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What’s on in Ireland?

Perhaps you're looking for the best Irish festivals, fantastic food events, or simply the perfect place to seal that all important business deal. There’s no shortage of events happening at the hotel and surrounding local areas.

During the year, we organise an array of special events at the hotel. For more information visit our Dining Offers page.

Work, pleasure or play. Sheen Falls Lodge is the ideal place to explore south west Ireland’s rich calendar of events and festivals. We’ve specially selected a few of our favourite unique happenings below: take a look through our calendar to find the pick of what’s on in Ireland.

To find out more on what's happening in the local area, please call + 353 (0) 64 6641600 or email

March - Quest Adventure Series - 7th March

Quest Adventure races normally take place on a single day and consist of various routes where you will run, cycling and kayak from start to finish. Most of our events have 3 routes, broken down as ‘Challenge’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Expert’.  These increase in distance and difficulty and many people who start with a ‘Challenge’ will find themselves wanting to progress to ‘Sport’ and so on.  Preparing and training for an adventure race is a great way to get fit and get outdoors.

May - Ring of Beara Cycle - 23rd May

For the sixth year running participants will have a choice of an exciting 140km or 110km cycle, by the rugged Wild Atlantic Way coastal route on the Beara Peninsula. Participants will pass some of Ireland’s most picturesque and quaint towns including Ardgroom, Eyeries, Allihies, Castletownbere, Adrigole, Glengarriff and back to Kenmare town. Cyclists can revel in the unspoilt beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way. Participants will be rewarded with a finisher medal, hot food, hot tubs and entertainment.

June - Vikingdom Raft Race - 20th June

Vikingdom is back June 20th 2019 The Vikings have been spotted building their rafts in secret locations, they have sent word to their clansmen and more are arriving bringing with them demonstrations of the Viking way of life, such as crafting and battle re-enactments stay tuned

July - Bastille Day - 14th July

Kenmare will host its third Bastille Day on the 14th July, with a boules competition, music and lost of scrumptious food from some of the wonderful French residents living in the area.

September - Small Roads Theatre & Dining Festival

Taking place from the 24th September to the 5th October, this great festival highlights the wonderful talented performing artists community that's present in Kenmare.

October - Halloween Howl

The award wining festival returns from the 23rd October to the 1st November.  Kenmare Halloween Howl is a week long community festival which runs over the midterm break in October. It is a family event with something for everyone, meet Bessie the witch, visit the haunted house and the even more haunted forest! Carve a pumpkin or take part in some Halloween splatball fun. Take part in our famous Halloween parade on the 31st of October and enjoy some traditional games in the park afterwards. The Halloween Howl is a great event for all the family.