01  —  Get on the water!

On the

We’re not called Banagher on the Shannon for nothing. Come along and enjoy all the water based events.


Stand Up Paddleboarding

Fireworks Display!

That Beats Banagher

02  —  Traditional Skills Celebration

Traditional Skills

Get ready for an unforgettable experience in Banagher! Following the huge success of last year’s Blacksmithing Demonstration with James O’Connor, a master of traditional blacksmithing, we’re bringing him with members of Forged in Ireland and more skilled craft people back with a bang!



Basket Weaving

Star Weaving

Enjoy the old craft of hand-spinning wool on spinning wheels, drop spindles or walking wheel!

03  —  Feed your mind…

Heritage & Culture

As part of the 10th That Beats Banagher Festival this year’s festival will include a weekend of events celebrating Charlotte Brontë and her husband Arthur Bell Nicholls and their connections with Banagher.

Exhibition, talks and film screenings

Writing Workshops
Bronte Exhibition

Bronte Exhibition

· Sauna ·



Traditional Music

04 —  Go with the Glow – Health & Wellness Area

Just… Relax…

Lots of ways to chill out with Saunas, Reflexology, and Yoga!

A range of yoga classes held throughout the weekend to cater for all abilities and experience.

Kids Workshops



05  —  Discover your Roots

Shannon Valley Genetic Genealogy Conference

 The Shannon Valley Genetic Genealogy Conference promises an exciting event focused on exploring the rich heritage and DNA connections in Ireland, the Midlands, Ireland’s Hidden Heartland, and the Shannon Valley Region.

Kids Workshops

Kids Workshops


Movie Night

06  —  Something for Everyone

Family Fun

Learning, playing, eating, and just hanging around watching…there’s something for everyone!

Food and Craft Market