Ireland Festivals 2018, 2019

SeaFest 2018 2018

SeaFest 2018

June 29, 2018

Galway Harbour, Galway, Ireland

SeaFest Galway 2018

SeaFest Galway

June 29, 2018

Galway Harbour, Galway, Ireland

Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival 2018

Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival

June, 2018

Irish Museum Of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2018

Irish Youth Dance Festival

June, 2018

Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland

Mallow Home & Garden Festival And Exhibition 2018

Mallow Home & Garden Festival And Exhibition

June, 2018

Cork Racecourse Mallow, Cork, Ireland

The Fastnet Maritime and and Folk Fest 2018

The Fastnet Maritime and and Folk Fest

June, 2018

Various venues Ballydehob, Co. Cork, Ireland

The Irish Maritime Festival 2018

The Irish Maritime Festival

June, 2018

Drogheda port , Drogheda , Ireland

June Fest 2018

June Fest

June, 2018

Newbridge, Newbridge, Ireland

Body and Soul 2018

Body and Soul

June, 2018

Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Facefest 2018

Facefest

June, 2018

Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Tullamore, Ireland

Twilight Racing with The LemonSuckers  2018

Twilight Racing with The LemonSuckers

June, 2018

Limerick Racecourse , Limerick , Ireland

Twilight Racing with The High Kings  2018

Twilight Racing with The High Kings

June, 2018

Limerick Racecourse, Limerick, Ireland

Wicklow Pride Festival 2018

Wicklow Pride Festival

June, 2018

Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland, Arklow, Ireland

Forbidden Fruit Festival 2018

Forbidden Fruit Festival

June, 2018

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Carlow Arts Festival 2018

Carlow Arts Festival

June, 2018

Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland

International Quilt Festival of Ireland 2018

International Quilt Festival of Ireland

June, 2018

University Road, Galway, Ireland

The Johnston's Folk Music Festival 2018

The Johnston's Folk Music Festival

June, 2018

Slane, Meath, Ireland, Slane, Ireland

Enniscorthy Street Rhythms Festival 2018

Enniscorthy Street Rhythms Festival

June, 2018

Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland

Helium Music and Arts Festival 2018

Helium Music and Arts Festival

June, 2018

Ballymahon, Longford, Ireland, Ballybranigan, Ireland

The Festival of Writing and Ideas 2018

The Festival of Writing and Ideas

June, 2018

Borris House, Carlow, Ireland

SeaFest 2018

SeaFest

June, 2018

Galway harbour, Galway, Ireland

Dunmore East Rambling Festival 2018

Dunmore East Rambling Festival

June, 2018

Dunmore East, Waterford, Ireland, Dunmore East, Ireland

Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival 2018

Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival

June, 2018

Various venues, Westport, Ireland

The History of Ireland Festival 2018

The History of Ireland Festival

June, 2018

Duckett's Grove, Carlow, Ireland

Erris Beo Festival 2018

Erris Beo Festival

June, 2018

Erris Beo, Belmullet, 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.