Busy summer at Ballykeeffe

It promises to be another exciting year at Ballykeeffe in 2012. There have already been a couple of small events at the iconic venue now gilded with an elegant canopy but the first major event of the summer at Ballykeeffe is the Family Fun Day on June 24. Now firmly established as one of the best days out for families in Kilkenny it will feature all the usual attractions plus a few new ones. A must for all the family.

It promises to be another exciting year at Ballykeeffe in 2012. There have already been a couple of small events at the iconic venue now gilded with an elegant canopy but the first major event of the summer at Ballykeeffe is the Family Fun Day on June 24. Now firmly established as one of the best days out for families in Kilkenny it will feature all the usual attractions plus a few new ones. A must for all the family.

Chapterhouse Theatre

Chapterhouse Theatre visit Ballykeeffe on July 12 with a stunningly stylish production of Jane Austen’s much loved Pride and Prejudice. They got rave reviews for last year’s performance at Ballykeeffe and this year promises to be just as good.

Concert with Jack L

Still in July, Ballykeeffe are delighted to host a special concert by the renowned Jack L and his band. This concert takes place on July 28 and has already created quite a stir. Tickets for the concert are €20 but if you buy before July 1 there is a 10% discount. Tickets available at Kilkenny Book Centre tel 7762117 or Rollercoaster Records,tel 7763669 and O`Connors shop in Kilmanagh.

Heritage Week gig.

Maria Doyle Kennedy, Liam Ó Maonlaí and Rónán Ó Snodaigh will join forces on August 18 to perform a very special concert at Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre in Kilkenny.

The concert will be the first performance for Maria Doyle Kennedy following the release of her new album SING, due out August 13. The 10-song collection was co-written with husband Kieran Kennedy, and features duets with Damien Rice, Paul Brady and, on the jaw droppingly beautiful ‘Yes We Will’, the legendary John Prine. Liam Ó Maonlaí is currently working on Rian, a music and dance production with Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre. The show has been accepted for the Sydney Arts Festival and a host of other dates worldwide. Ronan Ó Snodaigh of Kila, no stranger to Ballykeeffe returns to perform a unique solo show. Expect delightful collaborations on the night from this fabulous trio, in the beautiful surrounds of Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Kilmanagh, Co. Kilkenny. Tickets, €20 (plus booking).

Climbfest

For the second year running a climbing festival will take place in Ballykeeffe.This will include climbing events music , and talks , all with a climbing theme.Last years event attracted people from Cork to Belfast to the south east`s top climbing venue. More details to follow.