Festivals in Ireland

Festival

Why not check out one of Ireland's many festivals

Festivals are something that Ireland does incredibly well, from music to food to sport or even farming, the summer months are littered with all types of events. Here we will take you through some of the highlights that we think you can't miss.

Ireland's link with festivals dates back hundreds of years when whole neighbourhoods would meet at the "crossroads" and sing, dance and play music maybe with the odd alcoholic drink involved too. Each part of Ireland has its own iconic festival, in the west the Galway Oyster festival is world renowned, in the south Lisdoonvarna has one old the oldest single events in the world with 40,000 plus eligible farmers descending into this small rural town. In the midlands the Oxegen music festivals attracts revellers from all over Ireland and abroad to a local racecourse to enjoy a rock, pop and dance festival.

Galway Oyster Festival
The longest running festival of its kind in the world, from oyster shucking championships to live music, this famous festival has a lot to offer.

Lisdoonvarna
Attend Lisdoonvarna's famous match making festival that's been taking place for over 200 years. It's a veritable love fest.


National Ploughing Championship
One of the biggest outdoor exhibitions and cultural trade shows in Europe featuring a tented trade village, agricultural expositions and plenty of Irish food and cultural attractions.
Galway Oyster Festival
Join literary greats from ireland and around the world for informative talks on the world of literature. This week long event has something for the whole family.

Lisdoonvarna
One of Ireland's most reputed festivals, witness Roses from around the world compete to win as well as live music and entertainment in beautiful County Kerry.

National Ploughing Championship
This is a festival celebrating one of Ireland's top cultural feats: Traditional Irish music. Watch as young musician battle it out for the ultimate prize.