Take your pick from great St Patrick’s Day celebrations around Ireland   On St Patrick’s Day all the major cities on the island of Ireland stage fantastic festivals. So why not avoid the Dublin crowds and seek one out this 17 March.   This year St Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday, so Monday 18 March 2024 will be a public holiday. Lucky...
  The ABAIR programme is back for 2024!   ABAIR is St. Patrick’s Festival’s flagship traditional arts strand, sponsored by the Arts Council Traditional Arts fund, which explores the Irish traditions of storytelling, song, and oral history and traces their links around the world. Curated by traditional singer Macdara Yeates, and now in its 6th year, the multi-format programme offers a wide array...
  Save the date for the 15th Annual Waterford Festival of Food 19-21 April 2024 Waterford Festival of Food (formerly called West Waterford Festival of Food) will take place this year from Friday 19th April to Sunday 21st April 2024. So save the date as food lovers from across Ireland descend upon the scenic seaside town of Dungarvan and beyond. The 2024 Festival...
Thinking of running the Cork City Marathon this June 2? With 16 weeks to go, here are some training tips and advice Registrations are open for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k run, which is back due to popular demand #CorkCityMarathon24 #EveryMileisaMemory  Are you thinking of running this year’s Cork City Marathon on June 2nd, 2024? Led by Cork City Council, the 2024 event...
Connect to Celtic Christianity on a Legacy of St Brigid tour Be inspired by the fascinating story of the life and legacy of St Brigid on an immersive tour led by an expert in Christian heritage. The Legacy of St Brigid tour introduces participants to one of the most important Irish saints – an icon who is revered across the...
Belfast 2024 celebrates the city’s creative culture Belfast is embarking on an ambitious cultural celebration in 2024 which will see the city come to life with creative projects, events and civic initiatives. Under the themes of Our People, Our Place and Our Planet, Belfast 2024 will present a year-long programme of exciting projects and events that will celebrate the city’s people,...
This year’s New Year Festival Dublin will run over four days with more than 40 events staged across three iconic venues. Dublin City ramps up the party this New Year with its annual New Year Festival (NYF) extended to four days (29 December 2023 through to 1 January 2024). Some of the island’s top talents will perform across the city in the stunning surrounds of...
  Ireland’s largest trad and folk music festival will light up January with performances from icons of the genre and innovative new artists. Tradfest showcases the best of established and emerging musical talent in over 50 performances across Dublin over five days, 24–28 January.   From Irish harpists, Galician bagpipers and bluegrass banjoists to fusions of trad with hip-hop, New Orleans jazz...
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival continues to surprise with a 'CorkJazz AllStars'XCLSV23 collab show just announced!  We’re on the final countdown to the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival (26th-30th Oct) and festival organisers have just announced a live club jazz jam - 'The CorkJazz AllStars'presents XCLSV23 - at Cork Opera House on Saturday 28th October from 11.30pm – 2.30am. Curated by Mas Exodus/ ChoiceCuts,...
Fill your heart with festive cheer at the island of Ireland’s magical Christmas markets. The appearance of colourful Christmas markets across the length and breadth of the island of Ireland signals that the festive season has well and truly begun. And with many opening in mid-November this year, there isn’t long to wait. Galway, on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, will open...

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  The ABAIR programme is back for 2024!   ABAIR is St. Patrick’s Festival’s flagship traditional arts strand, sponsored by the Arts Council Traditional Arts fund, which...
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