International Audio Arts Festival

April 4th-7th 2019

Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland



Festival Accommodation

Ballyhoura Hostel, situated on Kilfinane’s Main St.

This is a  luxury hostel, with hotel quality mattresses and cotton bed linen throughout. The hostel also has a self-catering kitchen, sauna and a comfortable lounge with open fire. There are dormitory, 4-bed and family rooms available.  (Please note that there is no facility to pay by credit card at the hostel)


Contact Seamus by phone +353 (0) 63 91625 or email [email protected] :


Deebert House B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Situated in the town of Kilmallock (9Km from Kilfinane) in a lovely Georgian house adjacent to the Deebert House Hotel. Run by Ann – [email protected] or 353 (0)63 98106


Lantern Lodge B&B (Bed and Breakfast) In the middle of picturesque Ballyorgan village, 6KM from Kilfinane. Run by Frances O’Donnell. Call 353 63 91085


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 are hosting our contributors on the weekend of the festival, but 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 following 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:  

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. You can book at their website here:

Homestay Accommodation

We ask people when they were request invites to HearSay Festival if they are interested in a homestay accommodation option with local people. This accomodation is paid for directly to your host- a bit like HearSay Air Bnb. 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 Kilfinane. Places are limited.


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 around 20 minutes drive from Kilfinane. The HearSay Bus in 2017 included a 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.  As of September 10th there is availabilty here. Rooms are around 100 euros per night with twin options available to allow for room share to keep costs lower. Tell them you are staying for HearSay in Kilfinane.


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  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.

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

Other Local Accommodation Providers