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

OriginDeparture atReturn atFind tickets
London23 September 202126 September 2021Tickets from 17
Manchester13 September 202117 September 2021Tickets from 25
Birmingham9 September 202113 September 2021Tickets from 28
Liverpool15 August 202118 August 2021Tickets from 32
Newcastle6 August 20219 August 2021Tickets from 34
Paris18 August 202124 August 2021Tickets from 37
Poznan27 September 202130 September 2021Tickets from 37
Bristol26 October 202127 October 2021Tickets from 39
Leeds4 September 20215 September 2021Tickets from 39
Brussels27 August 20211 September 2021Tickets from 41
Milan23 September 202129 September 2021Tickets from 41
Cologne17 September 202122 September 2021Tickets from 42
Hamburg17 September 202122 September 2021Tickets from 42
Frankfurt17 September 202120 September 2021Tickets from 42
Amsterdam20 September 202122 September 2021Tickets from 43
Lisbon30 July 20213 August 2021Tickets from 45
Wroclaw24 September 202127 September 2021Tickets from 47
Verona20 August 202123 August 2021Tickets from 47
Biarritz26 August 202131 August 2021Tickets from 49
Barcelona20 August 202122 August 2021Tickets from 53
Toulouse24 September 202127 September 2021Tickets from 53
Copenhagen15 October 202118 October 2021Tickets from 54
Berlin1 September 20214 September 2021Tickets from 56
Warsaw14 September 202116 September 2021Tickets from 56
Krakow8 September 202112 September 2021Tickets from 57
Rome8 August 202111 August 2021Tickets from 58
Budapest7 August 20219 August 2021Tickets from 58
Bologna12 August 202115 August 2021Tickets from 58
Riga27 August 202130 August 2021Tickets from 58
Prague2 September 20215 September 2021Tickets from 59
Kyiv23 September 202126 September 2021Tickets from 59
Vienna8 August 202111 August 2021Tickets from 61
Leicestershire9 September 202113 September 2021Tickets from 65
Bordeaux10 September 202112 September 2021Tickets from 65
Madrid2 August 20218 August 2021Tickets from 68
Vilnius16 September 202119 September 2021Tickets from 69
Naples7 August 202112 August 2021Tickets from 69
Catania15 October 202120 October 2021Tickets from 70
Venice16 August 202119 August 2021Tickets from 70
Marseille22 October 202124 October 2021Tickets from 70
Reus17 August 202121 August 2021Tickets from 70
Gdansk4 August 20219 August 2021Tickets from 71
Malaga28 July 20211 August 2021Tickets from 74
Stockholm26 August 202130 August 2021Tickets from 75
Katowice10 August 202112 August 2021Tickets from 79
Paphos28 July 202131 July 2021Tickets from 80
Eindhoven13 August 202116 August 2021Tickets from 81
Cagliari2 September 20218 September 2021Tickets from 81
Valencia27 August 202129 August 2021Tickets from 82
Tenerife4 August 20218 August 2021Tickets from 82
Zaragoza6 August 20218 August 2021Tickets from 83
Moscow24 September 202126 September 2021Tickets from 84
Zagreb2 September 20215 September 2021Tickets from 88
Oslo24 August 202128 August 2021Tickets from 89
Kaunas2 August 20218 August 2021Tickets from 89
Girona20 August 202122 August 2021Tickets from 90
Porto24 August 202129 August 2021Tickets from 91
Bucharest3 October 20218 October 2021Tickets from 93
Sofia6 September 20219 September 2021Tickets from 93
Nice1 September 20214 September 2021Tickets from 96
Iasi12 August 202116 August 2021Tickets from 96
Malta13 October 202117 October 2021Tickets from 97
Dusseldorf20 September 202122 September 2021Tickets from 100
Odessa2 August 20216 August 2021Tickets from 101
Lyon1 September 20217 September 2021Tickets from 102
Saint Petersburg12 November 202116 November 2021Tickets from 106
Tel Aviv-Yafo4 August 20219 August 2021Tickets from 106
Bratislava31 July 20216 August 2021Tickets from 109
Athens17 August 202123 August 2021Tickets from 110
Nantes12 August 202115 August 2021Tickets from 113
Memmingen1 September 20215 September 2021Tickets from 115
Lanzarote1 August 20212 August 2021Tickets from 116
Bremen25 March 202231 March 2022Tickets from 120
Tangier4 October 202110 October 2021Tickets from 120
Gothenburg7 June 202210 June 2022Tickets from 124
Tallinn6 September 202110 September 2021Tickets from 126
Zurich4 October 20218 October 2021Tickets from 133
Billund22 August 202128 August 2021Tickets from 134
Munich25 April 202230 April 2022Tickets from 140
Dalaman8 September 202110 September 2021Tickets from 140
Aberdeen25 September 202126 September 2021Tickets from 144
Bydgoszcz9 August 202115 August 2021Tickets from 145
Chisinau3 August 20218 August 2021Tickets from 154
Southampton20 September 202123 September 2021Tickets from 155
Bodrum12 August 202113 August 2021Tickets from 163
Palanga3 August 20217 August 2021Tickets from 166
Kharkov25 October 202131 October 2021Tickets from 167
Rostov11 October 202117 October 2021Tickets from 181
Lviv1 August 20213 August 2021Tickets from 182
Almeria6 August 20218 August 2021Tickets from 183
Basel, Switzerland/Mulhouse4 August 20219 August 2021Tickets from 184
Bacau15 August 202116 August 2021Tickets from 187
Perm24 January 202230 January 2022Tickets from 188
Ljubljana26 December 202130 December 2021Tickets from 192
Belgrade5 September 202111 September 2021Tickets from 195
Krasnodar18 November 202121 November 2021Tickets from 205
Amman14 September 202118 September 2021Tickets from 213
Strasbourg20 August 202125 August 2021Tickets from 214
Minsk6 September 20219 September 2021Tickets from 224
Krasnojarsk25 October 202131 October 2021Tickets from 229

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