Ireland Festivals 2019, 2020

Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival 2019

Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival

May, 2019

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

Cork International Choral Festival 2019

Cork International Choral Festival

May, 2019

Cork City Hall, Cork City, Ireland

Roscommon Lamb Festival 2019

Roscommon Lamb Festival

May, 2019

Various Locations, Roscommon, Ireland

Achill Walks Festival 2019

Achill Walks Festival

May, 2019

Achill, Mayo, Ireland, Achill, Ireland

Cork Vegfest 2018 2019

Cork Vegfest 2018

May, 2019

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

Bray Jazz Festival 2019

Bray Jazz Festival

May, 2019

Bray, Bray, Ireland

Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2019

Ballydehob Jazz Festival

May, 2019

Ballydehob, Cork, Ireland

Bray Jazz Festival 2019

Bray Jazz Festival

May, 2019

Bray, Dublin, Ireland

Connemara Mussel Festival 2019

Connemara Mussel Festival

May, 2019

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

Father Ted Festival 2019

Father Ted Festival

May, 2019

Kilfenora, Kilfenora, Ireland

Smithwick's Kilkenny Roots Festival 2019

Smithwick's Kilkenny Roots Festival

May, 2019

Kilkenny, IE, Kilkenny, Ireland

Slieve Bloom Walking Festival 2019

Slieve Bloom Walking Festival

May, 2019

Slieve Bloom Mountains, Kinnitty, Kinnitty, Ireland

South Sligo Walking Festival 2019

South Sligo Walking Festival

May, 2019

Joe Dan Mullarkey's Pub, Tubbercurry, Ireland

Galway Early Music Festival 2019

Galway Early Music Festival

May, 2019

Galway City, Galway, Ireland

Inishbofin Community Arts Festival 2019

Inishbofin Community Arts Festival

May, 2019

Inishbofin, Galway, Ireland

Flourish Fest 2019

Flourish Fest

May, 2019

Boutique Camping, Castletown, Ireland

Burren Slow Food Festival 2019

Burren Slow Food Festival

May, 2019

Town Hall, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland

Fleadh Nua Festival 2019

Fleadh Nua Festival

May, 2019

Ennis Chamber, Ennis, Ireland

Dublin Writers Festival 2019

Dublin Writers Festival

May, 2019

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2019

Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival

May, 2019

Schull, Cork, Ireland

Dublin City Soul Festival 2019

Dublin City Soul Festival

May, 2019

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Wicklow Arts Festival 2019

Wicklow Arts Festival

May, 2019

Wicklow Gardens, Dublin, Ireland

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2019

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

May, 2019

Island, Waterford, Ireland, Island, Ireland

Wicklow Arts Festival 2019

Wicklow Arts Festival

May, 2019

Wicklow Gardens, Wicklow, Ireland

Irish Guineas Festival 2019

Irish Guineas Festival

May, 2019

Curragh Racecourse, Curragh, 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.