Ireland Festivals 2018, 2019

Masters of Tradition 2018

Masters of Tradition

August 22, 2018

Bantry, Ireland

Rally Of Lugh Longarm 2018

Rally Of Lugh Longarm

August 27, 2018

Odd Mollies, Drogheda, Ireland

Sunnydaze Chidren's Festival 2018

Sunnydaze Chidren's Festival

August, 2018

Rathbeggan Lakes, Meath, Meath, Ireland

Dublin Fun Fest 2018

Dublin Fun Fest

August, 2018

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7, Dublin, Ireland

Sunnydaze Children's Festival 2018

Sunnydaze Children's Festival

August, 2018

Meath, Ireland

Gaze International LGBT Film Festival 2018

Gaze International LGBT Film Festival

August, 2018

Light House Cinema, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Cork Craft Month 2018

Cork Craft Month

August, 2018

Various Locations across Cork, Cork, Ireland

Zumbathon at The Rose of Tralee Festival Dome 2018

Zumbathon at The Rose of Tralee Festival Dome

August, 2018

Rose of Tralee Festival Dome, Tralee, Ireland

IRISH CRAFT BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL 2018

IRISH CRAFT BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL

August, 2018

Royal Dublin Society - Shelbourne Hall, Dublin, Ireland

Irish Festival of Speed 2018

Irish Festival of Speed

August, 2018

The Irish Festival of Speed, Adare, Ireland

Big House Festival 2018

Big House Festival

August, 2018

Castletown House, Castletown, Ireland

Big House Festival 2018

Big House Festival

August, 2018

Castletown House, Dublin, Ireland

Indiependence Music and Arts Festival 2018

Indiependence Music and Arts Festival

August, 2018

Mitchelstown, Mitchelstown, Ireland

Carrickmacross Arts Festival 2018

Carrickmacross Arts Festival

August, 2018

Callan's of The Bridge, Carrickmacross, Ireland

Waterford Spraoi Festival 2018

Waterford Spraoi Festival

August, 2018

The Studios, Waterford, Ireland

Carlingford Oyster Festival 2018

Carlingford Oyster Festival

August, 2018

Carlingford, Carlingford, Ireland

Carlingford Oyster Festival 2018

Carlingford Oyster Festival

August, 2018

Carlingford, Dublin, Ireland

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2018

Kilkenny Arts Festival

August, 2018

11 Patrick’s Court, Kilkenny, Ireland

Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival 2018

Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival

August, 2018

Moynalty, Kells, Ireland

The Marquee in Drumlish Festival 2018

The Marquee in Drumlish Festival

August, 2018

Various Venues, Drumlish, Ireland

Fethard Medieval Walled Town Festival 2018

Fethard Medieval Walled Town Festival

August, 2018

Fethard, Fethard, Ireland

Tramore August Racing Festival 2018

Tramore August Racing Festival

August, 2018

Tramore Racecourse , Waterford, Ireland

Bellewstown Racing Festival 2018

Bellewstown Racing Festival

August, 2018

Bellewstown Racecourse, Bellewstown, Ireland

Sunnydaze Children's Festival 2018

Sunnydaze Children's Festival

August, 2018

Rathbeggan Lakes Dunshaughlin Co. Meath, Dublin, Ireland

Fingal Film & Arts Festival 2018

Fingal Film & Arts Festival

August, 2018

Swords Castle, Swords, Swords, Ireland

About Festivals in Ireland

The Republic of Ireland is renowned for four-leafed clovers, shillelagh-wielding leprechauns, warm welcomes and frothy glasses of dark black Guinness. It’s a beautiful country with hills, fields and pastures aplenty – and all year round, the country hosts a number of interesting and entertaining festivals for those who fancy a proper taste of authentic Irish fun!

One of the most iconic festivals in the country is Dublin’s St Patrick’s Festival, the Irish national holiday. The day commemorates the death of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and is jam-packed with parades, music, culture, arts, family fun, traditional food and plenty of authentic Irish history and heritage. The festival offers almost 3,000 performers and more than half a million eager attendees. It’s a truly fun event with warm smiles and a jolly atmosphere. Throughout Ireland, there are many other similar events, though smaller in scale… so if you can’t make it to Dublin, you’ll be able to get your fix elsewhere!

The musical heritage of Ireland is massive, with a huge influence on folk and many other genres. The country hosts a vast amount of large-scale musical mayhem, including Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival alongside many more intimate and charming events. The country also hosts music festivals with big-name headliners from pop, rock and alternative music, with events including Electric Picnic and Body & Soul. Previous headliners at these events have included names like LCD Soundsystem, New Order and Lana Del Rey.

Other cultural festivals in Ireland include Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, a rib-tickling chortle-fest of gags and jabs which offers five days of various big names and rising stars in the world of comedy. Dublin Writers’ Week exhibits the best of the written word, with readings, debates, discussions, masterclasses, workshops, exhibitions and performances. The event celebrates the iconic heritage of Irish wordsmiths… and a place which has borne the likes of Oscar Wilde and James Joyce is sure to keep churning out top-notch penmen and women!

Many events celebrate food and drink, the most famous of which is Galway Oyster Festival, the longest-running oyster festival on the planet. Galway creates some of the world’s best, saltiest and tastiest oysters, and the event offers a chockful of shucking along with entertainment and attractions. Other food festivals in Ireland include Irish Craft Beer Festival and A Taste of Donegal.