What's on now in Ireland

Christmas Reflections

Get into the Christmas mood with this concert of carols, old and new, sung by Cor Cois Abhann. Cór Cois Abhann (the Choir by the River) is a mixed voice …

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Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

London Concertante is the UKs leading chamber orchestra, currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary season. The ensemble celebrates Christmas with a host of wonderful Viennese music, including works by the “King …

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Winter Funderland

Funderland celebrating over 40 years at the RDS. A part of Christmas 2016 in Dublin, it has been said that Funderland is an annual appointment for thousands of families. Funderland …

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The Snow Queen

A special adaptation of Charles Dicken's classic Christmas story in a production suitable for ages five and up. …

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New Years Eve 2017- UV Party

It’s Cork event company Glam Life Events 3rd anniversary  and so they invite you to shine and light up your New Years Eve. “We turn the lights off and turn the …

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Music for Galway: Midwinter Festival

This is not really a festival, more a year long series of events, which since 1981 has taken a theme for each year and presented Classical music of the highest quality around …

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Temple Bar Tradfest

Traditional music takes Dublin over at the end of January for this festival that celebrates the music session. Most of the events are free, and there are special events for …

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Brigid of Faughart Festival

An unusual event which celebrated both the Catholic feast day of St Brigid and the ancient Pagan Winter festival of Imbolc, with a seasoning of new age spirituality. …

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Doolin Writers’ Weekend

Doolin is magical and many well known literary figures spent time there, including J.M. Synge, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, Augustus John and Oliver St. John Gogarty. Lofty company indeed. It’s …

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Tipperariana Book Fair

This popular annual book fair takes place in the pretty village of Fethard in Tipperary each February, with everything from inexpensive paperbacks to rare antiquarian books available. Fetherd is a pretty …

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The Same by Enda Walsh

Corcadorca Theatre Company are producing this brand new work by Enda Walsh, commissioned to mark the company’s 25th anniversary. This two-woman show, directed by Pat Kiernan, sees sisters Catherine and …

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Michael McHale – Valentines Piano Recital

Internationally acclaimed pianist, Michael McHale, gives a beautiful and enticing recital at Dublin’s stunning Christ Church Cathedral, full of romantic masterpieces including Beethoven’s magical Moonlight Sonata. Michael has performed all …

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Dublin International Film Festival

There will be more than 130 screenings at this year's Film Festival in Dublin, covering feature length films, shorts, documentaries, animated movies and a good programme for kids. If you fancy …

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Concertina Cruinniú

A winter gathering for musicians who love the concertina and those who love hearing them make music on it, held in Miltown Malbay, a town with a reputation for great …

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The Gathering Festival

A lively weekend of traditional music & dance which celebrates the rich culture and diversity of traditional Irish music and dance. Events are very varied and include music workshops, sessions and …

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Russell Memorial Weekend

This annual event which draws thousands of traditional music lovers to the tiny village of Doolin is held in memory of local tin whistle and flute player Micho Russell, and …

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Tedfest

A unique and crazy annual festival held on Inis Mor on the Aran Islands which celebrates the cult TV series Father Ted. This may well be Ireland's hottest ticket, with a …

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Ennis Book Club Festival

Books clubs have become tremendously popular and this annual festival celebrates the love of books and of reading - it's an event for readers, not writers. The festival gives book lovers …

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