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What's on in Ireland in July

Live at the Marquee

This eclectic series of events, held in a marquee in Cork's Docklands, started when the city was European Capital of Culture in 2005 and has gone from strength to strength …

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West Cork Chamber Music Festival

This festival held annually in Bantry offers classical music lovers a varied and packed programme of concerts and recitals from popular works to those less well known. Doing the whole festival …

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The Irish Derby

One of the richest races in the world, and at the centre of 3 days of great racing, this is the highlight of the annual racing calendar in Ireland. But it …

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Willie Clancy Summer School

This is Ireland's premier traditional music summer school, held annually in memory of the late, great piper Willie Clancy. Students from all over the world flock to Miltown Malbay for daily …

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Loughcrew Opera

The opera is performed in a splendidly decorated marquee in the magnificent surroundings of the gardens at Loughcrew House. This is a unique event that is not just about great …

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Clonmel Junction Festival

A lively and varied festival which includes theatre, dance, music, comedy and spectacle. A lot of events take place on the street and are loud and colourful - this is …

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The Irish Open Golf Championship

The Irish Open, which dates back to 1927, is extremely popular as a spectator event, as is the pro-am which takes place before it - so if you plan to …

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City Spectacular

This event is build around free events in two city parks – Merrions Square in Dublin and Fitzgerald Park in Cork – during which a host of street performers from …

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Earagail Arts Festival

Having 'something for everyone' is a common claim that isn't always delivered on, but this eclectic festival in Co Donegal delivers in spades. Events cover theatre, comedy, music, poetry and the …

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SeaFest

Taking place in Ringaskiddy, a place rich in maritime culture, SeaFest is a celebration of life in, on and around the water. Map & Directions Events take place at the campus National Maritime …

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The Merriman Summer School

This is an annual event, conducted mostly through the Irish language, held in honour of the Irish poet Brian Merriman. It tackles fairly weighty topics and is attended by some of …

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Dublin Horse Show

This is the big event of the year for Irish show jumpers and horse breeders, a hugely competitive event with classes for all types of horse from tiny ponies to …

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Galway Film Fleadh

This well established and popular event will see more than 100 films screened over 6 days, covering Irish and World film, shorts, documentaries and more. It is very popular with …

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West Cork Literary Festival

This Bantry based festival continues to grow and expand, attracting Irish and international writers and commentators to week of readings, workshops and seminars. There is music too, and art as well …

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Galway International Arts Festival

Probably the largest and most varied arts festival in the country, Galway started back in 1978 and has just grown and grown in the meantime. With almost 200 performances spread …

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Yeats Summer School & Tread Softly Festival

A more recently established companion to the better known Yeats Summer School , this weekend event is an opportunity to learn more about one of Ireland's greatest poets as well …

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Gerard Manley Hopkins Literary Festival

Not that many people are aware of the Irish connections of poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, who lived for his last years in Dublin, where he was professor of Greek and Latin …

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Dublin International Piano Festival

A relatively new kid on the block which was founded in 2013 with the dual mission of bringing great piano music to Dublin audiences and to assist the next generation of …

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