Calendar of Events in the Dingle Peninsula

June / Meitheamh

Dingle Adventure Race Rás Eachtra An Daingin.

June / Meitheamh 6

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Biking over the spectacular winding Conor Pass, following in the footsteps of St Brendan climbing Ireland's second highest Mountain range Mt Brandon, running country roads of the peninsula and kayaking in Dingle Harbour

Website: www.dingleadventurerace.com
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Tom Crean Endurance Race 2015.

June / Meitheamh 20

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Annascaul Walks hosts its third Tom Crean Endurance Walk this year. It takes place on Saturday June 20th.

2015 marks the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition. This tough 20 mile hill walk challenges participants to embrace the spirit of determination and courage shown by the polar explorers during the most incredible survival story in history.

The club looks forward to welcoming back previous participants especially those who will be attempting the challenge for the third consecutive year. Entry Fee includes food, water and barbecue afterwards at Hannafin’s Bar Annascaul.

Walkers will be transported by bus from Annascaul to the start point leaving the South Pole Inn at 7:00 am. The walk begins at 8:00 am.

Walkers must be registered prior to the walk either on-line or at the South Pole Inn on Friday from 7 to 9 pm or on Saturday from 6 to 7 am.

The walk is open to adults only i.e. over 18s.

It is intended for experienced hill-walkers who are familiar with upland terrain and changeable weather conditions. Walkers are advised that proper equipment is essential and in particular that hill walking boots are an absolute requirement. While club members will be present to offer support, man food stations and provide escape routes if necessary participants are asked to note that this is not a guided walk.

A GPS File is available.

Walkers will be issued with a number prior to the start which must be presented at check points and at the finish in order to receive the Endurance Walk medallion and a voucher for the barbecue.

In the interest of safety a time limit applies, decisions are made at the club’s discretion and their word is final.

The guest of honour this year is the Hon. Alexander Shackleton granddaughter of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Lady Alexandra will present finishers with a specially designed medallion bearing an image of the ‘Endurance’ ship. Other events of the weekend include talks by Michael Smith, author of many books on the history of polar exploration including Shackleton – the Boss, the only biography of Sir Ernest Shackleton and musical performances by Cliff Wedgebury balladeer and composer of ‘The Ballad of Tom Crean’

Website: annascaulwalks.org
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 The walk forms part of the Tom Crean Festival which will run from 19-21 June. Details are being arranged and will appear on this Facebook Page.

Féile an Phráta.

June / Meitheamh 28

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On Sunday, 28 June, An Spud-off Mór will mark the completion of Féile an Phráta with the Grand Final (An Craobh Mór) where up to 10 potato growers from across the Dingle Peninsula will compete for the title of Champion Grower or 'Laoch an Phráta'. The competition is judged by impartial and knowledgeable individuals on the basis of a blind tasting of the 'spud' as cooked and presented by the grower and the competing growers will have qualified for An Craobh Mór through a series of Parish finals over the previous week.

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July / Iúil

Dingle Rhythm Festival Cuisle Chorca Dhuibhne.

July / Iúil 10-12

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Percussion, rhythm and dance from around the world in Dingle.

Website: cuislecd.com

 

Discover the Irish Language in the beauty of the Clochán Bhréanainn Gaeltacht.

July / Iúil 20-24

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Have you and your family been looking for something different to do this Summer on the Dingle Peninsula in West Kerry? Comharchumann Forbartha an Leith-Triúigh are now offering Irish language courses for people of all ages, from all backgrounds and with any level of Irish. This course will be running from the 20th to the 24th of July 2015. This course has been running for years, Learners have the opportunity to learn Irish in a tutorial based environment and partake in daily activities, while practising or improving their Irish. This year the course will be offering the chance to Learners to truly experience life in the Gaeltacht. There will be cooking demos from the prestigious Dingle Cookery School, fishing trips on the Wild Atlantic Way with Duántacht Bréanainn, traditional sing song at the local Tinteán Ceoil and hillwalking through the breath breathing Loch a’ Dúin .

For more information and registration contact Caitríona Ní Churráin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 066 7138137

 

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