Randles Hotel Killarney

Randles Hotel Killarney is the home of easy going luxury. Whether you want to retreat from the outside world in front of their open fires or to explore the kingdom of Kerry, Randles Hotel provides the perfect setting for a memorable stay. Randles has hosted the official opening of the Kerry International Film Festival for a number of years and has welcomed the likes of Amy Huberman to the festival where she was awarded the Maureen O’Hara award in 2022.

Randles Hotel

Great Southern Killarney

With 6 acres of beautiful private gardens in the centre of bustling Killarney town, as well as its favourable location adjacent to Killarney Railway Station, the Great Southern Killarney is without a doubt a superb and unrivalled location. The Great Southern Killarney have very generously supported our festival for the past two years and hosts our annual Awards Ceremony. The ceremony celebrates all aspects of film making and awards are presented to a number of outstanding film makers, directors, script writers and producers.

Great Southern Killarney

Courtney’s Bar

Courtney’s is one of Killarney’s oldest and most popular bars, it has been operating as a public house since 1891 and remains in the ownership of the Courtney Family to this day. Courtneys is our venue of choice for our festival club this year!

Courtney's Bar

Plaza Hotel Killarney

Located on the doorstep of Ireland’s oldest national park, the Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa blends classic 4-star luxury with a vibrant town centre location. The Plaza Hotel is the perfect venue for our annual Irish Film and Television Awards Networking event. We also have a very special performance planned for 2023 in the McShain Suite – stay tuned for more info!

Killarney Plaza Hotel

cinema Killarney

In 2022, Tommy and his staff welcomed IMC in as the new owners of Cinema KillarneyIMC have proved as welcoming as Tommy and his staff always were. KIFF is absolutely delighted to have Cinema Killarney as their main venue again this year.

The Kerry International Film Festival Audience at Killarney Cineplex

St. Mary's of the Sloes

The Reverend has opened his doors to the KIFF since we moved to Killarney. St. Mary’s Church of the Sloes is a beautiful little church in the heart of Killarney town, right across from both the cinema Killarney and Killarney house. Killarney (in Irish: Cill Airne) means Church of the Sloes. It serves a small Church of Ireland congregation, tourists and once a year, us KIFFers. As well as the films, the stunning stained glass windows, along with the pipe-organ and the decorations are worth a look.

killarney house

The present Killarney House was once the stable block of a French chateau-style residence that you would find in Normandy and Brittany. Situated across the road from the cinema, this is where the KIFF industry day takes place. Industry day events include workshops, chaired discussions and presentations. The grounds are as impressive as the house, perfect for a stroll in the midst of a marathon viewing session and the staff are a particularly friendly bunch.

ANAM centre

ANAM, the Killarney Cultural Centre is a stone’s throw from our main venue and a great additional space for the Festival.

St James’ Church, Dingle

Home to renowned folk concerts and the Other Voices TV series, St James` Church is a unique cultural space in Dingle, famous for its wonderful acoustics and intimate atmosphere. The beauty of this historic church adds something very special to the KIFF film experience.

St James Church Dingle