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  • Activity Holidays at Eclipse

    Reconnect this holiday season with your friends and family with a day of adventure! Choose your favorite activities from our long list and give us a call or drop us an email to begin organizing your day of fun now! info@eclipseireland.com 064 668 2965

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  • Christmas activities at Kenmare FRC

    Christmas Cooking – nibbles to entertain your guests – starts Fri. night 24th Nov., 7.30pm €10 per person, for 4 weeks Christmas Crafts for Adults – make decorations & presents – starts Fri. 24th Nov., 10am, €5 per person, for 4 weeks Christmas Crafts for Kids – starts Mon. 27th Nov., 3.30 – 4.30pm, €4 per child, for 4 weeks Please contact any of the staff on the 064 6642790 / 087 7086641 if you are interested in any of the above programs

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  • Christmas in Kenmare Event Guide

    Celebrate Christmas in Kenmare with lots of things to do this festive season! We hope you will enjoy Kenmare , please continue for the Event guide!

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  • Nollaig Neidin

    The perfect place to relax and spend time over the holiday period. People, food, shopping and enjoyment - Kenmare's passions. Come and join the fun and festivities this Christmas and New year. Santa's grotto, story telling, movies and more. Keep an eye on the Kenmare.ie Facebook page for regular updates.

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  • Exhibition by Local ceramic artists

    Exhibition by Local ceramic artists Marianne Klopp and Laura Haynes at Mill Cove Gallery Kenmare from 8th December

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  • St. Patricks Church- Carol service

    Sunday 17 th December – Carol service 7pm

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  • The 4th Annual '' Endurance'' Mid-winter's Dinner

    A great Christmas treat for all fans of adventure! Four-course meal and drinks (inc.wine & grog) with a special perfomance from local singers and afterwards a sing song in the Ice Bar. Dress Code ''Antarctic Style''

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  • Festive Afternoon Tea

    ​Enjoy a festive themed Afternoon Tea sitting by an open fire in the Sun Lounge overlooking the waterfalls this December. Chef Tony Schwarz and his team have created a delicious array of festive treats to enjoy. Enjoy local musicians playing festive music. €50 for 2 people with a glass of Prosecco For reservations call 064 6641600 Email info@sheenfallslodge.ie

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  • Kenmare Parish Christmas Mass Times

    As Christmas Eve (24th December) falls on a Sunday this year – the normal Mass Times will apply for that Sunday . VIGIL Mass will be held that Sunday night at 10.00pm in Holy Cross Church, Kenmare and the Vigil Mass in Templenoe Church will be held at 8pm.

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  • St. Patricks Church- Crib Service

    Sunday 24 th December – Crib Service (all invited to dress up for live action nativity) 4pm

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  • St. Patricks Church- Holy Communion

    Sunday 25 th December – Holy Communion 12pm.

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  • Christmas brunch @Boka

    St. Stephens day brunch with a special brunch menu & prosecco cocktails with a raffle & kids can decorate their own pancakes!

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  • Kenmare Golf Club- Men's Christmas Fixtures

    This Christmas is going to be busy at Kenmare Golf Club. Weather permitting, the golf course is open all over Christmas (with the exception of the 25th). The following competitions are planned for Christmas week. All competitions are open – visitors over the holidays are more than welcome. • Dec 27th: Men’s Club Christmas Party and Shotgun Scramble – Draw for Partners • Dec 28th to 31st: Open Re-Entry Stableford Competition • Jan 1st: 2018 Officers Drive-in, followed by 9-hole Scramble Please Note: Dates may change slightly so check with us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kenmaregolfclub/ or call the club on 064-6641291 before playing.

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  • Children's film ''Lady and the Tramp'' 1943

    Children's film '' Lady and the Tramp'' 1943, Carnegie Arts Centre, €3 per person,€10 for a family of 4. All proceeds to the Carnegie Arts Centre. Event organised by Sean Daly & Co insurance and financial brokers/ Sherry Fitzgerald Daly

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  • Traditional Family Treasure Hunt

    Traditional Family Treasure Hunt - begins at the Bridge into Reenagross. Start any time between 2pm & 3pm. Donations with all proceeds going to Kenmare Athletics Club Track Development Fund. Event organised by Sean Daly & Co Insurance and financial brokers/ Sherry Fitzgerald Daly

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  • Sean Keane

    Sean Keane In Concert- On Jan 4 2018 Sean Keane will bring his popular concert tour to the Carnegie Arts Centre in Kenmare. Sean is playing to packed theatres across the country since the release of his 10th solo album "New Day Dawning", in December 2016. Sean's appearance on the 'Late Late Show' reacquainted many fans with his very distinctive voice and empathised with his story of loss when he sang 'One More Hour' the duet with Aine Morgan. Sean will be joined with Pat Coyne Fergus Feely for a night of song and stories with a definite Christmas flavour.

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  • Film Screening - 'Dunkirk' (2017)

    12A | 1h 46min | Action, Drama, History | 21 July 2017 (UK) Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.

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  • Film Screening-Maze (KFS)

    StarringTom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.

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  • Loving Vincent (2017)(KFS) Animation/Biography

    Loving Vincent is a 2017 biographical animated drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh, and in particular, the circumstances of his death. It is the first fully painted animated feature film.It is written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. The development was funded by the Polish Film Institute, and partially through a Kickstarter campaign.

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  • Film - My Cousin Rachel - (2017)(KFS)

    Drama · A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

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  • Kevin McAleer 'Guru'

    Kevin McAleer - Guru Join spiritual guru Kevin McAleer for an evening of living hilariously in the moment, with meditation, mindfulness, deep breathing, bananarama yoga, bee venom therapy, psychic flower arranging, donkey homeopathy, and weight loss through levitation. Universally acknowledged as Ireland's biggest living lama, he trained for thirty three years under the legendary Deepjoy Chakra in Peru, before founding the Institute of Light™ in Belfast in 1972. McAleer will be signing copies of his 37 bestselling self-help books, including the classic 'How to Turn your Negative Voices into Imaginary Friends', which has been translated into more than 94,000 languages worldwide and beyond. An apparition not to be missed. 'Immaculate mastery of language' The Scotsman 'Will leave your head spinning and your cheeks hurting' British Comedy Guide

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  • Film - "In the name of peace" Documentary (2017)

    'In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America' is a new feature documentary by Maurice Fitzgerald about John Hume which reveals how his engagement with the US was a major catalyst in the journey to securing peace in Northern Ireland.

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  • Danny O'Brien 'RaconTour'

    Danny O' Brien: 'RaconTour' - supported by Bernard Casey Fresh from a sell out month long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a tour of South East Asia, Award-winning comedian Danny O 'Brien returns with his most adventurous and unique solo show to date! After inheriting a broken-down, unreliable, older-than-he-is motorcycle, Danny decided to take to the road on a comedic expedition. Come hear the story of this RaconTour- in all its glory, failures and triumphs alike!

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  • Film Screening - "The Beguiled" (2017)(KFS)

    The Beguiled is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola, based on the novel of the same name (originally published as A Painted Devil) by Thomas P. Cullinan.

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  • Don Stiffe

    Don Stiffe in Concert Don Stiffe is one of the greatest singer songwriters to have emerged on the Irish folk scene in recent years, receiving critical acclaim and awards both at home and abroad. He released his debut CD Start of a Dream in 2006, with his version of Richard Thompson’s “The Dimming of the Day" being awarded vocal cut of the year at the “Live Ireland 2010" awards. Irish Music magazine describes the music on his CD as being "in the Premier League”, with contributions from Frankie Gavin, Sharon Shannon, Arty McGlynn, etc. In 2011, he was a finalist in the Ireland’s Got Talent TV show, with huge national airwave ratings. His 2nd CD, Life’s Journey, followed, along with regular concert and TV appearances with The Kilfenora Ceili Band, and also Cherish The Ladies, with whom he still records and performs in the USA and Europe as guest singer. His own life story brings a very personal side to his music, and his latest single, “You’ll Always Be my Mother” has received great attention from the national media, with recent radio appearances on RTE’s Ray D’Arcy Show, and a major feature on Don’s adoption story in the Irish Times.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAemrS7JFTw

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  • Quest Kenmare

    Quest Kenmare is a new and exciting Quest destination for 2018. We have developed 3 challenging routes to test you no matter what level of fitness you have. Choose from the 67k Expert, 50K Sport or the 29K Challenge route. Run, cycle and kayak across the Kenmare Bay, Gleninchiquinn, the Beara Peninsula, Caha Pass and Kenmare town. Finish it all off with a weekend afterparty in Kenmare town.

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  • Wild Atlantic Challenge Kenmare Bay 2018

    Wild Atlantic Challenge Kenmare Bay 2018 will return to Kenmare, Co Kerry. Choose a distance and enjoy the great water routes planned for the 12th of May 2018 Whether you choose to race or row more relaxed, take part and enjoy the scenery, the great Kenmare Bay with its mountain ranges, castles, islands and inlets supporting our wildlife. Registration opens first week of January!

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