FÉILE BRIAN BORÚ 2016

Thursday 30th June – Sunday 3rd July 2016 The beauty of the picturesque twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina, await you during the 23rd Annual “Féile Brian Ború Festival”.  As it is the birthplace of Brian Ború, we like to commemorate Ireland’s Greatest High King in style! Féile Brian Ború 2016 promises to be a […]

The O’Brien Summer School (TOBSS) First International Symposium ‘The Era Of King Brian Boru’

The O’Brien Summer School (TOBSS) is a new philanthropic, non-profit initiative that aims to make Irish history more widely accessible to all. Founded by Lord James O’Brien and Lady Cheryl O’Brien, its voluntary management team also includes The O’Brien (Lord Inchiquin) and representatives from Trinity College, Dublin (speaker programme co-ordination) and University College, Dublin, supported […]

Féile Brian Ború Festival July 1st to 5th

  The beauty of the picturesque twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina, await you during the 22nd Annual “Féile Brian Ború Festival”. As it is the birthplace of Brian Ború, we like to commemorate Ireland’s Greatest High King in style! With a busy programme of events, Féile Brian Ború 2015 promises to be a great […]

Brian Ború brought to life by ‘string’ of puppet shows

As part of the Killaloe/Ballina 2014 programme of events celebrating the 1000thanniversary of the death of Brian Ború, Clare Arts Office has commissioned a puppet show on the life of the Last High King of Ireland which will be performed at libraries throughout the County during March.   Honest Arts Production Company, founded by show […]

New tourist guide marks the 1000th anniversary of the death of Brian Boru

Historical sites in County Clare relating to the life and times of Brian Ború are promoted in a newly developed guide marking the 1000th anniversary of the death of the Last High King of Ireland.   In the 10th century, Brian Ború – one of the most influential and colourful characters in Irish history – was […]

Online registration opens for Boru3peaks Challenge

–        Hundreds expected to scale mountains around Lough Derg   Online registration is now open for the 2nd annual Boru3peaks Challenge which will be held in the hills surrounding Killaloe/Ballina and Lough Derg on the weekend of October 12-13th.   More than 200 hill runners and walkers took part in last year’s inaugural event between the three […]

Killaloe & Ballina feature in RTE’s Local Heroes

See Killaloe & Ballina like you have never seen it before and see the amazing work that goes behind the scenes in getting a town a higher profile. RTE’s Local Heroes is coming to a screen near you (RTE 1 on Wednesday May 8th at 8.30pm) and will feature the local heroes in Killaloe & […]

Dates announced for Boru3peaks Challenge in Ballina/Killaloe

The second annual Boru3peaks Challenge will take place in the hills surrounding Killaloe/Ballina and Lough Derg on the weekend of October 12-13th, organisers have announced. More than 200 hill runners and walkers took part in last October’s inaugural event between the three peaks of Tountinna (457 m), Moylussa (532m) and Keeper Hill (694m) in counties […]

200 People Participate In Boru3peaks Event

ore than 200 hill runners and walkers took part in the inaugural Boru3peaks event around Killaloe/Ballina at the weekend.   The majority of participants braved all three peaks with the overall title of King and Queen of the peaks going to Terryglass (Tipperary) man Eoin Wolley and Broadford (Clare) woman Loretto Duggan.   Funds raised […]

Unique Three Peak Challenge to Take Place In Killaloe-Ballina

A unique three-peak challenge will take place in the picturesque surrounds of the neighbouring towns of Killaloe, County Clare, and Ballina, County Tipperary, on October 13th and 14th 2012. Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Alan Kelly officially launched the Boru3Peaks annual charity event, which will feature two day-time and […]

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