Festival Time in Ireland

Ireland loves to celebrate, in hundreds of festivals throughout the year. Come kick up your heels, rub shoulders with the locals, feel the love of all things Gaelic. Arts, music, and literature are happening in towns and villages throughout the country. Here’s a sampling of festivals, great for the whole family.

4 Cheap Flights to Dublin


Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine

May 20-22, 2016 Ballymaloe, County Cork litfest.ie
Come to County Cork for a food-filled weekend of workshops, discussions, and parties. Foodies serious and curious meet and share ideas.

Listowel Writers Week

June 1-5, 2016 Listowel, County Kerry writersweek.ie
Meet authors and readers in this foundry of literary talent. Events for adults and children include workshops, book launches, readings, and seminars.

Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

June 2-6, 2016
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
thecatlaughs.com
The medieval town of Kilkenny gets crazy funny on a bank holiday weekend, with the best of Irish and international comedy acts and 30,000 visitors.

Galway International Arts Festival

July 11-24, 2016 Galway, County Galway giaf.ie
Ireland’s largest arts festival features over 500 writers, artists, performers and musicians from all over the world and, of course, Ireland. It embraces theater, spectacle, dance, visual arts, and more. Guests have included David Byrne, Philip Glass, and Joni Mitchell.

Feile an Phobail

Aug. 1-14, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland feilebelfast.com
Concerts, exhibitions, debates, and street performances celebrate community togetherness in West Belfast.

Fleadh Cheoil

Aug. 14-22, 2016 Ennis, County Clare fleadhcheoil.ie
The granddaddy of traditional music festivals, this showcase of Irish song and dance will have you tapping your toes to fiddles and flutes all day and night.

Dublin Theatre Festival

Sept. 29-Oct. 10, 2016 Dublin, County Dublin dublintheatrefestival.com In a country that has produced the likes of Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, and Samuel Beckett, this is the premier theater event of the year, featuring top plays from Ireland and beyond.

Belfast International Arts Festival

Oct. 11-30, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland belfastinternationalartsfestival.com Belfast puts on a provocative, irresistible medley of multimedia and cross¬disciplinary events, with music, dance, art, and “sociopolitical invectives.”

Wexford Opera Festival

Oct. 26-Nov. 6, 2016 Wexford, County Wexford wexfordopera. com
See and hear forgotten classics of opera. On the southeast coast, this 64-year-old festival dusts off old masterpieces and gives them new life.

Guinness Cork Jazz Festiva

Oct. 28-31, 2016 Cork, County Cork guinnessjazzfestival.com World-class jazz is on tap in some 80 venues, featuring thousands of musicians from more than 80 countries. Past performers have included Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, and Buddy Rich.

Cheap Flights to Dublin

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

London

12.02.2021

14.02.2021

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Birmingham

13.02.2021

18.02.2021

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Paris

31.01.2021

07.02.2021

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Brussels

08.02.2021

12.02.2021

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Wroclaw

10.03.2021

14.03.2021

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Leeds

09.04.2021

11.04.2021

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Edinburgh

02.06.2021

16.06.2021

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Lisbon

12.02.2021

15.02.2021

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Frankfurt

01.05.2021

08.05.2021

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Amsterdam

01.02.2021

08.02.2021

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Riga

24.02.2021

26.02.2021

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Barcelona

07.09.2021

05.10.2021

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Warsaw

24.05.2021

30.05.2021

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Berlin

01.03.2021

22.03.2021

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Saint Petersburg

27.02.2021

06.03.2021

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Malaga

12.05.2021

19.05.2021

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Madrid

27.02.2021

13.03.2021

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Dusseldorf

04.04.2021

07.04.2021

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Vilnius

09.08.2021

23.08.2021

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Bucharest

25.02.2021

04.03.2021

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Milan

31.07.2021

05.08.2021

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Toulouse

15.09.2021

18.09.2021

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Budapest

19.02.2021

19.02.2021

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Prague

19.04.2021

26.04.2021

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Bacau

29.03.2021

31.03.2021

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Munich

31.03.2021

20.04.2021

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Kiev

15.04.2021

20.04.2021

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Naples

06.07.2021

14.07.2021

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Tallinn

01.05.2021

08.05.2021

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Marseille

22.10.2021

24.10.2021

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Cluj-Napoca

23.03.2021

30.03.2021

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Chisinau

07.03.2021

31.03.2021

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Bologna

03.07.2021

10.07.2021

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Glasgow

26.02.2021

16.03.2021

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Pisa

05.08.2021

19.08.2021

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Kaunas

05.07.2021

12.07.2021

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Sofia

12.02.2021

17.02.2021

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Billund

05.04.2021

05.04.2021

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Tenerife

20.09.2021

30.09.2021

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Istanbul

29.03.2021

05.04.2021

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Thessaloniki

17.04.2021

21.04.2021

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Athens

26.05.2021

30.05.2021

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Hamburg

31.01.2021

26.02.2021

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Helsinki

13.03.2021

25.03.2021

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Ekaterinburg

10.02.2021

13.02.2021

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

03.06.2021

10.06.2021

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Stuttgart

02.05.2021

07.05.2021

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Turin

29.07.2021

31.07.2021

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Perm

05.03.2021

10.03.2021

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Casablanca

24.05.2021

28.05.2021

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Kharkiv

11.05.2021

18.05.2021

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Venice

09.02.2021

13.02.2021

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Tangier

04.10.2021

10.10.2021

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Krakow

01.02.2021

07.02.2021

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Zurich

12.02.2021

19.02.2021

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Rostov

10.02.2021

14.02.2021

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Chelyabinsk

11.03.2021

18.03.2021

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Lviv

28.02.2021

11.03.2021

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Memmingen

15.09.2021

16.09.2021

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Zagreb

06.04.2021

17.04.2021

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Gdansk

16.02.2021

19.02.2021

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Novosibirsk

24.02.2021

28.02.2021

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Geneva

31.01.2021

07.02.2021

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Ivanova

01.04.2021

04.04.2021

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Copenhagen

02.02.2021

09.02.2021

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Tbilisi

14.05.2021

16.05.2021

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Omsk

21.02.2021

07.03.2021

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Minsk

06.03.2021

10.03.2021

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Florence

01.03.2021

31.03.2021

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Manchester

02.02.2021

20.02.2021

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Iasi

13.07.2021

23.07.2021

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Murmansk

20.03.2021

30.03.2021

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Volgograd

31.01.2021

14.02.2021

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Kazan

12.09.2021

17.09.2021

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Saratov

29.01.2021

12.02.2021

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Tyumen

25.03.2021

30.03.2021

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Ufa

01.06.2021

06.06.2021

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Samara

08.05.2021

15.05.2021

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Sochi

19.05.2021

24.05.2021

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Ajaccio

18.02.2021

26.02.2021

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Simferopol

14.04.2021

17.04.2021

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Tomsk

02.04.2021

08.04.2021

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Mineralnye Vody

10.05.2021

21.05.2021

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Kemerovo

02.04.2021

09.04.2021

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Ankara

03.02.2021

10.02.2021

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Kaliningrad

05.02.2021

10.02.2021

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Chicago

20.05.2021

31.05.2021

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Krasnojarsk

19.02.2021

26.02.2021

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Ulyanovsk

06.03.2021

08.03.2021

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Washington

15.03.2021

20.03.2021

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Dubai

03.05.2021

13.05.2021

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Reus

07.09.2021

05.10.2021

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Sharjah

08.02.2021

14.02.2021

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New York

05.05.2021

09.05.2021

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Orlando

06.03.2021

18.03.2021

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Boston

24.05.2021

28.05.2021

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Toronto

15.10.2021

22.10.2021

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Baltimore

12.03.2021

15.03.2021

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São Paulo

01.03.2021

31.03.2021

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Barnaul

07.05.2021

29.05.2021

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