Thousands to descend on Killarney for BikeFest

31-5-2018: Bikers Breffni Ingerton, Dave Hackshall, Paul Murphy, David McPherson and Michael Thomson pictured at The Black Valley Killarney for the opening of the 12th Ireland Bikefest 3 day festival 2018 on Thursday. Ireland BikeFest reved into action in Killarney on Thursday with over 40,000 bikers and biking enthusiasts from all over the world set to descend on the visitor hotspot. Ireland BikeFest revolves around the custom-built Bike Village located on the grounds of The Gleneagle Hotel and entry is free. Highlights include daily ride outs, free Harley-Davidson® demo rides, the Custom Bike Show, the parade through Killarney, the Win a Harley-Davidson® raffle in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland and lots of free live entertainment day and night including performances by The Affray, The Irish Rolling Stones, JoanovArc, The Harleys and festival favourites Hells Bells. Photo: Don MacMonaglerepro free photo from Ireland Bikefest

Tens of thousands of motorbike enthusiasts will descend on Killarney over this bank holiday weekend.

Ireland BikeFest, now in its 12th year, will see a bike village erected at the Gleneagle Hotel.

The event is marking 115 years of Harley Davidson.

Over the coming days there will be a custom bike show, guided ride outs along the Wild Atlantic Way and a parade through Killarney town.