International Audio Arts Festival

29th September - 1st October 2017

Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland


Festival Accommodation

Ballyhoura Hostel, situated on Kilfinane’s Main St.

This is a recently opened, luxury hostel, with hotel quality mattresses and Egyptian cotton bed linen throughout. The hostel also has a self-catering kitchen, sauna and a comfortable lounge with open fire. Seamus has a variety of types of room available, including dormitory, 4-bed and family rooms. Seamus is also offering participants special offers in the week following HearSay. (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 ballyhourahostel@gmail.com : http://bit.ly/BallyhouraHostel


Other Local Accommodation Options


Local B&Bs


Woodview B&B In the middle of Kilfinane village & run by Josie McMahon, famous for her roses! – josiekilfinane@hotmail.com or 353 (0)63 91106


Deebert House B&B Situated in the town of Kilmallock (9Km from Kilfinane) in a lovely Georgian house adjacent to the Deebert House Hotel. Run by Ann – deeberthouse@eircom.net or 353 (0)63 98106


Lantern Lodge In the middle of picturesque Ballyorgan village, 6KM from Kilfinane. Run by Frances O’Donnell. Call 353 63 91085


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


•Local Self-Catering options.

There are a number of self-catering options in the local area, including Darragh Cottages & Ballyhoura Forest Luxury Homes.  See http://visitballyhoura.com for more details.


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



Extend Your Stay



EXTEND your holiday with SPECIAL OFFERS from HearSay Supporters:


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.



Ballyhoura Hostel

If you're staying on after HearSay Seamus is happy to offer a special discounted rate to guests in his luxury hostel and he'll also help you organise discounted rates on local activities such as mountain biking, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting etc.

Call Seamus on +353 (0) 63 91625 or email ballyhourahostel@gmail.com 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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HearSay Accomodation Options





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 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  

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. You can book at their website here: http://www.kilfinaneoec.com/information/online-bookings.html

Homestay Accommodation Options


We will ask people when they were request invites to HearSay17 if they are interested in a homestay accommodation option with local people. We will be in touch with those who request Homestays in September

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

NEW (September 2017) Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville.

A 4* Hotel and Leisure Centre, located around 20 minutes drive from Kilfinane. The HearSay Bus will include 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.  http://bit.ly/CharlevilleParkHotel