Féile Brian Boru 2024 will take place from Wednesday 3rd July to Sunday 7th July.

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Events by Day - Saturday 6th July

Outdoor Yoga with Jen
Saturday 6th July - 10:00 am Two Mile Gate

Come along and join Jen for an outdoor yoga session by the lake, no need to book in just bring yourself and a mat along! All levels welcome 🌞🧘🏽‍♀️🧘‍♂️🕉

Saturday 6th July - 10:00 am Killaloe-Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

Come along and make your own clay battle warrior  – choose from the mighty Dalcassian Army or the fierce Vikings. Suitable for children aged 5+ BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Book here!

Beginner’s Art for Adults
Saturday 6th 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!

Blessing of the Boats
Saturday 6th July - 10:30 am Ballina Quay (near Flanagan's)

The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition that began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities, to ensure a safe and bountiful season. Bring along your boat and join in this ancient tradition, with Fr. Tom Lanigan-Ryan.

Shannon Swim c. 500 metres
Saturday 6th July - 11:30 am Pier Head

One of the longest running events as part of Feile Brian Boru, the Shannon Swim runs from the Pier Head to the Bridge. Are you brave enough to give it a go? ENTRY FORM IS ESSENTIAL AND MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY 5TH JULY 2024 Prizes will be presented on the day in the following… Read More

Irish Kings and Queens – portraits puppets
Saturday 6th July - 11:30 am Killaloe-Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

Make yourself into an Irish King or Queen and fool your friends and family! Suitable for children aged 8+ BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Book here!

Viking Village
Saturday 6th July - 12:00 pm Smith O'Brien's GAA, Killaloe V94 K2R9

We are delighted to welcome Lakes Viking to Killaloe-Ballina, and we hope you will come along to their village in Cathedral Quay. Enjoy chatting with our visitors and experience a range of exhibits including; Tablet Weaving, Needlework, Weapons and Armor,  Weapons, Leatherwork, Birds of Prey, Runes, Toys and Jewelry, Face-painting,  Storytelling, Carving, Coins, Music, and… Read More

“Relationship Magic” – Louise Hay workshop
Saturday 6th July - 12:00 pm The Barn, Main Street, Killaloe

Learn to use the work of Louise Hay in your daily life at this wonderful workshop delivered by Sandra O’Farrell.  The first relationship to improve is the one you have with yourself. When you’re happy with yourself, then all of your other relationships improve, too. A happy person is very attractive to others. If you’re… Read More

Sailing Taster Sessions on Lough Derg
Saturday 6th July - 12:00 pm Ballina Riverside Park (near the Washerwoman's Brudge)

Ever fancy sailing on Lough Derg? Well now is your chance! Killaloe Sailing Club will provide taster sessions on Lough Derg. Sessions are free but advance booking is advisable – please book your slot below – 12pm – 12:30pm 12:30pm – 1:00pm 1:00pm – 1:30pm 1:30pm – 2:00pm 2:00pm – 2:30pm 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Community Garden Open Day
Saturday 6th July - 1:00 pm Killaloe Ballina Garden Community

A great chance to see the great growth (literally) at the Killaloe Community Garden. Why not drop in and maybe find your green fingers!

Saturday 6th July - 1:30 pm Killaloe-Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

Design & decorate your own sword and shield to be part of Brian Boru’s warrior army! Let the battles begin! Suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years. Old clothes essential) BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Book Here!  

STRUT YOUR MUTT Féile Brian Ború FUN Dog Show
Saturday 6th 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

Viking Ship Trips on the Lake
Saturday 6th July - 2:00 pm Pontoon, near Killaloe Library

Lakes Vikings will bring a replica Viking Ship to Killaloe-Ballina to sail on Lough Derg. Come along and take a short trip and learn about this ship from the Vikings themselves. Wristband event – wristbands can be purchased at the Viking Village

High ropes experience
Saturday 6th July - 2:00 pm UL Sport Adventure Centre, Two Mile Gate

ULAC is home to Munster’s First High Ropes Course. The course is a series of physical adventure challenges requiring a combination of teamwork skills and individual commitment. This aerial obstacle course consists of six individual elements that focus on the individual achievements of participants as they challenge themselves. Physical Safety is ensured through the use… Read More

Royal Boru Mega Crowns
Saturday 6th July - 3:00 pm Killaloe-Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

Come along and make a “royal Boru” mega crown – let your creativity flow! Suitable for children aged 5-12 years BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Book here!

Féile Brian Ború photography outing
Saturday 6th July - 9:30 pm Ballina Quay

The Killaloe Ballina Photography Club and Féile Brian Ború invite you to photograph the Viking procession and raid followed by the fireworks. All abilities welcome.   We will post articles in the chat on how to use you phone, DSLR, or mirrorless camera. A tripod and remote shutter release is recommended for DSLR or mirrorless… Read More

Vikings torch parade
Saturday 6th July - 10:00 pm The Bridge & Flanagan's, Ballina

Watch as the Vikings parade from their Village to Flanagan’s in Ballina. Come along and watch a Battle Challenge between the two clan leaders.  

Féile Fireworks
Saturday 6th 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!