International Audio Arts Festival

April 4th-7th 2019

Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland


Festival Accommodation

Deebert House B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Kilmallock - a lovely Georgian house adjacent to the Deebert House Hotel. Run by Ann – deeberthouse@eircom.net or 353 (0)63 98106


Fitzgerald Guesthouse B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Kilmallock

Located on the Main St of Kilmallock, 200 metres from the HearSay shuttlebus stop at Deebert House Hotel.  5 rooms with Double bed and  1 room with Two Single Beds - All rooms ensuite. Three night bed packages available to book from 12th November 2018.  Run by John Fitzgerald. Book through Facebook or by email to fitzgerald-john@hotmail.com or call 086 3610591/063 98139


Lantern Lodge B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Ballyorgan

In the middle of picturesque Ballyorgan village, 6KM from Kilfinane. Run by Frances O’Donnell. Call 353 63 91085. The HearSay Festival Bus will stop 200 metres away at the Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges.

EXTEND your holiday with SPECIAL OFFERS from HearSay Partners


If you are travelling from abroad and want to stay in Ireland for a while afterwards, HearSay’s Accommodation supporters have offered special discounted rates for HearSay participants. Kilfinane is a great base for outdoor activities locally as well as travelling around Ireland's South West - including Cork, Kerry, and of course Ireland's first National City of Culture - Limerick:


Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges

Ita Kiely in Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges is pleased to offer a special discount to those attending HearSay and staying in the area after the festival. Call Ita Kiely on +353 (0) 6391666 to avail of this offer.




Deebert House Hotel. 

Nearby Kilmallock (9Km)  has a wealth of Historic Buildings to explore as well as the Friarsgate Theare. Talk to Margaret the friendly owner of the Deebert House Hotel to discuss special offers to extend your stay in the area.

Phone Margaret on  +353  (0)63 – 31200 or email info@deeberthousehotel.com and ask for offers around staying on or visiting after the HearSay Festival : http://bit.ly/DeebertHotel 

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HearSay19  Essentials

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HearSay19 Accomodation Partners / Supporters



Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges, situated in nearby woodland.

The Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges are hosting our contributors on the weekend of the festival - so the lodges are BOOKED OUT for the HearSay19 Festival Weekend.

If you wish to extend your trip to the South West of Ireland, they're an ideal base and they're kindly offering HearSay participants a very special rate for the week after the festival. See their Special Offers below.


Deebert House Hotel, situated in the town of Kilmallock, 9KM from Kilfinane.

The Deebert House Hotel offers very comfortable reasonably priced 3 star hotel accommodation in the historic medieval town of Kilmallock, just a 10 minute drive from Kilfinane.


NOTE All rooms at the Deebert House Hotel have been reserved for HEARSAY so the booking engine on their website will say "No Availability"  but there will be rooms (which are going fast). Make sure when making your reservation to mention that you’re a HearSay participant in order to be able to book.  Guests should contact the hotel DIRECTLY to make their booking. Email info@deeberthousehotel.com or contact reception by phone +353  (0)63 – 31200. Quote HEARSAY FESTIVAL: http://bit.ly/DeebertHotel  

UPDATE 9th Nov 2018 Deebert is now BOOKED OUT FOR HEARASAY19 and are now operating a waiting list.

Kilfinane Outdoor Education Centre, situated in Kilfinane village.

Right in the middle of Kilfinane, The Outdoor Education Centre offers traditional hostel accommodation in dormitories of 4-6 people. They do multi-night packages for the Festivall - FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY ONLY - They do not have accomodation on the Thursday. You can book at their website here: http://www.kilfinaneoec.com/information/online-bookings.html

Homestay Accommodation

Hmestay accommodation option with local people.. These are spare beds in houses of local people who do not normally operate B&B or AirBn'B. Its a great way to meet local people, for local people to engage with HearSay and it spreads the economic benefits of HearSay to every corner of the surrounding area.  Places are limited and in high demand.

UPDATE 2nd December2018 - We will offering Homestay rooms for booking  on the 14th December (this is a revised date)

A notification will go out to all those who have registered for HearSay19 by that date inviting them to book a Homestay room.

To be fair to everyone - booking of homestay rooms will be on a first come, first booked basis.

When all the Homestay places currently available are taken, a waiting list will operate as we expect more rooms to come on stream over the coming months.  


Are you a local person who would like to offer Homestay accomodation for HearSay19? If so we'd love to hear from you, please drop an email to contact:@hearsayfestival.ie

If you’re googling and hunting accommodation options, this map is a handy reference for nearby towns and villages…

Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville.

A 4* Hotel and Leisure Centre, located 20 minutes drive from Kilfinane. There will be a HearSay Bus stop at this hotel in the morning and evening of the Festival days. There is also a train station in Charleville and a bus stop on the main Cork City to Limerick City route.  Rooms around 100 euros per night with twin options available to allow for room share to keep costs lower. Book by ringing and  HearSay in Kilfinane. http://bit.ly/CharlevilleParkHotel 

UPDATE 12th November 2018 -  There are currently 30 Rooms available for thre enight packages Thursday-Saturday night


Firgrove Hotel, Mitcheltown

Situated on the edge of Mitchelstown en-route to Kilfinane and close to the Main Cork to Dublin Motorway and around 20 minutes drive from Kilfinane

http://www.firgrovehotel.com  or email info@firgrovehotel.com - make sure to mention that your are staying for HearSay19 in Kilfinane. They also have a sister establishment in the centre of  Mitchelstown Clongibbon House.

Further Afield

If you have your own transport and are willing to stay a little farther afield:


Old Bank B&B, Situated in the town of Bruff (19Km from Kilfinane) this 4 star B&B is run by Miriam and her team. Call 00353 61 389969.


If you’d like to book other bed and breakfast accommodation in the region and would like to know more about the locations of nearby options, please contact the reception desk at Ballyhoura Failte. They’ll be able to advise you about where the nearest B&Bs are and how to contact them.

Call reception at Ballyhoura Fáilte (Local tourist office) 353 63 91300


Self-Catering options.

There are a number of self-catering options in the local area, including Darragh Cottages.  

See http://visitballyhoura.com for more details. Its also worth checking Air BnB.


More information can be obtained from Ballyhoura Fáilte (Local tourist office) 353 63 91300.



Woodview Bed and Breakfast ("Josies")

Located right in the heart of Kilfinane village  with a view to take your breath away every morning. Run by Josie McMahon and her husband Alan who are  famous for their roses, the warmth of the welcome and the size of the breakfast! – josiekilfinane@hotmail.com or 353 (0)63 91106

UPDATE 12th Nov 2018 Josie's is now BOOKED OUT FOR HEARSAY19

Other Local Accommodation Providers