Festivals

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Fri Aug 11th - Sun Aug 20th 2017

A long established and highly regarded festival encompassing theatre and dance, classical, jazz, folk and other music, …

Connemara Pony Festival

Tue Aug 15th - Sun Aug 20th 2017

This festival celebrating the world renowned Connemara pony is built around the long running Connemara Pony Show which …

Rose of Tralee

Wed Aug 16th - Tue Aug 22nd 2017

Based around the famous song “The Rose of Tralee” this is essentially a competition where young women of Irish …

Terryglass Arts Festival

Fri Aug 18th - Sun Aug 20th 2017

Terryglass, a small and pretty village on the banks of Lough Derg on the River Shannon, is a wonderful place to visit at …

Groove Festival

Sat Aug 19th - Sun Aug 20th 2017

First held in 2013, Groove Festival is a family event combining music, food, and fun activities in the grounds of …

Warriors Festival

Sat Aug 26th 2017

The origins of the run at its heart of this festival go back to a pub bet in 1979, when a group of drinkers began to …

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival

Fri Sep 1st - Sun Oct 1st 2017

Non stop merrymaking for an entire month with the chance of meeting your life partner thrown in - who could resist? …

Harvest Time Blues

Fri Sep 1st - Mon Sep 4th 2017

Lovers of blues from all over Ireland and beyond converge on Monaghan in September for this festival which has grown in …

Waterford Harvest Festival

Fri Sep 8th - Sun Sep 10th 2017

Waterford Harvest Festival celebrates the food and food heritage of Waterford and is all about local food.

Dublin Fringe Festival

Sat Sep 9th - Sun Sep 24th 2017

The term 'fringe' may suggest this is a relatively small event.

Clifden Arts Festival

Thu Sep 14th - Sun Sep 24th 2017

With music, song, dance, drama, comedy, poetry, readings and concerts as well as an always imaginative and strong …

Galway International Oyster Festival

Fri Sep 22nd - Sun Sep 24th 2017

This is an event for serious party people, with gala events every evening, but during the day it's all about the oyster.

Westport Arts Festival

Wed Sep 27th - Sun Oct 1st 2017

Westport Arts Festival brings a feast of dance, theatre, music and art shows from around the world to the Co Mayo town …

Dublin Theatre Festival

Thu Sep 28th - Sun Oct 15th 2017

Dublin Theatre Festival is one of Europe's premier theatre events and enjoys a wonderful reputation worldwide.

Cork Folk Festival

Thu Sep 28th - Sun Oct 1st 2017

A feast of folk music and dance events of all kinds to more than 40 venues, including an outdoor ceili with more than 10.

Ballinasloe October Fair

Sun Oct 1st - Sun Oct 8th 2017

Ballinasloe Fair is one of the oldest events in Ireland and has been held each October for longer than anyone knows.

Dromineer Literary Festival

Thu Oct 5th - Sun Oct 8th 2017

A lovely location on the shores of Lough Derg and a particularly friendly atmosphere has made this festival a special …

Baboró: International Arts Festival for Children

Mon Oct 16th - Sun Oct 22nd 2017

A fantastic Arts festival specially for kids, with music, dance, theatre, literature, film, puppetry, story telling and …

Galway Comedy Carnival

Tue Oct 17th - Mon Oct 23rd 2017 (Provisional)

This is definitely an event that anyone who likes a good laugh will want to pencil into their diary.

Sligo Live

Wed Oct 18th - Mon Oct 23rd 2017 (Provisional)

Sligo Live is an annual festival of traditional, roots and acoustic music.

Kilkenomics

Thu Nov 2nd - Sun Nov 5th 2017 (Provisional)

If ever there was a festival that was hard to categorise this has to be it - it's an event that unlikely as it sounds …

Listowel Food Fair

Thu Nov 9th - Sun Nov 12th 2017

Now in its 17th year, the Listowel Food Fair is the longest running food festival in Ireland and aims to showcase the …

Sligo International Choral Festival

Fri Nov 17th - Sun Nov 19th 2017 (Provisional)

One of Ireland's premier choral events which sees choirs from Ireland and abroad converge on Sligo for a weekend of …

NYE Dublin: New Year Festival

Fri Dec 29th - Sun Dec 31st 2017 (Provisional)

For many Dubliners greeting the New Year means gathering outside Christchurch Cathedral at mid-night to hear the bells ring.

Temple Bar Tradfest

Wed Jan 24th - Sun Jan 28th 2018 (Provisional)

Traditional music takes Dublin over at the end of January for this festival that celebrates the music session.

Tedfest

Thu Feb 22nd - Sun Feb 25th 2018 (Provisional)

A unique and crazy annual festival held on Inis Mor on the Aran Islands which celebrates the cult TV series Father Ted.

Ennis Book Club Festival

Fri Mar 2nd - Sun Mar 4th 2018 (Provisional)

Books clubs have become tremendously popular and this annual festival celebrates the love of books and of reading - it's …

St Patrick’s Day around Ireland

Thu Mar 15th - Sun Mar 18th 2018 (Provisional)

The annual national day is celebrated in cities and town across Ireland with parades and festivals of various types …

Dublin St Patrick’s Festival

Thu Mar 15th - Sun Mar 18th 2018 (Provisional)

Dublin holds Ireland's biggest St Patrick's day festival, a six day non-stop series of events, day and night, with …

Riverfest

Fri Apr 27th - Mon Apr 2nd 2018 (Provisional)

Limerick City will become a mecca for families, foodies, fun runners and watersport enthusiasts during the May Bank …