The first event at Ballylongford Mill, the Ballylongford Blacksmithing Fair will be held over the weekend of 25th-26th September, 2021. There will be blacksmithing displays in the Creamery and grounds from Forged in Ireland and guest Blacksmiths, vintage tractors, hand forged and old wares for sale, food and refreshments and roving musicians.

The Blacksmiths that will be demonstrating throughout the weekend are from Forged in Ireland, a group of Irish craftsmen of all levels who teach and share their knowledge of blacksmithing, bladesmithing, knife making, metal art, tinsmithing, metallurgy and related metal working crafts.

This will be a family friendly weekend with entertainment for the kids, admission is €5 for adults with children under 16 free. Come along and see Ireland’s best Blacksmiths all in one place, and all proceeds will go towards repairs to the roof of Ballylongford Mill.

The Planning Application for restoration and redevelopment of the Mill site is currently going through Kerry County Council, with work on the Mill and grounds set to start mid next year.

There’s more information on the Facebook page and links to the event:

Photo courtesy of Aaron Michael O’Brien