Calendar of Events in the Dingle Peninsula

July / Iúil

Maharees Regatta

July / Iúil 5

The naomhóg racing season in the peninsula will start with the Maharees Regatta, which will be held at Scraggane Bay on Sunday 5 July, beginning at 12:30. There will be ten races, with the presentation of awards at 6 pm.

Dingle Rhythm Festival Cuisle Chorca Dhuibhne.

July / Iúil 10-12

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



50th West Kerry Agricultural Show.

July / Iúil 12

The 50th West Kerry Agricultural Show will be held at the Mart Grounds, Dingle, on Sunday 12 July.

As well as various livestock classes there will be competitions in such areas as bakery, art, crafts, photography and horticulture.


Ventry Regatta Regatta Fionn Trá
With the Open Horse Shoe Throwing Championship

July / Iúil 18-19

The regatta weekend gets underway on Saturday July 18th with a historic walk, a treasure hunt and a fund raising table quiz.

Sunday is regatta day proper, with racing starting at 1.45 pm. Onshore events include sandcastle/beach art competition, family sports, Cic Fada competition, feis rince, and poetry competition.


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

July / Iúil 20-24

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


August / Lúnasa

Regatta Baile na nGall / Ballydavid Regatta

August / Lúnasa 3

The Ballydavid (Baile na nGall) Regatta will take place west of Dingle at the pier in Ballydavid on the August Bank Hoiday Monday (weather permitting). Great family day out for all the family. For more information contact Tigh TP on 066-9155300.

Dingle Races

August / Lúnasa 7-9

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.

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