Thursday 2 October 2014

Over 35,000 cruise into Killarney for Bikefest

Simon Brouder

Published 05/06/2013 | 05:36

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Agnete Kavinska, Killarney, enjoying the Ireland Bike Fest at the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Sunday. Photo: Eamonn Keogh (MacMonagle, Killarney)

THE roar of powerful bike engines filled the air in Killarney through out the Bank Holiday weekend as Ireland's tourist Mecca played host to the seventh annual Irish Bike Fest.

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Since it began in 2007 the Ireland Bike Fest has grown consistently every year to become one of the largest celebrations motorbikes and biker culture in Europe.

This year's event continued that trend with an astonishing 35,000 visitors, including thousands of bikers, bike enthusiasts and as many curious spectators, arriving in Killarney over the course of the three day festival.

A host of events were laid on at the INEC over the weekend including a myriad of concerts, motorbike displays, ride outs, competitions and trade displays.

INEC General Manage Breffni Ingerton said she and everyone involved in organising the weekend was delighted with how successful the event had been.

"We had an absolutely huge crowd. We'd been expecting about 30,000 but in the end we had a lot more and we think there was about 35,000 at the festival over the three days. We're delighted with the turnout and with all the positive feedback," she said.


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