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Top Kerry Events in 2018

Kerry Events in 2018

Now that 2017 is over we are beginning to think of what’s on in Kerry in 2018. We already know the dates of some of the top events in Kerry in 2018 so it’s time to start planning for your favourite happenings in the Kingdom. This is our list of Kerry Events in 2018.

February 2018

16th – 18th: Dingle Walking Festival
21st – 25th: The Gathering Music Festival, Killarney

March 2018

2nd – 10th: Kerry Drama Festival, Castleisland
17th: St. Patrick’s Day Festivals
18th: Tralee International Full & Half Marathon
22nd – 25th: Dingle International Film Festival

April 2018

19th – 22nd: Féile Neidín Music Festival, Kenmare 
20th – 23rd: Cuckoo Walking Festival, Tarbert

May 2018

3rd – 6th: Kerry Camino Walking Weekend
3rd – 7th: Féile na Bealtaine, Dingle
4th – 6th: Rally of the Lakes, Killarney
12th: Darkness into Light Walk at various locations
12th: Lakes of Killarney Marathon
13th – 15th: Horse Racing, Killarney
30th – 3rd June: Listowel Writers’ Week


1st – 3rd: Kerry International Tattoo Convention, Killarney
1st – 4th: Ireland Bike Fest Killarney
3rd – 4th: Horse Racing, Listowel
23rd – 24th: Killarney Walking Festival
22nd – 24th: Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival 


2nd – 8thBallyheigue Summer Festival
7th: Ring of Kerry Cycle
15th – 19th: Horse Racing Killarney
18th – 22nd: Sneem Summer Festival
20th – 22nd: Global Rhythm Festival Dingle


3rd – 5th: Festival of Music, Cahersiveen
10th – 12th: Puck Fair, Killorglin
10th – 12th: Horse Racing, Dingle
17th – 21st: Rose of Tralee Festival
20th: Rose of Tralee International Marathon
22nd – 25th: Horse Racing, Killarney
23rd – 26th: Charlie Chaplin Film Festival, Waterville
26th: Killarney Cycling Festival

September 2018

1st: Dingle Marathon
7th – 9th: Dingle Tradfest
9th – 15th: Listowel Harvest Festival of Racing
20th: Culture Night


5th – 7th: Dingle Food and Wine Festival
8th: Killarney Women’s Mini Marathon
18th – 21st: Kerry Film Festival (Dates to be Confirmed)
30th – 3rd November: Halloween Howl Festival, Kenmare


8th – 11th: Listowel Food Fair
8th – 11th: National Circus Festival Tralee
9th – 11th: Féile Beag Filíochta Poetry Festival, Dingle
20th – 22nd: Torc Set Dancing Weekend, Killarney


26th: Wren’s Day Dingle
31st: Portmagee Old Year Clebration

These are just some of the main Kerry Events in 2018. We will add to this list as details become available.
Check our Events Calendar regularly for more details of individual events in Kerry in 2018.

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