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June 5 - 7th

INEC Folkfest

Treat yourself to a selection of Heavenly Brews at the inaugural Killarney Beer Festival June 5th - 7th.

The best of Irish Craft Brewers will descend upon Killarney and bring with them kegs of crafty Beers to get your taste buds tingling. In association with Beoir Ireland this chock-a-block weekend includes Beer tasting, master classes, awards, competitions, artisan food village and live entertainment.

Don your beer goggles and prepare to be converted when you listen to the passion of our brewers as they thrill you with stories of hops and barley leaving you gasping for a craft Beer.

INEC Folkfest

The league of extraordinary Beer drinkers in the guise of Beoir Ireland will debut a major new awards programme with over eight categories including Pale Ale, Dark Ale, Wheat Beer, Porter & Stout, Sour Beer and a Beoir Champion Beer of Ireland will be crowned at the Festival. The Awards are open to all Irish Breweries North and Judges will hale from independent Beer consumer groups such as Beoir, CAMRA and other EBCU members. Does your Beer have what it takes?

Sit back and sip your stout with live entertainment from Picture House, Jerry Fish and The Swing Cats and stroll through our Artisan Food Village armed with your fork to taste the best of authentic Irish food.

There has been an explosion of new breweries in Ireland over the past year providing greater choice and better quality beer and cider, Beerology isnít profession yet but earn your degree in Killarney and become a craft beer connoisseur at the ultimate Beer tasting extravaganza.

Share the Beermania on Social Media and support our passion with a tweet using the #killarneybrews.



The INEC is located on the Muckross Road (N71), The event centre is on the left hand side approx 1km from Killarney town centre.

From Cork take the N22 to Killarney, on reaching Killarney follow signs for Muckross Road N71 the INEC is on the left hand side approx 1km from Killarney town centre (approx 1hr 15min).

From Kerry airport, take the N22 towards Killarney & follow signs for the Muckross Road - N71 as above (approx 20min).

From Shannon airport, take the N18 to Limerick, take the N21 to Castleisland, then take the N22 to Killarney and follow the signs for the Muckross Road N71 as above (approx 2hr).

From Dublin, take the M7 signposted Limerick, take the N21 to Castleisland, then take the N22 to Killarney and follow the signs for the Muckross Road N71 as above (approx 2hr).

You can also plan your journey by AA Routeplanner.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates

GPS: N +52o 2 45.30 W 9o 30 16.02


Cork airport, which is only 70 minutes drive from Killarney and provides regular daily flights from all major airports within the UK and mainland Europe. †It has 5 daily flights to London alone, which provides access to all major world airports.

Shannon airport is approximately 100 minutes drive from Killarney and in addition to UK and EU connections it offers direct flights to the USA with daily direct flights JFK, Newark and Boston with pre-clearance facilities for US bound travellers.

Kerry airport is located only 15 minutes drive from Killarney town. Kerry airport provides Killarney with direct daily access to the UK and Germany with developing routes to other EU & UK destinations. It provides multiple daily commuter connections to Dublin International airport and onwards to the wider world. †

Dublin airport provides significant international access to Killarney via Kerry airport but also through its connections with Cork and Shannon airports.


Killarney is on the Dublin-Tralee railway route and the trip from Dublin takes approximately 3.5 hours. Irish Rail, the national rail company, provides daily train services to and from Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. The train station is located approximately one mile from the INEC.

See for current prices and times of train arrivals and departures.

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