Ireland Festivals 2023, 2024 - Fairs, Craft Shows, Music Festivals in Ireland

Roscommon Lamb Festival 2024

Roscommon Lamb Festival

May, 2024

Various Locations, Roscommon, Ireland

Life Festival 2024

Life Festival

May, 2024

Mullingar, Ireland

Gospel Rising Music Festival 2024

Gospel Rising Music Festival

May, 2024

Locations accross Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland

Super Soul Sunday 2024

Super Soul Sunday

May, 2024

Mountjoy Square Park, mountjoy square park, Ireland

Pets in the City 2024

Pets in the City

May, 2024

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7, Dublin, Ireland

Midleton Arts Festival 2024

Midleton Arts Festival

May, 2024

Midleton, Midleton, Ireland

Féile Nasc 2024

Féile Nasc

May, 2024

Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland

Féile na Gaeilge 2024

Féile na Gaeilge

May, 2024

George's Dock, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland

Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival 2024

Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival

May, 2024

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

Fastnet Film Festival 2024

Fastnet Film Festival

May, 2024

Schull Village, West Cork, Cork, Ireland

Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine 2024

Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine

May, 2024

Ballymaloe House and Cookery School, Ballymaloe House Midleton, Ireland, Midleton, Ireland

Mayo International Choral Festival 2024

Mayo International Choral Festival

May, 2024

The Royal Theatre & Event Centre, Castlebar, Ireland

Ireland Bike Fest 2024

Ireland Bike Fest

May, 2024

INEC & Gleneagle Hotel Killarney, Killarney, Ireland

Connemara Mussel Festival 2024

Connemara Mussel Festival

May, 2024

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

Ballymaloe Lit Fest of Food and Wine 2024

Ballymaloe Lit Fest of Food and Wine

May, 2024

Ballymaloe Cookery School Shanagarry, Co. Cork, Ireland, Shanagarry, Ireland

The Inca Effect 2024

The Inca Effect

May, 2024

Aoife's Cafe & Gallery, 33 The Mall, Waterford, Waterford, Ireland

Essential Gathering Festival 2024

Essential Gathering Festival

May, 2024

Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan, Dublin, Ireland

KFEST Music and Arts Festival 2024

KFEST Music and Arts Festival

May, 2024

Killorglin, Co. Kerry, Ireland , Killorglin, Ireland

Dublin Dance Festival 2024

Dublin Dance Festival

May, 2024

Dublin, Ireland

Foynes Irish Coffee Festival 2024

Foynes Irish Coffee Festival

May, 2024

Foynes, Limerick, Ireland

Blue Jean Country Queen Festival 2024

Blue Jean Country Queen Festival

May, 2024

Athoy, Athboy, Ireland

The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2024

The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

May, 2024

The Cat Laughs Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland

Inishbofin Community Arts Festival 2024

Inishbofin Community Arts Festival

May, 2024

Inishbofin, Galway, Ireland

Burren Slow Food Festival 2024

Burren Slow Food Festival

May, 2024

Town Hall, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland

Flourish Fest 2024

Flourish Fest

May, 2024

Boutique Camping, Castletown, Ireland

About Festivals, Craft Shows and Fairs 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.