ATTEND THE ‘IRISH STURGIS’
Music and motorcycles make Kilarney’s Bikefest brilliant
Now in its 11th year Bikefest Ireland turns this usually quiet town in South West Ireland into a mini-sturgis. The festival is free to enter, with displays from manufacturers, trade stalls and a novelty dog show – there’s definitely something for everyone. The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, with live entertainment on all three nights including Thin Lizzy, Def Leppard and AC/DC tribute acts.
A must-do of the weekend is the parade held on Sunday morning, when thousands of riders cruise around the area. Locals turn out in force to cheer on the throng of bikes.
There’s accommodation on site for the four-day event starting at around £500 for two, there’s also loads of local B&BS plus camping available, so all budgets are catered for. It’s just over four hours from Dublin port, where there are regular crossings from the UK for around £100 return.
Bikefest Ireland is well wor th a visit