Kilfinane Festivals

Kilfinane and nearby towns are host to a diverse range of community festivals throughout the year.

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St. Patricks Day & Joyce Brothers Festival Weekend

Celebrating community spirit, the St. Patrick's Day parade begins from McCarthy's yard with traditional music.

A programme of events celebrating the music and songs of the Joyce Brothers also takes place over the course of the weekend. 

Ballyhoura International Walking Festival

The walking festival provides an opportunity to explore some of Ballyhoura Country’s stunning countryside in the company of guides. Every year the festival features a packed programme of walks for all abilities, from the enthusiastic, well-equipped walker, to the gentle ramblers, who are out to enjoy pleasant guided walks in the company of local experts in the fields of heritage, archaeology, history, flora, and fauna. This takes place over the May bank holiday weekend.

Limerick Fleadh Cheoil

Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh, a great weekend packed with music, song and dance, and family fun events, takes place in Kilfinane during the June bank holiday weekend.

Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh hosts around 1,000 competitors, all wishing to progress from Limerick for Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann.

Hup na Houra

Every July & August Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Ballyhoura hold Irish traditional music, dance and entertainment evenings in Teach na Cille and the Old Chapel Rooms, former Church of Ireland in Kilfinane.

Ballinvreena Annual Flower, Vegetable & Cake Show

A week long festival of events and community activities, centred around the main event, a Flower, Vegetable & Cake Show, includes Decorate a Cupcake Competition, Kids Tractor Run, Talent Show, Crossroad Dancing, Fancy Dress Parade, Traditional Music, Bingo, bouncy castle and local stalls.

Festivals in nearby Ardpatrick, Bruff, Lough Gur and Kilmallock

Also in nearby towns within a short driving distance, music, poetry, history and culture are celebrated annually. The Lough Gur Summer Solstice, Ardpatrick Festival, Bruff Summer Festival and Bloomsday in Bruff, Lough Gur Storytelling Festival, Bruff Bluegrass and Friar's Gate Kilmallock holds the Annual Festival of One Act Dramas.