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Culture & History

K-FEST KillorglinThe is great history and culture in Killorglin, which is best known for Ireland’s oldest festival, Puck Fair, which started over 400 years ago! Puck Fair happens every August 10th, 11th & 12th, we promise, you have never seen anything like it! K-FEST is a multi-discipline Music & Arts festival that started in 2013 and happens annual on the June Bank Holiday weekend. Biddy’s Day is an ancient Celtic festival celebrated annually in February.

Killorglin is also home to Christmas in Killorglin and a wonderful St Patrick’s Day Parade.

There is great history in the town of Killorglin, when you are visiting be sure to visit Ballykissane Pier the site of the first fatalities of the 1916 rising. The Old Metal Bridge was part of the old rail line that ran from Tralee to Valentia and was constructed in 1885, it is now a pedestrian bridge that is a lovely choice for a walk. The ruins of Castleconway also make up 1 wall of our beer garden!

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