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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 info@sheenfallslodge.ie

March - Quest Kenmare - 2nd March

Quest Kenmare is our newest and most exciting Quest destination. The route encompasses the amazing mountains of the Beara Peninsula and boutique charm of Kenmare Town.

Run, cycle and kayak across the spectacular mountains and valleys to challenge yourself in 2019.

April - The Bridge Run - 20th April

A favourite with locals and visitors to Kenmare over the Easter weekend.  The Bridge run offers 3 races with different distances, 10km, 5km or a hotly contested one mile run for the kids.

May - Wild Atlantic Challenge - 11th May

Multi Craft rowing event offering courses of varied distances accommodating all types of boats, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. The WAC is also host to the Kayak Ocean Series offering customised courses to choose from.

May - Ring of Beara Cycle - 25th May

For the fifth 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 - 15th June

Vikingdom is back June 15th 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 second 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 - The Lost Roads Theatre & Dining Festival

Taking place from the 26th September to the 14th 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 26th October.  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.