Ballyhoura Walking Festival & Joyce Brothers Music Festival 2023

Hold onto your walking shoes and tune up your ears for the most epic collaboration of the year! The 27th Ballyhoura Walking Festival is joining forces with the Joyce Brothers Music Festival for the third consecutive year. It's like a match made in festival heaven!

From the 5th to the 8th of October, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick will be buzzing with excitement, adventure, and a whole lot of toe-tapping beats. The Ballyhoura Walking Festival has been around since the dawn of time (okay, maybe not that long, but it's a veteran in the festival world). It's Ireland's very first walking festival! So, you know we've got our walking game on point.

Imagine strolling through the picturesque countryside of Ballyhoura Country, accompanied by knowledgeable local guides - members of the Ballyhoura Bears Walking Club. They guys know everything there is to know about the area – its history, heritage, flora, fauna, and maybe even the best spots for a picnic. They're like walking encyclopedias with a passion for nature and adventure.

But hold your horses, there's more! Thanks to the collaboration with the Joyce Brothers Festival, your ears will be treated to some soul-stirring tunes that will make you want to dance the day away. It's the perfect mix of nature and rhythm!

To keep your energy levels up, make sure to check out the Cultural Food Fair organized by the Kilfinane Community Council. It's a feast for your taste buds, happening on Saturday, 7th October, at the incredible Ballyhoura Apple Farm. Get ready to indulge in mouthwatering treats that will make your stomach sing with joy!

The festival committee is working tirelessly to put together a mind-blowing programme. They're keeping it under wraps for now, but it's going to be worth the wait. So keep your eyes peeled, your walking shoes ready, and prepare yourself for an unforgettable weekend.

Remember, folks, this festival is not just for the hardcore hikers. Whether you're a casual walker looking for a challenge or a gentle rambler in search of a leisurely stroll, there's something for everyone. So mark your calendars, tell your friends, and get ready for an epic collaboration that will make your heart sing and your feet dance! Stay tuned for more updates, and get ready to have the time of your life. This is going to be one festival extravaganza you won't want to miss. Watch this space!