Ireland Festivals 2020, 2021

Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival 2020

Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival

May, 2020

Kilkenny Castle Park, Kilkenny Castle Park, Castle Rd Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland

Midleton Arts Festival 2020

Midleton Arts Festival

May, 2020

Midleton, Midleton, Ireland

Pets in the City 2020

Pets in the City

May, 2020

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7, Dublin, Ireland

Super Soul Sunday 2020

Super Soul Sunday

May, 2020

Mountjoy Square Park, mountjoy square park, Ireland

Cork International Choral Festival 2020

Cork International Choral Festival

May, 2020

Cork City Hall, Cork City, Ireland

Roscommon Lamb Festival 2020

Roscommon Lamb Festival

May, 2020

Various Locations, Roscommon, Ireland

Gospel Rising Music Festival 2020

Gospel Rising Music Festival

May, 2020

Locations accross Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland

Achill Walks Festival 2020

Achill Walks Festival

May, 2020

Achill, Mayo, Ireland, Achill, Ireland

Bray Jazz Festival 2020

Bray Jazz Festival

May, 2020

Bray, Bray, Ireland

Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2020

Ballydehob Jazz Festival

May, 2020

Ballydehob, Cork, Ireland

Bray Jazz Festival 2020

Bray Jazz Festival

May, 2020

Bray, Dublin, Ireland

Connemara Mussel Festival 2020

Connemara Mussel Festival

May, 2020

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

Father Ted Festival 2020

Father Ted Festival

May, 2020

Kilfenora, Kilfenora, Ireland

Smithwick's Kilkenny Roots Festival 2020

Smithwick's Kilkenny Roots Festival

May, 2020

Kilkenny, IE, Kilkenny, Ireland

Slieve Bloom Walking Festival 2020

Slieve Bloom Walking Festival

May, 2020

Slieve Bloom Mountains, Kinnitty, Kinnitty, Ireland

South Sligo Walking Festival 2020

South Sligo Walking Festival

May, 2020

Joe Dan Mullarkey's Pub, Tubbercurry, Ireland

Galway Early Music Festival 2020

Galway Early Music Festival

May, 2020

Galway City, Galway, Ireland

Inishbofin Community Arts Festival 2020

Inishbofin Community Arts Festival

May, 2020

Inishbofin, Galway, Ireland

Flourish Fest 2020

Flourish Fest

May, 2020

Boutique Camping, Castletown, Ireland

Burren Slow Food Festival 2020

Burren Slow Food Festival

May, 2020

Town Hall, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland

Fleadh Nua Festival 2020

Fleadh Nua Festival

May, 2020

Ennis Chamber, Ennis, Ireland

Dublin Writers Festival 2020

Dublin Writers Festival

May, 2020

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2020

Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival

May, 2020

Schull, Cork, Ireland

Dublin City Soul Festival 2020

Dublin City Soul Festival

May, 2020

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Wicklow Arts Festival 2020

Wicklow Arts Festival

May, 2020

Wicklow Gardens, Dublin, 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.