What's on in Ireland in July

Live at the Marquee

Fri Jun 9th - Fri Jul 14th 2017

This eclectic series of events, held in a marquee in Cork's Docklands, started when the city was European Capital of …

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

Sat Jun 17th - Sun Sep 17th 2017

The exhibition explores the network of relationships between Vermeer and Dutch genre painters of the 'Golden' period - …

West Cork Chamber Music Festival

Fri Jun 30th - Sat Jul 8th 2017

This festival held annually in Bantry offers classical music lovers a varied and packed programme of concerts and …


Fri Jun 30th - Sun Jul 2nd 2017

SeaFest celebrates Ireland’s maritime heritage and relationship with the sea over a weekend of fun, family friendly events.

The Irish Derby

Fri Jun 30th - Sun Jul 2nd 2017

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 …

Willie Clancy Summer School

Sat Jul 1st - Fri Jul 7th 2017

This is Ireland's premier traditional music summer school, held annually in memory of the late, great piper Willie Clancy.

Loughcrew Opera

Sat Jul 1st - Sun Jul 2nd 2017 (Provisional)

The opera is performed in a splendidly decorated marquee in the magnificent surroundings of the gardens at Loughcrew House.

Clonmel Junction Festival

Mon Jul 3rd - Sun Jul 9th 2017

A lively and varied festival which includes theatre, dance, music, comedy and spectacle.

The Irish Open Golf Championship

Thu Jul 6th - Sun Jul 9th 2017

The Irish Open, which dates back to 1927, is extremely popular as a spectator event, as is the pro-am which takes place …

Earagail Arts Festival

Fri Jul 7th - Sun Jul 23rd 2017

Having 'something for everyone' is a common claim that isn't always delivered on, but this eclectic festival in Co …

City Spectacular

Fri Jul 7th - Sun Jul 16th 2017

This event is build around free events in two city parks – Merrions Square in Dublin and Fitzgerald Park in Cork …

Dublin Horse Show

Sun Jul 9th - Thu Jul 13th 2017

This is the big event of the year for Irish show jumpers and horse breeders, a hugely competitive event with classes for …

Galway Film Fleadh

Tue Jul 11th - Sun Jul 16th 2017

This well established and popular event will see more than 100 films screened over 6 days, covering Irish and World …

West Cork Literary Festival

Fri Jul 14th - Fri Jul 21st 2017

This Bantry based festival continues to grow and expand, attracting Irish and international writers and commentators to …

Portarlington French Festival

Fri Jul 14th - Sun Jul 16th 2017

Portarlington becomes 'French' for a weekend, with arts, theatre, street entertainment, music, dance, food and sports …

Galway International Arts Festival

Mon Jul 17th - Sun Jul 30th 2017

Probably the largest and most varied arts festival in the country, Galway started back in 1978 and has just grown and …

Yeats Summer School & Tread Softly Festival

Thu Jul 20th - Sun Jul 30th 2017

A more recently established companion to the better known Yeats Summer School , this weekend event is an opportunity to …

Gerard Manley Hopkins Literary Festival

Fri Jul 21st - Fri Jul 28th 2017

Not that many people are aware of the Irish connections of poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, who lived for his last years in …

Dublin International Piano Festival

Sat Jul 22nd - Sun Jul 30th 2017

A relatively new kid on the block which was founded in 2013 with the dual mission of bringing great piano music to …

Sligo Jazz Project

Tue Jul 25th - Sun Jul 30th 2017

A festival and a school for jazz musicians running side by side means not just great concerts but also great impromptu …

Croagh Patrick

Sun Jul 30th 2017

This mountain in Mayo is closely associated with St Patrick, and is the scene of an annual pilgrimage that can trace its …

Racing at Limerick Racecourse

Tue Dec 26th - Thu Dec 28th 2017 (Provisional)

If you've never been to the races in Ireland (or even if you have.

Map of Events in Ireland in July