CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Clár Imeachtaí
2014

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Here are some of the events scheduled for the Dingle Peninsula for 2014 we will add details as we get them!
Dingle & Ventry / An Daingean & Ceann Trá
July / Iúil 19

Dingle Half Marathon and 10KM Road Race

The inaugural Dingle Half Marathon and 10KM Road Race will be held on Saturday, July 19th 2014.

The event, which is endorsed by a number of leading athletes, will become a permanent fixture on the schedule as the allure of running one of the most scenic routes in Ireland encourages participation. Event organisers explained that the Runs are intended to cater for people of all levels of fitness with walkers, joggers and runners being encouraged to take part.
The event is being run on a 'not for profit' basis and the beneficiaries are Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin and Dingle GAA for New Club House Facilities.


To register, or for more information see:

www.dinglehalfmarathon.com
Ventry / Ceann Trá
July / Iúil 19 & 20

Ventry Regatta
Regatta Fionn Trá

Beach Art The Ventry Regatta is a two day festival of sporting and cultural activities in and around the village and beach of Ventry. In addition to naomhóg racing there will be family sports, beach art, poetry, dancing, walking and horse shoe throwing.

Details will appear on the regatta website:

regattafionntra.org
Cloghane & Brandon / Clochán Bréanainn
July / Iúil 24 & 28

Féile Lúghnasa 2014

Lúghnasa is a Celtic harvest festival that dates back 2,000 years. Revived in 1995, the Festival features music, children’s activities, stage dramas as well as many local traditions, including sheep shearing, a blessing of the boats at Brandon Pier, and a pilgrimage to the summit of Mount Brandon.

Activities throughout the four days feature a poker tournament, swimming races, fancy dress, sandcastle-building competition, kayaking, music by The High Kings, a stage drama that is created annually for the festival, several hill walks, and plenty of other activities to delight the whole family.

Details will appear on the website:

cloghanebrandon.com
Abhainn an Scáil / Annascaul
August / Lúnasa 1-3

Annascaul Beerfest

The community and publicans of Annascaul, Co. Kerry are inviting all to the 7th annual Annascaul Beerfest which will be held in the village on August Bank Holiday Weekend 1 – 3 August.

The festival has grown over the last 6 years and this year we will again be hosting the event between Friday and Sunday. The 2013 event raised €4,200 for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and €1,000 for local Annascaul groups.

2014 will see donations being made to Kerry Cancer Support Group and 2014 will see the launch of both on-line donating and on-line purchasing.

We are delighted to announce that Mundy will perform this year on Saturday August 2nd 2014.


annascaulbeerfest.wordpress.com
Baile na nGall / Ballydavid
August / Lúnasa 4

Ballydavid Regatta
Regatta Baile na nGall

Traditional naomhóg racing, plus a number of cultural activities and walks.

www.gokerry.ie
Dingle / Daingean Uí Chuis
August / Lúnasa 8-10

Dingle Races
Rásaí An Daingin

Ireland’s Largest & Best Horse & Pony Meeting.

Every year in August, the field at Ballintaggart changes into an enormous racetrack filled with horses, jockeys and horse racing enthusiasts from all over Ireland and the rest of the world.

www.dingleraces.ie
Dingle / Daingean Uí Chuis
August / Lúnasa 16 & 17

Dingle Regatta
Regatta An Daingin

Photograph by Mossie Donegan A two-day programme of highly competitive races displaying the skill and expertise of the boat men and women of Corca Dhuibhne and further afield in Dingle Harbour.

Competitors from West Kerry are joined by crews from the Maharees, Brandon and as far away as Donegal and Clare at this annual event.

Dingle Rowing Club Facebook Page
Brandon / Cé Bhréanainn
August / Lúnasa 24

Brandon Regatta
Regatta Bhréainn

Photo by Tony Godfrey The Brandon Regatta is the last rowing contest of the summer and is held in late August every year. Boat races take place from the village's fishing pier.

The event is also marked by music, song and festivities in the local pubs and on the village's waterfront.

Dingle Rowing Club Facebook Page
Dingle / Daingean Uí Chuis
September / Meán Fomhair 6

Dingle Marathon
Maratón An Daingin

A half, full and 50 mile ultra marathon around the spectacular Dingle peninsula. This is a ‘must do’ race guaranteeing a once in a life time experience. Dingle Marathon is famous for its breath taking scenery and beautiful rugged coastline. Over 17 miles of the route is on or next to the sea. Dingle Town comes alive this weekend with an incredible atmosphere and craic guaranteed all weekend.

www.dinglemarathon.ie
Dingle / Daingean Uí Chuis
September / Meán Fomhair 20

Dingle Triathlon

Dingle Triathlon is set against the backdrop of the magnificent and rugged beauty of the Dingle Peninsula...
The event, based at Dingle Marina Co. Kerry, sees swimmers share the open water swim section with one of our more famous residents, Fungie the dolphin.
This is followed by a challenging cycle route that takes riders on a loop around the spectacular Slea Head, before returning to transition at the marina for the final run section on quiet back roads to the finish line in Dingle town…

dingletriathlon.ie
Dingle / Daingean Uí Chuis
October / Deireadh Fomhair 3-5

Dingle Food Festival
Féile Bia Chorca Dhuibhne

Highlights of the Dingle Peninsula Food Festival include a taste trail in over 60 outlets, where festival goers can purchase taste tickets and sample local cuisine delights in locations that vary from pubs, and galleries to shop and restaurants.

Plus lots of on street entertainment, music and fun for all the family!

Details will appear on
www.dinglefood.com
Dingle / Daingean Uí Chuis
October / Deireadh Fomhair 11

Brandon Mountain Marathon

Brandon Mountain Marathon combines four great races into one day on Ireland's spectacular Dingle Peninsula.

From the ultimate challenge of the full mountain marathon and the challenging half marathon routes to the fun and spectacular Conor Pass Mini there are routes to suit all levels.

So come and enjoy some great running, breathtaking scenery and stick around for the after race party in a place once described by National Geographic as 'the most beautiful place on Earth' Dingle!

Details will appear on
www.brandonmountainmarathon.ie
Dingle / Daingean Uí Chuis
October / Deireadh Fomhair 25 & 26

Dingle Maritime Heritage Weekend Deireadh Seachtaine Oidhreacht Mhuirí an Daingin

A Festival Weekend to celebrate the Marine World and its people and goings on in Dingle, Co Kerry.

Details will appear on
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