The forecast indicates sun is set to shine all over Valentia Island in Co.Kerry this weekend for the inaugural Valentia Isle Festival.

Set on the stunning Valentia Island, off the coast of Southwest Kerry, the festival will feature music, comedy, local crafts and art installations, artisan food, matchmaking, holistic therapy and lots of activities for the kids. NOt to mention the temperature is set to hit 20°C!

Music over the three days will be provided by Jerry Fish, Donal Dineen & Guests, The Rubber Bandits, The Frank & Walters, This Club, Tieranniesaur, FRED, Delorentos, The Young Folk, Toby Kaar, DJ Kormac & Ham Sandwich and many more.

Lasting from tomorrow, Friday 14th September until Sunday evening, tickets for the weekend cost €79.50 without camping or €94.50 with camping, while day tickets are €39.50 each.

For those travelling to the festival by plane:
By Plane: Coming on a flight of fancy? Fly in to Farranfore and arrange private taxi or car hire to Valentia.

Travelling by Train:

There are regular train services from all major towns and cities in Ireland to Killarney.

Friends of the Festival, Mid-Kerry Cabs will take bookings for places in shared 8 seater taxis for festival goers arriving by train. We recommend early booking with Margaret on 087 258 2040 or to

Travelling By Bus:
The Bus Éireann Killarney-Waterville route to Caherciveen departs Killarney at 3pm and costs just €14.50 (€23 return). Shuttle buses will operate from Caherciveen to the festival site.
By FerryFerry crossing takes 5-7 mins and the car ferry at Renard Point will be operating all weekend, last crossing to Knightstown is at 9.30pm on Fri 14th, Sat 15th and Sun 16th.
Prices are €3.00 return for a pedestrian and €9.00 return for a car/ camper van (all sizes fit on ferry)

Getting Around the Island:
The festival will operate a shuttle bus service from the campsite, local Caherciveen Town and Portmagee Village to the festival site in Knightstown Village. Roads and parking in Knightstown will be operating on a restricted access basis. Bikes can be hired from both Caherciveen and Knightstown; a great way to get around the area and soak up some of the local sights and scenery.