Rás 2024

The 2024 edition of the Rás Tailteann will take place from Wed, May 22nd to Sun, May 26th. This is the 69th edition of the race. 1⃣ Tullamore-Kilmallock 2⃣ Kanturk-Sneem 3⃣ Kenmare-Cahir 4⃣ Horse & Jockey-Kildare 5⃣ Maynooth-Bective   #Rás2024 Route map Emmet Roche.

Riverfest 2024

RIVERFEST LIMERICK 3rd - 6th May 2024   Get ready for an unforgettable weekend of excitement as Limerick’s pre-eminent festival returns to the city for its 20th anniversary celebration this May Bank Holiday weekend.   Download your full guide to Riverfest Limerick 2024 here.

St Patricks Weekend Bruff

☘️Bruffs St Patrick Weekend 2024☘️   Saurday 16th Marh - 8pm @ Thomas Fitzgerald centre Bruff  - Traditional Irish singing & music    Sunday 17th - St Patricks Day Parade - 2.30pm Gather along main street from 2pm - Parde at 2.30pm  - Duck Race in Park @3.30pm  - Live Music in the Bars   Monday 18th  - Bruff Gaa Road Bowling - 10.30am registration at Clancys Bar

Imbolc Festival

This February Lough Gur will host their first “Imbolc Festival” with some amazing events to choose from.   Lough Gur will be celebrating all four Celtic Festivals in 2024. So stay tuned for an exciting year ahead…   To book the following events below follow the eventbrite links attached 👇🏻   Yoga with Una O Rourke: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/787493613597?aff=oddtdtcreator   Imbolc Goddess Circle with Bloom Holistics:    Event 1: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/787489782137?aff=oddtdtcreator   Event 2: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/787491918527?aff=oddtdtcreator   “Searching for Aine” a talk on our local land Goddess: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/787495659717?aff=oddtdtcreator The Calm Collective Reflect and Renew Imbolc Workshop:   Event 1: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/786080045577?aff=oddtdtcreator Event 2: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/786091128727?aff=oddtdtcreator   ✨ ALL EVENTS ARE TO BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE✨

3-day music festival in Limerick city

A new 3-day music festival is planned for Limerick city next month.   The Fossetts Circus tent at Cleeves Factory in Limerick City is to be transformed into a music venue in February. Limerick-based event organisers, Big Boss Events have teamed up with the circus to produce a 3-day festival in Limerick's newest music venue.   Trad acts The Tumbling Paddies, DJ Mark McCabe and Belfast DJ and Producer Daire have been confirmed to play the venue with further acts expected to be announced. Riann O'Dwyer of Big Boss Events is producing the concert series. He says the response to the new venue has been very positive...   Friday February 2nd The Tumbling Paddies will play the Big Boss Top on Friday, . Rapidly becoming one of Ireland’s most popular entertainment acts. The Tumbling Paddies have grown from strength to strength, particularly in the past two years. It is no surprise that their music is played in many venues throughout the world. Originally starting in 2014 as a five-piece performing at local weddings and pubs in their beloved County Fermanagh the band has continuously evolved to where they are today. It wasn’t long until Oisin came in on keyboards and the band started to expand on their music gaining more and more followers as they toured.   Saturday, February 3rd. Belfast DJ and producer, Daire, has become one of the most prominent DJs in Northern Ireland. He will play a headline Limerick concert at the Big Boss Top on  Having supported some huge names including Hannah Laing, Ben Hemsley, and blk., Daire's Nothing But Trouble tour has proved to be popular with fans. 2023 was a wild year for Daire. He sold out venues, including Belfast’s 2,000-capacity Telegraph Building in just four hours, signed a record deal with Sony Music, and has upcoming releases on Polydor Universal Records.   Sunday February 4th. DJ Mark McCabe and Mimi bring the Big Mix to Live at the "Big Boss Top" in what promises to be a night of dance music through the years on Sunday February 4th. Music producer, remixer, radio DJ and club DJ, from Dublin McCabe released "Maniac" in the year 2000 and it went to number one, as the second biggest-selling record ever in Ireland.   The events are produced with the help of Fossetts Circus and Limerick 2030. Further dates are expected to be announced over the coming weeks. Tickets for all gigs are now on sale and can be purchased on https://linktr.ee/bigbossevents

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School 2023

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School is back again this year from the 27th-29th Oct. 2023 with a huge array of guests and speakers on the programme. To honour the 60th anniversary of JFK's visit to Limerick,  SCHEDULE: FRIDAY 27th October 7.30pm: Venue: Thomas Fitzgerald Centre Formal Opening by Mayor Gerald Mitchell Opening with remarks from Declan Hehir Director of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School Universal Emigration Story: Reflections - Her Excellency Larysa Gerasko, Ukrainian Ambassador to Ireland From Emigrant Remittances to Foreign Investment - Prof Stephen Kinsella Moderator: Tim O’Connor   8pm: 3 One-Act Plays by Lough Gur Amateur Dramatic Society Venue: Honey Fitz Theatre, The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School is delighted to have Lough Gur Drama group on board for this years school and a visit to Honey Fitz Theatre for a great night of entertainment is recommended   SATURDAY 28th October 1pm: The Story of President Kennedy’s visit to Limerick and Mayor Frances Condell, 1963 - Drs Matthew Potter and William O’Neill Moderator: Kate Harrold, Lough Gur Manager Venue: Lough Gur Visitor Centre ------------------ U.S. Ambassador to visit Bruff! A massive evening will take place in the Fitzgerald Centre as the U.S. Ambassador, Claire D. Cronin, arrives to talk to the people of Bruff and beyond. Ms. Cronin is the granddaughter of an Irish immigrant and will speak on the emigration of Irish people to America among other items. The ambassador arrived in Ireland last year, appointed by President Joe Biden, and has had a major impact during her time here. Previously, she was the first female House Majority leader of Massachusetts in history. T Attendance to all events will be through Eventbrite so book immediately when it comes online. Keep an eye here for the other big names coming to Bruff in October. 'The Story of JFK Visit to Limerick and Mayor Frances Condell 1963.' SUNDAY 29th October   11am: Fitzers Family Breakfast OLD IRISH WAYS MUSEUM, CAHERGUILLAMORE, V35 X236   1pm: LOUGH GUR VISITOR CENTRE -The Homecoming Pull Dr Pat Wallace-  JFK: Giant At My Shoulder Frank Prendergast - Small Step for Lough Gur, Giant Leap for JFK Moderator: Tim O’Connor    3.30pm: THOMAS FITZGERALD CENTRE, BRUFF   Identities - Over & Back Maureen Browne – If Thomas, Mary Fitzgerald and Michael Hannon hadn’t emigrated Dr Liam Chambers – The Wild Geese Peadar Ó Riada – Sean Ó Riada’s Bruff Connection Moderator: Pat Hayes      Maureen Browne is a hugely accomplished journalist and editor. Hailing from Bruff originally, Maureen will speak on the subject of what would have happened if JFK's ancestors had not left Bruff for the New World in the 1850s. What would have become of them, the Irish diaspora and US-Irish links? Maureen was a senior reporter for the Irish Press, having begun her career in the Limerick Leader as the first ever female journalist in that paper. Today, she is the editor of 'Health Manager' and the Managing Editor of 'The Consultant' whilst also leading her own PR company, Hartcliffe Communications. Nominated this year for the Irish Healthcare Award and a finalist in this year's Irish Women's Awards, Maureen will offer a deep insight into the possibilities of what would have happened the Fitzgerald and Kennedy families if their ancestors had not left our native place. Advance tickets will be available on Eventbrite this weekend for the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School.More details to follow

National Hertaige Week - Lough Gur

14th August, 7.30-8.30pm Lough Gur Visitors’ Centre, Knockderk – A Storied Hill in the Lough Gur District Local historian and tour guide Brian Collopy will explore Knockderk, a hill located close to the renowned Lough Gur in Co. Limerick. The story of Knockderk stretches back into deep prehistory, with evidence of human activity beginning in the Neolithic period. Of interest to geologists, botanists and folklorists, and for anyone interested in our past, and our links with the landscape, all aspects of Knockderk will be explored in this free talk. FIND OUT MORE   17th August, 4-5pm Lough Gur Visitors’ Centre, - Stories of the Good People with Eddie Lenihan Master storyteller and Seanchaí Eddie Lenihan is renowned for his knowledge of myth, folklore and most especially for those tales pertaining to the Good People. Having spent a lifetime gathering these tales and stories from the ordinary people of Ireland, Eddie comes to Lough Gur share these extraordinary tales in this fascinating talk. FIND OUT MORE     18th August, 2-3pm Lough Gur Visitors’ Centre, - Listening to the Land at Lough Gur – A talk by Manchán Magan  Manchán Magan is one of Ireland’s leading explorers of landscape, with deeply immersive and insightful writings which offer readers real moments of revelatory understanding. His most recent work, Listen to the Land Speak, delves into the richness and complexity of the land, and our relationship to it. As an archaeologically rich and ancient place, Lough Gur features prominently in this work. The region around Lough Gur has long been associated with Áine, an ancient land goddess, and Manchán’s work offers fresh insight into this complex deity whose name has echoed around these hillsides for countless generation. Lough Gur is delighted to welcome Manchán to the Visitor Centre as part of Heritage Week 2023 for what promises to be an insightful and fascinating talk, as he shares his wisdom and stories on the shores of this celebrated lake. FIND OUT MORE   19th August Lough Gur Lake side  Craft market with local craft people and Blacksmaith display 10am to 2pm.

The Book of Kells: ‘Up Close and Personal’

14th-19th August, 7-8.30pm St. John’s Church, Knockainey, Co. Limerick   Enjoy this unforgettable ‘up close and personal’ guided tour of the Book of Kells, the greatest masterpiece of Ireland’s Golden Age. Donncha MacGabhann, MA, PhD, will share his expertise using the Verlag Facsimile, an exact and complete copy of the ancient manuscript. This interactive experience allows visitors to explore and understand the intricate details of the Book of Kells in an immersive manner, offering a unique opportunity to get closer to the beauty and significance of one of Ireland’s most treasured historical artifacts. These events are ideal for individuals, small groups (4-5) or families, and are organised in conjunction with the Knockainey Historical and Conservation Society. To reserve places, contact donnmacgabhann@gmail.com.   Find out more

Bruff Hertiage week

Save the Dates!!!!!!!! Here in an exclusive unveiling is the Bruff programme for Heritage Week!!! All you have to do is turn up on the night!!!!!!    August 12th @ 7pm - Thomas Fitzgerald Centre   Tells the stories of the attack on Cahirguillamore House by British forces on the night of 26-27 December 1920 where IRA fundraising dance was being held. It is stated on file that 5 were killed and many arrested and brutalised.   14th August @7pm in the Grove  This Talk will teach the the lore of our native plants and medicial proerties    17th August @7pm - Thomas Fitzgerald Centre Learn the historty of of hidden sights within Bruff and Ballygrennan castle     19th August @7pm - The Thomas Fitzgerlad Centre  The Ghosts of Bruff - Learn about thoes who changed history

*FILM*The Banshees of Inisherin in Friars Gate Theatre

*FILM* - The Banshees of Inisherin Event Date- 10-Feb-2023  *7.30pm* in Friars gate theatre   Set during the Irish Civil War, on a coastal Island,lifelong friends Pádraic and Colm, suddenly find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly ends their friendship. A stunned Pádraic, endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum,the whole village become involved in the standoff, with events swiftly escalating, with shocking consequences. With his latest film offering Martin McDonagh brings us a gentle and brutal tale of a broken friendship, a rich, soulful journey, full of agony, laughter and big, haunting questions. Boasting standout performances from Brendan Gleeson, Colin Farrell, Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan,  and local performers Pat Short & John Kenny the chemistry between the entire cast is the beating heart of this tragic comedy.   Running Time: 113 mins Rated Over 16s Book Tickets

Visit and OPW Hertiage site for Free

On the first Wednesday of each month, many OPW Heritage Sites offer Free Admission to independent/individual visitors and families.   This is a great opportunity for families to experience some of the best cultural and heritage sites in the country, places like Farmleigh and the Rock of Cashel.   A list of participating sites appears below, and details of each can be found at the relevant link.   Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and online booking will not be available. Normal conditions of admission apply. Visitors may experience delays at some of our busier sites and are advised to arrive early. If allocated a time, visitors are asked to arrive promptly.   There is no guarantee that visitors who miss their allocated time-slot can be accommodated later. Children must be supervised at all times. Access to some sites is by guided tour only. Car-parking may be limited at some sites and patrons are requested to respect the facilities and other car park users. N.B. Only those sites with an asterisk are open all year round.   All other sites listed have a shorter season or restricted opening in winter, and Free Admission will not apply outside the opening arrangements listed on www.heritageireland.ie for each site. Opening dates and times may change at short notice. Please check the website for updates prior to your visit.

Thomas Fitzgerald Centre

The Thomas Fitzgerald Centre is dedicated to the memory of Thomas Fitzgerald, grandfather of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.   The story connecting our town of Bruff, in County Limerick, and the 35th President of the United States of America began in 1852. It was then, following the great famine, that a young emigrant named Thomas Fitzgerald left his native home in Bruff, and made his way to America in search of a better life. He settled in Boston, where he worked hard and prospered. One of his sons John “Honey” Fitzgerald was a three term Mayor of Boston. His grandson John Fitzgerald Kennedy would be elected by the House of Representatives, to the U.S Congress and become the 35th President of the United States of America.   The Thomas Fitzgerald Centre, formerly the old Courthouse was officially dedicated in memory of Thomas Fitzgerald on the 21st of June 2013 by Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Every generation of the Fitzgerald Kennedy family have visited their ancestral home in Bruff.   The Centre now displays an array of photographs, including some from the visit of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy to Ireland in 1963, the visit of Caroline Kennedy to Bruff in 2013, and also includes photographs of various members of the Fitzgerald Kennedy Family.The Centre is also home to a hand painted mural depicting the Fitzgerald family tree, the only one of its type in the world. The Centre also houses a local Heritage display, showcasing some of the unique history associated with Bruff and the surrounding areas.   Operated as a visitor centre by Bruff Heritage Group, the Centre is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 3pm, and otherwise by appointment.

Local Santa Experiences

If your looking to bring your kids to meet the man himself, both these Santas will pass the beard pulling test , which will add to the magic of your visit.     Santa Wonderland takes place at the old School house Grange.  There will be great excitement from Saturday 3rd December, when he is in residence; this is where Santa Claus will sleep for the remainder of the weekend nights before his epic travels around the world on Christmas Eve. Come and see his Igloo and Elves’ Workshop, arctic animals, post your letter, chat with him; you’ll get to see Santa’s Bedroom!! Theres'smulled wine for adults and  delicious hot chocolate for kids while Mrs Claus and various naughty elves will keep you entertained with their story-telling.   Lough Gur Santa Experiences    A visit to Santa at Lough Gur starts when you arrive to register at Santa’s winter retreat at Loughgur’s Heritage Centre. Here you will get to meet Mrs Claus, and her helpers and have an opportunity to take some photos, see her beautiful kitchen and maybe even get to hear some funny stories of Santa. Each child will then meet Santa himself where they will be enthralled by stories and chat. You can be sure that he will pass the beard pulling test as he is, of course the real deal as verified by our younger visitors from previous years. Every child will receive a gift from Santa before they leave. Sensory Morning Saturday December 3rd 9:00am to 11.00am. This morning is specifically only for families with children sensory needs.

Christmas in Limerick

Something magical is happening this Christmas in Limerick! With a festive calendar filled with family fun events, street fairs brimming with local seasonal splendours, twinkling illuminations and a host of after dark theatre, music and merriment, Limerick is set to sparkle this Christmas!   Arthur's Quay Park is Christmas central this year! Tickle your taste buds with delicious seasonal treats, enjoy the big wheel, vintage carousel and traditional carnival games, strap on your skates and take to the ice at Limerick on Ice and afterwards wrap your cold hands around a delicious hot chocolate or a warm Gluhwein in the Christmas Village bar!   This Christmas, traditional wooden chalets will pop up in the riverside park hosting a range of artisan traders showcasing handmade crafts and tempting treats! Food lovers can feast on everything from German Bratwurst, traditional crepes, an indulgent chocolate fountain, mini doughnuts and other sumptuous seasonal confectionery! For those who fancy a seasonal tipple, the Ice Bar is just the spot to toast the season and enjoy a pre-party get together before a night on the tiles in Limerick city centre! Christmas Village 25th Nov – 22nd Dec 22 (10am-10pm) Limerick on Ice & amusements 25th Nov – 8th Jan (10am– 10pm)   Download the guide for more information    A Christmas Tale at King Johns Castle Launching on Saturday 26th November for a limited number of dates, this is a family fun-filled outdoor event, taking place in the Castle Courtyard in the evenings (5:30pm onwards). A Christmas Tale at the Castle is an audio visual 3D animation show, projected onto the castle walls, with a festive story illuminating the Castle Courtyard. Afterwards people will be able to soak up the festive atmosphere as carol singers treat the audience to Christmas favourites and food trucks serve up tasty snacks and treats!   Panto Time    Choose from 4 Pantos to suit your family  * Jack and the Bean stack * Old Mother hubbard  * Peter Pan  * Cinderella

Lough Gur Halloween Festival

The Lough Gur Halloween Festival for 2022 has an eclectic mix of activities for everyone! See the list of events below with their booking links that will take you to Eventbrite:   Cladh na Leac – A historical talk by Brian Collopy about Lough Gur’s ancient pathways. Booking link click  This talk highlights Cladh na Leac an ancient prehistoric routeway which runs past the Grange stone circle complex. - Due to an unforeseen demand Lough Gur Development have decided to host a second evening exploring Cladh na Leac, the ancient routeway which runs alongside the famed lake. Cladh na Leac is an oftentimes overlooked prehistoric road which seems to run for many miles over one of Ireland's most impressive archaeological landscapes. The talk is hosted by Brian Collopy, of Lough Gur Development, who has spent many years exploring the monuments and places around Lough Gur. So come and join us for an evening of history, archaeology, landscape, folklore, and placenames, as we celebrate Culture Night 2022 by the shores of Lough Gur.   Megalithic Art Talk by Ken Williams & Elizabeth Shee Twohig. Booking link click here This promises to be a very speical evening with Ken Williams, who discovered the megalithic rock art at the Grange Stone Circle and Elizabeth Shee Twohig, one of the country's foremost experts on prehistoric rock art. Ken Williams is a photographer who specialises in megalithic rock art. He has travelled the country over the past 20 years photographing and discovering ancient art. Dr Elizabeth Shee Twohig is a former senior lecturer in Archaeology in University College Cork. She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and has written extensively on the topics of prehistoric megalithic and rock art of Western Europe, and on megalithic tombs generally.     The Lough Gurrrrrr Dog Show takes place on Sunday October 23rd from 2pm to 3pm. Ticket price of €5 goes to Limerick Animal Welfare. There will be three categories that you can sign up for on the day. 1) Golden Oldie for dogs age 10+ 2) Most Handsome or Prettiest Pooch and 3)Best rescue. The winner’s owner from the three categories will become the Lough Gurrrrrr Ambassador of the year to help us on social media to promote responsibile dog ownership in public places. The winning dog will will the first ever Lough Gurrrrrr Dog Show Trophy. Book your tickets here   Breath Work & Meditations with Una O’ Rourke Ticket link opening soon.   Halloween Craft Fair at the Honey Fitz Theatre on Saturday October 22nd. Just turn up and see a range of local crafts made by local people. Ideal for early Christmas shoppers!   Lough Gur Nature Day Camps on November 4th. Sold out!   Storytelling with Siobhan – vist the best storyteller for childen in all of Ireland! Siobhan is a good witch who loves to tell stories for children all about Halloween. Join us on Saturday October 22nd at 12 noon in Lough Gur Visitor Centre. There’s no better place to get into that Halloween mood than in the cosy surroundings of Lough Gur Visitor Centre overlooking the ancient lake of Lough Gur. Suitable for children age 4+. Tickets €5.00 per child or contact info@loughgur.com to book a family ticket for €15.00 covering three tickets for childen. No need for adults age 16+ to pay. To book click here   Voices from the Past Folklore recordings from the 1930’s interepreted by local historians and folklorists from Lough Gur. This is a rare opportunity to hear new finds unearthed from the archives. The event will be held at Lough Gur Visitor Centre on Sunday 23rd of October at 7pm, Tickets €5.00. Booking line opening soon.

BallyHoura Walking Festival

Established as Ireland’s first-ever walking festival back in the day, Ballyhoura Walking Festival provides an opportunity to explore some of Ballyhoura Country’s stunning countryside, heritage & folklore in the company of local guides. Many of the walks are led by members of the Ballyhoura Bears Walking Club – who have in-depth knowledge of the area and its heritage, history, flora and fauna – and are suitable for all abilities, from the enthusiastic well-equipped walker who relishes the challenge, to the gentle ramblers who are out to enjoy pleasant walks. Tickets are now for sale on the EVENTBRITE:    A music and cultural element will be added to the festival for the second year in collaboration with the Joyce Brothers Festival. You can purchase their tickets here:    The Cultural Food Fair 2022, organised by Kilfinane Community Council, returns once again this year. The fair brings together local and international members of the community as they prepare traditional dishes for people to sample, and takes place on Saturday, 8th October at Ballyhoura Apple Farm from 1.30pm.   Programme of events for the Ballyhoura Walking Festival 2022:   FRIDAY 7th October 7pm - Moonlight Walk to Castlegale Walking at night is a great way to step out of your comfort zone and try something out of the ordinary. Putting on your boots after sunset can make for a great adventure. Embark on a nighttime journey through forest and woodland paths to the top of Carrighenry, which straddles the Limerick/Cork border and boasts the ruins of an iron age promontory fort from 500BC. Starting time & point: 7pm from Old Daragh Creamery (Bus transport leaves from Kilfinane to the starting point of the trail at 6:30pm.) Length/Time: 5.5km | 1.5 hours Difficulty: moderate Guided by: Ballyhoura Bears Gear: Good sturdy shoes, a high-visibility jacket, and a head torch are essential. Cost: €15 BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE   SATURDAY 8th October 6am - Sunrise Hike to Seefin Climb to the summit of Seefin where you will look out over the vales of Limerick and across the historical grounds of Castle Oliver as the sun rises. Sunrise is at 7:45am at the summit. Starting Point & Time: Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trailhead at 6am Lenght/Time: 2.5hrs Gear: rain jacket, warm jumper, hat and gloves, food and water, sturdy walking shoes. Recommended to bring: a camera, a change of clothes in the car and an extra warm jumper for the top if we are waiting a few minutes for the sun to come up. Guided by Britton Outdoors. Cost: €30 BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE   10am–Walk in the footsteps of Fionn MacCumhail Myths and legends bring the landscape to life. Climb to the summit of Seefin and enjoy spectacular scenery in the Ballyhoura Mountains, where the legendary hero Fionn MacCumhaill hunted and roamed. View the picturesque village of Glenosheen, where the poet Robert Dwyer Joyce was born. Glimpses of Castle Oliver, Ballyorgan, and the Hill of Ardpatrick will make you aware that this area has long been the land of “history makers”. Starting in Greenwood Forest, Ardpatrick, this loop entails a climb of Seefin Mountain, which is part of the route once followed by 1000 men, women, and children led by the O'Sullivan-Bere Clan as they fled north from the Crown forces in Cork in 1602. Starting Time & Point: 10am at Mountain Bike Trails Trailhead, Greenwood Forest (Bus transport leaves from Kilfinane to the starting point of the trail at 9:30am) Length/Time: 12km | 2.5-3hrs Difficulty: moderate/experienced Gear: good walking boots, raingear, plenty of liquids Guided by Ballyhoura Bears Cost: €20 BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE   10:30am - Darragh Hills Loop Walk Reach the summit known as Castle Gale. According to a local story passed down through generations, tenants in this area would hoist a flag atop this pile of stones to inform others that the local landlord was in the process of collecting rent. Keep an eye out for the Holy Well. Legend has it that a local woman once washed her clothes in this well and the next time she returned to the spot where the well had been it had magically moved to the other side of the trail where it remains to this day! The Bridge at Darragh was the site of the Battle of Darragh in 1798 in which the North Cork Militia fought the United Irish Men. A memorial plaque can be seen on the bridge. Starting Time & Point: 10:30am at Old Darragh Creamery (Bus Transport leaves Kilfinane at 10am) Length/Time: 8.5km | 3hrs Difficulty: Moderate Gear: sturdy walking boots, raingear, plenty of liquids Guided by Ballyhoura Bears Cost: €20 BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE   11am - Canon Sheehan Loop Walk This loop owes its name to Canon Patrick Augustine Sheehan (1852-1913) a cleric and writer invariably referred to as Canon Sheehan of Doneraile, mainly because he wrote almost all of his major works while he was there as Parish Priest. The starting point of this loop gives its name to one of Canon Sheehan's most famous works-a novel titled Glenanaar. Follow glorious forest tracks, woodland paths, and riverbanks through Glenanaar Forest and along the banks of the Ogeen River which forms part of the county boundary, passing a mass rock with views of the Blackwater valley and Nagle mountains. Starting Point: 11am at Glenanaar Forest Car Park (Bus transport leaves from Kilfinane at 10:30am). Length/Time: 7km | 1.5 -2hrs Difficulty: Easy Guided by Ballyhoura Bears Price: €15 BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE   7pm - Saturday Forest Night Walk The Ballyorgan walk has a variety of terrain and scenery, from shady riverside glades to hilltop panoramas, and some good points of interest along the way. It starts in the Village of Ballyorgan and follows the red arrows from the village, and through the woods, where Oliver's Folly will be on your left, a lookout point for Castle Oliver. On leaving the forest, you will pass the original entrance to Castle Oliver estate then veer right into 'the wilderness'. On reaching the public road turn right then left along the greenwood, onto the village of Glenosheen under the highest peak of the Ballyhouras - Seefin. Starting Time & Point: 7pm in Ballyorgan village (Bus transport leaves Kilfinane at 6:30pm) Length/Time: 10km | 2hrs Difficulty: Easy Gear: Good walking boots, a high visibility jacket and head torch is essential Guided by Ballyhoura Bears Cost: €15 BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE   SUNDAY 9th October:   10am - Mystical Yoga Walk This mystical yoga walk brings you on the path of St. Finnan and Brian Boru. You will explore old traditions of our ancestors, while celebrating the Ballyhoura Festival of 2022 with fun mantras and mudras. Along the short loop walk, you will enjoy gentle yoga stretches, relaxing meditations, have lots of fun and laughter, visit a new Stone Circle, enjoy a morning picnic and manifest our dreams on top of the world, when we climb the Moate. This yoga walk is suitable for any level of fitness. Starting point: Ballyhoura Centre, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick Gear: Wear warm comfortable clothes, hiking boots Cost: €25 Guided by Yoga Walks Ireland BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE   10am - Nature Walk by the River Loobagh up Slievereagh Understanding the nature of rivers and how they are formed helps us appreciate and care for our surrounding environment. On this walk you will follow the course of the River Loobagh through the forest and up Slievereagh. During the walk you will learn how rivers are formed, identify the surrounding plants and discover the wildlife found under the water. Starting time & point: 10am from Hennessy’s farm yard (Bus transport leaves from Kilfinane at 9:30am.) Length/Time: 5km | 2.5 hours Difficulty: Moderate Guided by: Liz Gabbett of the Maigue Rivers Trust Gear: Clean sturdy shoes and be prepared to walk through running water, camera Cost: €10 adult, €5 under 18 years BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE   11am - Keale River Walk – with an introduction to Geocaching If you would like to get a real feel for an Irish woodland and riverbank with at least forty shades of green then the Keale river walk is the perfect solution. Keale River is a level walk fenced from start to finish with many little bridges in between. For those interested in learning more about Geocaching - the world’s largest treasure hunt – Diarmuid O’Leary will guide you how to use this great treasure hunt tool. Geochaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook (with a pen or pencil). The geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it. In order to take part, you must log on to Geocaching website or download the Geocaching App, to create an account which is free to sign up to. Starting Time & Point: 11am in Village of Ballyorgan (Bus Transport leaving Kilfinane at 10:30am) Length/Time: 7 km | 1.5hrs Difficulty: Easy Guided by Diarmuid O’Leary Cost: €10 BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE   11am - Kilmallock Medieval Town Guided Walk If Kilmallock’s walls could talk, they’d have some intriguing tales to tell. Learn about the history of people, castle and town of medieval Kilmallock with our local guide. Duration: 1.5 hours Cost: €5 Starting Point: King John's Castle, Kilmallock BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE   1pm - FREE walk from Ballyorgan village to the Joyce Homestead, Glenosheen led by historian, Angela Hennessy , A historical walk and tunes at the Joyce homestead. This is a free event, and all are welcome!   12pm - Lough Gur Heritage Walk There are few places as rich in history, heritage, and archaeology as Lough Gur. This walk will bring people along some of the areas lesser-known roads and past many sites and monuments from early prehistory to modern times. Our experienced guide will explore placenames, folklore, and history and offer a unique insight into this most celebrated of landscapes. The best way to understand a landscape is to walk it and this October we are offering you a chance to do just that across of Ireland’s most important historical areas. Walking route stops: Beginning at Lough Gur lakefront | Cross of Lough | Patrickswell | Knockderk | Ballynagallagh | Holycross | Teampull Nua/Giant’s grave | Finish at Lough Gur lakefront Walk distance: 12.5km Terrain: Roads Difficulty: Easy to moderate Time: 2.5 Hours (approx.) Cost: €15 BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE   2:30pm - Guided Tour of Doneraile Park & Gardens Come and enjoy this beautiful event filled with pageantry, history, and storytelling set in the majestic Doneraile Estate's surroundings. This tour is guided by knowledgeable local Doneraile Tour Guides, and incredibly talented members of the Doneraile Drama Society Group, who will be narrating some of the Estate's history in period costumes, dressed as characters from the estate's history such as Edmund Spenser, Queen Elizabeth I, and Elizabeth St Leger, The Lady Freemason. You will get exclusive access to the 17th-century private Pleasure Gardens, Parterre, and Walled Gardens. The tour is suitable for all age groups and abilities. Starting Point: Playground Carpark at Doneraile Park Cost: €5 BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE   To mark being surrounded all weekend by the stunning Ballyhoura landscape, festival participants with an eye for capturing a good photograph–whether that be the beautiful scenery or the ‘craic’ of the festival–can take part in an online photography competition. #BallyhouraMoments #BallyhouraWalkingFestival and #VisitBallyhoura are the all-important hashtags you will need to enter! ------------------------------- *The Ballyhoura Walking Festival is taking place in association with Limerick City and County Council and Fáilte Ireland

The Joyce Brothers Music Festival 2022

A weekend of music, song, dance, and history celebrating the wonderful legacy of brothers PW and Robert Dwyer Joyce, natives of Glenosheen Joyce Brothers Music Festival which celebrates the life, times and works of Joyce Brothers, Patrick Weston Joyce (1827-1914) and Robert Dwyer Joyce (1830-1883) who were famous Irish poets, writers and collectors of traditional Irish Music. Joyce Brothers Music Festival commemorates and keeps alive the memory and spirit of the Joyce Brothers in the local area.   Join for a packed programme of event celebrating the life, times and collections of the Joyce Brothers. For the second year, the festival runs in collaboration with the Ballyhoura Walking Festival. A weekend pass is available which provides access to all three evening events (please note that workshops are not included in the weekend pass). Weekend passes are €35 for adults and €24 for children Alternatively, tickets can be purchased for individual events. Book Your Ticket on Eventbrite:   Programme of Events for Joyce Brothers Festival 2022   Thursday, 6th October Thursday’s Gala Opening Night at 7:30pm features a celebration of the history and life of the Joyce Brothers through music, song, dance, chat, and the magic of Des Dillon and his puppets, while artists and local historians Teresa O’Doherty and Angela Hennessy will each give an insight into the history and importance of the Joyce brothers and their collections. They welcome the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) as we premier "Drawing from the Well", featuring Derek Hickey on the Joyce Collection. Where & When: Old Chapel Rooms, Kilfinane (V35 V998) | Tickets: Adult €15, Child €10   Friday, 7th October On Friday, an evening concert with "Hup na Houra" and tunes by acclaimed traditional musicians Donal Clancy and Mary Bergin is followed by a trad session in Healy’s Bar where local and visiting musicians will get a chance to play. 7:30pm: Hup na Houra & Traditional Concert Old Chapel Rooms, Kilfinane (V35 V998) Tickets: Adult €15, Child €10   9pm: Traditional Session in Healys Bar This is a free event and all are welcome. The session will be led by musicians, John Carroll, John Flanagan, Charlie Reynolds and Brian Fitzgerald.   Saturday, 8th Oct 2022 The Saturday afternoon schedule includes a series of workshops, which teach the music and songs of the collection: 11:30am to 1pm - Music Workshops (all tickets €10) Beginners Music Workshop (Teach na Cille, V35 KW01) - Join musician Seán Ó Feaghail to learn simple tunes from the Joyce collection. This workshop is aimed at beginner musicians. All instruments welcome. Intermediate Music Workshop (Old Chapel Rooms, V35 V998) - Join musician Matt Cranitch to learn more advanced tunes from the Joyce collection. This workshop is aimed at intermediate level musicians. All instruments welcome. Tin Whistle Master Class (Scoil Fhionáin, V35 EY95) - This masterclass will be taught by the great tin whistle player Mary Bergin and is a must for anybody who aspires to play this instrument   2:30 to 4pm - Singing Dancing and Whistling workshops (all tickets €10) Advanced Music Workshop (Scoil Fhionáin, V35 EY95) - Join Aoife Ní Bhriain to learn more advanced tunes from the Joyce collection. This workshop is aimed at proficient musicians. All instruments welcome. Traditional Singing Workshop (Ó Ceilleachair, V35 Y9K0) - This workshop will be taught by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and is suitable for singers of all levels. Sean Nós Dancing Workshop (Old Chapel Rooms, V35 V998) - This workshop will be taught by Ciara Flanagan and is suitable for all levels and for all ages from 9 to 90! Whistling Workshop (Teach na Cille, V35 KW01) - Learn the skill of whistling a tune - Taught by Anita Bennis, suitable for all.   On Saturday evening, a traditional concert featuring some of Ireland's finest musicians will take place. These accomplished artists have studied the Joyce collection to perform some of their tunes at this event. 7:30pm : Traditional Concert A musical treat with Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch, The Goodman Trio,& Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh Old Chapel Rooms, Kilfinane (V35 V998) 9pm: Traditional Session in Shaughnessys bar   Sunday, 9th October On Sunday afternoon, historian Angela Hennessy will lead a walk to the Joyce Brothers’ homestead in Glenosheen followed by a couple of more music sessions. 1pm - Walk from Ballyorgan to the Joyce Homestead, Glenosheen led by historian, Angela Hennessy Historical walk and tunes at the Joyce homestead. This is a free event and all are welcome. 2 to 4pm:Traditional Session in Nuala Mee’s Pub Ballyorgan Music with Liam Flanagan & Friends. This is a free event with finger food and all are welcome 5pm: Final Performance/Session in Ó Ceilleachair's Pub, Kilfinane V35 Y9K0 Featuring Johnny Óg Connolly, Clíodhna Costelloe & Pádraig Ó Dubhghaill

Hospital Arts & Culture Festival 2022

Hospital Arts & Culture Festival 2022 Schedule: 22nd September - 25th September.   Thursday 22nd September: Young at Heart, Hospital Resource Centre. 7 - 9pm.   Friday 23rd September: Qween - Europe’s top tribute act. Community Hall (Starts at 8:30pm) Doors open at 7:30pm, suits all ages. Tickets can be purchased at Centra.   Saturday 24th September: We welcome the legendary Ingrammettes An African American gospel choir from Richmond Virgina USA on tour in Ireland. They will give a one hour performance in the Community Hall Hospital at 2pm.   Sunday 25th September: Gathering Field Day GAA Grounds Theatre - Children’s Market Stalls - Music, Archery and much more. Day for the family. 10 - 4pm. Lantern Parade Youth Reach to GAA Field Beginning at 8pm.

Hertiage week

Our heritage is one of the most crucial parts of our identity. Heritage celebrations help to preserve this identity and our culture, which sets us apart from all other countries   Massive Amount of Events in Bruff & Lough Gur for Heritage Week!!!   Bruff Bruff has gone all out for Heritage Week this year. Working in conjunction with Bruff Tidy Towns and Lough Gur there are NINE events being held in the parish from August 13th-August 21st. So here is the full round up of activities planned for the week!!! Saturday 13th- 7 -8.30pm Comhrá, Ceol agus Stair at Collins’ Well. A walk and historic talk from the old Church of Ireland, Bruff to Collins' Well followed by Ciorcal Cómhrá & Ceol at the Well. This would take the shape of people talking together in Irish to the best of their ability with a traditional sing song. Meet at Church of Ireland. All welcome no matter level of Irish language ability or none Tuesday 16th 6.30 - 8pm  -Meditation in the Binn Lisin. As part of our Heritage Week 2022 events, Bruff Tidy Towns is hosting an evening of meditation & gentle stretching at Binn Liosin. Binn Liosín is the Grove Park's fine Ring Fort about 70 metres in diameter. This fort is situated in a romantic and historic place. Join us by the beautiful banks of the river with peaceful surroundings. Instructor Ann Byrnes. Bring a mat & water. This event is on at the same time as the 'Painting in the Park' event in the adjacent Morningstar Park...why not take the opportunity to view the artwork after your meditation! Tuesday 16th 6.30-8pm -Painting in the Park. Art class in the beautiful Morningstar Park in Bruff, Co. Limerick. Facilitated by local artist Kathy Tiernan. Free Heritage Week event. Bring your preferred equipment/media and settle in for an evening of painting 'en plein air' under the guidance of our artist or under your own steam! The beautiful and newly renovated Morningstar river and it's wildlife are only begging to be painted. Other features that can be viewed from the park include the Church of Ireland, two Bridges, Washerwomen's Stones, Carberry Arms (Victorian Quarter), Adelaide House. If the weather is against us we will relocate to inside the old Church of Ireland. A limited supply of beginner equipment will be made available Thursday 18th- Genealogy Workshop In Fitzgerald Centre. Thursday 18th 7 -9pm- Old BGM School Roll Books open for viewing. The National School roll books of the parish will be open for viewing by all in the Fitzgerald Heritage Centre, Bruff. Here is an opportunity to investigate your family members’ school records which contain a wealth of information. Trace your parents' or grandparents’ attendance at school whilst also discovering little nuggets of information that were kept on file about them. Members of Bruff Heritage Group will be available to help you in your search. Location Bruff Address Thomas Fitzgerald Centre Bruff, Co. Limerick Sat 20th- Kids’ Treasure Hunt starts from Fitzgerald Centre. 1-2pm  A great fun event for all the family! Come to the Fitzgerald Heritage Centre and discover a treasure map, then hit off around the town at your own pace to find the hidden treasures that the town offers. Work out what the clues mean and take a photo of yourselves in front of each discovered heritage treasure. Sat 20th-An evening with Dan Cooke talking about the birds of the area in Fitzgerald Centre.   Lough Gur  Lough Gur is diving into Heritage Week 2022 with a host of events from historic talks, free tours, nature day camps( Paid)  and art competitions. All Events are by pre booking on  https://loughgur.com/heritage-week-2022/  Wednesday 17th -7.30pm  Cladh na Leac is perhaps Lough Gur's least known ancient monument. This talk will be an introduction to this little known site. About this event Lough Gur is one of the most archaeologically diverse landscapes in Ireland and is well known for its rich collection of stone circles, tombs, standing stones and ringforts. However, even on such a well known landscape mysteries remain, and one of these is surely Cladh na Leac. This ancient trackway, just 200 meters from the Grange Stone Circle, has remained almost entirely overlooked by successive waves of antiquarians and archaeologists alike. Brian Collopy, of Lough Gur development, has spent many years leading tours and researching the landscape around Lough Gur and this talk is a culmination of that work and experience. Today, Cladh na Leac exists in a few places as a faintly recognisable field monument, in many others it only exists as the faintest of memories. However, by stitching these various strands of evidence together it becomes possible to start imagining how this routeway might have looked and functioned all those years ago. Friday 19th-Lough Gur Nature Day. Join us at the Lough Gur Lakeshore Park on the 12th of August from 10am to 2pm for our first Lough Gur Nature camp for children aged between 5 and 11. The nature camp is run by our Lough Gur Eco Team and activities include, Pond Life Dipping, Bird Watching, Flower Life Cycle, Importance of Bees, Leave No Trace, Arts and Crafts inspired by Nature, educational games and much more! This is a fun educational camp not to be missed. Meet up point is at our Lough Gur Visitor Centre. Children are asked to bring a packed lunch, water bottle, wellingtons also if children could bring appropriate weather gear on the day eg raincoat, hat, sun cream. We also have a shop on site if children would like to bring pocket money. Booking essential. Friday 19th- An evening of song and story in Lough Gur -7pm An evening's walk along the shores of Lough Gur with Poetry,Songs, and Stories.

Vegan Menu now Available

At the Old Bank B&B we have always provided for guest with Dietary needs such as Gluten Free and Lactose intolerances etc. Recently we have had lots of enquires about Vegan options, The menu has been tested and available to all guests on request in addition to our extensive breakfast menu.

National Heritage week 14th - 22nd August

National Heritage Week taking place across Ireland from Saturday 14th August to Sunday 22nd August,   Ballyhoura Country is marking this vibrant celebration of Ireland’s culture with a jam-packed schedule of free events celebrating the region’s history, art, heritage and biodiversity. With a range of indoor and outdoor activities–plenty of them family-oriented for those on staycations–there is something to pique everyone’s interest in the beautiful Golden Vale of Munster. From JFK to Éamon de Valera, it’s safe to say that Ballyhoura’s rich connection to the past is everywhere you look.   Bruff is a town rich in local heritage and culture, and is also the ancestral home of the famous Fitzgerald Kennedy clan. To dive deeper into the town’s story, local renowned historian Tommy Meany is hosting a Walking Heritage Tour of Bruff on Tuesday 177th August at 7.30pm, in which he will engage, beguile and educate his audience with facts, folklore and lots of interesting anecdotes! It starts and finishes at the Church of Ireland, beside Morning Star River. On Thursday 19th August, Ruairí Ó Conchúir (LAWPRO) will lead a Walk and Talk on the Morning Star River at 7.30pm. The event, Water Is Life, will focus on the themes of local biodiversity, water quality and how to support your local river. This family-friendly event will include an exploration of instream and riparian (riverbank) biodiversity and will include kick sampling of macro-invertebrates, and a discussion on the habitat enhancement plans for the Morning Star. This is followed by a 9pm Walk and Talk by Maurice Lyons about bats, and how to identify them. Booking for all Bruff events is via email BGMCouncil@gmail.com or DM to Bruff Community Page on Facebook.   Going back further in the mists of time, the ‘enchanted’ Lough Gur –a horseshoe-shaped lake bounded on three sides by hills, is home to Gearóid Iarla, who was banished to the bottom of the lake by the goddess Áine, returning once every seven years to try to break the curse. There’s FREE entry to the Lough Gur Visitor Centre Exhibition on 14th & 15th August, where you can find out more about the area’s rich folklore and wealth of archaeology. Another free event in collaboration with LAWPRO will be an exploration of the Biodiversity of Lough Gur; this takes place at 11am on Wed 18th August and booking is HERE. Come explore the biodiversity of this amazing site where Lough Gur rests between the two large wetland areas associated with the lake, the Lake Bog to the south-east and Red Bog to the south and the surrounding hills. The event will outline the importance of Lough Gur in terms of biodiversity and habitat type. Participants will be led on a voyage of discovery through the site and children will be encouraged to become nature detectives. They will learn about, and discover, shoreline biodiversity and pond dipping and Leave No Trace. Bring footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather and the site conditions. Free refreshments after the event.   If Kilmallock’s walls could talk, they’d surely have some intriguing tales to tell! The Norman castle dates from 1206, but nearby Neolithic house ruins, were built by locals some 5,000 years ago! This historically-rich medieval town was a major centre for religion, trade and commerce, as well as the political stronghold of the Earls of Desmond. Many medieval buildings survive, creating a unique urban landscape. On Wednesday 18th August, kids and families are being encouraged to drop the devices, jump off the couch and get outdoors to explore the heritage in the Kilmallock locality for Wild Child Day! On Wednesday 21st August between 3-5 pm, Deebert House Hotel will be hosting a Family Heritage Hunt exploring the walks and heritage around Kilmallock. Prizes and ice-cream on the day for all taking part. To book all Kilmallock events, contact Margaret in Deebert House Hotel on 063-31200. On Thursday 19th August, Kilmallock Tourism will organise a Walking Tour of Kilmallock at 7pm, taking you on the Priory Walk, the West Wall Walk and all the main heritage sites that this historic town has to offer; it will start from King’s Castle at 7pm.

Al Fresco in Bruff

Out door dining al fresco is the new buzz word and we are delighted that so many local business in Bruff embraced this new trend.    Clancys Bar and Resturtant is open everyday with last food orders at 7pm, entering off main street you are greeted by the full bar and a large open marquee.  This family owned and run Bar & Restaurant has it all - a pint of Guinness, Cocktails, tea or coffee, breakfast, lunch and evening meals to choose from their tasty mixed menu with traditional bacon and cabbage, fresh fish and succulent steaks.    The Yarn Cafe bright and colourful outdoor dining area is open till 5pm.   They offer a breakfast and lunch menu including salads, sandwiches, mains & sides all made fresh to order. They also cater for Vegetarians and Vegans.    La pint de Al fresco can also be enjoyed in the following two pubs Derrys Bar & Dave Clarkes

The Perfect Self Catering Staycation 2021

Are you looking for self catering Staycation 2021 in Limerick, and enjoy the what Ballyhoura has to offer?..... we have the perfect options for large groups and family reunions.

COVID-19 Safety Charter

The Old Bank B&B has been awarded the COVID-19 Safety Charter, The COVID-19 Safety Charter is designed to give comfort and reassurance to all guests, that those awarded have completed training for all employees and follow all Health guidelines to reopen safely and have been spot checked by Fáilte Ireland to ensure compliance.

Our Reopening Video

Today was such a lovely day. It was just so nice to have my staff back in again- while doing their Covid 19 re-opening training, I've put together a quick video showing some of the measures we have taken to protect you our guest, our team and our family and we Look forward to welcoming you to our home after 29th of June. Click here for Video   Miriam & Family xxx


As a family run B&B and in keeping with our core values, our primary focus is the health and well being of our guests, family and our team. We are highly committed to taking every action possible to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Please use this link to read our up to date information on our dedicated page.

Nest Egg Bedroom

This is a more detailed video of our Nest Egg bedroom.  First time doing video editing and adding audio , so there's a few pauses... still giggling listening to my self.  xx

Upstairs Tour

Just a Quick 1 minute video of our rooms upstairs, which we shared to our Facebook Page. A quick tour of upstairs.

Easter Break

We've been busy as a family painting and gardening in the backyard.  Thankfully the weather has been great and Homeschooling is finished up for the Easter Break. We even found time to make salt dough  decorations, which we painted and decorated our own  Easter tree.

An Important Message for Our Guests Re: Covid-19

**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT **   We taken the very difficult decision to temporarily close as a precautionary measure to protect the health and well-being of our team, our guests, and our community.   We hope that our action will support the efforts of the Government and the people of Ireland in the fight against Covid 19.   We will be closely following all official government guidelines and recommendations. We will continue to keep our customers up to date via social media & via our website.   In these testing times our thoughts and thanks are with those on the front lines of our health & public services.   Phone and Email Queries will divert to Miriam, Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions or wish to make, or move a future reservation.   We look forward welcoming our loyal customers, guests, friends and colleagues back in the near future.   For now we are staying apart to come together.   Miriam & Family

Dreams - Celebrating the life of Dolores O Riordan the Cranberries

25 Live bands, Art & more on September 6/7/8 2019 More details to Follow Accommodation availability only on our website www.theoldbank.ie and not through any other sites.

We have revamped our Breakfast Offering

Our New Breakfast menu is printed and there is so much more to choose from, try our newly added Omelettes, French toast, Pancakes & Avocado dishes with plenty of Healthy options for Coeliacs, Lactose intolerant and Vegetarians Guests.   We have a New coffee machine so we have lots of Coffee to choose from -  French Pressed , Espresso, Latte & Cappuccino with a large variety of Tea's & herbal Tea's.

Regional Winner for South West Ireland Hospitality Awards 2019

The Old Bank B&B was announced as the Regional Winner for South West Ireland Hospitality awards 2019 on Monday March 25th in Dublin. Miriam & Family would like to Thank past guests who without our knowledge nominated us for the award. We were surprised to receive the nomination been a family run Bed and Breakfast and were delighted to be announced as Regional winners. Thank you to everyone for your lovely messages and kind words and please accept our most heartfelt best wishes from our family to yours.   Looking forward to welcoming more wonderful and amazing guests to our home in 2019 Miriam & Family



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