1 - Fleadh Ceoil
The Leinster Fleadh Ceoil.
the annual leinster fleadh takes place in Portlaois from 4 - 10 july. I have been to a few of these and they are fantastic. Traditional Irish Music and Dancing in the Pubs and out onto the streets. The final weekend will culminate with a street party including face painting for the kids.
2 - Blue Grass
2. Dunmore East Blue Grass Festival
Dunmore East is a Scenic Fishing Village on the South East Coast of Ireland. Every year it is thronged with people over the August Bank Holiday Weekend for the Blue Grass Festival. Revellers from far and near come together to play and listen to Blue Grass Music.
3 - Tall Ships
3.The Tall Ships Race
Over 70 tall ships return to Waterford for the tall ships race. They are accompanied by street theatre, ship parades, fireworks, good food and drink.
4 - Arts
Galway Arts Festival
An abundance of Dance, Spectacle, Visual Arts, Music and Theatre. Irelands Brightest and Biggest Arts Festival.
5 - Music
Oxegen, Punchestown Race Course Naas
The Killers, Eminem and Kings of Leon are but a few of the Biggest Artists woldwide who have played Oxegen. Always combining an unbeatable atmosphere with a steller line up. Bring your wellies for this outdoor gig.
6 - Vintage
Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival, 5 - 12 August.
For those interested in all things vintage this is a must see. One of Irelands largest vintage collections will be on display combined with fine art displays, live music and nightly entertainment.
7 - Livestock and Farming
Tullamore Show and AIB National Livestock Show
This one day event attracts attention from all over the world with a huge number of outdoor displays and attractions. Held in the surrounds of Charleville Castle Estate it is one of the Largest Summer Shows in Ireland and definately worth a visit.
8 - Roses
8. Rose of Tralee International Festival
Much loved and World Reknowned Festival in Co. Kerry. Including Music, Parades and Fireworks.
9 - Storytelling
Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival
A unique storytelling festival. Set against the stunning scenery of Cape Clear Island Storytelling is celebrated with performances, workshops, tales in island homes and hostels and story-swaps late into the night.
10 - Theatre
Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival
An array of Irish and International Theatre, Readings, Rehearsals and Discussions throught Dublins most Famous and Unique Theatres.
But a Few
These are but a few of the many great events happening in Ireland in the next few months. There are many many more and some of the best ones are the local ones you will run into along your way. For a full list check out Failte Ireland below.
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