The 2019 Summer Festival takes place from Sunday 30th June to Sunday 7th July.

Download 2019 Brochure (PDF)

View some photos of the 2018 years festival (thanks to Kevin Fay). They capture the essence of a great week with record breaking crowds at every event.

Special thanks to our sponsors including Failte Ireland and Kerry County Council


2018 Festival Guide


Download the 2017 Summer festival Guide (Gif version for printing)

For details of the older Festivals please visit the festival website at

Download the 2016 Summer festival Guide (PDF)

View photos of the 2014 Festival

View photos of the 2013 Festival
Download the 2013 Festival Guide (PDF)
View photos of the Festival
Also Photos of the Bushtucker Trial
and More Photos of the Slip to Shore Swim
Photos of the Half Marathon

Video of Sunday and the Parade (Courtesy of Maurice Galway)

The Ballyheigue Summer Festival has been running from many years and has gone from strength to strength.  Last years festival included a host of events catering to all age groups including, pig racing, sandcastle competitions, king of the beach, terrier racing, puppet shows, slip to shore swim, tops of the parish, table quiz, as well as lots of live music at the festival marquee. New events scheduled for this year include Human Drag Racing,  Fear Factor Ballyheigue Style, Ballyheigue Ball roll and more. Live at the Marquee will be “Revenge” one of Irelands best up and coming bands. The disco in the Marquee on Saturday night is titled as a “Surprise Beach Party”, and will feature a stunning guest DJ.

Anyone who wants to contribute photos should contact me at

Archive photos of past Ballyheigue festivals can be found on