Events by Type - Fun

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

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Scariff Bay Community Radio Live Broadcast
Saturday 20th July - 10:00 am Outside Killaloe Library
Free

The regular Saturday mornings slots, including the Saturday Chronicle Live, Around the Parishes and the Lunchtime News will broadcast from Killaloe so come along and put your request in! The Community Radio broadcasts on 88.3MHz or you can listen online – www.scariffbayradio.com

Taster Kayaking
Saturday 20th July - 10:00 am Killaloe Canal
Free

Come along and try Kayaking taster sessions in the Canal. €5pp for 30 minutes on the water. Co-ordinated by My Next Adventure

Sailing Taster Sessions
Saturday 20th July - 11:00 am Ballina Riverside Park (below The Washerwoman's Bridge)
Free

Ever fancied sailing on Lough Derg? Well here is your chance – Killaloe Sailing Club are offering children and adults the opportunity to enjoy dinghy sailing on the lake, in a safe environment, free of charge. All levels are Welcome. Co-ordinated by Killaloe Sailing Club.

Rhythm by the Lake – Fuinneamh the Community Drum
Saturday 20th July - 12:30 pm Outside Killaloe Library
Free

A 14ft drum for all to play – no experience of drumming needed! Pop down anytime between 12:30 & 2pm and give it a go! Made from 90% repurposed material from all over Ireland. This drum is about creating community while having fun together, it’s for all ages and abilities. To play Fuinneamh all you… Read More

Flyboarding Show on the River Shannon
Saturday 20th July - 4:00 pm Near The Bridge
Free

Come along to watch a fantastic flyboarding display by Mark from “Flyboard Lough Derg”. What is Flyboarding? A Flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft. Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath which provide thrust for the rider to fly up to… Read More

Flyboarding Show on the River Shannon
Saturday 20th July - 4:45 pm Near The Bridge
Free

Come along to watch a fantastic flyboarding display by Mark from “Flyboard Lough Derg”. What is Flyboarding? A Flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft. Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath which provide thrust for the rider to fly up to… Read More

LED Fly-boarding Show
Saturday 20th July - 10:30 pm On Lough Derg (Near the Bridge)
Free

Come along to watch a fantastic LED fly-boarding show, on the water near the bridge. Guaranteed to be a spectacular display and a real treat before our Féile Fireworks.

U’8’s Hurling Tournament
Sunday 21st July - 11:00 am Smith O'Brien's GAA, Killaloe
Free

Come along and watch the “Clash of the Ash” between our local U’8 teams. Sponsored by Bond Auto

Family Fun @ Ballina Swimming Pool
Sunday 21st July - 12:00 pm Ballina Swimming Pool
Free

Come and enjoy The Riverside Park and Playground, Walks & Outdoor Heated Pool. Fun for all the Family with fun games in the pool & special Féile Family rates. Lifeguards on Duty. Pool opens as normal from 2pm – 6pm. Co-ordinated by Ballina Swimming Pool

Traditional Family Fun Day
Sunday 21st July - 2:00 pm Cathedral Quay, Killaloe
€5.00 for 5 tickets

€5 for 5 tickets – payable at the Gate. Activities which require a ticket are marked below: ARCHERY (TICKET) – Do you think you could be the next Brian Ború? Then come along and have a go at our Archery shooting ranges. Archery shooting ranges are open to both adults and children.  Archery is one of the oldest… Read More

Emergency Services Open Day
Sunday 21st July - 2:00 pm The Green, Killaloe
Free

Our local Emergency Services will take time out of their busy day so we can find out all about their jobs and what they use every day – cars, vans, boats & trucks. Get fingerprinted by the Gardaí and hear sirens wail. They will also be joined by the RSA, with the Shuttle and the… Read More

Malcolm the Marmoset PI.
Sunday 21st July - 2:00 pm The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre
€5.00

This immersive multi-media story includes a marmoset, a snake, gorilla, sloth, gibbon and a toucan, soundtracked by a world class line-up of musicians brought together by the Music Generation Limerick City team – including Diane Daly, Kathleen Turner, Boris Hunka, Aine Doolan, Jean Wallace, Ciara Meade and more. The showing takes place within its own micro-theatre… Read More

Garden Party at the Lakeside Hotel
Sunday 21st July - 2:00 pm The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre
Free

In the Lakeside’s award winning landscaped Gardens, enjoy live music, BBQ, kid’s entertainment and lots of fun stuff for the whole family. *This event is subject to weather conditions. Malcolm the Marmoset PI. its own micro-theatre will also take place as part of the Garden Party.

STRUT YOUR MUTT Féile Brian Ború 2019 FUN Dog Show
Sunday 21st July - 4:00 pm Cathedral Quay, Killaloe
€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

Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday 7th July - 10:00 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

Virtual Pet Competition
Wednesday 7th July - 10:00 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  

Brian Ború’s Wild and Wonderful Art Adventure
Wednesday 7th July - 10:00 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

Your Favourite Place on a Plate
Wednesday 7th July - 10:00 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.

Photography Competition
Wednesday 7th July - 10:00 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

Photography Competition
Thursday 8th 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
Thursday 8th 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
Thursday 8th 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
Thursday 8th 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  

Scavenger Hunt
Thursday 8th 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

Photography Competition
Friday 9th 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
Friday 9th 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.

Virtual Pet Competition
Friday 9th 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  

Brian Ború’s Wild and Wonderful Art Adventure
Friday 9th 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

Scavenger Hunt
Friday 9th 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

Brian Ború Boogie
Friday 9th July - 7:00 pm Housing Estates to be Announced
Free

DJ Eddie will travel to a number of estates in Ballina and Killaloe to play music from his mobile disco. All the children in each housing estate are encouraged to come out and dance along. Estates much register their interest before July 7th @5pm by emailing info@feilebrianboru.com.

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  

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

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

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 

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

Brian Ború’s Wild and Wonderful Art Adventure
Sunday 11th 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

Scavenger Hunt
Sunday 11th 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