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Upcoming Events

Killarney plays host to various festivals and events throughout the year. Here at the Torc Hotel we are ideally located for all upcoming events in Killarney and surrounding areas. Enjoy the buzz and craic of some of Irelands most famous festivals and events while escaping afterwards to our quiet modern boutique hotel in the countryside.

The INEC Centre in Killarney is one of Ireland’s premier concert and event venues and attracts many international and chart-topping artists, comedians, musicals, cabarets, theatrical productions and the best in traditional Irish shows.

Here we have compiled a list of some of the very best events that are happening around the area in the coming weeks:

 

 

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July 

Hardman Olympic Dingle

1.5  swim – 40k bike – 10k run

Saturday 6th July

This new race showcases the best of Dingle and Slea Head. A beautiful swim in Ventry Harbour is followed by a cycle around Slea Head and a run among the hills behind Ventry, before finishing with a 10k run through the hills, with the last 1.5km along stunning Ventry beach.

 Killarney Races

15th to 19th July

Torc Hotel Killarney welcomes everyone to the Killarney Races.

Stay in our newly refurbished rooms at our completive rate (Contact us for further details)

And dine before or after with our full bar menu served from 12 to 8.45pm

 

The High Kings – INEC

Friday 19th July 2019

 

The Brandon Bay Half marathon & 10k event

Saturday 20th July, 2019
Start times: Half marathon: 12:00pm / 10k run: 1:00pm

So, what exactly is The Brandon Bay Half marathon & 10k event? This is a half marathon and 10k event which is run entirely on the golden sandy beach that stretches around Brandon Bay in the Kingdom of Kerry - all the way from Fahamore in the Maharees, to Fermoyle point under Mt Brandon itself. The event starts and finishes at Fahamore in the Maharees and competitors doing the half marathon effectively run from one point of the 7 mile beach to the other and back on an 'out and back' course (Fahamore - Fermoyle - Fahamore). The event is being organised and run by Castlegregory Celtic F.C. and is a non-profit event. It is Ireland's original running event in Ireland ENTIRELY run on the beach!! What a challenge! Last year's events saw over 500 people take part from all over Ireland and the world!

Ring of the Reeks Cycle Challenge

Saturday 28th July 2019

Beaufort GAA Club

The 7th annual Ring of the Reeks Cycle will take place on Saturday, 27th July 2019. There are Three routes again this year - The Ring of the Reeks Route, "The Challenge" (100km), The Ring of Caragh Lake Route, "The Scenic Loop" (60km) and the Ring of Beaufort Route (35km) - This is an Over 16's event. For more information see http://www.ringofthereekscycle.com/

 

August

Cliona Hagan Dance - INEC

Thursday 1st August

 

The Wolftones - INEC

Sunday 4th August

 

Dingle Races

9th , 10th & 11th August

The races in Dingle are the biggest of all Horse & Pony races in Ireland. The real racing fan cannot miss the twenty races that are spread over the weekend.

The local saying that the summer is gone after the races might not be completely true, but what is true is that the races are the absolute highlight on Dingle's event calendar! More than 160 horses from all over the country will compete in these races for prices as high as €6,000.

The centre of the racecourse is filled with bouncing castles, fortune-tellers and fair stands that sell everything from bouncing balls to saddler's sponges. Entertainment for the whole family!

 

Killarney Races

21st August – 24th August

Torc Hotel Killarney welcomes everyone to the Killarney Races.

Stay in our newly refurbished rooms at our completive rate (Contact us for further details)

And dine before or after with our full bar menu served from 12 to 8.45pm

 

Puck Fair, Killorglin

Thurs 8th Aug – Tues 13th Aug

 

International Rose of Tralee Festival

Friday 23rd August – Tuesday 27th August

 

The Miami Showband Shoe – Theatre - INEC

Wednesday 28th August

 

The Hardman – Killarney

August 31, 2019

3.8k Swim – 180k Bike – 42k Run

Begin with a swim in the famous Lakes of Killarney before cycling the full length of the legendary Ring of Kerry. The views here along the Wild Atlantic Way are out of this world. After you dismount, you run a stunning full marathon through Killarney National Park, where you are rewarded with lovely views around each bend.

 

September 

Listowel Races – Harvest Festival

Sunday 8th September to Saturday 14th September 

The races in Dingle are the biggest of all Horse & Pony races in Ireland. The real racing fan cannot miss the twenty races that are spread over the weekend.

The local saying that the summer is gone after the races might not be completely true, but what is true is that the races are the absolute highlight on Dingle's event calendar! More than 160 horses from all over the country will compete in these races for prices as high as €6,000.

The centre of the racecourse is filled with bouncing castles, fortune-tellers and fair stands that sell everything from bouncing balls to saddler's sponges. Entertainment for the whole family!

 

Sean Keane & 40 piece Orchestra – INEC

Saturday 14th September

 

Riverdance – INEC

Friday 18th September to Sunday 22nd September

 

Nathan Carter Weekend – INEC

Friday 27th September – Sunday 29th September

 

October 

Dingle Food & Wine Fest

4th to 6th October

The Dingle Food Festival takes place on the first weekend in October every year in the beautiful fishing town of Dingle on the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Locals call it ‘The Best Weekend of the Year’.

 

Killarney Women’s Mini Marathon

Saturday 8th October 

11:00 am starting at Mission Road, Killarney

Killarney Women’s Mini Marathon will take place at  on Saturday 8th October this year. The route takes in the streets of Killarney town and the scenic Killarney National Park.

  

Quest Killarney 2019

12th October 2019

Quest Killarney is part of the best adventure race series in the world. 

Why not stay with us before hand to prepare or relax and recover afterwards with us 

 

Kerry Film Festival

Thursday 17th -21st October 2019.

Kerry Film Festival is an internationally recognised Film Festival. The 20th edition of the festival takes place in the picturesque town of Killarney, Co. Kerry in the south west of Ireland 17th -21st October 2019.

Highlights of the Kerry Film Festival include an international short film competition, a curated programme of features films, a showcase of Kerry talent, music documentary films and niche industry events. Through our annual Film Festival, our goal is to create new and exciting film experiences, create a hub of film creativity and appreciation in Kerry, champion the work of local and national emerging filmmakers and promote the county as a major filmmaking destination.

Visit the festival and meet with like minded people and enjoy the sights and scenery of one of Ireland’s premiere tourist destinations.