Ireland Festivals 2018, 2019

Clare Garden Festival 2018

Clare Garden Festival

April, 2018

Ennis Showgrounds, Ennis, Co Clare, Ennis, Ireland

The Siege of Limerick 2018

The Siege of Limerick

April, 2018

Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick, Ireland

Galway Food Festival 2018

Galway Food Festival

April, 2018

Galway City, Galway, Ireland

The International Pan Celtic Festival 2018

The International Pan Celtic Festival

April, 2018

C/O Glór Cheatharlach, Carlow, Ireland

The International Pan Celtic Festival 2018

The International Pan Celtic Festival

April, 2018

Dublin, Ireland

West Waterford Festival of Food 2018

West Waterford Festival of Food

April, 2018

The Courthouse, Dungarvan, Ireland

Cork Tango Festival 2018

Cork Tango Festival

April, 2018

Cork City Hall, Cork City, Ireland

Barrow River Arts Festival 2018

Barrow River Arts Festival

April, 2018

Borris, Borris, Ireland

Punchestown Horse Racing Festival 2018

Punchestown Horse Racing Festival

April, 2018

Punchestown, Kildare, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Punchestown Horse Racing Festival 2018

Punchestown Horse Racing Festival

April, 2018

Punchestown, Kildare, Ireland, Naas, Ireland

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival 2018

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

April, 2018

Howth Tourist Office (Fingal Tourism), Dublin, Ireland

All Ireland Chowder Cook Off, Kinsale, Co Cork 2018

All Ireland Chowder Cook Off, Kinsale, Co Cork

April, 2018

Actons Hotel, Kinsale, Ireland

The Gerald Keogh Identity Series 2018

The Gerald Keogh Identity Series

April, 2018

website, Dublin, Ireland

BARN DANCE FESTIVAL 2018

BARN DANCE FESTIVAL

April, 2018

SECRET, Secret, Ireland

Dublin Greek Film Fetstival 2018

Dublin Greek Film Fetstival

April, 2018

Chester Beatty Library, The New Theatre, Filmbase, Dublin, Ireland

All Ireland Chowder Cook Off Kinsale 2018

All Ireland Chowder Cook Off Kinsale

April, 2018

Actons Hotel, Cork, Ireland

Kinsale'Taste The Wild Atlantic Way' Street Food Fest 2018

Kinsale'Taste The Wild Atlantic Way' Street Food Fest

April, 2018

Kinsale Town, Cork, Ireland

Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival 2018

Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival

May 4, 2018

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

Cork Vegfest 2018 2018

Cork Vegfest 2018

May 12, 2018

Cork City Hall, Terrence McSweeny Quay, Cork, Cork, Ireland

Cork International Choral Festival 2018

Cork International Choral Festival

May, 2018

Cork City Hall, Cork City, Ireland

Roscommon Lamb Festival 2018

Roscommon Lamb Festival

May, 2018

Various Locations, Roscommon, Ireland

Achill Walks Festival 2018

Achill Walks Festival

May, 2018

Achill, Mayo, Ireland, Achill, Ireland

Bray Jazz Festival 2018

Bray Jazz Festival

May, 2018

Bray, Bray, Ireland

Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2018

Ballydehob Jazz Festival

May, 2018

Ballydehob, Cork, Ireland

Bray Jazz Festival 2018

Bray Jazz Festival

May, 2018

Bray, 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.