Annascaul BEERfest

Annascaul BEERfest

Every August bank holiday weekend you can look forward to the Annascaul BEERfest. This novel idea for raising money for charity combines the join of giving with the joy of drinking…I mean socialising.

All the pubs in the village get involved by serving exotic beers, and part of the sale of every one of these drinks goes to charity. As you can imagine there is great support for this event, with everyone customer doing their bit for the good cause. This year the event has matured (like a good beer), with locally sourced fresh food being served from several stalls in the Tom Crean Memorial Garden. There will be live entertainment of course and a warm welcome for all.

If you ever needed an excuse to go for a drink on the August Bank Holiday Saturday, then look no further!

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Here’s The Official Press Release:

ANNASCAUL , Co. KERRY – The community and publicans of Annascaul, Co. Kerry are glad to
announce that the fourth annual Annascaul Beerfest will be held in the village on August
Bank Holiday Saturday 30 July. As well as a wide range of premium beers from around the
world, the Annascaul Beerfest will also include the debut of the locally-brewed Tom Crean’s
Premium Irish Lager. The day is a fun day out for young and old with live music, a Food
Garden and a Garden Fete.

Crean's beer AnnascaulFrom 2 p.m., patrons of “ANNASCAUL BEERFEST” are invited to the hometown of Antarctic
hero Tom Crean to taste beers from both near and far. The Dingle Brewing Company has
produced an exclusive premium Irish Lager named after the heroic Crean — the very first
pint of which will be poured in the South Pole Inn on the day. The world beers are brought
to you from Premier Beers International and include brands from Poland, Canada, Singapore
and Tasmania and will be found in five of the village’s pubs.

The South Pole Inn are providing children’s entertainment such as bouncy castles, magicians
and face-painters and there will be live music both inside and outside venues.

This is the fourth incarnation of a beer festival in Annascaul and a new development — the
Food Garden — will be present in the Tom Crean Memorial Garden. Local food producers
and food vendors will set up stall in this very tranquil and beautiful space.

The last three years proved to be a great success with proceeds going to various local
causes. This year all profits go to PRIDE IN OUR VILLAGE , a local campaign to improve the
appearance of the village of Annascaul. This campaign is run by local volunteers with a keen
interest in the local community. The world beers are on sale at €4 a bottle and all profits go
to the cause.

For additional information see the facebook page of ANNASCAUL BEERFEST, email or contact J.P. McCarthy on 086 1089437.

Also see their facebook page at


The day after the night before…Okay, this years Beerfest was the best yet, the village was kicking and all in good nature and fun. The selection of beers tasted like more, and we all had that warm feeling inside that we were doing ‘the right’ thing as all profits of selected beers sold will go to Pride In Our Village who have been doing sterling work around the village.

Nice youngish people enjoying the annual Annascaul BEERfest


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