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

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Events by Day - Sunday 7th July

Sunday 7th 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!

Giant Stand up paddle boarding sessions
Sunday 7th July - 10:00 am Killaloe Canal (Between the Waters)

A Free Giant Stand Up Paddleboarding session in Killaloe Canal (start point Between the Waters). 12 places per slots/session on a first-come first-served basis. 1000 – 1145  1145 – 1230 1230-1315 1400 – 1445 1445 – 1530 Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 6 up. Life jackets provided. Expect to get wet so… Read More

Viking Village
Sunday 7th July - 11:00 am 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

Farmers Market
Sunday 7th July - 11:00 am Between the Waters, Killaloe

 Visit our weekly Farmers Market where craft workers, food stalls and organic growers showcase their wares.

Children’s Colouring Competition @ Coffee & Cars
Sunday 7th July - 11:00 am McKeogh's Car Park, Ballina

While you are admiring the cars at Coffee & Cars, let the younger folk get involved in a car themed colouring competition. Entries can be dropped to the Pit Stop Cáfe, Ballina. Prizes will be presented for the best entries. Co-ordinated and sponsored by the Pit Stop Cafe.     

Cars and Coffee-style event
Sunday 7th July - 11:00 am McKeogh's Car Park, Ballina

The Cars and Coffee-style event is an organised car/owner meet-up where beautiful vehicles and their owners come together. Along with this, spectators usually join in for the sights and sounds.

Sunday 7th July - 11:00 am Ballina Riverside Pool

Come and enjoy fun and games in the water at Ballina heated swimming pool. €2.50 per child – BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL Tickets 21 – 40 Co-ordinated by Ballina Swimming Pool committee Pool opens to the public at 2pm.  

Sunday 7th July - 11:30 am Killaloe-Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

Imagine & create your own magical fairy house. Suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years. Old clothes essential! BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Book Here!  

Garden Party @ The Killaloe Hotel
Sunday 7th July - 12:00 pm The Killaloe Hotel and Spa

Join the team at the Killaloe Hotel & Spa in their beautiful gardens and enjoy live music with Atomic Chicken, tasty burgers and hot dogs and children’s entertainment.

Viking Ship Trips on the lake
Sunday 7th July - 12:00 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

Community Garden Open Day
Sunday 7th 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!

Sunday 7th July - 1:30 pm Killaloe-Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

Come along to create your own Fairy Queen Wings & Mini Crown. Join King Brian Borus’ Fairy Queen Aoibheal of Ballycuggaran wearing your own crown as you walk in their footsteps. Suitable for children aged 5 -12 years. BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Book Here!    

Ballina GAA Duck Race, Family Games & Meet & Beat our Ballina county Heroes!!
Sunday 7th July - 1:30 pm Ballina Pontoon, Riverside Walk

Forget the Olympics, there is only one major race this summer. The Ballina Juvenile GAA Club “Great Duck Race” takes place on the 7th July at 1.30pm as part of the Brian Boru Festival. In what promises to be a great day, there will be special guests, fun challenges and of course the greatest Duck… Read More

Hang Tough Challenge
Sunday 7th July - 2:00 pm Green opposite Flanagan's on the Lake
€3 for Juvenile €5 for adults

How long can you hang? Prizes, trophies and more importantly bragging rights for the winners. U’14’s and Adult Category Each entry gets entered into a raffle. All funds raised go to the Ballina Handball Club roof fundraiser

Sunday 7th July - 3:00 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!