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JulyFest at Killarney Races is back!

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Killarney Races is set to open their gates for JulyFest running from July 15 to 19.

All the key ingredients that make festivals at Killarney Races such a remarkable event will be present.
Top class summer racing, food, fashion, live music and a fantastic atmosphere are all guaranteed. Visitors from home and abroad are set to gather to enjoy a proper day out in style at Ireland’s most scenic racecourse.
There is lots to look forward to with a selection of highlights included below. Off-track entertainment plans are set to go down a treat with punters, offering family fun, a visit from The Roses, Live Music and of course the highly anticipated The Lee Strand Ladies Day fashion event, there is something for everyone on and off the track during JulyFest!
Kicking the festival for the opening day is a flat fixture on Monday 15th with live music on the lawn and post-racing in the Jim Culloty by the very talented Nicole Lonergan.
On Tuesday there is a prize fund of €100,000 on offer for the seven-race flat card which includes a race for qualified riders. This is likely to attract competitive representatives from many of the leading yards in the country. Tuesday will also feature live music from Resolute.
Wednesday is the final day of flat racing of the festival, with some surprises in store. Family Day is back, featuring games and attractions for all to enjoy. A panel of Roses taking part in the 2024 Rose of Tralee Festival will be in attendance. Live music from Resolute and post-racing DJ Ray Stack will ensure the party goes on until late.
As the codes change to National Hunt things step up a gear, Frankie Foster, from Raceday the Racing TV social media channel ,will enjoy the first of his JulyFest racedays at Killarney Races. Frankie will be out and about taking in the great racing, spectacular sights and chatting with the crowd with his famous orange mic. There will also be live music from Resolute and Nicole Lonergan to enjoy.

“I could not be any more excited to come over to Killarney this July. Like many people I've seen the footage and images of Killarney Racecourse and the scenery looks amazing, I can't wait to see it for myself. Since we started #Raceday we have been lucky enough to do several trips to Ireland and we have had nothing but great fun at the races and with the Irish racing fans. I have some great friends from Kerry who have been telling me for years to come over for the craic.”
The final day of the festival is Friday July 19. This is when the competition really heats up off the track with the popular Lee Strand Best Dress Day taking place.
Ten lucky ladies and gents will be selected by celebrity judges, each taking home a prize for their efforts in the fashion stakes.
Ladies and gents will battle it out in style for the chance to be crowned best dressed and take home the covetable prizes of a VIP trip for two to Paris and Milan.
The top tip for Lee Stand Ladies Day is to come racing early, the judges will be out an about from early doors to find this year’s best dressed ladies and gents!
Gates open at 3pm on each day and at the earlier time of 12 noon on Friday with the first race off approximately two hours later each day.
Patrons are advised to come racing early, to nab the best seating areas and soak up the atmosphere, music and the best of Killarney’s renowned hospitality. For further information or to book tickets, bundles and hospitality online visit, killarneyraces.com.

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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