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 – [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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.

UPDATE 26th January 2019 - Lantern Lodge B&B is now BOOKED OUT FOR HEARSAY19


Ballyhoura Luxury Forest Homes (Self Catering) Ballyorgan

On the edge of Ballyorgan village, 6KM from Kilfinane operated by John Doody. email: [email protected] Call 353 9412165. The HearSay Festival Bus will stop 100 metres away at the Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges.

UPDATE 26th January 2019 - now BOOKED OUT FOR HEARSAY19


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 [email protected] and ask for offers around staying on or visiting after the HearSay Festival : 

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HearSay19 Accomodation Partners / Supporters



Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges, situated in nearby woodland.

The Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges since 2014 have hosted our contributors on the weekend of the festival - so the lodges are BOOKED OUT for the HearSay19 Festival Weekend. They've been very supportive of HearSay from the outset.

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 [email protected] or contact reception by phone +353  (0)63 – 31200. Quote HEARSAY FESTIVAL:  

UPDATE 9th Nov 2018 Deebert is now BOOKED OUT FOR HEARSAY19 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 Festival - FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY ONLY - They do not have accomodation on the Thursday. You can book at their website here: UPDATE 25th January - there are 32 spaces across a variety of shared rooms still available at the Kilfinane OEC for Friday and Saturday - SUGGESTION: If staying longer, you can combine this with staying at Charleville Park Hotel for Thursday and Sunday (there are still plenty of rooms available on those two nights).

Homestay Accommodation

Homestays are spare beds in houses of local people who do not normally operate B&B or AirBn'B. Guests pay their hosts. 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 10th January 2019 - Registration of Interest for Homestay accomodation is now open -  Click here to register interest

To be fair, homestays will be allocated in the order that people register interest as suitable homestays become available.  Please note that Registration of Interest  DOES NOT GUARANTEE a homestay. It is only an expression of Interest - see the FAQ's on the Registration of Interest page  for how it works.

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

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. 

UPDATE 26th January 2019 -  There are currently 30 Rooms available for thre enight packages Thursday-Saturday night. You can also use 10% HEARSAY DISCOUNT! Just write the discount code HEARSAY while ordering Bed and Breakfast room. Attention - to see Best Available Bed and Breakfast Rate you need to scroll down a bit.


Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown

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  or email [email protected] - 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.

UPDATE 26th January 2019 -  There are currently 13 Rooms available for thre enight packages Thursday-Saturday night

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 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! – [email protected] or 353 (0)63 91106

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

Other Local Accommodation Providers