Ireland Festivals 2016, 2017

Westport Festival of Music and Food 2016

June, 2016

Westport House, Quay Road, Westport, Ireland

The Westport Festival of Music and Food is a bit of misnomer in that it delivers more than just food and music, though it has plenty of both. The food village and music acts are accentuated with a sprinkling of comedy shows, campgrounds, and other artistic events over a weekend in Westport, an historic setting for an event, that people of all ages can enjoy... Read More
Irish Festival of Speed 2016

August, 2016

The Irish Festival of Speed, Adare, Ireland

Celebrate Ireland's amazing car and racing cultures at the Irish Festival of Speed! Car and motorcycle enthusiasts alike can enjoy vehicle displays, stunt driving and racing events along with car club gatherings, off road buggies events.. Read More
Castlepalooza Music and Arts Festival 2016

August, 2016

Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Ireland

Castlepalooza, a yearly independent music and arts festival, is hosted at the 17th century medieval Charleville Castle in Tullamore, Ireland. Discover amazing performances, art and film exhibitions, workshops, games, comedy events.. Read More
Cork Folk Festival 2016

October, 2016

Cork City, Cork, Ireland

Since 1979, the Cork Folk Festival in Ireland has attracted thousands with its unique music, foods and activities. Enjoy regional music from Cúil Aodha and Sliabh Luachra along with "Old Style Irish" or Sean Nós dancing and other forms of music.. Read More
Dublin Beatles Festival 2016

November, 2016

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Fans of The Beatles are welcome to enjoy this annual Beatles anniversary festival in Dublin. Celebrate the Beatles and their amazing history as entertainment icons through related music, film and theater performances by local.. Read More
Dublin Book Festival 2016

November, 2016

Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

Celebrate the exciting and diverse works released by Ireland's many authors and publishers over the years at the Dublin Book Festival. For two decades, the Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Office, Dublin City Public Libraries.. Read More
Country 2 Country Festival (C2C) 2017

March, 2017

3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

Country 2 Country is the largest country festival in Europe and takes place over several days bringing some of the hottest acts in country music to Dublin’s 3 Arena. The country concert festival takes place annually during March and features plenty of music, merchandise, and fun for all country enthusiasts... Read More
The Siege of Limerick 2017

April, 2017

Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick, Ireland

No those are not UFOs descending on Limerick, they are frisbees. Limerick makes itself home to The Siege of Limerick, one of the largest ultimate tournaments in Ireland. The event is competitive while friendly at the same time. Even if you don't play ultimate you can come for the great parties that are known to accompany such tournaments... Read More
Pets in the City 2016

May 29, 2016

Smithfield Square, Dublin, Ireland

Cork International Choral Festival 2016

May, 2016

Cork City Hall, Cork City, Ireland

Roscommon Lamb Festival 2016

May, 2016

Various Locations, Roscommon, Ireland

Achill Walks Festival 2016

May, 2016

Achill, Mayo, Ireland, Achill, Ireland

Bray Jazz Festival 2016

May, 2016

Bray, Bray, Ireland

Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2016

May, 2016

Ballydehob, Cork, Ireland

Bray Jazz Festival 2016

May, 2016

Bray, Dublin, Ireland

Connemara Mussel Festival 2016

May, 2016

Tully Cross, Renvyle, Co. Galway, Galway, Ireland

Father Ted Festival 2016

May, 2016

Kilfenora, Kilfenora, Ireland

Leixlip Festival 2016

May, 2016

Court Yard Hotel, Leixlip, Ireland

Smithwick's Kilkenny Roots Festival 2016

May, 2016

Kilkenny, IE, Kilkenny, Ireland

Slieve Bloom Walking Festival 2016

May, 2016

Slieve Bloom Mountains, Kinnitty, Kinnitty, Ireland

South Sligo Walking Festival 2016

May, 2016

Joe Dan Mullarkey's Pub, Tubbercurry, Ireland

Galway Early Music Festival 2016

May, 2016

Galway City, Galway, Ireland

Inishbofin Community Arts Festival 2016

May, 2016

Inishbofin, Galway, Ireland

Flourish Fest 2016

May, 2016

Boutique Camping, Castletown, Ireland

Burren Slow Food Festival 2016

May, 2016

Town Hall, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland

Fleadh Nua Festival 2016

May, 2016

Ennis Chamber, Ennis, Ireland

Dublin Writers Festival 2016

May, 2016

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2016

May, 2016

Schull, Cork, Ireland

Dublin City Soul Festival 2016

May, 2016

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Wicklow Arts Festival 2016

May, 2016

Wicklow Gardens, Dublin, Ireland

About Festivals in Ireland

Festivals in Irland are bountiful. From music, all the way to capturing wild goats, there's something that's sure to please everyone. Irland music festivals are out of this world! Sea Sessions Surf and Music Festival for example, is a three day fest bursting at the seams with great music, and activities galore. The accommodations at this music festival are plentiful, and include surf lodges, guest houses, nearby hotels, and the Sea Sessions campsite. While festival goers enjoy the music, they can also watch an awesome surf competition, which brings in the biggest names in surfing, from across Europe.

If a good laugh is needed, Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, is sure to provide it. This laugh fest is held in the beautiful city of Kilkenny, and showcases the best in both Irish and International comedians. Improv Fest Ireland is another comedic festival, with fun improv shows, storytelling, and so much more.

Since there's a list of Irland events, several miles long, of course there would be a "capture the goat" event somewhere in that long list. Visit the annual Puck Fair, where every year, a group of people venture out into the woods to capture a wild goat. The goat is then crowned "King Puck", by the Queen, a local schoolgirl. The three day event is filled with family friendly fun, including street performers, concerts, and parades.