The Kinsale Shark Awards

an international festival that rewards creative thinking.


We inspire creative thinking and have been doing so for over 54 years.  We are a genuinely creative and intimate festival with a human connection, renouncing the dividing hierarchy between speakers and their audiences which larger festivals often create, and curate an authentic, joined-up approach.

The Kinsale Shark is awarded to outstanding work only. The unique Shark Head trophy is one of the most coveted awards in the creative industry, for it is an award of exceptional design.

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