Ireland’s festivals celebrate a country rich in history, culture, and beauty. As such, it’s no surprise that there are many festivals celebrating all of those elements throughout the year. Whether you’re looking for music festivals or literary events – here are some top picks for your next trip to Ireland.
This 5 day maritime festival takes place in July in Derry/Londonderry. Expect to see the Clipper Race fleet, Tall Ships, live music, food and plenty of water based activities.
Experience the likes of visual and street art, music, talks, comedy and more at the 46th Galway International Arts Festival over a 2 week period in the city in July.
This Bundoran Beach festival combines, music and surfing in Country Donegal. Head down during July to see live music and beach sports.
The Cork Midsummer multi-disciplinary arts festival takes place in June. National and international artists use the city as their inspiration.
Ireland’s oldest Literary and Arts Festival takes place in the heritage market town of Listowel in County Kerry. In June, writers, artists and poets gather to celebrate the written word.
This unique annual festival is a celebration of global cultures in Belfast. There is a week of events planned across the city in August. Expect music, dance, storytelling, open air cinema, food from around the world and carnival nights.
Ireland’s festivals can be visited with any of our tours in Ireland.
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