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Féile Brian Ború 2016

July 3rd, 2016 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The 23rd Annual Féile Brian Ború has come to an end and the committee would like to thank most sincerely all the sponsors of the festival and all those who helped to make it a success. We would also like to thank all those who attended and took part in our events –

Children’s Art Competition –

0 – 3:

1st – Emily Monaghan – Age 3

2nd – Noah – Age 2

3rd – Ellie Eilís Griffin – Age 3

4 – 6:

1st – Eleanor – Age 6

2nd – Clodagh Swez Walsh – Age 5

3rd – Isabella Hogan – Age 4

7 – 9:

1st – Matthew Ryan – Age 8

2nd – Evie Green – Age 8

3rd – Aoife Kennedy – Age 9

10+

1st – Amy McKeogh – Age 12

2nd – Liam Daly – Age 12

3rd – Ella Joslin – Age 12

There was also a highly commended section with the following winners:

Junior Category: Leon Carrew – Age 4

Senior Section: Immogen Davidson – Age 11

 

Shannon Swim –

A huge thanks to the Lakeside Hotel Leisure Centre who sponsored the swim hats.

Men’s Open:

1st – Finn McGeever with a new record time of 6minutes 24 seconds

2nd – Darren O’Connell

Ladies Open:

1st – Rosie Foley

2nd – Olive Foley

3rd – Jane Keating

Masters:

1st – Donagh O’Sullivan

2nd – Michael Donnellan

3rd – Mike Kelly

Funkiest Granny – Yvonne O’Donoghue

Best Dressed Lady – Marina Rostier

“Grandest” Grandad – Anthony O’Donoghue

Grooviest Grandad – Steven Scanlan

A huge thanks to the sponsors of this competition – Fine Rags; Green Cross Pharmacy; Grogan’s Pharmacy; J’adore Nail & Beauty; M.L.’s.

Archery Competition: Jimmy Dwyer who got 3 bulls eyes

Welly Throwing Competition: Robert Cantrell – over 23 metres

TOBSS

Ten expert historians bring Ireland’s most famous king to life for you at St. Flannan’s Cathedral, Killaloe, County Clare on 2 – 3 JULY 2016

  • Entertaining and informative talks
  • Buffet lunches and a wine reception
  • Includes a 3 hour guided tour of local historic sites on Sunday 3 July

Special Day Rate – just 30 Euros for residents of Clare, Tipperary, Kerry and Galway and for tourists

!!!PLUS!!!

  • Brian Boru BBQ with live Irish entertainment at Flanagans on the Lake, starting 6.30pm, Sat 2 July – open to all by ticket

 Adult BBQ 15 Euros — Child BBQ 7.50 Euros

 

Get your tickets now from the Killaloe/Ballina Community and Family Resource Centre, Main Street, Killaloe

Or email tobssinformation@gmail.com

Following a most successful St. Patrick’s Day parade in Ballina/ Killaloe the organising committee would like to thank all those who helped make the day such a success.

  • Sergeant Annette Ryan and members of the Killaloe Gardaí for their excellent work in ensuring the safe and successful running of the parade
  • The Killaloe Coastguard Unit for their participation in the parade and for organising a fly-over during the parade
  • The Killaloe Fire Brigade
  • All the clubs/organisations, businesses and individuals who put so much work into preparing their floats for the day
  • The dignitories who were present on the reviewing stand – Councillor Michael Begley, Councillor Phyll Bugler, Cllr. Joe Cooney, Timmy Dooley T.D., Fr. James Grace, Fr. Edmond O’Rahelly, Inspector John O’Sullivan, Reverend Gary Paulsen and Sadie Scanlan.
  • Mike McGrath Haulage for providing the reviewing stand for the parade
  • Killaloe Flowers for beautifully decorating the reviewing stand for the celebrations
  • Mike McKee for providing the PA for the day
  • The parade stewards & all those who helped out with the preparations on the day
  • Our sponsors, without whom the running of such a successful parade would not have been possible:

Clare County Council – 1916 Centenary Fund, Tipperary County Council – Nenagh Municipal District,

A Dog’s Life, Alchemy, Allied Irish Bank, An Siopa Beag, Ballina Engineering, Ballina Handball Club, Birdhill Tidy Towns, Brian Ború on the Hill, Car Pal, Clare/Tipp Properties, 11th Clare Scouting Clonlara, Card Connections, Collins Pharmacy Ballina, Collins Pharmacy & The Celtic Cat Killaloe, Darkness into Light, Derg Credit Union, Derg House B&B, East Clare Hunt, E&G Hardware, Farrell’s SPAR, Fine Rags, Flanagan’s on the Lake, Harry Brann Auctioneers, K9 Grooming, Killaloe/Ballina Community and Family Resource Centre, Killaloe Post Office, Killaloe Sailing Club, Killaloe Scouts, Larkin’s Gala, Lough Derg F.C., McKeogh’s Hardware, Molly’s Bar & Restaurant, Ponte Vecchio, Quay Arts, Reddan’s Bar, Sasha Morrissey Irish Dancing, Simply Delicious, Supervalu, The Anchor Inn, The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, Unislim, Walsh’s Bar.

  • We would also like to congratulate the winners on the day –

Best Overall Float: Killaloe Scouts

Best Business Float: McKeogh’s Hardware

Best Club Float: Ballina Handball Club

Best Comical/Topical: A Dog’s Life

Best 1916 Commemoration Float: Birdhill Tidy Towns

Special Merit Award: Pink Ribbon

Best Dressed Window: Joanne’s Boutique, Ballina

The judging panel would like to commend all other entries in the parade who put so much thought and work into their floats.

We look forward to seeing you for Féile Brian Ború 2016 which will take place from Thursday 30th June – Sunday 3rd July. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Feilebrianboru) to get updates on this years’ festival.

The 2016 Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Thursday 17th March.

The parade will leave Ballina GAA Complex at 2:30pm and follow it’s usual route through the twin-towns, finishing in The Green, Killaloe.

The organising committee are encouraging all businesses, clubs, organisations and individuals to get involved in the 2016 Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day parade and enter a float in the parade – All creative interpretations are welcome!

Prizes will be presented in the following categories –

Best Overall Float / Best Business Float / Best Club / Best Topical Float / Special Merit Award / Best 1916 Commemoration Float – As we are commemorating Easter 1916 this year, we will be presenting a prize for the float which best depicts 1916.

All entries must be registered by Friday 11th March 2016 and registration forms are available for download St. Patrick’s Day parade application, by e-mailing info@feilebrianboru.com or by contacting John Grimes 086/2587819 or Paddy Collins 087/2615406

A prize will also be presented on the day for the business or home with the Best Dressed Window so if you would like to help add colour to the streets of Ballina/Killaloe by decorating your window(s), please download an entry form Best Dressed Window application or e-mail info@feilebrianboru.com.

We hope you will join us in celebrating the 2016 Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day Parade in style!

Be Part of it!

The organising committee are looking for volunteers/First Aiders on the day to assist during the parade. If you would like to give one hour of your time, please contact John Grimes 086/2587819 or Paddy Collins 087/2615406 or e-mail info@feilebrianboru.com.

The Féile Brian Ború committee would like to congratulate all the Winners of  our Competitions –

Congratulations to the winners of The 2015 Brian Ború Themed Poetry Competition in schools –  Holly Sheridan – 4th Class Killaloe Convent Primary Róisín Hayes – 5th Class Ballina Primary School Adam Fogarty – 6th Class Ballina Primary School.

Congratulations to the winners of The 2015 Brian Ború Themed Art Competition in schools –  Molly Orme – 3rd Class Ogonnelloe National School Keelin McNamara – 4th Class Killaloe Convent Primary Hannah Furey – 5th Class Ballina Primary School Jessica McCarthy Gilligan – 6th Class Ballina Primary School Overall winner – Aiden Foley (Age 10) Ogonnelloe National School.  The winning Masterpieces were on display in the windows of Bridge House Studios Art & Framing shop from Wed. 1st – Sun. 5th July, Kindly sponsored by Bridge House Studios.

Féile Brian Ború Table Quiz 2015 Brian Ború on the Hill Ballina on 2nd July

1st place – The Banner Bandits

2nd place – The Cookie Crew

3rd place – The Quattro’s

A huge thanks to Mike & Mairéad O’Donovan from Brian Ború on the Hill for hosting this event and thanks to all who took part.

Congratulations to the winners of The Children’s Art Competition in Killaloe Library

Under 3’s –

1st – Lucy Coll

2nd – Ryan Crotty

3rd – Ruth Coll

4 – 6 year olds –

1st – Evie Hayes

2nd – Chloe Ryan

3rd – Jacob

7 – 9 year olds –

1st – Lucy Pigott

2nd – Madison Harding

3rd – Tom Ryan

10+ years –

1st – Emily Reil

2nd – Amelia Moloney

3rd – Liam Daly

Congratulations to Libbi, Zara and William Black, who took part in “Return of the Warriors” Street Pageant and won the Best Traditional Costume competition. The Black family were visiting Killaloe & Ballina from Cork for the weekend to celebrate Féile Brian Ború 2015.

22 participants took part in the Annual Féile Brian Ború Shannon Swim, which ran from the Pier Head to the Bridge, a distance of approx. 500 metres.

Prizes were presented in 4 categories –

Ladies Open

  1. Ailbhe O’Grady
  2. Rachael O’Grady
  3. Niamh O’Grady

Men’s Open

  1. Finn McGeever
  2. Gary Madden

Juvenile

  1. Rowan Barret
  2. Lily O’Brien
  3. Ava Barret

Masters

Winner – Rosie Foley

Runner-Up prizes were presented to

  1. Patricia Scanlon
  2. Fiona Ward
  3. Rivoallan &
  4. Pat Minogue

A huge thanks to the Killaloe Coastguard Unit for their help in running this event.

Strut your Mutt Dog Show was a new addition to this year’s programme and was a great success.

A total of €495 was raised on the day; all of which will be donated to Limerick Animal Welfare’s Refuge in Kilfinnane, Co. Limerick.

Thanks to Fenella Samways, from Limerick Animal Welfare, who had the most difficult job of judging the competition and to Ronan O’Boyle who acted as compere on the day, and to everyone who helped out on the day. Thanks also to South East Clare Show for sponsoring the event.

Close to 100 dogs were judged in 10 categories, with rosettes presented for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Highly commended in each category (below are the categories and the 1st prize in each category)

  • Best Costume – Snowy
  • Handsomest Dog – Travis
  • Prettiest Bitch – Elsa
  • Golden Oldie (over 6 years) – Mel
  • Sweetest Puppy (under 1 year) – Loop
  • Most Appealing Eyes – Kaiser
  • Waggiest Tail – Oscar
  • Best Rescue Dog – Banner
  • Best 6 Legs (Junior Handler) – Oscar
  • Dog the judge would most like to take home – BentleyThe winners of each of the 10 categories then went on to compete for Best in Show.
  • 3 Highly commended rosettes were presented in this category:
  • Kaiser who won Most Appealing Eyes
  • Oscar who won Waggiest Tail
  • Oscar who won Best 6 Legs (Junior Handler)
  • Best in Show on the day was presented to Banner (formally named Rufus from the Galway SPCA).

Feile Brian Boru 2015

July 12th, 2015 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Following a most successful Féile Brian Ború in Killaloe and Ballina, the committee would like to thank most sincerely all those who helped make this event possible.

We would like to thank in particular all the sponsors of Féile Brian Ború 2015.

We recongise that we are currently in a challenging environment and we would like to thank all those, who in spite of this, continue to support our local festival! It is with your support that we continue to run Féile Brian Ború each year and continue to commemorate Ireland’s Greatest High King in his native place!

Gold Sponsors –

Féile Feis Committee, Flanagan’s on the Lake, Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, Molly’s Bar & Restaurant, Trident Holiday Homes & Wood Brothers.

Silver Sponsors –

Benson Box, Bond Auto, Brian Ború on the Hill, Bridge House Studios, Derg Business Alliance, Killaloe River Cruises, Quay Arts, Reddan’s Bar, South East Clare Show, Technopath & Whelan’s Newsagent & Foodstore.

Bronze Sponsors –

Allied Irish Bank, An Siopa Beag, Clare/Tipp Properties, Collins Pharmacy, Ballina, Collins Pharmacy, Killaloe & Celtic Cat, Derg Credit Union, Derg House B&B, Derg Property Services, Green Cross Pharmacy, Gooser’s Bar & Restaurant, Grogan’s Pharmacy & Opticians, Harry Brann Auctioneers, Heaney’s Costcutter, Joanne’s Fashion House, Killaloe Post Office, Kincora House, Mike McGrath Haulage, M.L.’s Hair Studio, McKeogh’s Hardware, New York Pizza, Scoops Ice Cream Parlour, Simply Delicious, Strands, Supervalu, TJ’s Angling Centre, The Washerwoman, Tuscany Bistro & Walsh’s Bar.

We would also like to express our huge gratitude to the organizations below who continue to provide sponsorship towards Féile Brian Ború –

Fáilte Ireland, Tipperary County Council & Waterways Ireland.

Last but not least, we would also like to sincerely thank all those who give of their time and energy to support all aspects of the festival –

Irish Coastguard Killaloe, Killaloe Gardaí, Killaloe Fire Brigade, Killaloe Library, Killaloe Tourist Information Office, Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre, St. Flannan’s Cathedral, Smith O’Brien & Ballina GAA Clubs, Ballina & Killaloe Tidy Towns Committees, Kincora Kids, Community Garden, Limerick Animal Welfare, Bryan Brislane, Cllr. Phyll Bugler, Sarah Devane, Charlie McGeever, Cllr. Tony O’Brien, Ronan O’Boyle, Sadie Scanlan, Chris Stoodley, Keith Wood, our local clergy, clubs & schools, to all the volunteers who gave of their time in any way in regards to this year’s festival, to all the event organisers who work so hard to help us to deliver a great programme of events and to everyone, from home and away, that came and supported the festival this year, we hope you enjoyed it and we thank you all for making it another great festival!

We need you!

June 28th, 2015 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

A huge thanks to all those who have already volunteered to help out over the festival weekend. However, we are still looking for people to assist with events on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th July to sell Féile Wristbands, to assist with Strut your Mutt Dog Show and to assist with stewarding. If you would like to lend a hand, you can contact us by e-mail: info@feilebrianboru.com, send us a message on Facebook or contact 086 3586293.

Over the next five fun-filled days, experience a variety of excellent events including: The Furey’s Live in Concert; A stunning Fireworks display over the River Shannon; Traditional Craft Experience with CELT; Traditional Games; Animal Magic with their amazing display of animals; Strut your Mutt Dog Show; Return of the Warriors Street Pageant; Historical Guided Tours; Street theatre; Live Music; The BBC – The Ború Busking Competition; Comedy Night; Children’s Art; Art Exhibitions & Displays; Table Quiz; Farmer’s Market; Craft Fair; Garden Party; Shannon Swim; Soul SUP & much, much more…..

We hope you will come along and help us commemorate Brian Ború in style. Fun and entertainment for all the family guaranteed!

For details of how to buy tickets for the Furey’s; how to register for Strut your Mutt Dog Show or how to register for the BBC – The Ború Busking Competition please check out our website www.feilebrianboru.com

 Return of the Warriors –

On Sat. 4th July from 9pm, make sure you come out and line the streets of Ballina & Killaloe to welcome back the survivors of the Battle of Clontarf – the remaining Dal Cassian soldiers who have travelled from Armagh after burying their High King, Brian Ború. These warriors will be led into Ballina by the Armagh Rhymers (www.armaghrhymers.com) and will walk to the Palace of Kincora (The Green, Killaloe).

We invite you all to dress in TRADITIONAL COSTUME and assemble on the streets of both towns and in the Green to welcome back these brave soldiers. A prize will be presented for the Best Costume(s). Details of how to make simple costumes are available on our website.

If you would like to dress up and join in this pageant, please contact us by e-mail: info@feilebrianboru.com, send us a message on Facebook or contact 086 3586293. 

Congratulations – 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Brian Ború Themed Poetry Competition in schools –
Holly Sheridan – 4th Class Killaloe Convent Primary
Róisín Hayes – 5th Class Ballina Primary School
Adam Fogarty – 6th Class Ballina Primary School.
The winning poems will be read out in Killaloe Library on Wed. 1st July at 7pm so come along and listen to the works of these budding poets.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Brian Ború Themed Art competition in schools – 

Molly Orme – 3rd Class Ogonnelloe National School
Keelin McNamara – 4th Class Killaloe Convent Primary
Hannah Furey – 5th Class Ballina Primary School
Jessica McCarthy Gilligan – 6th Class Ballina Primary School
Overall winner – Aiden Foley (Age 10) Ogonnelloe National School.
The winning Masterpieces will be on display in the windows of Bridge House Studios Art & Framing shop from Wed. 1st – Sun. 5th July so come along and take a look.

Kindly sponsored by Bridge House Studios.

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This year’s programme of events is almost finalized and it’s going to be a good one! 

Printed programmes will soon be available in our local shops & businesses.

Details of all events are available on our website so make sure to check it out – www.feilebrianboru.com

You will also find details on our website of how to purchase tickets for the Furey’s Live in Concert in the Lakeside Hotel, along with registration forms for Strut your Mutt Dog Show and the Shannon Swim and also details of how to make a simple costume to be part of our street pageant  “Return of the Warriors”.  

You can also follow us on Facebook for regular updates – www.facebook.com/FeileBrianBoru

For queries or further information, e-mail: info@feilebrianboru.com  

Féile Brian Ború 2015 – Fun for all the family guaranteed!

Photo Fureys 2015..

From Wednesday 1st July – Sunday 5th July 2015, experience a variety of fun activities including, historical guided tours, a stunning Fireworks display over the river Shannon, Traditional Craft Experience, Animal Magic with their amazing display of animals, Strut your Mutt Fun Dog Show, Children’s Art Competition, Art exhibitions & displays, Street Theatre, Live Music, Table Quiz, Farmers Market, Shannon Swim, Canoe Polo and much, much more!

Féile Brian Ború 2015 Highlight – Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS will play LIVE in concert in The Lakeside Hotel on Sunday 5th July. Renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 37 years. Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy. A FUREYS concert  is always a night to remember. Tickets €20. For further information and tickets, contact The Lakeside Hotel T: 061-376122.

Féile Brian Ború 2015 – Fun for all the family guaranteed!

Follow us on Facebook for regular updates- www.facebook.com/FeileBrianBoru

Check out our website – www.feilebrianboru.com

E-mail: info@feilebrianboru.com  

St. Patrick’s Day 2016

February 2nd, 2015 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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Plans are well underway for this year’s parade and it’s guaranteed to be full of music, entertainment, colour and fun!

This year’s parade will leave Ballina GAA Complex @ 2:30pm and it will follow the usual route, finishing in the Green, Killaloe.

We are encouraging all businesses, clubs, organisations and individuals to get involved and enter a float – All creative interpretations are welcome!

To register an entry, please contact John Grimes 086/2587819 or Paddy Collins 087/2615406 or e-mail info@feilebrianboru.com for a registration form

Prizes will be presented on the day for the best entries. A prize will also be presented on the day for the business or home with the Best Dressed Window so if you would like to help add colour to the streets of Ballina/Killaloe by decorating your window(s), please click here to download an entry form or send an e-mail to info@feilebrianboru.com

We hope you will join us in celebrating the 2016 Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day Parade in style!

We need you!

The organising committee are looking for volunteers on the day to assist during the parade. If you are interested in stewarding or you are a First Aider and would like to help out please contact John Grimes 086/2587819 or Paddy Collins 087/2615406 or e-mail info@feilebrianboru.com

 

Commemorating Brian Boru

October 13th, 2014 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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The sun shone down in Killaloe/Ballina last Saturday as Ireland’s Greatest High King, Brian Ború, was honoured in his native place with the unveiling of a shield commemorating the 1,000th anniversary of his death at the Battle of Clontarf.

This shield was unveiled by local historian Seán Kierse and Co. Clare based blacksmith Mark Wilson.

Prior to the unveiling the crowd were treated to a performance by a group of Transition Year students from St. Anne’s Community College, Killaloe who performed the Kincora Call.

“We are delighted to be here today to commemorate Brian Ború” said John Grimes, Chairperson of the Féile Brian Ború committee. “Féile Brian Ború was set up in 1993 with the aim of celebrating Brian Ború’s life in his native place and even back then, we hoped that we would be able to do something like this to commemorate Brian Ború in 2014. We hope that this shield will be here for many years to come” John thanked everyone who had been involved, in particular, Mark Wilson, who had put so much work into this piece. John also commended Séan Kierse, local historian, who had imparted so much information about Brian Ború over the years. John also thanked Mr. Kierse for his support of Féile Brian Ború and for his help with setting up Féile Brian Ború 21 years ago.

Tony O’Brien, Deputy Mayor of Clare, congratulated everyone involved and stated that he was delighted to witness the unveiling of the shield in Killaloe. Tony also commended the Féile Brian Ború committee for their continuous work and dedication over the past 21 years even through challenging times.

The Féile Brian Ború committee would like to thank:

Mark Wilson (Blacksmith); Suzi Lewisohn (Silversmith); Suzannah O’Reilly (Artist/Printmaker); Séan Kierse, CELT (Centre for Environmental Living & Training); Clare County Library; Killaloe Library; Kincora Call; Clare County Arts Office; North Tipperary Arts Office; Nard Slabbers – East Clare Repairs; Sarah Devane; Úna Kierse; Paul Mc Namara, George Hickey, Charlie Henniger, Ballinahinch National School & all the local schools; all those who took part in the Copper Craft Workshops during Féile Brian Ború 2014 and all the sponsors of Féile Brian Ború 2014 .

This shield is mounted on the wall outside the Killaloe Library/Brian Ború Heritage Centre and is well worth a visit!

About the shield-

This piece was commissioned by the Féile Brian Ború committee as a way of commemorating Brian Ború in his native place in 2014 and in the future. During Féile Brian Ború 2014 (3rd – 6th July), which commemorated the 1,000th anniversary of the death of Brian Ború at the Battle of Clontarf, the pieces for this unique mural were created by adults and children who took part in Copper craft workshops with Silversmith Suzi Lewisohn at the CELT Traditional Craft Experience. It is a two dimensional copper sculpture using different techniques including stamp work, riveting and wirework. This artwork was created and finished by Co. Clare based blacksmith Mark Wilson and the design for this piece was taken from a woodcut created by artist/printmaker Suzannah O’Reilly with the help of Ballinahinch National School during the Artists in Schools Scheme earlier in 2014.

 

Thank you!

July 16th, 2014 | Posted by arlenewhite in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Following a most successful Féile Brian Ború in Killaloe and Ballina, the committee would like to thank most sincerely all those who helped make this event possible.

We would like to thank in particular all the sponsors of Féile Brian Ború.We recongise that we are currently in a challenging environment and we would like to thank all those, who in spite of this, continue to support our local festival! It is with your support that we continue to build Féile Brian Ború each year, and that we were able to commemorate the millennium anniversary of the death of Ireland’s Greatest High King in style!

Gold Sponsors – Ború Stoves Thurles, Féile Feis Committee, Flanagan’s on the Lake, Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, Molly’s Bar & Restaurant, Ryan Stoves & Trident Holiday Homes.

Silver Sponsors – Alternative Photography, Benson Box, Bond Auto, Brian Ború on the Hill,Derg Business Alliance, Quay Arts, Reddan’s Bar, Whelan’s Newsagent & Foodstore

Bronze Sponsors – Allied Irish Bank, An Siopa Beag, Collins Pharmacy, Ballina, Collins Pharmacy, Killaloe & Celtic Cat, Derg Credit Union, Green Cross Pharmacy, Gooser’s Bar & Restaurant, Grogan’s Pharmacy & Opticians, Harry Brann Auctioneers, Heaney’s Costcutters, Killaloe Post Office, Larkin’s Gala, Mike McGrath Haulage, M.L.’s Hair Studio, McKeogh’s Hardware, New York Pizza, Scoops Ice Cream Parlour, Simply Delicious, Strands, Supervalu, TJ’s Angling Centre, Tuscany Bistro, Walsh’s Bar

We would also like to express our huge gratitude to the organizations below who continue to provide sponsorship towards Féile Brian Ború – Fáilte Ireland, Clare County CouncilNorth Tipperary County Council and Waterways Ireland.

Last but not least, we would also like to sincerely thank all those who give of their time and energy to support all aspects of the festival – Irish Coastguard Killaloe, Killaloe Gardaí, Killaloe Fire Brigade, Killaloe Library, Killaloe Tourist Information Office, St. Flannan’s Cathedral, Bryan Brislane, Smith O’Brien & Ballina GAA Clubs, Ballina & Killaloe Tidy Towns Committees, Killaloe/Ballina Men’s Shed, Ballina Riverside Pool, Kincora Kids, Community Garden, Kincora Call, Sarah Devane, Úna Kierse, Keith Wood, Charlie McGeever, Sadie Scanlan, Killaloe Ballina 2014 Project, our local clergy, clubs, councillors & schools, to all the volunteers who gave of their time in any way in regards to this year’s festival, to all the event organisers who work so hard to help us to deliver a great programme of events and to everyone, from home and away, that came and supported the festival this year, we hope you enjoyed it and we thank you all for making it one of the best festivals ever!

 

Fireworks

Plans are well underway for this year’s parade and it’s guaranteed to be full of music, entertainment, colour and fun!

This year’s parade will leave Ballina Riverside Park at 2:30pm and it will follow the usual route, finishing in the Green, Killaloe.

We are encouraging all businesses, clubs, organisations and individuals to get involved and enter a float – All creative interpretations are welcome!

To register an entry, please contact John Grimes 086/2587819 or Paddy Collins 087/2615406 or e-mail info@feilebrianboru.com for a registration form

Prizes will be presented on the day for the best entries. A prize will also be presented on the day for the business or home with the Best Dressed Window so if you would like to help add colour to the streets of Ballina/Killaloe by decorating your window(s), please complete an entry form or send an e-mail to info@feilebrianboru.com

We hope you will join us in celebrating the 2015 Ballina/Killaloe St. Patrick’s Day Parade in style!

We need you!

The organising committee are looking for volunteers on the day to assist during the parade. If you are interested in stewarding or you are a First Aider and would like to help out please contact John Grimes 086/2587819 or Paddy Collins 087/2615406 or e-mail info@feilebrianboru.com

 

Following a most successful Féile Brian Ború in Killaloe and Ballina, the committee would like to thank most sincerely all those who helped make this event possible.

We would like to thank in particular all the sponsors of Féile Brian Ború.

We recongise that we are currently in a challenging environment and we would like to thank all those, who in spite of this, continue to support our local festival! It is with your support that we continue to build Féile Brian Ború each year, and we hope that 2014 will see even bigger celebrations to commemorate the death ofIreland’s Greatest High King in his native place.

Gold Sponsors – An Siopa Beag, Féile Feis Committee, Flanagan’s Bar & Restaurant, Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre, Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre and Molly’s Bar & Restaurant

Silver Sponsors – Alternative Photography, Benson Box, Bond Auto, Gooser’s Bar & Restaurant, Larkin’s Gala, O’Donovan’s Bar & Restaurant, Quay Arts, Reddan’s Bar, Scoops Ice Cream Parlour, Spirit of Killaloe, Whelan’s Foodstore

Bronze Sponsors – Allied Irish Bank, Amore Mio, Alchemy, Collins Pharmacy, Ballina, Collins Pharmacy, Killaloe & Celtic Cat, Brown Paper, Forme Beauty Salon, Green Cross Pharmacy, Grogan’s Pharmacy & Opticians, Harry Brann Auctioneers, Heaney’s Costcutters, Joanne’s Fashion House, Killaloe Post Office, Mike McGrath Haulage, ML’s Hair Studio, McKeogh’s Hardware, Next Generation, O’Meara’s Bookmakers, Ponte Vecchio, Planet Tri, Simply Delicious, The Greene Room, Strands, Supervalu, TJ’s Angling Centre & Walsh’s Bar

We would also like to express our huge gratitude to the organizations below who conitue to provide sponsorship towards Féile Brian Ború –

Fáilte Ireland, Clare County CouncilNorth Tipperary County Council and Waterways Ireland.

Last but not least, we would also like to sincerely thank all those who give of their time and energy to support all aspects of the festival – Killaloe Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre, Killaloe Gardaí, Irish Coastguard, Killaloe, Killaloe Fire Brigade, Killaloe Library, Killaloe Tourist Information Office, St. Flannan’s Cathedral, University of Limerick Activity Centre, Smith O’Brien & Ballina GAA Clubs, Ballina & Killaloe Tidy Towns Committees, Ormond & East Clare Comhaltas, Clarisford SRS, Killaloe Ballina Festivals & Events networking group, Killaloe Ballina 2014 Project, Charlie McGeever, Sadie Scanlan, Tom Greene, Bryan Brislane, our local clergy, clubs, councillors & schools.

A special thank you to our patron Keith Wood, to Alan Kelly for all his support, to all the event organisers who work so hard to help us to deliver a great programme of events, to anyone who gave of their time in any way in regards to this year’s festival and to everyone, from home and away, that came and supported the festival this year, we hope you enjoyed it and we thank you all for making it one of the best festivals ever!

 

 

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Historical re-enactors took some time out from their busy schedule in Brian Boru’s Living History Camp yesterday to visit the 2013 Féile Brian Ború Gold Sponsors – An Siopa Beag, Flanagan’s Bar & restaurant, The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre and Molly’s Bar and Restaurant. Our other gold sponsor was the Féile Féis committee. A huge thanks to all!

Shannon Swim 2013

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The 2013 Féile Brian Ború Shannon Swim took place on Sunday last, running from the Pier Head to the Bridge through the Canal.
19 people took part in the swim and prizes were awarded to the following –
Overall Winner/Men’s Open 1st – Finn McGeever
Mens Open 2nd – Donnacha McGeever
Mens Open 3rd – Ruairí McGeever
Ladies Open 1st – Amy Killeen
Ladies Open 2nd – Rosie Foley
Ladies Open 3rd – Majella Scanlan
Juvenille Winner – Steven Atkinson
Masters 1st – Damien McCormack
Masters 2nd – Jennifer Hennessy
Masters 3rd – Greg Chatfield
Thanks to the Killaloe Coast Guard Unit; Jonathan McGrath, Irish ParaOlympic Swimmer, who presented prizes to the winners and thanks to all who took part in the event.

We have just received an update from on the water the Christopher Healy was at the 8.15km mark at 9.18am and has taken 4h 32m to get that far. He is on-track to beat the record of 6h 22m for 10km and then he will continue for another 1okm to reach the Killaloe Canal at around 4pm today Christopher Healy and in doing so break 2 World Records! This Dive is to raise awareness and to raise funds of the Share a Dream Foundation and The Temple Street Children’s Hospital. For further details, check out – http://www.mycharity.ie/event/coast_to_coast_dive

Over 60 children took part in the annual Féile Brian Ború Children’s Art Copmpetition on Saturday last in Killaloe Library.
Prizes were presented in the following categories:
0 – 3 year olds
1st prize – Emily Begley Age 2
2nd prize – Lawrence Durack Age 2
3rd prize – Lily Conroy Age 2
4 – 6 year olds
1st prize – Jillian Buckley Age 6
2nd prize – Clara Coughlan Age 4
3rd prize – Lucy Pigott Age 5
7 – 9 year olds
1st prize – Patrick Durack Age 7
2nd prize – Aisling O’Neill Age 9
3rd prize – John J. Ryan Age 9
10+ year old
1st prize – Naomi Rice Age 13
2nd prize – Ellen Roche Ryan Age 12
3rd prize – Phoebe Lanharth Age 10
 
Thanks to Killaloe Library for hosting this event and to all the children who took part.

The VIKING LONG BOAT will be arriving into Ballina Jetty at 7pm tonight. Head on down to see them.

The Firework display will take place on Saturday 6th July at 11pm. From 7pm, Rocket Pyrotechnics will be setting up Bewteen the Waters, just below where the market takes place every Sunday (see map). Can you please not moor your boat at this end. There are official moorings across the water on the Ballina side and above the library and tourist office on the Killaloe side. We appreciate your cooperation, Thank you.

The walk will now be given by Úna Kierse.

Join this incredible and informative walk with local historian Úna Kierse and visit all the important Brian Ború sites in Killaloe, including Brian Ború’s Fort and the site of his former palace, Kincora. Meeting Point: Outside Killaloe Library

Just to clarify, anyone interested in children’s craft workshops can come along to the Killaloe Ballina Family Resource Centre on Thursday 4th July from 11am -2pm. Adult craft workshops are being run and accompanied children can do craft activities.

The children’s workshops in Kincora Kids on Friday 5th July from 9.30-11am are drama workshops only.

For further information contact Brona on 0851663949.

Killaloe

The beauty of the picturesque twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina, awaits you during the 20th Annual “Féile Brian Ború Festival”.

As it is the birthplace of Brian Ború, we like to commemorate Ireland’s Greatest High King in style! With a busy programme of events, this years’ Festival is a perfect fun-filled event for all the family.

It is also another milestone on the road to our build up to celebrations in 2014.

 

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES…

From Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th July 2013, experience a variety of excellent events including, Viking Long Boat Trips on the River Shannon; Brian Ború’s encampment; historical guided tours on lake and land; Animal magic with their amazing display of animals; a stunning Fireworks display over the Shannon and the festival highlight – a live concert in the Lakeside Hotel with Hermitage Green – a 5 piece acoustic folk/rock band from Limerick.

In the historic 12th century St. Flannan’s Cathedral, enjoy the Féile Pageant & Ceolchoirm; an evening with the National Harp Orchestra and the Limerick Pipe Band; guided tours of this stunning building; Féile Brian Ború lecture and the Craft Fair.

AND THERE’S STILL MORE ….You can also enjoy the children’s Art Competition, the Exploration Dome; Teenzone; Garden Fete; Farmer’s Market; art exhibitions and displays including “Art in Windows”; pub theatre nights; music workshops; Féile Table Quiz; tag rugby; King Puck; Hurling and Camogie matches; Blessing of Boats; a range of water sport events including boat races, Canoe Polo, the Shannon Swim; and a Guinness World Record Attempt in Lough Derg by Christopher Healy to scuba Dive the distance of 20km without surfacing!

We hope you will come along and help us commemorate Brian Ború in style – Fun and entertainment guaranteed!

A programme of events is available on our website – www.feilebrianboru.com

 For further information contact:

e:  info@feilebrianboru.com

t:   086 44662446

f:    www.facebook.com/Feilebrianboru

Art workshops. Kids come and visit our moveable arts studio and make, create, glitter and glue an hour away. Remember to bring your imagination! Under 6’s to be accompanied by an adult.

Location: Scoops Green

Cost: € 5 per child

You can download a copy of the Féile Brian Ború Programme 2013  here in PDF format.

Brian Boru Programme 2013 PDF

Did you make it to any of the action packed events over the last two weeks?

Were you in Tears at Tommy T, or did you battle with Brian at the Re-enactment?
On Facebook:
  1. Post your Pics to Facebook.
  2. Set the Album as Public.
  3. Tag them ‘Feile Brian Boru’
On Twitter:
  1. Add you photos to Instagram or others photos sharing servises.
  2. Tweet the the URL and caption @feilebrianboru
By Email:
  1. Email your photos and captions to info@feilebrianboru.com
    (Please put one photo per email with the event and description in the subject)
The best pictures will be added to our gallery, website and brochures, with thanks to. YOU!

Shannon Swim 2012

July 2nd, 2012 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
The 2012 Shannon Swim took place on Sunday 1st July. This swim measured 650 metres; from the Pier Head to the Bridge. 18 participants took part and prizes were presented in the follwing categories:
Mens Open:
1st – Luke Dillon
2nd – Finn McGeever
3rd – Geno Quinlan
Ladies Open:
1st – Rosie Foley
2nd – Orla Foley
 Juvenile:
1st – Amy Killeen
2nd – Kate Gaffney
Thanks to Killaloe Coast Guard Unit for assisting with running the event and Waterways Ireland and the Féile Féis who sponsored the prizes.

Children’s Art Competition

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The Children’s Art Competition took place on Saturday 30th June in Killaloe Library. Prizes were presented in the following categories:
0 – 3 year olds:
1st – Ellie Hennessy age 3
2nd – Harry Thompson, age 2
3rd – Katie, age 2
 4 – 7 year olds:
1st – Paige Keogh age 4
2nd – William Tuohy, age 5
3rd – Roisín Ryan age 7
 8 – 10 year olds:
1st – Liam Daly age 8
2nd – Fiona Stapleton age 8
3rd – Emily Kirwan
 11+ years:
1st – Ellen Roche age 11
2nd – Lily age 13
3rd – Rhian Quigley age 11
 Special prizes were also presented to Holly Kirwan, Conor Quigley and Suzy Kelly.
Thanks to the staff at Killaloe Library, O’Donovan’s Bar for providing refreshments and Elizabeth Carrington for judging the competition.

DJ Nessa Harney from Spin South West Radio will be at Spin on the Street tonight so make sure to come along to the Green, Killaloe, for the biggest outdoor party the Green has ever seen!

Féile Brian Ború Table Quiz

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21 tables took part in the annual Féile Brian Ború Table quiz in O’Donovan’s Bar on Thursday night last; all competing to become the Brain of Ború. Following 8 rounds of questions from quiz master Paddy Collins, 1st prize went to The Banner Bandits; 2nd prize went to The Cookie Crew and 3rd prize went to The Jokers. 
A prize was also presented to The Brook, who provided the funniest answer on the night!
A raffle also took place with prizes from the Powder Room, Hazels Hair Salon and Blade Runner. 
A huge thanks to Mike and Mairéad and all the staff at O’Donovan’s Bar for hosting the event and thanks to all the people who took part. 

Master Boot Camp

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Wednesday’s Feile Boot Camp was tough but fun, as local athletes were put through their paces by fitness experts!

IMPORTANT NOTE: If there is a picture of you, or your child taking part in the Feile, which you would prefer we removed from our Facebook page – please let us know immediately and we will be happy to delete asap. Kind regards, Feile Brian Boru Social Media Team

We Want You
Calling all volunteers, your festival needs you! Can you give an hour or two of your time over the festival weekend?
We are looking for general stewards for events on Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday, First Aiders, help with running Traditional Games & Strut your Mutt Dog Show, etc.
 We are looking for one to two hours at the most so a great opportunity to do your bit for your local festival.
If you would like to help out, you can-
-Email us on info@feilebrianboru.com letting us know days or times you are available and we will allocate you a spot.
-Text us on 086-3586293 and we’ll get right back to you!
Can’t volunteer but would still like to help? Great! You can-
-Put this post on your facebook page
-Spread the word to anyone you know via email ot text
-Let any voluntary groups or clubs you are involved in know.
As we all know volunteerig is vital to key community events like this so all hands on deck and lets help make this the best festival ever.
Thank you!
The Feile Brian Boru Committee

Harp Workshops

June 27th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Music | Workshops | Youth - (0 Comments)

Trying out their harp skills at one of the workshops at Quay arts.  Workshops continue to run during the week, for the over 9’s. See here for more information.

 


This year’s Féile Brian Ború got off to a great start with Tommy Tiernan performing a sellout show at the Lakeside Hotel on Thursday. Highlight of the first weekend in an action packed 10 day schedule was Sunday’s children’s parade. Hundreds of children from primary schools on both sides of the river came together during the week to craft costumes, and on Sunday, a  river of colour and sound poured across the bridge. Also on Sunday, the Feile Feis was a busy day for dancers with some super performances given.

Butterly preparation for the parade

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Events didn’t slow down after the weekend. The new week brought culture galore with Harp workshops and storytelling from the master of tales, Eddie Lenihan, and the weather on Monday held out for a wonderful guided historical walk. More of these will be running during the rest of the festival.  There are dozens of events on over the next few days, with something to suit everyone. Mary Coughlan, Richie Hayes, Canal tours, Féile singing, Spin on the Street and a not-to-be missed performance from the National Harp Orchestra at the Cathedral. Saturday and Sunday are busy with 30 unique events running over the weekend.

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Feile Feis at the Lakeside

Feile Feis at the Lakeside

This year the Féile has introduced an historical re-enactment of Brian Boru’s camp at Cathedral Quay. From 11.30 on Saturday you can observe battle tactics, warriors competing, combat trials and at 4.30pm  a full battle! On Sunday, observe a traditional Brehon trial, and a battle at 3.30pm. Saturday night’s Feile Pageant on the Green at 8pm will bring history to life, and culminate in fireworks from 10.30pm. Sunday has plenty to do with Garden Fete, Farmer’s Market, Viking long boat racing,  animal magic, dog show and lots more.

Pop Up Playhouse Art

Pop Up Playhouse Art

In the run up to much talked about ‘WTF-What The Festival?’, A youth event which took place in the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina on Saturday, excitement was the main emotion around the day. The festival began with ‘Feile Na nOg’ in 2010 when it was set up by group of young people from the Ballina/Killaloe area to provide events for teenagers during ‘Feile Brian Boru’. Since that it has grown in size and credibility, and is a time much anticipated and enjoyed by people both in the locality and further afield!

Photo from left to right: (Back) Robert Meaney. (Centre) Emma Ryan, Aoife Watson, Orla Watson, Amy Butler, Rowan Stainsby, Kevin Sheedy. (Front) Dean McInerney, Taine Amodeo, Siun Moriarty, Eoin Bourke Maguire, Liswa McDonald.

This year, as part of the Ballina/Killaloe Youth Initiative the group packed their usual week, into one explosive day and ladled it the appropriate title of, ‘WTF?’. Though the weather didn’t hold up, the day was still jam packed with music, food, art, performances and most of all, fun! The musical talent shone in a wide majority with genres from acoustic to funk, and performers from Limerick to Bray, diversity was key! With both a main stage and the wonderfully unusual ‘Pop-Up Playhouse’ an inflatable venue, there was a non stop flow of head bopping throughout the day.
Also the event featured a youth market with produce from the local favourites ‘Scoops Ice Cream Parlour’ and ‘Bake Away’ as well as goods made by the teenagers, crafts, face and body painting, video diaries and two huge graffiti ‘cubes’ which were covered in wild and creative pieces. The day finished off with an acoustic and Dj set to leave everyone going home with a feel good feeling, this was most certainly achieved. An incredible day was had by all!

The Film Scores live music and cinema concert (details below) has been moved from the Playhouse to St Flannan’s Cathedral (weather indications are that it wouldn’t be a pleasant evening to be sitting in a field).

 

We will be bringing the full lighting set-up, chairs, heaters etc. so it should create an incredible atmosphere. Ponte Vecchio will be providing the refreshments.

Casablanca and the Silent Disco will happen after the concert as planned.

 

 
Feile Brian Boru 2012 presents… 

Classic Film Scores

The greatest soundtracks of all time, performed live in the spectacular setting,

of St Flannan’s Cathedral, with a full size cinema screen.

Featuring guests from the Irish Chamber Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra and the specially assembled Feile Film Choir.

The Godfather, Once Upon a Time in the West, Gone with the Wind, Pride & Prejudice, Raging Bull, Star Wars, Psycho, Top Hat, Taxi Driver, Schindler’s List, E.T., Fistful of Dollars, Superman, James Bond and many more.

 

8pm, Friday 22 June

St Flannan’s Cathedral, Killaloe

(nb. – not the Pop-up Playhouse as previously advertised)

 

Suggested Donation of €10

 

Followed by a special showing of Casablanca

With Simultaneous Silent Disco

 

 

 

 

Official Opening 2012

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The Féile Brian Ború committee would like to say a huge thanks to James and Aoife for hosting the official launch of Féile Brian Ború 2012 on board the beautiful Spirit of Killaloe. Féile Brian Ború 2012 starts today so pick up a programme locally or view the 2012 events section on this site.

 Pictured at the launch of Féile Brian Ború 2012 are: l - r: Michael McNamara T.D., Timmy Dooley T.D., Bryan Brislane, Celia Larkin, Cllr. Phyll Bugler, Minister Alan Kelly, Keith Wood (Patron of Féile Brian Ború) and John Grimes (Chairperson).

Pictured at the launch of Féile Brian Ború 2012 are: l - r: Michael McNamara T.D., Timmy Dooley T.D., Bryan Brislane, Celia Larkin, Cllr. Phyll Bugler, Minister Alan Kelly, Keith Wood (Patron of Féile Brian Ború) and John Grimes (Chairperson).

Pictured at the launch of Féile Brian Ború 2012 are: l - r: Brendan Griffin and Dave Mooney from Mogh Roith Living History Group

Pictured at the launch of Féile Brian Ború 2012 are: l - r: Brendan Griffin and Dave Mooney from Mogh Roith Living History Group

 Pictured at the launch of Féile Brian Ború 2012 are: l - r: Michael McNamara T.D. and Timmy Dooley T.D.

Pictured at the launch of Féile Brian Ború 2012 are: l - r: Michael McNamara T.D. and Timmy Dooley T.D.

 

Legendary Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan has been confirmed to perform at the opening event of the Feile Brian Boru 2012.

As well as opening our festival, the gig is the opener of his ‘World Tour of Clare’, that will see him travel throughout the Banner County in the following weeks.

We are delighted to launch the new Feile Brian Boru website.

You will see signs throughout the site that the Feile is increasing in scale and ambition as we move towards 2014.

This has been made possible by an expanding team of professionals giving their time to advise and assist with all aspects of the event.

If you would also like to be involved, please get in touch and you can be part of a truly inspiring community collective effort.

A fantastic read about what our little town has to offer!

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A fantastic read about what our little town has to offer! We should be proud to live here!

http://www.irishtimes.com/society/


The Irish Times – Society
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Articles and Editorial on Society in Ireland from The Irish Times, the Definitive Brand of Quality News in Ireland.

Just to let you know that plans for Feile Brian Boru 2012 are well underway

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Just to let you know that plans for Féile Brian Ború 2012 are well underway and this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever! In order to fit all the events into this year’s programme, we have added a few more days so Féile Brian Ború 2012 will run from 22nd June – 1st July. We will have some great new events this year and we will also host some of the regular events, such as Animal Magic, the stunning Fireworks display, the Féile Table Quiz, events in the Pop-Up Playhouse, historical walks and tours, and plenty more!

If anyone has any good photos or video's of this year's St. Patrick's Day parade…

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If anyone has any good photos or video's of this year's St. Patrick's Day parade, please feel free to upload!

Check this out – a fantastic slideshow of the 2012 Killaloe/Ballina St. Patrick'…

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Check this out – a fantastic slideshow of the 2012 Killaloe/Ballina St. Patrick's Day parade – makes Killaloe and Ballina look great, full of colour and fun!


St Patricks Day 2012 slideshow
St.Patricks day parade in Killaloe and Ballina 2012 http://www.photomagic.ie/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Photo-Magic/138509189534388 https://twitter.com/#…

Check out the 2012 Killaloe/Ballina St. Patrick's Day parade – it looks great! W…

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Check out the 2012 Killaloe/Ballina St. Patrick's Day parade – it looks great! Well done to all the businesses and clubs who put so much effort into preparing their floats this year. As you will see, it really paid off!


Killaloe Ballina Paddy's Day Highlights 2012
Glorious sunshine and a great St. Patrick's Day parade by the locals from the twin towns of Killaloe/Ballina. Enjoy my highlights which I shot on my Lumix TZ…

We would like to say a huge thanks to all those who took part in the Killaloe/Ba…

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We would like to say a huge thanks to all those who took part in the Killaloe/Ballina St. Patrick's Day parade, and to all those who helped out in any way. We would also like to commend the Killaloe Gardaí for their work in ensuring the safe and successful running of the parade.

The 2012 St. Patrick's Day parade is nearly upon us and it is going to be a big…

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The 2012 St. Patrick's Day parade is nearly upon us and it is going to be a big one! The parade will start in Ballina GAA pitch at 2pm (all floats are asked to be there at 1pm) and will finish in the Green, Killaloe. There will be prizes on the day for the best floats and there will also be a prize for the best dressed window on the parade route, so get decorating! To register please contact Paddy: 087/2615406 or John: 086/2587819. We look forward to seeing you on the day!

The Feile Brian Boru Working Towards 2014 update

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The Féile Brian Ború Working Towards 2014 committee are starting to plan the 2012 Féile Brian Ború, which we hope will be even more successful than last year. Féile Brian Ború 2012 will run from 27th June – 1st July. If anyone has an idea for an event they would like to run as part of the festival, please contact us by 27th April 2012 to let us know about it. You can send us a FB message or email us: brianboru.killaloe.ie. We look forward to hearing from you!

Plans are well underway for this year's St. Patrick's Day parade and it promises…

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Plans are well underway for this year's St. Patrick's Day parade and it promises to be a good one! The parade will start in Ballina GAA pitch at 2pm (all floats are asked to be there at 1pm) and will finish in the Green, Killaloe. There will be prizes on the day for the best floats and there will also be a prize for the best dressed window on the parade route, so get decorating! To register please contact Paddy: 087/2615406 or John: 086/2587819. We look forwrad to seeing you on the day!

We are delighted to announce that the Killaloe/Ballina St. Patrick's Day parade…

February 7th, 2012 | Posted by eugene in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on We are delighted to announce that the Killaloe/Ballina St. Patrick's Day parade…)

We are delighted to announce that the Killaloe/Ballina St. Patrick's Day parade will take place on Saturday 17th March at 2pm. The parade will start in Ballina GAA pitch and finish in the Green, Killaloe. If you are interested in registering a float, please contact Paddy: 087/2615406 or John: 086/2587819 (registration fee applies). We look forward to seeing you on the day!

There will be a public meeting on Tues 31st Jan at 4.30pm in Lakeside Hotel dis…

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There will be a public meeting on Tues 31st Jan at 4.30pm in Lakeside Hotel
discussing the plans for the first “Discover Killaloe & Ballina Day” (Sunday 29th April). This is your chance to get involved!
The Discover Killaloe & Ballina Day will give people who live locally the opportunity to experience the wonderful visitor attractions, facilities, services and events we have to offer so we can i…n turn become our best ambassadors in promoting Killaloe & Ballina as a visitor destination. We are so fortunate to have 2014 as an opportunity to create a legacy for our towns, one that see us develop a prime tourism destination that is representative of our deep local heritage & of the people who live in our beautiful towns.

The Féile Brian Ború committee would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and…

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The Féile Brian Ború committee would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We have great plans for 2012 and are looking forward to planning a bigger and better festival than ever before!

The Féile Brian Ború organising committee would like to say a huge thank you for…

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The Féile Brian Ború organising committee would like to say a huge thank you for making Féile Brian Ború 2011 one of the most successful to date!

The Féile Brian Ború committee would like to thank all those who helped out, att…

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The Féile Brian Ború committee would like to thank all those who helped out, attended and supported our events over the festival period. We hope you had a good time!

Today's events: Féile na nÓg events (check out www.feilenanog.org), guided tours…

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Today's events: Féile na nÓg events (check out www.feilenanog.org), guided tours of St. Flannan's Cathedral and of Killaloe, Active Age Tea Party, King Puck by Ballina GAA club, Tops of the Town Talent comp., Smith O'Brien's GAA Club Live Investors Club Draw, Beat on the Street, Lola Montez Theatrical Cabaret. Enjoy!


Home – Féile na nÓg
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Féile na nÓg was set up to provide young people with an activity and an outlet during the summer holidays. The festival has become extremely popular in recent years and this year is set to be yet another fantastic success

Todays events: Féile na nÓg events (check out www.feilenanog.org), guided tours…

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Todays events: Féile na nÓg events (check out www.feilenanog.org), guided tours of cathedral, walking tours of Killaloe, great entertainment in the Pop up Playhouse at Cathedral Quay, Hunt Museum lecture in Ponte Vecchio, Table Quiz in O'Donovan's Bar & Féile singing club in Reddan's Bar. Enjoy!


Home – Féile na nÓg
www.feilenanog.org
Féile na nÓg was set up to provide young people with an activity and an outlet during the summer holidays. The festival has become extremely popular in recent years and this year is set to be yet another fantastic success

Féile Brian Ború 2011 starts today, with the following events takinng place: Off…

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Féile Brian Ború 2011 starts today, with the following events takinng place: Official opening of the Art Trail in Wood Brothers at 7pm, Poetry & prose reading by Killaloe Writers Group in Ponte Vecchio at 8:30pm & Trad music & set dancing in the Anchor Inn at 9pm. Enjoy!

Féile Brian Ború is ready to go, with our first events taking place on Wednesday…

June 27th, 2011 | Posted by eugene in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Féile Brian Ború is ready to go, with our first events taking place on Wednesday…)

Féile Brian Ború is ready to go, with our first events taking place on Wednesday 29th June. The programme of events is available locally and the full programme is now available on our website: www.feilebrianboru.killaloe.ie. Hope to see you over the festival period.


Feile Brian Boru – Killaloe and Ballina
www.feilebrianboru.killaloe.ie
Feile Brian Boru – Killaloe and Ballina

CHANGE TO PROGRAMME – Just to let you know that the Soccer Tournament in aid of…

June 25th, 2011 | Posted by eugene in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on CHANGE TO PROGRAMME – Just to let you know that the Soccer Tournament in aid of…)

CHANGE TO PROGRAMME – Just to let you know that the Soccer Tournament in aid of TLC which was due to take place on Saturday 2nd July at 1pm in St. Anne's has been postponed and will now take place at 1pm on Saturday 9th July in Birdhill Soccer Field.

The Féile Brian Ború 2011 programme of events is now available on our website

June 22nd, 2011 | Posted by eugene in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on The Féile Brian Ború 2011 programme of events is now available on our website)

The Féile Brian Ború 2011 programme of events is now available on our website: www.feilebrianboru.com. The printed programmes are also currently being distributed and will be available from the tourist information office and from local shops and pubs. We hope you find something nice inside!


Feile Brian Boru – Killaloe and Ballina

We are launching Féile Brian Ború 2011 this Thursday night, 23rd June at 7:30pm…

June 22nd, 2011 | Posted by eugene in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on We are launching Féile Brian Ború 2011 this Thursday night, 23rd June at 7:30pm…)

We are launching Féile Brian Ború 2011 this Thursday night, 23rd June at 7:30pm in the Lakeside Hotel, Ballina. All of those who are helping out with this year's festival are welcome to join is for a drink! See you then.

Looks like great fun! Will he held in Ballina GAA pitch on Saturday 2nd July for…

June 15th, 2011 | Posted by eugene in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Looks like great fun! Will he held in Ballina GAA pitch on Saturday 2nd July for…)

Looks like great fun! Will he held in Ballina GAA pitch on Saturday 2nd July for Féile Brian Ború 2011. Well done guys! Hope you get a great turnout!

 

Pre – festival events – The popular Féile Féis will take place on Sunday 26th Ju…

June 9th, 2011 | Posted by eugene in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Pre – festival events – The popular Féile Féis will take place on Sunday 26th Ju…)

Pre – festival events – The popular Féile Féis will take place on Sunday 26th June all day in the Lakeside Hotel, Ballina. for details of this event contact Mary on 087 9783856. These pre-festival events should get everyone in the spirit for Féile Brian Ború 2011.

Pre-festival events – on Sat 25th June there will be children's parade & arts ba…

June 9th, 2011 | Posted by eugene in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Pre-festival events – on Sat 25th June there will be children's parade & arts ba…)

Pre-festival events – on Sat 25th June there will be children's parade & arts banquet community sculpture family workshops from 11am – 4pm in St. Anne's. Contact the Family Resource Centre on 061 374741 for details.

Féile Brian Ború 2011 (29th June – 3rd July) was officially launched on Thursday night last in the
Lakeside Hotel, Ballina.

Alan Kelly, Minister of State, Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, pictured with musicians at the launch of Féile Brian Ború 2011

Alan Kelly, Minister of State, Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, pictured with musicians at the launch of Féile Brian Ború 2011

The launch gave the committee an opportunity to thank all the people who help out with the organisation and running of events during the festival period. “The support we receive on a local level is phenomenal” said John Grimes, Chairman of the committee, in his opening speech. “The 2011 programme of events is the biggest yet” he said. He also reminded people that “Féile Brian Ború 2011 is another milestone on the road to our build up to celebrations in 2014”.

Alan Kelly, Minister of State, Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, who officially launched the festival reported “that Féile Brian Ború is a great example of what a community can achieve when they work together. The festival is great for the local community, the local businesses and for tourism in the area”. He also complimented the committee on the programme of events saying how good it was to see so many events being organised for people of all ages; in particular,
the introduction of Féile na nÓg in 2010, which is a festival for young people, by young people (www.feilenanog.org)

The committee would like to thank the management and staff of The Lakeside Hotel and Leisure Centre for hosting such a wonderful launch.

We would also like to thank Local Councillor Dr. Phyll Bugler, Sergeant Mulqueen of Killaloe Gardaí and Fr. Edmond O’Rahelly who attended the Launch and for their continued support of Féile Brian Ború.

We would also like to thank Noel & Christy, members of East Clare Ceoltas and all the Musicians & Singers for providing most enjoyable musical entertainment on the night.

The programme of events is now available on our website www.feilebrianboru.killaloe.ie and programmes are available locally in the Tourist Office & Shops.

We look forward to seeing you over the festival celebrations.