a float – All creative interpretations are welcome!

To register an entry, please contact John Grimes 086/2587819 or Paddy Collins 087/2615406 or e-mail info@feilebrianboru.com for a registration form

Prizes will be presented on the day for the best entries. A prize will also be presented on the day for the business or home with the Best Dressed Window so if you would like to help add colour to the streets of Ballina/Killaloe by decorating your window(s), please click here to download an entry form or send an e-mail to info@feilebrianboru.com

We hope you will join us in celebrating the 2016 Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day Parade in style!

We need you!

The organising committee are looking for volunteers on the day to assist during the parade. If you are interested in stewarding or you are a First Aider and would like to help out please contact John Grimes 086/2587819 or Paddy Collins 087/2615406 or e-mail info@feilebrianboru.com

 

Commemorating Brian Boru

October 13th, 2014 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The sun shone down in Killaloe/Ballina last Saturday as Ireland’s Greatest High King, Brian Ború, was honoured in his native place with the unveiling of a shield commemorating the 1,000th anniversary of his death at the Battle of Clontarf.

This shield was unveiled by local historian Seán Kierse and Co. Clare based blacksmith Mark Wilson.

Prior to the unveiling the crowd were treated to a performance by a group of Transition Year students from St. Anne’s Community College, Killaloe who performed the Kincora Call.

“We are delighted to be here today to commemorate Brian Ború” said John Grimes, Chairperson of the Féile Brian Ború committee. “Féile Brian Ború was set up in 1993 with the aim of celebrating Brian Ború’s life in his native place and even back then, we hoped that we would be able to do something like this to commemorate Brian Ború in 2014. We hope that this shield will be here for many years to come” John thanked everyone who had been involved, in particular, Mark Wilson, who had put so much work into this piece. John also commended Séan Kierse, local historian, who had imparted so much information about Brian Ború over the years. John also thanked Mr. Kierse for his support of Féile Brian Ború and for his help with setting up Féile Brian Ború 21 years ago.

Tony O’Brien, Deputy Mayor of Clare, congratulated everyone involved and stated that he was delighted to witness the unveiling of the shield in Killaloe. Tony also commended the Féile Brian Ború committee for their continuous work and dedication over the past 21 years even through challenging times.

The Féile Brian Ború committee would like to thank:

Mark Wilson (Blacksmith); Suzi Lewisohn (Silversmith); Suzannah O’Reilly (Artist/Printmaker); Séan Kierse, CELT (Centre for Environmental Living & Training); Clare County Library; Killaloe Library; Kincora Call; Clare County Arts Office; North Tipperary Arts Office; Nard Slabbers – East Clare Repairs; Sarah Devane; Úna Kierse; Paul Mc Namara, George Hickey, Charlie Henniger, Ballinahinch National School & all the local schools; all those who took part in the Copper Craft Workshops during Féile Brian Ború 2014 and all the sponsors of Féile Brian Ború 2014 .

This shield is mounted on the wall outside the Killaloe Library/Brian Ború Heritage Centre and is well worth a visit!

About the shield-

This piece was commissioned by the Féile Brian Ború committee as a way of commemorating Brian Ború in his native place in 2014 and in the future. During Féile Brian Ború 2014 (3rd – 6th July), which commemorated the 1,000th anniversary of the death of Brian Ború at the Battle of Clontarf, the pieces for this unique mural were created by adults and children who took part in Copper craft workshops with Silversmith Suzi Lewisohn at the CELT Traditional Craft Experience. It is a two dimensional copper sculpture using different techniques including stamp work, riveting and wirework. This artwork was created and finished by Co. Clare based blacksmith Mark Wilson and the design for this piece was taken from a woodcut created by artist/printmaker Suzannah O’Reilly with the help of Ballinahinch National School during the Artists in Schools Scheme earlier in 2014.

 

Thank you!

July 16th, 2014 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Following a most successful Féile Brian Ború in Killaloe and Ballina, the committee would like to thank most sincerely all those who helped make this event possible.

We would like to thank in particular all the sponsors of Féile Brian Ború.We recongise that we are currently in a challenging environment and we would like to thank all those, who in spite of this, continue to support our local festival! It is with your support that we continue to build Féile Brian Ború each year, and that we were able to commemorate the millennium anniversary of the death of Ireland’s Greatest High King in style!

Gold Sponsors – Ború Stoves Thurles, Féile Feis Committee, Flanagan’s on the Lake, Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, Molly’s Bar & Restaurant, Ryan Stoves & Trident Holiday Homes.

Silver Sponsors – Alternative Photography, Benson Box, Bond Auto, Brian Ború on the Hill,Derg Business Alliance, Quay Arts, Reddan’s Bar, Whelan’s Newsagent & Foodstore

Bronze Sponsors – Allied Irish Bank, An Siopa Beag, Collins Pharmacy, Ballina, Collins Pharmacy, Killaloe & Celtic Cat, Derg Credit Union, Green Cross Pharmacy, Gooser’s Bar & Restaurant, Grogan’s Pharmacy & Opticians, Harry Brann Auctioneers, Heaney’s Costcutters, Killaloe Post Office, Larkin’s Gala, Mike McGrath Haulage, M.L.’s Hair Studio, McKeogh’s Hardware, New York Pizza, Scoops Ice Cream Parlour, Simply Delicious, Strands, Supervalu, TJ’s Angling Centre, Tuscany Bistro, Walsh’s Bar

We would also like to express our huge gratitude to the organizations below who continue to provide sponsorship towards Féile Brian Ború – Fáilte Ireland, Clare County CouncilNorth Tipperary County Council and Waterways Ireland.

Last but not least, we would also like to sincerely thank all those who give of their time and energy to support all aspects of the festival – Irish Coastguard Killaloe, Killaloe Gardaí, Killaloe Fire Brigade, Killaloe Library, Killaloe Tourist Information Office, St. Flannan’s Cathedral, Bryan Brislane, Smith O’Brien & Ballina GAA Clubs, Ballina & Killaloe Tidy Towns Committees, Killaloe/Ballina Men’s Shed, Ballina Riverside Pool, Kincora Kids, Community Garden, Kincora Call, Sarah Devane, Úna Kierse, Keith Wood, Charlie McGeever, Sadie Scanlan, Killaloe Ballina 2014 Project, our local clergy, clubs, councillors & schools, to all the volunteers who gave of their time in any way in regards to this year’s festival, to all the event organisers who work so hard to help us to deliver a great programme of events and to everyone, from home and away, that came and supported the festival this year, we hope you enjoyed it and we thank you all for making it one of the best festivals ever!

 

CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2015

June 10th, 2014 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Plans are well underway for this year’s parade and it’s guaranteed to be full of music, entertainment, colour and fun!

This year’s parade will leave Ballina Riverside Park at 2:30pm and it will follow the usual route, finishing in the Green, Killaloe.

We are encouraging all businesses, clubs, organisations and individuals to get involved and enter a float – All creative interpretations are welcome!

To register an entry, please contact John Grimes 086/2587819 or Paddy Collins 087/2615406 or e-mail info@feilebrianboru.com for a registration form

Prizes will be presented on the day for the best entries. A prize will also be presented on the day for the business or home with the Best Dressed Window so if you would like to help add colour to the streets of Ballina/Killaloe by decorating your window(s), please complete an entry form or send an e-mail to info@feilebrianboru.com

We hope you will join us in celebrating the 2015 Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day Parade in style!

We need you!

The organising committee are looking for volunteers on the day to assist during the parade. If you are interested in stewarding or you are a First Aider and would like to help out please contact John Grimes 086/2587819 or Paddy Collins 087/2615406 or e-mail info@feilebrianboru.com

 

Following a most successful Féile Brian Ború in Killaloe and Ballina, the committee would like to thank most sincerely all those who helped make this event possible.

We would like to thank in particular all the sponsors of Féile Brian Ború.

We recongise that we are currently in a challenging environment and we would like to thank all those, who in spite of this, continue to support our local festival! It is with your support that we continue to build Féile Brian Ború each year, and we hope that 2014 will see even bigger celebrations to commemorate the death ofIreland’s Greatest High King in his native place.

Gold Sponsors – An Siopa Beag, Féile Feis Committee, Flanagan’s Bar & Restaurant, Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre, Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre and Molly’s Bar & Restaurant

Silver Sponsors – Alternative Photography, Benson Box, Bond Auto, Gooser’s Bar & Restaurant, Larkin’s Gala, O’Donovan’s Bar & Restaurant, Quay Arts, Reddan’s Bar, Scoops Ice Cream Parlour, Spirit of Killaloe, Whelan’s Foodstore

Bronze Sponsors – Allied Irish Bank, Amore Mio, Alchemy, Collins Pharmacy, Ballina, Collins Pharmacy, Killaloe & Celtic Cat, Brown Paper, Forme Beauty Salon, Green Cross Pharmacy, Grogan’s Pharmacy & Opticians, Harry Brann Auctioneers, Heaney’s Costcutters, Joanne’s Fashion House, Killaloe Post Office, Mike McGrath Haulage, ML’s Hair Studio, McKeogh’s Hardware, Next Generation, O’Meara’s Bookmakers, Ponte Vecchio, Planet Tri, Simply Delicious, The Greene Room, Strands, Supervalu, TJ’s Angling Centre & Walsh’s Bar

We would also like to express our huge gratitude to the organizations below who conitue to provide sponsorship towards Féile Brian Ború –

Fáilte Ireland, Clare County CouncilNorth Tipperary County Council and Waterways Ireland.

Last but not least, we would also like to sincerely thank all those who give of their time and energy to support all aspects of the festival – Killaloe Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre, Killaloe Gardaí, Irish Coastguard, Killaloe, Killaloe Fire Brigade, Killaloe Library, Killaloe Tourist Information Office, St. Flannan’s Cathedral, University of Limerick Activity Centre, Smith O’Brien & Ballina GAA Clubs, Ballina & Killaloe Tidy Towns Committees, Ormond & East Clare Comhaltas, Clarisford SRS, Killaloe Ballina Festivals & Events networking group, Killaloe Ballina 2014 Project, Charlie McGeever, Sadie Scanlan, Tom Greene, Bryan Brislane, our local clergy, clubs, councillors & schools.

A special thank you to our patron Keith Wood, to Alan Kelly for all his support, to all the event organisers who work so hard to help us to deliver a great programme of events, to anyone who gave of their time in any way in regards to this year’s festival and to everyone, from home and away, that came and supported the festival this year, we hope you enjoyed it and we thank you all for making it one of the best festivals ever!

 

 

Féile Brian Ború 2013 Gold Sponsors

July 8th, 2013 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Historical re-enactors took some time out from their busy schedule in Brian Boru’s Living History Camp yesterday to visit the 2013 Féile Brian Ború Gold Sponsors – An Siopa Beag, Flanagan’s Bar & restaurant, The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre and Molly’s Bar and Restaurant. Our other gold sponsor was the Féile Féis committee. A huge thanks to all!

Shannon Swim 2013

July 7th, 2013 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The 2013 Féile Brian Ború Shannon Swim took place on Sunday last, running from the Pier Head to the Bridge through the Canal.
19 people took part in the swim and prizes were awarded to the following –
Overall Winner/Men’s Open 1st – Finn McGeever
Mens Open 2nd – Donnacha McGeever
Mens Open 3rd – Ruairí McGeever
Ladies Open 1st – Amy Killeen
Ladies Open 2nd – Rosie Foley
Ladies Open 3rd – Majella Scanlan
Juvenille Winner – Steven Atkinson
Masters 1st – Damien McCormack
Masters 2nd – Jennifer Hennessy
Masters 3rd – Greg Chatfield
Thanks to the Killaloe Coast Guard Unit; Jonathan McGrath, Irish ParaOlympic Swimmer, who presented prizes to the winners and thanks to all who took part in the event.

Children’s Art Competition

July 6th, 2013 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Over 60 children took part in the annual Féile Brian Ború Children’s Art Copmpetition on Saturday last in Killaloe Library.
Prizes were presented in the following categories:
0 – 3 year olds
1st prize – Emily Begley Age 2
2nd prize – Lawrence Durack Age 2
3rd prize – Lily Conroy Age 2
4 – 6 year olds
1st prize – Jillian Buckley Age 6
2nd prize – Clara Coughlan Age 4
3rd prize – Lucy Pigott Age 5
7 – 9 year olds
1st prize – Patrick Durack Age 7
2nd prize – Aisling O’Neill Age 9
3rd prize – John J. Ryan Age 9
10+ year old
1st prize – Naomi Rice Age 13
2nd prize – Ellen Roche Ryan Age 12
3rd prize – Phoebe Lanharth Age 10
 
Thanks to Killaloe Library for hosting this event and to all the children who took part.

The beauty of the picturesque twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina, awaits you during the 20th Annual “Féile Brian Ború Festival”.

As it is the birthplace of Brian Ború, we like to commemorate Ireland’s Greatest High King in style! With a busy programme of events, this years’ Festival is a perfect fun-filled event for all the family.

It is also another milestone on the road to our build up to celebrations in 2014.

 

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES…

From Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th July 2013, experience a variety of excellent events including, Viking Long Boat Trips on the River Shannon; Brian Ború’s encampment; historical guided tours on lake and land; Animal magic with their amazing display of animals; a stunning Fireworks display over the Shannon and the festival highlight – a live concert in the Lakeside Hotel with Hermitage Green – a 5 piece acoustic folk/rock band from Limerick.

In the historic 12th century St. Flannan’s Cathedral, enjoy the Féile Pageant & Ceolchoirm; an evening with the National Harp Orchestra and the Limerick Pipe Band; guided tours of this stunning building; Féile Brian Ború lecture and the Craft Fair.

AND THERE’S STILL MORE ….You can also enjoy the children’s Art Competition, the Exploration Dome; Teenzone; Garden Fete; Farmer’s Market; art exhibitions and displays including “Art in Windows”; pub theatre nights; music workshops; Féile Table Quiz; tag rugby; King Puck; Hurling and Camogie matches; Blessing of Boats; a range of water sport events including boat races, Canoe Polo, the Shannon Swim; and a Guinness World Record Attempt in Lough Derg by Christopher Healy to scuba Dive the distance of 20km without surfacing!

We hope you will come along and help us commemorate Brian Ború in style – Fun and entertainment guaranteed!

A programme of events is available on our website – www.feilebrianboru.com

 For further information contact:

e:  info@feilebrianboru.com

t:   086 44662446

f:    www.facebook.com/Feilebrianboru