May 30th & May 31st, 2015


Registration at Shakefest

Individual workshops are available to all participants during Shakefest, if you wish to take extra workshops during Shakefest please inquire at the workshop registration desk for availability for each workshop. There is a maximum of 30 students per class. Students taking workshops will be permitted to enter the castle. Workshop takers will also be given a token that must be presented to the instructor of the appropriate workshop in order to be admitted to that workshop.

Specialty dance workshops are also available at Shakefest for existing dancers. Each workshop is worth €12 or alternatively you can purchase a Saturday Workshop Package for €50 which includes 3 Specialty Dance workshops plus entrance and camping overnight. Specialty Dance Workshops must be booked in advance and paid for at Workshop Registration in the Castle Forecourt. Book at


Purchasing Tickets

Eventbrite - SHAKEFEST



65:    3 Maria Aya workshops, entrance fee, camping and evening entertainment

€50 – Saturday Specialty Dance Pass (3 Specialty Dance Workshops taking place on Saturday only, with entrance and camping overnight included)

€99 – 3 Specialty Dance Workshops, All 3 International Guest Instructor Workshops (Maria Aya) including admission fee and camping


€10 – GENERAL ADULT ADMISSION between 12-6pm

€20 – FAMILY PASS (includes 2 adults and up to 3 children under 13) between 12-6pm

€40 – FAMILY PASS WITH CAMPING OVERNIGHT (includes 2 adults and up to 3 children under 13) until 5pm Sunday, June 1st

€5 – Poi, Hula Hoop, Irish Dance,  Drama and Yoga Choreography – pay upon arrival to workshop when inside at specified times of start.

€12 – Tahetian Dance, Burlesque Fans and Chairs, Indian Classical Dance  and ATS Tribal Dance – book workshops in advance at and pay at Workshop Registration Desk in Castle Forecourt.



Entrance fee: Free for 5 and under;

€5 for 6-12

€7.50 for 13-17

€15  Evening Performance – Evening entertainment starting at 8pm:



€10 per person per night

€20 Family camping (2 adults and up to 3 children)

€40 – FAMILY PASS WITH CAMPING OVERNIGHT (includes 2 adults and up to 3 children under 13) until 5pm Sunday, May 26th



€60:    All 3 workshops
€45:    2 workshops of the 3 offered
€30:    1 workshop of the 3 offered


***All proceeds from Shakefest are going towards ‘Operation RAISE THE ROOF’ – to raise funds in order to put a protective roof on the Neo-Gothic chapel so that more community groups can enjoy this part while volunteers can focus on better preservation methods within the main structure, and to also aid in future volunteer training programmes.  It is a worthy cause for the community and beyond!