CREDIT JILLIAN BOLGER, VISIT DUBLIN Every January TradFest Temple Bar fills the Dublin air with the uplifting sounds of bodhráns and banjos, fiddles and flutes. This year, the landmark traditional music festival runs from January 25-29, with a host of bars and performance spaces welcoming established and emerging musical talent from Ireland and beyond. The mainstay of the festival is...
Planning is well underway for a spectacular St. Patrick's Festival 2023 and we can't wait to return to the streets and venues of Dublin! We're inviting you to join us at the world-famous St. Patrick's Festival Parade on 17th March 2023 for a global celebration of Irish Arts, Culture and Heritage as the Parade winds its way through the...
Belfast’s Continental Christmas Market is one of the best on the island of Ireland and is sure to fill you with Christmas cheer. Until 22 December, the grounds of Belfast’s imposing City Hall will be transformed into a sparkling Christmas market, which will welcome over a million visitors. Famous for its extensive range of international cuisine, the market is a wonderful spot...
For almost 50 years Funderland has brought the newest and most exciting attractions for all ages to experience. This year is no different, with so much excitement it’s sure to create an unforgettable experience.  This year Funderland opens from Monday the 26th of December 2022 until Sunday the 15th of January 2023.  Opening from 12pm until 10pm daily (Close’s at 8pm...
Two days of festivities will see out the old year and ring in the new, as Dublin puts on a spectacular New Year’s Festival. Live music from top musicians, street entertainment, electrifying visual displays and an exciting Festival Village are just some of the ingredients that will make up Dublin’s dazzling two-day New Year’s Festival. On New Year’s Eve a host of...
Best Traditional Musicians in the World to Gather at Ennis Tradfest  Thursday November 10th to Monday November 14th  25 October 2022:  Ennis is set to host the 28th Annual Ennis Tradfest this November with an extraordinary line up of top international, national and local traditional music stars. Amongst the stars will be Anxo Lorenzo, a virtuoso award-winning Galician piper renowned for...
Featuring the Irish debut performance of globally renowned soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn, the superb American violinist Tai Murray, a trio of leading Irish musicians, and more.   17 October 2022: It’s time to get cosy in Russborough’s stunning saloon, with four gorgeous concerts to choose from as part of the West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival’s Winter Weekend on 11, 12 & 13...
Christmas is a wonderful time to visit the island of Ireland and it’s easy to keep sustainability at the heart of your trip. With festivals, markets, streets full of buskers and entertainers, buzzing bars and all manner of special events, the island of Ireland is bursting with festive cheer at Christmas. Enjoying an eco-friendly break there means thinking ahead to how...
Time travelling twists, creepy crypts and pagan roots are afoot at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park this year for a special Halloween festival to mark the traditional Irish Samhain.  This Halloween midterm, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park will mark the festival of Samhain in its own unique way. Focusing on the old Irish traditions and a few modern twists associated...
DROGHEDA TO HOST, LÚ FESTIVAL OF LIGHT, A SPECTACULAR URBAN ANIMATION SHOW FROM THE 28th OF OCTOBER TO THE 5th OF NOVEMBER Louth County Council, in partnership with business representative group Love Drogheda, recently announced the launch of Lú Festival of Light, a wonderfully creative urban animation showcase and family festival. This novel and free event will open to coincide...

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