O’Keeffe Festival Information Enquiry from Japan

Festival Chairman, Cormac O’Mahony (left) pictured with founder members, Mary Jones and Peter Browne, Matt Cranitch the 2017 festival award winner; Caoimhe Flannery, Fiddler of Dooney U-18 winner and Ciarán Browne at the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival 25th anniversary concert at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland on Sunday night. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Enquiries about accommodation in the Castleisland area are coming in already in relation to the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival on the October bank holiday weekend.

The committee wishes to be in a position to provide up to date information to people travelling long distances to be here for that weekend.

Enquiry from Japan

People in the accommodation industry are asked to throw an eye over the list below to make sure it’s up to date and accurate.

A musician from Japan made contact during the week, on behalf of a group, enquiring if the festival was going ahead as news of the funding situation had reached them over there.

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I assured him it is going ahead from Friday, October 26th to Monday 29th inclusive and he went ahead with his plans to book accommodation in town.

As far as the funding issue is concerned, the appeal launched last Friday night is working away and the target of €7,500 is inching closer with nearly half of the necessary amount raised already.

Friends at Home and Abroad

Donations from friends of the festival from at home and abroad were welcomed during the week and the committee, under the chairmanship of Cormac O’Mahony, has appealed for continued support until the target is met.

As it stands on this Friday evening it’s at €3,415 of the €7,500 needed and is tipping away steadily thanks to our friends everywhere.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the fund can do so with a click on the link here:


Accommodation List

River Island Hotel, Town Centre. 066 71 42555

Taylor’s Lodge, Scartaglin Road. 066 71 42170

Island Heights, Killarney Road. 066 71 41068

Prendiville’s Town House, Cordal Road. 066 71 42052

Cloghan Lodge, Killarney Road. 066 71 42566

Bawn House, College Road. 066 71 42104

Betty Riordan, Limerick Road. 066 71 42989

Self Catering Bungalow, Ballyplymouth All year. 066 71 41160

Self Catering House, Cordal. Ring Rose on: 087 6891198

Dermot McCarthy’s 
Country Cottages, Killarney Road. 087 2792137

Bawnaluska House, Airbnb, College Road. 089 48 44 112  E: mcelligott.gina@gmail.com

Herlihy’s Bar AirBnB, Farranfore.  087 7708954

Three bedroom house, three double rooms available in Clonough, Limerick Road just a walk from town.

Contact Joanne: 087 6406298

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