Féile Brian Boru 2021 will take place from Wednesday 7th July to Sunday 11th July.

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Events by Day - Saturday 10th July

Photography Competition
Saturday 10th July - 12:00 am Online
Free

Put your photography skills to the test and enter your best snap of our twin towns. Competition categories are U16s and Adults. Winners will be announced on Sunday, 11th July. The categories are wildlife, nature, buildings & structures, pastimes and scenic shots in our locality. Adult Photography Competition Submission Portal Under 16 Photography Competition Submission… Read More

Your Favourite Place on a Plate
Saturday 10th July - 12:00 am Killaloe
Free

Packs are available for collection from Queally’s Supervalu, Killaloe Decorate, colour, and design your own paper plate under the theme of “Your Favourite Place”. Packs can be picked up and dropped off at SuperValu. Entries will then be displayed in windows across the towns. Drop your entries back to SuperValu before 6pm on Saturday.

Brian Ború’s Wild and Wonderful Art Adventure
Saturday 10th July - 12:00 am Killaloe
Free

Each Clan (family/small group under 6) completes an adventure across the festival weekend using our downloadable trail map. First, the art adventure takes Clans to several heritage locations in Killaloe and Ballina. Then, compete with rival clans for the title of Wild Clan by taking Clan Selfies at the magical locations on our downloadable and… Read More

Virtual Pet Competition
Saturday 10th July - 12:00 am Online
Free

Enter a picture of your beloved animal friends into one of our pet competition categories; Cutest Eyes, Best Action Shot, Best “Oh No” Shot and Best Sleeping Position. The submission portal closes at 8pm on Saturday, 10th with winners announced on Sunday. Submission portal for our Virtual Pet Competition  

Self Guided Historical Walking Tour
Saturday 10th July - 12:00 am Killaloe and Ballina
Free

Take a self-guided walk through the historic twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina following the canal and River Shannon. The tour will take you past nine panels each with an old image and description of the place in its time; you will also find out about the trades associated with these waterways and how they… Read More

Fiona’s Art Classes
Saturday 10th July - 12:00 am Online
€5

These pre-recorded art classes are suitable for all the family to participate in. There are four exciting art classes for those aged 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Each episode walks children through all the necessary steps to complete a magnificent piece of art. €5 per family for unlimited access to all 12 online art classes. Book… Read More

Scavenger Hunt
Saturday 10th July - 12:00 am Killaloe
Free

Explore the twin towns of Ballina and Killaloe as you embark on an adventure completing the Féile Brian Ború Scavenger Hunt. How many can you find? Suitable for younger members of the family. Downloadable Scavenger Hunt

Blessing of the Boats
Saturday 10th July - 10:00 am Jetty, Ballina Riverside Park
Free

All vessels which are on the water throughout the year will be blessed. All vessels are welcome!

Kayaking with My Next Adventure
Saturday 10th July - 10:00 am Between the Waters, Killaloe
€5

Take to the waters of the Killaloe canal on a kayak with My Next Adventure. Enjoy a half hour session while admiring the views of the twin towns. All equipment is provided. €5 per person, pre-booking is required. Book now

Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Derg Isle
Saturday 10th July - 10:00 am Between the Waters, Killaloe
€5

Test your balance as you head out onto the waters of the Killaloe Canal. Derg Isle will introduce you to the world of stand up paddle boarding (SUPing). Enjoy a half hour session while enjoying the views of the bridge connecting the towns. All equipment is provided. €5 per person, pre-booking is required. Book now

Magical Fairy Doors Workshop
Saturday 10th July - 10:00 am Outside Killaloe Library
€5

Queen Aibheal, the legendary fairy Queen of Ballycuggeran, still reigns in the underworld to this day. Make your own magical fairy door to visit the magical fairyland anytime from home. Prebooking essential Book now 

Peter Lacey Photographic Exhibition
Saturday 10th July - 10:00 am Pier Head, Killaloe
Free

This collection of Peter Lacey’s photographs were recently donated to Killaloe-Ballina Local History Society. Displayed where Peter taught the local children to swim in the 50s and 60s, this offers a brief insight into the life of this incredible man. If you wish to see the complete collection, visit www.killaloeballinalhs.wordpress.com. Peter came to Killaloe around… Read More

Magical Fairy Doors Workshop 11am
Saturday 10th July - 11:00 am Outside Killaloe Library
€5

Queen Aibheal, the legendary fairy Queen of Ballycuggeran, still reigns in the underworld to this day. Make your own magical fairy door to visit the magical fairyland anytime from home. Prebooking essential Book now 

Art Exhibition
Saturday 10th July - 11:00 am The Bridge Gallery, Ballina
Free

Limerick based artist, Mary Hickey, and Zuzana Jezikova who lives in Killaloe showcase their magnificent and spellbounding works. Hickey takes the viewer on a journey of colour fusion and movement while Jezikova uses her artwork to connect viewers to their ancestral heritage and their inner light. Opened from 11am-6pm for the duration of the festival.

The Fantastical Fish of Lough Derg Workshop
Saturday 10th July - 12:00 pm Outside Killaloe Library
€5

Ink painting & craft workshop celebrating the local legend of the Lough Derg monster fish! Prebooking Essential Book now 

The Fantastical Fish of Lough Derg Workshop
Saturday 10th July - 1:00 pm Outside Killaloe Library
€5

Ink painting & craft workshop celebrating the local legend of the Lough Derg monster fish! Prebooking Essential Book now 

Flyboarding Displays
Saturday 10th July - 2:00 pm Near the Bridge
Free

Keep your eyes peeled along the River Shannon as there will be random flyboarding displays taking place between the twin towns.

Clan Flags Workshop
Saturday 10th July - 2:00 pm Outside Killaloe Library
€5

Be battle-ready and create your own personal modern day Clan Flag! Fabric flag design, based on the original coats of arms of the Dalcassians of Clare. Prebooking Essential Book Now

Clan Flags Workshop
Saturday 10th July - 3:00 pm Outside Killaloe Library
€5

Be battle-ready and create your own personal modern day Clan Flag! Fabric flag design, based on the original coats of arms of the Dalcassians of Clare. Prebooking Essential Book Now

Mystical River Wishes Workshop
Saturday 10th July - 4:00 pm Outside Killaloe Library
€5

Make a mystical wish! Follow the ancient ritual of making offerings to the majestic mystical river Shannon. Model making based on Killaloe’s wonderful St. Lua’s Oratory. Prebooking Essential Book Now

Mystical River Wishes Workshop
Saturday 10th July - 5:00 pm Outside Killaloe Library
€5

Make a mystical wish! Follow the ancient ritual of making offerings to the majestic mystical river Shannon. Model making based on Killaloe’s wonderful St. Lua’s Oratory. Prebooking Essential Book Now

Norma Manly Livestreamed
Saturday 10th July - 8:00 pm Online
Free

Norma Manly is a local singer/songwriter from Ballina. Her song-writing journey began with long summer evenings and dark winter nights washed away with the sounds of jazz, blues and soul. Norma is creating intense, melodic and timeless sounds evoking jazz singers of old, infused with blues and soul while constantly attempting to add innovative artistic… Read More

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