20th annual Féile Brian Ború Festival

The beauty of the picturesque twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina awaits you during the 20th Annual Féile Brian Ború Festival - Thursday, July 4th to Sunday July 7th.

The beauty of the picturesque twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina awaits you during the 20th Annual Féile Brian Ború Festival - Thursday, July 4th to Sunday July 7th.

As it is the birthplace of Brian Ború the festival commemorates Ireland’s Greatest High King in style!

With a busy programme of events this year’s festival is a perfect fun-filled event for all the family. It is also another milestone on the road to the 2014 celebrations.

From Thursday, July 4th to Sunday July 7th experience a variety of excellent events including Viking Long Boat Trips on the River Shannon, Brian Ború’s encampment, historical guided tours on lake and land, animal magic with their amazing display of animals, a stunning fireworks display over the Shannon and the festival highlight a live concert in the Lakeside Hotel with Hermitage Green (a five-piece acoustic folk/rock band from Limerick). In the historic 12th century St Flannan’s Cathedral enjoy the Féile Pageant & Ceolchoirm, an evening with the National Harp Orchestra and the Limerick Pipe Band, guided tours of this stunning building; Féile Brian Ború lecture and the Craft Fair.

You can also enjoy the children’s art competition, the Exploration Dome, Teenzone, Garden Fete, Farmer’s Market, art exhibitions and displays including “Art in Windows”; pub theatre nights; music workshops; Féile Table Quiz; tag rugby; King Puck; Hurling and Camogie matches; Blessing of boats, a range of water sport events including boat races, Canoe Polo, the Shannon Swim and a Guinness World Record Attempt in Lough Derg by Christopher Healy to scubadive the distance of 20km without surfacing! Fun and entertainment guaranteed!

A programme of events is available on: www.feilebrianboru.com.