Féile Brian Boru 2023 will take place from Wednesday 5th July to Sunday 9th July.

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Events by Day - Saturday 8th July

Virtual Pet Competition
Saturday 8th July - 12:00 am Online

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, 9th with winners announced on Sunday. Submission portal for our Virtual Pet Competition  

Saturday 8th July - 10:00 am Outside Killaloe Library

Come along to create your own celtic crown. Join the ancient royalty of Ireland, King Brian Boru and his Fairy Queen Aoibheal of Ballycuggeran wearing your own crown as you walk in their footsteps. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Book Here!  

The Great Big Killa-Leaux Tapestry
Saturday 8th July - 10:00 am Killaloe Library

Be part of the great big Killa-leaux DrawingTapestry 2023. All people local and visiting, of all ages are invited to come and add their part to the enormous drawing. The project is inspired by the infamous 11th Century Bayeux Tapestry which has embroidered battle scenes depicting the Battle of Hastings and is over 70 metres long! Come… Read More

Beginner’s Art for Adults
Saturday 8th July - 10:00 am The Bridge Creative Arts Centre

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. €10.00pp. BOOKING ESSENTIAL – book your place here!

Penalty shootout competition (4 – 18 years)
Saturday 8th July - 10:30 am Smith O'Brien's GAA Indoor Astro

Free, Brian Boru Festival indoor astro, family-friendly, penalty shootout competition for 4-18 year olds. Score 3 penalties to get your name into the draw for a chance to win some coveted Lough Derg FC merchandise. No booking is needed, just drop in and take a penalty or two or three! Organizers: Lough Derg FC Day:… Read More

Saturday 8th July - 11:15 am Outside Killaloe Library

Back for 2023 due to popular demand….. Design & decorate your own sword and shield to be part of Brian Boru’s warrior army! Let the battles begin! Suitable for age 5 years and over BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Book Here!

Living Lunchbox & Food for the Bees with Good and Green
Saturday 8th July - 12:00 pm Outside Killaloe Library

Stop by for a 30 minute session with Good and Green to learn how to sow and grow salads, herbs and flowers. Feel free to bring your windowbox/planter to use on the day, or alternatively recycle some containers you already have. (There will be some available for use on the day). Suitable for all ages… Read More

Saturday 8th July - 12:30 pm Outside Killaloe Library

Imagine & create your own magical fairy door, a portal to the ancient world of ‘the good people’. Suitable for children aged 5 and over BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Book Here!

U9’s Hurling Tournament
Saturday 8th July - 1:15 pm Smith O'Brien's GAA, Killaloe

Come along and watch the “Clash of the Ash” between our local U’9 teams. Co-ordinated by Smith O’Brien’s GAA, Killaloe

STRUT YOUR MUTT Féile Brian Ború FUN Dog Show
Saturday 8th July - 2:00 pm Cathedral Quay
€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

Saturday 8th July - 2:30 pm Outside Killaloe Library

Create your own miniature boat and get ready to set sail on the shores of our magical Lough Derg. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Book Here!

Saturday 8th July - 3:45 pm Outside Killaloe Library

Design and create your own jewellery inspired by the ancient treasures of Ireland. Join this creative workshop and design and create your own jewellery inspired by the ancient treasures of Ireland. Suitable for children 8 years and over. BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Book Here

Guided Tour of St. Flannan’s Cathedral
Saturday 8th July - 4:00 pm St. Flannan's Cathedral

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, and many other unique features within the doors of the Cathedral. Tour Guide: Deborah Dudgeon 

Live Music with The Corner Boys
Saturday 8th July - 8:30 pm The Green, Killaloe

A chance for the adults to show off their dance moves with a fantastic, lively band “The Corner Boys” with fiddle, bass guitar, percussion and vocals. A great event to get you buzzing before the Féile Fireworks. This event is part sponsored by CWB Management

Féile Fireworks
Saturday 8th July - 10:45 pm Near the Bridge

We welcome back Rocket Pyrotechnics for another amazing display of Fireworks over the River Shannon – An event not to be missed!