Ireland Festivals 2020, 2021

Five Lamps Arts Festival 2020

Five Lamps Arts Festival

March, 2020

Dublin, Ireland

C2C Country to Country 2020

C2C Country to Country

March, 2020

Dublin 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

Dublin St. Patrick's Festival 2020

Dublin St. Patrick's Festival

March, 2020

Dublin, Ireland

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2020

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

March, 2020

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Corofin Traditional Festival 2020

Corofin Traditional Festival

March, 2020

Corofin, Corofin, Ireland

Enniskillen Drama Festival 2020

Enniskillen Drama Festival

March, 2020

Ardhowen Theatre. The Theatre By The Lakes. Dublin Road, Enniskillen, Dublin, Ireland

Roscommon Drama Festival 2020

Roscommon Drama Festival

March, 2020

Roscommon Arts Center, Roscommon, Ireland

Clane St. Patrick's Day Festival 2020

Clane St. Patrick's Day Festival

March, 2020

Clane, Dublin, Ireland

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2020

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

March, 2020

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Country 2 Country Festival (C2C) 2020

Country 2 Country Festival (C2C)

March, 2020

3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2020

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

March, 2020

Downtown, Dublin, Ireland

Silk Road International Film Festival 2020

Silk Road International Film Festival

March, 2020

Dublin, Ireland

Forest Festival 2020

Forest Festival

March, 2020

Shawbrook, Legan, Ireland

Cork Vegfest 2020 2020

Cork Vegfest 2020

April 25, 2020

Cork City Hall, Cork, Ireland

Clare Garden Festival 2020

Clare Garden Festival

April, 2020

Ennis Showgrounds, Ennis, Co Clare, Ennis, Ireland

The Siege of Limerick 2020

The Siege of Limerick

April, 2020

Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick, Ireland

Galway Food Festival 2020

Galway Food Festival

April, 2020

Galway City, Galway, Ireland

The International Pan Celtic Festival 2020

The International Pan Celtic Festival

April, 2020

C/O Glór Cheatharlach, Carlow, Ireland

The International Pan Celtic Festival 2020

The International Pan Celtic Festival

April, 2020

Dublin, Ireland

West Waterford Festival of Food 2020

West Waterford Festival of Food

April, 2020

The Courthouse, Dungarvan, Ireland

Cork Tango Festival 2020

Cork Tango Festival

April, 2020

Cork City Hall, Cork City, Ireland

Barrow River Arts Festival 2020

Barrow River Arts Festival

April, 2020

Borris, Borris, Ireland

Punchestown Horse Racing Festival 2020

Punchestown Horse Racing Festival

April, 2020

Punchestown, Kildare, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Punchestown Horse Racing Festival 2020

Punchestown Horse Racing Festival

April, 2020

Punchestown, Kildare, Ireland, Naas, Ireland

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival 2020

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

April, 2020

Howth Tourist Office (Fingal Tourism), 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.