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

Paris

19.04.2021

26.04.2021

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London

24.04.2021

25.04.2021

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Edinburgh

24.05.2021

26.05.2021

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Faro

23.04.2021

26.04.2021

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Lisbon

19.05.2021

23.05.2021

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Kiev

27.05.2021

30.05.2021

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Bucharest

07.05.2021

21.05.2021

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Madrid

01.05.2021

04.05.2021

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Liverpool

02.07.2021

05.07.2021

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Nottingham

04.06.2021

06.06.2021

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Frankfurt

20.05.2021

23.05.2021

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Warsaw

29.04.2021

04.05.2021

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Berlin

20.05.2021

23.05.2021

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Krakow

30.04.2021

02.05.2021

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Tallinn

19.05.2021

23.05.2021

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Manchester

10.07.2021

16.07.2021

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Amsterdam

28.05.2021

31.05.2021

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Gdansk

11.06.2021

18.06.2021

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Copenhagen

17.05.2021

20.05.2021

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Newcastle

17.07.2021

24.07.2021

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Brussels

20.07.2021

30.07.2021

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Milan

17.05.2021

30.05.2021

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Barcelona

20.06.2021

27.06.2021

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Riga

24.05.2021

06.06.2021

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Bacau

24.05.2021

25.05.2021

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Naples

08.07.2021

22.07.2021

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Vienna

25.06.2021

27.06.2021

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Palma de Mallorca

16.05.2021

18.05.2021

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Bordeaux

24.06.2021

27.06.2021

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Poznan

23.06.2021

26.06.2021

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Glasgow

31.05.2021

02.06.2021

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Rome

22.05.2021

17.06.2021

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Vilnius

20.04.2021

27.04.2021

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Kharkiv

17.05.2021

23.05.2021

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Bristol

16.07.2021

16.07.2021

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Marseille

16.05.2021

19.05.2021

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Stockholm

19.05.2021

22.05.2021

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Thessaloniki

05.06.2021

09.06.2021

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Paphos

07.06.2021

14.06.2021

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Luqa

30.06.2021

06.07.2021

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Budapest

30.04.2021

09.05.2021

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Oslo

05.08.2021

09.08.2021

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Valencia

18.07.2021

25.07.2021

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Prague

25.08.2021

27.08.2021

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Istanbul

18.05.2021

25.05.2021

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Cluj-Napoca

20.05.2021

29.05.2021

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Kaunas

01.05.2021

31.05.2021

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Timisoara

05.06.2021

03.07.2021

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Eindhoven

16.09.2021

21.09.2021

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Iasi

17.10.2021

21.10.2021

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

14.06.2021

21.06.2021

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Lyon

16.08.2021

21.08.2021

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Odessa

01.06.2021

05.06.2021

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Turin

01.07.2021

08.07.2021

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Dusseldorf

07.06.2021

14.06.2021

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Malaga

07.10.2021

11.10.2021

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Moscow

14.06.2021

20.06.2021

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Pescara

10.07.2021

15.07.2021

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Sofia

22.04.2021

29.04.2021

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Bologna

11.07.2021

16.07.2021

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Lviv

16.05.2021

13.06.2021

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Munich

14.03.2022

28.03.2022

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Chisinau

31.05.2021

14.06.2021

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Saint Petersburg

17.05.2021

24.05.2021

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Athens

25.07.2021

04.08.2021

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Aberdeen

25.05.2021

01.06.2021

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Szczecin

20.08.2021

27.08.2021

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Memmingen

14.03.2022

28.03.2022

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Birmingham

26.04.2021

01.05.2021

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Venice

24.03.2022

31.03.2022

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Nantes

13.05.2021

16.05.2021

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Gothenburg

08.05.2021

25.05.2021

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Helsinki

04.10.2021

15.10.2021

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Minsk

17.05.2021

22.05.2021

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Cagliari

22.08.2021

26.08.2021

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Dortmund

27.04.2021

01.05.2021

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Lille

21.10.2021

24.10.2021

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Dnepropetrovsk

17.05.2021

23.05.2021

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Stuttgart

05.06.2021

19.06.2021

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Zagreb

13.05.2021

16.05.2021

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Ljubljana

11.07.2021

18.07.2021

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Reykjavik

18.08.2021

15.09.2021

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Hamburg

27.04.2021

01.05.2021

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Zaporozhye

30.04.2021

08.05.2021

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Dresden

14.03.2022

28.03.2022

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Ekaterinburg

14.05.2021

21.05.2021

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Krasnodar

14.05.2021

21.05.2021

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Kazan

20.08.2021

23.08.2021

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Tbilisi

01.05.2021

14.05.2021

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Vigo

30.04.2021

13.05.2021

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Hanover

26.04.2021

30.04.2021

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Kutaisi

17.12.2021

20.12.2021

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Mineralnye Vody

28.05.2021

08.06.2021

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Ufa

28.06.2021

05.07.2021

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Yerevan

11.07.2021

17.07.2021

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Antalya

30.04.2021

01.05.2021

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Washington

23.06.2021

07.07.2021

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New York

24.05.2021

28.05.2021

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Chicago

16.09.2021

30.09.2021

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Krasnojarsk

11.10.2021

20.10.2021

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