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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:



Full bar menu served from 12 to 8.45pm





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


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.



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



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.