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Cowboys and Heroes is Ireland’s n°1 Country Music and Americana festival with top Irish and American Country acts along with Western horse shows, an American car show, line dancing, jiving, 5 bars, a food village, camping, Tipi’s, amusements and lots more. It was awarded the Best Irish Music Festival 2015 in the Business Excellence Awards.
Cowboys and Heroes takes place in Drumcoura City, an idyllic 50 acre western themed ranch, located just outside of Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. With lake views, forest trails, the region’s largest indoor arena and a Saloon Bar, it's the perfect setting for a Country Music Festival.
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Cowboys and Heroes will be held from the 1st - 4th of June 2018 in the beautiful Drumcoura City, outside of Ballinamore.
A limited number of weekend tickets are on sale for just €70. We also offer VIP Weekend tickets for €100. VIP ticket includes a Cowboys and Heroes T-Shirt and Cowboy Hat, plus access to the VIP bar.
Both types of weekend tickets will cover you for all the performances over the 4 days. Weekend tickets and VIP tickets are only available in advance.
Alternatively, you can pay €30 in cash for a day ticket at the gate. We would encourage people who are paying at the gate to arrive before 8pm.
The line-up for 2018 will see some of the best in Irish Country including Derek Ryan, Robert Mizzell, Patrick Feeney, Cliona Hagan, Johnny Brady, Lisa McHugh, Jimmy Buckley, Mike Denver, Ciaran Rosney, Marty Moone with more to be added.
We will also have a second stage with up and coming Irish and American acts.
- Western horse shows on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of June
- American car show on all days
- Mechanical Rodeo Bull
- Line dancing demos, lessons, and competitions
- Best dressed cowboy/cowgirl competition!
- Amusement rides and children entertainments
- Fantastic variety of food with everything from barbecue to southern chicken dishes
- Hot wings Challenge
- Country Star Competition
- And much more!!
For a full list of accommodations and further details, please click here.
Accommodation is in short supply.
Our best recommendations are glamping with Yippee Tents (add link www.yippeetents.co.uk/cowboysandheroes), campervan parking (Campervan passes here or pitching a tent under the stars of the campsite.
During the festival weekend a shuttle bus will leave Ballinamore appropriately every 10 minutes. This service is operated by a private contractor, unrelated to the festival.
Campervan spaces are €50 for the weekend a Campervan Passes can be purchased from our online store. There are no daily rates.
The campsite is provided by a neighbouring land owner and is €40 per pitch (which also includes weekend parking of one car).
We provide chemical toilet disposal facilities and shower facilities are available.
There are two campervan areas, one which is a hard stand area and one which is lakeside (grass surface). Campervan passes for the Hard Stand area are limited. Once the Hard Stand passes have sold out only lake side spaces will be available. There are no electrical hook-ups of any kind and while there is a water supply, we ask that campervans arrive with full tanks of water.
St. Johns Ambulance will be providing First Aid and medical support beside the rare exit. Please refer to the festival map for precise location.
There will be a designated area for wheelchair users in the main area.
At the gate, weekend tickets will be redeemed for wristbands. These wristbands cannot be shared. If the seal of the wristband is broken, it is void and entry shall not be permitted.
For booking large groups please contact our office on (071) 964 57 81. If you have a stag, hen or birthday you are looking to celebrate at Cowboys and Heroes you can book glamping via www.yippeetents.co.uk/cowboysandheroes. Alternatively we have onsite camping which can be paid for on arrival.
Gates open to the event on Friday the 1st of June at 7 pm. Campervan owners and campers can arrive from 1pm in the afternoon to get settled in.
Opening/closing times are as follow :
- Saturday 1pm-3am
- Sunday 1pm-3am
- Monday 1pm-12pm
Children under 12’s have free admission. There is a children’s area with bouncing castle, amusement rides, face painting and a children’s marquee.
Due to licensing laws, persons under 18’s must be off the premises by 9pm.
For purchasing alcohol, you can show your ID-card, passport, driving license or gardai card.
No persons under 18 years of ago shall be admitted without a parent guardian. All persons under 18 must be leave the designated area by 9pm.
Dogs are more than welcome at the festival, but there are some rules. The dog must be kept in control and on short leads. Always clean up after your dog. Owners will be responsible for any damage caused by their dogs. If your dog does not have a friendly temperament, please don't bring it.
Dogs must be off the premises by 9pm.
Parking has been provided by a neighbouring land owner. They will be charging € 5 for one day or €15 for the weekend.
Park and ride facilities are available from Ballinamore, they will be leaving every 10 minutes and charge € 2.
Please read all of the Terms and Conditions on this page before making your booking. Bookings for Campervans/Caravans can be made with us over the phone on 00353(0)71 96 45 781 – If you cannot get through please leave a message with your phone number and we will get back to you. It is also possible to get campervan/caravan tickets online at: http://www.cowboysandheroes.bigcartel.com/
Campervan/Caravan Spaces are limited and will be provided on a first come first served basis.
Once these spaces are filled we will be unable to accept any further bookings for campervans/caravans.
Any Campervan/Caravans with special needs requirements are asked to inform the festival of this at the time of booking and where special parking positioning is required a disabled parking permit must be displayed.
There are two campervan/caravan parking areas – One on hard ground and one on a field. (Once again – space on the hard ground will be booked on a first come first served basis – with no exceptions)
Your booking is only confirmed when your payment for your campervan/caravan parking spot has been successfully processed
In order to process your booking you will need to have purchased your weekend festival ticket – Campervan spots will only be released to weekend festival ticket holders. – Please ensure you have the booking reference from your ticketmaster receipt or the ticket no. on a printed ticket at the time of booking your campervan/caravan spot.
Prices for campervan/caravan bookings are as follows: €50 for the hard ground (There are no day passes for campervans)
There is NO water or electricity hook up available. (There will be a water point and waste disposal point in the main campervan site)
Campervan/Caravan ticket holders must use the toilets provided in the campsite and not pollute streams or hedges.
Access and use of the campervan/caravan area is provided subject to these terms and conditions and the general terms and conditions of entry to the event. Purchasing a campervan spot constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
The Campervan Permit is a supplementary pass only, and are sold per vehicle – Your registration number acts as your pass and will be checked on arrival to the site. Campervan passes are not transferable to other vehicles without prior agreement.
Each person within the vehicle must have a valid weekend ticket and ONLY weekend ticket holders will be permitted into the campervan/caravan area.
There are no campervan/caravan facilities for day ticket holders.
Travel directions will be available on the website. Please follow signage near the site for campervan areas.
All other vehicles must be parked in the car park.
No vehicles are to be parked in the fire lanes at any time
No tents or awnings may be erected in the campervan/caravan areas, for fire safety reasons.
Only gas cylinders fitted within the campervan/caravan will be permitted. Cylinders should only be stored in the unit’s gas locker; and must be 7kg or less.
Gas Cylinders must always be transported and secured in a vertical position, as lying them down may cause liquid LPG to escape through the valve and become a large volume of combustible gas
Open fires are not permitted
All litter must be cleared and put into bins or recycling bins
Anyone resisting confiscation of disallowed items or disregarding the conditions set out in the Tickets
Terms and Conditions and additionally the Campervan/Caravan conditions will face eviction
Stewards and Security’s instructions must be followed at all times, failure to follow direction of stewards and security may result in eviction from the site.
No trading of any kind is permitted from campervans/caravans
No sound systems are to be operated in the campervan/caravan areas. Anyone found operating such systems may be liable to eviction
Excessive amounts of alcohol, food and cigarettes i.e. more than for personal consumption and any alcohol in the possession of anyone under 18 years of age in not permitted.
The campervan/caravan areas must be cleared by 4pm on the Tuesday. All remaining vehicles will be removed.
Dogs are permitted in the campervan areas but must be supervised and on a lead at all times.
Your vehicle may be searched on entry to the event site.
The security staff wil check for any items not permitted on site, as specified in the general Terms & Conditions of entry. Security staff will confiscate any such items and may refuse entry to the site. The discretion and decision of the security team will be final.
The Owners and management of this property and event organiser of Cowboys and Heroes accept no liability for any loss or damage to persons or property howsoever caused. Persons park and attend this event at their own risk. By order of the Cowboys and Heroes management.
Camping is €40 and will be serviced with toilet facilities and running water.
The campsite is located a mere 5 minute walk from the main arena. There will be no vehicular access to the campsite but one of the car parks is right behind the campsite.
It is not allowed to bring some glass or glass bottles with you.
If you have any further queries in relation to camping please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading CAMPING ENQUIRY.