Festivals and Events

Festivals and Events

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


10 Sep 2019 - 15 Nov 2019

Taste the Island

Taste the Island showcasing the very best of Ireland’s food and drink culture. What are you waiting for? Start exploring!


26 Sep 2019 - 13 Oct 2019

Dublin Theatre Festival

The Dublin Theatre Festival prepares to stage a dynamic programme of drama.


24 Oct 2019 - 28 Oct 2019

Cork Guinness Jazz Festival

Melody, harmony and plenty of rhythm all packaged up inside colourful Cork city on Ireland's southwest coast.


25 Oct 2019 - 28 Oct 2019

Bram Stoker Festival

The Bram Stoker Festival returns to Dublin for another year to celebrate the local man whose mind created Count Dracula!


26 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019

Derry Hallowe'en Festival

Takes place in Northern Ireland's Walled city of Derry – the gateway to the Causeway Coastal Route and the Wild Atlantic Way.


31 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019

PÚCA Festival

Three breathtaking nights of authentic Hallowe’en music, food, light and spectacle are set to unfold at the all new Púca festival.


29 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019

Friendship Four 2019

This Thanksgiving, Northeastern, UNH, Colgate and Princeton go head-to-head in beautiful Belfast city!


30 Dec 2019 - 01 Jan 2020

New Years Festival Dublin

There's nowhere else in the world better to be on New Year's than in Dublin's Fair City.


22 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020

Temple Bar TradFest 2020

Looking for a musical getaway in 2020? Experience 5 toe-tapping days of fun


11 Jun 2020 - 16 Jun 2020

Bloomsday Festival

Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses


27 Jul 2020 - 02 Aug 2020

Galway Races

Equine events don’t come more exhilarating than the atmosphere of the Galway Races.


01 Aug 2020 - 31 Aug 2020

Rose of Tralee International Festival

The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland's oldest and largest festivals