What's on in Ireland in August

Charles Wood Festival of Music and Summer School

While primarily a festival for singers, organists and choir directors the packed schedule of performances for this …

All Ireland Road Bowls Final

If you’ve never experienced the controlled madness that is the sport of  Irish road bowling going to this event …

Groove Festival

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

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

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

Carrickmacross Arts Festival

This is a small festival but packs in a lot of activity to the weekend.

Boyne Music Festival

While classical music – chamber music in particular – is the main focus at Boyne, there are also …

Spraoi

This annual festival of street performance and spectacle, where almost all events are free, lives up to its name - …

Indiependence

This music and arts festival is small by festival standards with a limit to of just 5000 tickets, which makes for a …

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Dublin International Piano Festival

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

Puck Fair

Where do you even begin with Puck Fair?  It’s old for a start, it got official recognition from James I in 1603 …

O’Carolan Harp Festival

This festival of harp music and other events takes place in the birthplace of famous harpist Turlough O'Carolan, the …

Rose of Tralee

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

Terryglass Arts Festival

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

Connemara Pony Festival

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

Kilkenny Arts Festival

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

Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival

Vintage vehicles of all kinds converge on Birr for this festival - from fancy Rolls Royces to humble motor bikes, …

Map of Events in Ireland in August