Get jiggy with it in your báinín n bikini in Kerry

At Kingdom HQ (County Kerry to the rest of us mere mortals) from May to September, Siamsa Tire roll out their annual summer performance season in Tralee.



Further west, the Dingle crowd roll out the barrel and marching bands for their mid July music festival celebrating global rhythms with Funghi himself expected to make an appearance (okay that IS just a rumour).


To mark the gathering, the Brosnan clan infest the town of Castleisland at the end of July for a special reunion where no doubt there will be music on offer.


You can grab a fair maiden and dance at the crossroads from August 1st to 5th at the Sean McCarthy weekend of dancing & trad music. Events include the Tom Crean Lecture, cross roads dancing, a concert, the final of the Ballad Competition, céilis, and more in Finuge, near Listowel.


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Get back to your rural roots at the Dan Paddy Andy Festival, set against the majestic setting of the Stacks Mountains of North Kerry. With open air music, marquee dancing to avoid brogue slippage, céilí’s, song, drama, storytelling, and even a dog show. Bog walks and turf cutting complete the list in early August in Lyracrumpane.


Kicking off August with a vengeance and another music festival, at Cahersiveen where you can busk till dawn (or dusk), join in the fancy dress parade, try your  feet at set dancing and be entertained with talks and guided tours on offer.




But never fear, for the Kingdom has no shortage of 5 star luxury hotels to soothe your wobbly legs after all the bit of dancing, ease your throat after the sean nos singing and refresh those eyes after all that late night partying in the comfort of

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