Ireland Festivals 2018, 2019

The Fashion Souk 2018

The Fashion Souk

February, 2018

Ulster Hall, Bedford Street, Ireland

Tipperariana Book Fair Festival 2018

Tipperariana Book Fair Festival

February, 2018

Fethard Ballroom, Fethard, Co Tipperary, Fethard, Ireland

ISLAND's Half Term Festival 2018

ISLAND's Half Term Festival

February, 2018

Island Arts Centre The Island, The Island, Ireland

Kildare Drama Festival 2018

Kildare Drama Festival

February, 2018

Punchestown, Kildare, Ireland, Naas, Ireland

Dublin City Festival of Russian Culture 2018

Dublin City Festival of Russian Culture

February, 2018

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

82 Story Lane – Exhibition and Festival of Childhood 2018

82 Story Lane – Exhibition and Festival of Childhood

February, 2018

Royal Dublin Society (RDS), Dublin, Ireland

Alltech Craft brew & food fair 2018

Alltech Craft brew & food fair

February, 2018

Convention Centre Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Dublin St. Patrick's Festival 2018

Dublin St. Patrick's Festival

March 16, 2018

Dublin, Ireland

Five Lamps Arts Festival 2018

Five Lamps Arts Festival

March, 2018

Dublin, Ireland

C2C Country to Country 2018

C2C Country to Country

March, 2018

Dublin 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2018

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

March, 2018

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Corofin Traditional Festival 2018

Corofin Traditional Festival

March, 2018

Corofin, Corofin, Ireland

Enniskillen Drama Festival 2018

Enniskillen Drama Festival

March, 2018

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

Roscommon Drama Festival 2018

Roscommon Drama Festival

March, 2018

Roscommon Arts Center, Roscommon, Ireland

Clane St. Patrick's Day Festival 2018

Clane St. Patrick's Day Festival

March, 2018

Clane, Dublin, Ireland

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2018

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

March, 2018

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Country 2 Country Festival (C2C) 2018

Country 2 Country Festival (C2C)

March, 2018

3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2018

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

March, 2018

Downtown, Dublin, Ireland

Silk Road International Film Festival 2018

Silk Road International Film Festival

March, 2018

Dublin, Ireland

Forest Festival 2018

Forest Festival

March, 2018

Shawbrook, Legan, Ireland

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

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.