Events

OLDC Craftmaster Documentaries Launch

Crank House Banagher, Ireland

Offaly Local Development Company (OLDC) launches "Legacy - Craftmasters," a dedicated initiative celebrating the traditional skills masters. As part of OLDC's commitment to the exceptional talents of Offaly's traditional craftspeople, a series of six short documentaries have been produced to showcase some of the best of Offaly's traditional crafts, from blacksmithing and weaving to jewellery design, basket weaving, slate carving, and Mountmellick embroidery. These documentaries highlight the incredible skills of the artisans who are preserving Ireland's rich cultural heritage.

An Bosca Te Sauna

Banagher Marina

An Bosca Te Sauna Nestled along the banks of the River Shannon at Banagher Marina, An Boca Te Sauna offers a unique sauna experience overlooking the glorious River Shannon. 60 minutes Sauna session Festival Discounted Price €15. Booking Times: 5 pm to 6 pm. 6 pm to 7 pm. 7 pm to 8 pm.

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Martello Movie Nights

Banagher Park Banagher, Ireland

Join us for an outdoor movie screening for kids aged 9 and above at Martello Coffee Dock on Friday night 26th of  July. Bring a blanket or chair and settle in for a fun night under the stars. The movie will be an animated movie. *This will be held in the Marquee if the weather is unsuitable for outdoor viewing.  Time: 10:00pm Cost: €5:00 including a goody bag

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30 Minute Reiki

Banagher Park Banagher, Ireland

Join us for a soothing 30-minute Reiki session designed to help you unwind, relax, and reconnect with your inner peace. This session is perfect for festival-goers looking to take a moment to relax and restore their energy amidst the excitement.

Early morning Yoga

Banagher Park Banagher, Ireland

Yoga - Start your day with early morning yoga followed by a dip in the River Shannon.  Receive complimentary Kombucha with the class compliments of All About Kombucha We are All About Kombucha; Ireland's Only Carbon Neutral Kombucha Brewery. Serving cans of unpasteurised, LIVE and organic kombucha since 2017 – hand-canned and brewed in Galway, Ireland.  Try it for yourself over the weekend during the wellness sessions. 

Chair Yoga Workshop: Energise and Connect!

Banagher Park Banagher, Ireland

Join us for a unique and energising Chair Yoga Workshop at the Beats Banagher Festival! Whether you're a seasoned yoga enthusiast or a complete beginner, this workshop is designed for fit and not-so-fit, parents and grandparents.

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Battle of the Blacksmiths

Banagher Banagher, Ireland

Get ready for an unforgettable experience in Banagher! We're thrilled to announce a one-of-a-kind event that's sure to leave you in awe. Following the huge success of last year's Blacksmithing Demonstration with James O'Connor, a master of traditional blacksmithing, we're bringing him back with a bang! This time, James will be joined by over 20 skilled blacksmiths and traditional craft experts from all over, for a jam-packed weekend filled with the art of forging, blacksmithing skills, and much more. Click image to read more.

Iron Smelting

Banagher Banagher, Ireland

Following the huge success of last year’s Iron Ore Smelting demonstrations Paul Rondelez is back with more experts to teach and demonstrate during That Beats Banagher Festival 2024! In 2023, as part of the That Beats Banagher Festival, some of this ore was smelted into iron. This year will see several furnaces pumping out true Banagher iron. The Furnace Festival takes place next to the amazing blacksmiths of Forged in Ireland who demonstrate the skills involved in modern forging. Click image to read more.

Food and Craft Market

Banagher Park Banagher, Ireland

Come and savor the true essence of Banagher at our renowned Food and Craft Market! This vibrant marketplace is overflowing with stalls that offer a delightful selection of locally sourced food and one-of-a-kind artisanal crafts. From freshly baked goods to savory dishes made with fresh ingredients our market celebrates the best of local cuisine. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of our town as you meet the friendly stallholders and discover the unique treasures that Banagher has to offer.

SUP – Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Banagher Marina

Have you wanted to try Stand Up Paddle Boarding, here is your chance. Mid Ireland Adventure are hosting a splash and dash SUP taster on Saturday 27th July. We supply, buoyancy aids, and helmets, You bring togs,  a towel and a YOUR sense of Adventure! Booking times: Session 1. 2 pm – 3 pm. Session 2 3 pm – 4 pm. Session 3 4 pm – 5 pm.

Book Now Free 30 spots left

Battle of the Blacksmiths

Banagher Banagher, Ireland

Get ready for an unforgettable experience in Banagher! We're thrilled to announce a one-of-a-kind event that's sure to leave you in awe. Following the huge success of last year's Blacksmithing Demonstration with James O'Connor, a master of traditional blacksmithing, we're bringing him back with a bang! This time, James will be joined by over 20 skilled blacksmiths and traditional craft experts from all over, for a jam-packed weekend filled with the art of forging, blacksmithing skills, and much more. Click image to read more.

Long Puck across the Shannon

Banagher Park Banagher, Ireland

Test your precision hurling skills by hitting a floating target on the Shannon!  Or if spectating is your thing, we would be delighted to welcome you.   You will be invited to puck a sliotar, aim,  and ideally get it into the goal net which will be floating in the river!  Contestants will be in one of four categories: adult male, adult female, junior male, and junior female. There will be a prize for the winners in each category.

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