What's on now in Ireland

Santa’s Workshop at Ailwee Cave

Fri Nov 24th - Thu Dec 21st 2017 (Provisional)

Ailwee Cave, on the Burren in Co Clare, is a great place to visit any time of year, but Christmas is very special.

Glow: A Cork Christmas Celebration

Fri Nov 24th - Sun Dec 17th 2017 (Provisional)

At the heart of Glow is a special free Christmas event for kids at Bishop Lucey Park, with a trip through Santa's …

Waterford Winterval

Fri Nov 24th - Fri Dec 22nd 2017 (Provisional)

The Winterval Festival sees Waterford transformed into a magical Christmas world, with train and sleigh rides, nightly …

Yulefest Kilkenny

Sat Dec 2nd - Sat Dec 23rd 2017 (Provisional)

Mostly taking place at weekends – though some events run through the week – Yulefest combines food and craft …

Green Santa at Belvedere

Sat Dec 2nd - Sun Dec 17th 2017 (Provisional)

Step through the wardrobe and travel the Narnia Trail to visit Green Santa in what is probably Ireland's most magical …

Christmas at Farmleigh

Sat Dec 2nd - Sun Dec 17th 2017 (Provisional)

Farmleigh, an estate within Dublin's Phoenix Park, is the venue for this annual programme of Christmas events aimed at …

Winter Solstice Events

Wed Dec 20th 2017 (Provisional)

Ireland has several locations where events take place for the Winter Solstice, with the focus of activity in Co Meath, …

Christmas Racing at Leopardstown

Mon Dec 25th - Thu Dec 28th 2017 (Provisional)

For many people Christmas is not Christmas without a day or two at Leopardstown races.

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.

Westport Christmas & New Year Walking Festival

Thu Dec 28th - Sun Dec 31st 2017 (Provisional)

Walk off the Christmas guilt (and pounds) while still continuing the good times with guided walks across mountains …

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.

Portmagee Old Year Festival

Sat Dec 30th 2017 (Provisional)

For almost two hundred years Portmagee in Kerry has held a unique and wonderful New Year's Eve parade, celebrating the …

Castlecomer Wellie Race

Sun Dec 31st 2017 (Provisional)

An annual fixture on the New Year calendar in which the denizens of 'Comer take to streets in outrageous fancy dress, …

Turner Watercolour Exhibition

Mon Jan 1st - Wed Jan 31st 2018

Each January the National Gallery of Ireland mounts an exhibition of watercolor paintings by William Turner.

Dublin Bowie Festival

Sat Jan 6th - Tue Jan 9th 2018 (Provisional)

Billed as Dublin’s first annual Bowie Festival, events include ┬áLive Music, Q&A’s, Memorabilia & …

BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Wed Jan 10th - Sat Jan 13th 2018 (Provisional)

A hugely popular annual Science Fair for secondary School (ie High School) students, who display their scientific …