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A rapidly growing and increasingly popular film festival which focuses mainly on films with a socio-political theme and includes speakers and seminars as well as showing full length and short films.
There is also a good and lively social side and those who have not visited Belfast before will get a real flavour of that city’s renowned hospitality.Read More
An annual event which takes place in Donegal celebrating the music and culture of six Celtic nations – Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Brittany and Ireland.
It is primarily a competitive event, but there are also concerts and enough varied sessions to keep anyone with an interest in Celtic music very happy.Read More
This is definitely an event that anyone who likes a good laugh will want to pencil into their diary.
As well as Irish comics the event draws well known names from Europe and beyond to Galway city every year, including many famous faces as well as ones that are not so well known – yet!Read More
Dublin city’s only jazz festival aims to highlight new and emerging jazz artists and ensembles from around Europe.
Unless you are a hard core jazz aficionado you’ll probably never heard of any of those playing, but you’ll certainly enjoy the very varied feast of music that is on offer.Read More
Dublin holds Ireland’s biggest St Patrick’s day festival, a six day non-stop series of events, day and night, with something for all ages.
The big event is the annual parade through Dublin’s streets, with participants traveling from all over the world to take part in what is an increasingly colourful spectacle.Read More
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 a rare opportunity to listen to and meet with an impressive list of authors of both fiction and non fiction work who attend annually.Read More
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 lottery used to select attendees in previous years due to massive over subscription. The ticket may be hot, but the island certainly won’t be in February.Read More
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 children.
The Tradfest has grown annually from small beginings and now, in its ninth year, literally hundreds of musicians will take part.Read More
Based in Tralee in Co Kerry and in 2009 centered around the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, the Shindig Festival features great Irish music, singing and storytelling and gives a central place to set dancing and Sean-Nós dancing.
As well as ceilis each night, and lots of music, there are also singing and dancing workshops where you can hone your skills!Read More