Valentia Island King Scallop Festival - 14th - 15th July 2013
July 11, 2012
Now in its third year, the Valentia Island King Scallop Festival is a showcase of both the unique King Scallop which is sourced locally and also Valentia Island as a holiday destination for families. The island is situated on the Iveragh Peninsula in South West Kerry just off the main Ring of Kerry route which makes it one of Ireland's best kept secrets.
A key ingredient to the success of the Valentia Island King Scallop festival is the diversity of events taking place - family fun and entertainment is central. Festival highlights this year include on-street cooking demonstrations, a junior triathlon, cricket match, craft fair, angling competition, blessing of the local fishing boats, live street music and of course the crowning of this year's Mr. King Scallop.