Festivals and Events

Festivals and Events

Highlights of Ireland's extensive events calendar throughout the year. Full listing on Ireland.com


03 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Belfast's Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival is back to celebrate its 21st birthday in style!


22 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020


Ireland's largest Traditional Music festival


08 Feb 2020 - 29 Dec 2020

Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture

Galway been selected as European Capital of Culture for 2020, one of the largest cultural events in the world.


06 Mar 2020 - 17 Feb 2020

Home of St Patrick Festival

Celebrate the man himself where his legacy runs deep, at the Home of St Patrick Festival in Armagh


17 Mar 2020

Ireland's St Patrick's Day Celebrations

The island of Ireland puts out all the stops to celebrate the legacy of St Patrick on the 17th of March


29 Apr 2020 - 03 May 2020

Cork International Choral Festival

Welcoming choirs from all over the world, the festival’s eclectic performances and warm Irish welcome makes it a winner every time


04 May 2020

May the 4th Be With You Festival

Have your lightsabers at the ready for the Wild Atlantic Way Jedi-friendly festival


10 May 2020 - 16 May 2020

International North West 200

Witness some of the best racers in the world rip around Northern Ireland’s coastal towns at the electric NW200


27 May 2020 - 31 May 2020

Listowel Writers' Week

Celebrating it's 50th anniversary, Listowel Writers’ Week has stood the test of time


27 May 2020 - 31 May 2020

Tattersalls International Horse Trails & Country Fair

Tattersalls combines world-class show jumping, dressage and cross-country, alongside a quintessential country fair in County Meath