Annascaul Beerfest 2015

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“August Bank Holiday in Annascaul is Beerfest Bank Holiday”

ANNASCAUL , Co. KERRY – The community and publicans of Annascaul, Co. Kerry are inviting all to the 8th annual Annascaul Beerfest which will be held in the village on August Bank Holiday Weekend July 31 – August 2 2015.

The festival has grown over the last 7 years and this year we will again be hosting the event between Friday and Sunday. The 2014 event raised €6,000 for Kerry Cancer Support Group and €2,000 for the local school.

2015 will also see donations being made to good causes such as Down Syndrome Kerry.!

We will be announcing details of the 2015 event in the new year so stay tuned!

Email annascaulbeerfest@gmail.com for the latest and definitive information.

For additional information see our Facebook page or Tweet us @scaulBeerfest

 

Tom Crean Endurance Walk 2015

  Annascaul Walks hosts its third Tom Crean Endurance Walk this year. It takes place on Saturday June 20th.  2015 marks the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition. This tough 20 mile hill walk challenges participants to embrace the spirit of determination and courage shown by the polar explorers during the most incredible survival story in history. The club looks forward to welcoming back previous participants especially those who will be attempting the challenge for the third consecutive year.
Entry Fee includes food, water and barbeque afterwards at Hannafin’s Bar Annascaul. 
Walkers will be transported by bus from Annascaul to the start point leaving the South Pole Inn at 7:00 am. The walk begins at 8am. Walkers must be registered prior to the walk either online or at the South Pole Inn on Friday from 7 to 9 pm or on Saturday from 6 to 7 am.The walk is open to adults only ie over 18’s. It is intended for experienced hillwalkers who are familiar with upland terrain and changeable weather conditions. Walkers are advised that proper equipment is essential and in particular that hill walking boots are an absolute requirement. While club members will be present to offer support, man food stations and provide escape routes if necessary participants are asked to note that this is not a guided walk. A GPS File is available. Walkers will be issued with a number prior to the start which must be presented at check points and at the finish in order to receive the Endurance Walk medallion and a voucher for the barbeque. In the interest of safety a time limit applies, decisions are made at the club’s discretion and their word is final. 
The guest of honour this year is the Hon. Alexander Shackleton granddaughter of Sir Earnest Shackelton. Lady Alexandra will present finishers with a specially designed medallion bearing an image of the ‘Endurance’ ship.
Other events of the weekend include talks by Michael Smith, author of many books on the history of polar exploration including Shackleton – the Boss, the only biography of Sir Earnest Shackleton.
Musical performances by Cliff Wedgebury balladeer and composer of ‘The Ballad of Tom Crean’


Visit www.annascaulwalks.org for details.

Ballinclare Fair

The bi-annual Ballinclare Fair takes place on Sunday 4th October in Annascaul.

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  • There will be a gig rig & bouncy castle outside the South Pole Inn all day
  • Cup for best horse
  • Pet Show & competition outside Hanafin’s Bar @ 2pm
  • Stalls arriving from early morning & mutton pies all day
  • It’s sure to be a great day out for all the family, so come along and experience fair day in Annascaul Village.