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The festival

Our Story

The Kinfire Festival is a celebration of all that God has done in this land since the first missionaries set foot here. It’s a festival of stories and songs ablaze with the Good News. It is about lives that have been saved, redeemed and ignited by the Holy Spirit. It is about becoming captive to the Word of God.

The Kinfire festival is about family, and not just those that live in your home. The family of the Father goes far wider than that. Each who calls on the name of Jesus is our kin. Old and young, black and white, rich or poor, we are kin because of Him.

The Kinfire Festival is about Ireland and the love the Father has for the lost people of this land. It is a time for refreshing and igniting again for the mission of Jesus, to let each person in Ireland know that the Father loves them and is calling them home.

This is the Kinfire and this is our Festival.


We pray that our eyes will be awakened to all that the Father is doing in Ireland.


We believe that Jesus is the one true king and that He died for the people of Ireland.


We long for the igniting of the Holy Spirit throughout the church of Ireland.

Meet the people behind Kinfire

Mark Smith

Pastor of City Church Dublin and Director of Acts 29 Ireland

Board Member

Samuel Chestnutt

Managing Director of EdenGate Travel, Reformation Tours. Travel companies that exist to raise awareness of and facilitate church planting across Ireland and Europe.

Operations Director

Mel Lacy

Originally from Dublin, she is the Executive Director of Growing Young Disciples.

Board Member & Youth Co-ordinator

Alison Gill

Secondary school teacher from Dublin, part of Grosvenor Road Baptist Church and Director and Council Chairperson of Scripture Union Ireland.

Board Member

Ed Neill

Lead Pastor of Grosvenor Road Baptist Church, Dublin.

Board Member

Ivan Watson

Pastor, Cavan Baptist Church

Board Member

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Check out our schedule for August 2023