The Cahersiveen Festival of Music & The Arts has been running for the past 24 years.

The festival is run annually every August Bank Holiday weekend.

Our aims and objectives are to protect and promote our culture and heritage.

We also aim to highlight the Wild Atlantic Way and showcase our local talent while attracting many visitors, increasing tourist numbers giving a much needed boost to the local economy on an annual basis.


We received Gold Award at the Kerry Community Awards 2018.

Finalist for the Best Tourism Award and Best Cultural Festival Award in Kerry in 2017.

We were also acknowledged as one of the top ten Family Friendly Festivals in Ireland in 2017 – Sunday Times.

The Festival is renowned for its family friendly and fun atmosphere with something on offer for every age group.

We have had 24 trouble free years and look to forward to 24 more!

The Festival has always been run on a voluntary basis by a group of dedicated volunteers from all areas of the local community.

Over the years we have brought many diverse acts to the main stage in Cahersiveen. These include:

Sinead Lohan, Paul Brady, Ronnie Drew & Eleanor Shanley, Picture House, Ryan Sheridan, Jack L, The Stunning, The Riptide Movement, Damian Dempsey, Mike Denver, Hometown, Lisa Mc Hugh, Frank and Walters, Hermitage Green, Mundy, Aslan and too many more to mention.

In 2018 we had the honour of bringing the Irish National Opera Orchestra to Cahersiveen for a one-off special concert in the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church. This concert featured world renowned mezzo-soprano, Tara Erraught, our own internationally renowned baritone Gavan Ring, conductor Killian Farrell and soprano Any Ni Fhearraigh.

We hope to see you in August and that you have a memorable time in Cahersiveen and South West Kerry.

Enjoy the Craic!