25 festivals to take place in Kerry.

25 festivals are set to take place in the county over the course of the coming year. This is one of the highest numbers of festivals per county in the country, beating counties like Dublin and Galway. The earliest of the events registered with the association of festivals Aoife begins in May with Feile na Bealtaine.In this year’s annual yearbook Aoife Chairman Ian Malcom has spoken about the challenges facing festivals, in particular the financial pressures. He says they must strongly resist having to pay for garda overtime and has called on members to lobby their TD`s on the issue.