Bere Island Festival Week

Bere Island Festival 2023

Experience the magic of the Bere Island Festival

The Bere Island Festival is a week-long celebration of family-friendly activities and events, suitable for all ages. Whether you’re looking for sports, quizzes, talent competitions, or simply a chance to enjoy live music, the festival has something for everyone.

Each year the community and visitors come together for a fun-filled week of activities. The festival offers you the chance to mingle with the community, explore the island and join the many activities that are lined up for this year.

Programme 2023

Saturday 5th August

9:30am Bere Island Parkrun (from the GAA pitch)

6:30pm  Annual Mass at the Holy Year Cross

8pm Fit Up Festival – Seán Moylan Irish Revolutionary (Tickets €15 available on the door)


Sun 6th August

2:30pm GAA Junior C Match (Bere Island GAA pitch)

Tuesday 8th August

5pm Fish BBQ Demo with Hal Dawson (Hotel)


Wednesday 9th August

11am Fish Filleting demonstration with Hal Dawson (Hotel)

2pm Bere Island History Chat (Bere Island Heritage Centre)

8pm Table Quiz  (Hotel)


Thursday 10th August

2pm Children’s Biathlon  from the Community Centre.
Cycle to the Cross and then run to the village.

5pm Children’s Fancy Dress, Talent Competition and Disco  (The Bere Island Hotel)

8pm Festival Bingo


Friday 11th August

2pm Children Sports Day (Bere Island GAA club)

7pm Adults Biathlon – starts at the West End pier.

10pm Music –  Dessie’s & Hotel


Saturday 12th August

9.30am Bere Island Parkrun (from the GAA Pitch)

12 noon Watersports at the Pier, Rerrin

•  Swimming  Walk the Pole  •  Pillow Fights  •  Kayak Racing  •  Raft Race  •  Rowing  •  Prize giving

Farmer’s Market

10pm Live Music in Dessie’s and The Bere Island Hotel.


Sunday 13th August

10am Annual Graveyard Mass  St Michael’s Church

12 noon 5-a-Side Soccer  at the Rec (Team names to David Elphick)

Kids Obstacle Course and other events

3:30pm Festival BBQ  at the Bere Island Hotel

•  Live music  •  Pedal go-kart event  •  Egg throwing  •  Dog Show  •  Wheelbarrow Race

3:30pm Poc Fada – There will be bus transport from the Hotel to Robbie’s Cross for the Poc Fada along the low road

10pm Music and RNLI Festival Draw at the Bere Island Hotel.

Photo courtesy of Bere Island Heritage Centre.

Find out how to get to Bere Island.

The event is finished.


Aug 08 - 13 2023


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