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March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day
Open House Festival in Belfast. End of June
Bloomsday Festival Literary lovers should head to Dublin in mid June
Waterford International Music Festival End of July
Rose of Tralee Festival Co. Kerry. International festival in Mid August
Puck Fair in Killorglin County Kerry. Ireland's oldest fair which takes place mid August
Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim is world famous and offers a great chance to enjoy life and laughs with the locals. Last Monday / Tuesday in August
Food festivals are now a big draw in Ireland with local produce scoring high among international critics. Head to the famous oyster festival in Clarenbridge in Galway in mid September.
Magnus Barelegs Festival in Downpatrick, Co. Down offering a slice of Viking life in mid September
Dublin Fringe Festival with wildly exciting performances taking place in fabulous venues. Mid to late September
Dublin Theatre Festival End of September to mid October
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival End of October
Belfast Festival at Queen’s is Ireland’s biggest International Festival and boasts an eclectic mix of music, talks, comedy, exhibitions and film.
Mid to late Ocober
Hallowe’en Festival in Derry city boasts the biggest in the world with around 30,000 celebrating the ancient Celtic New Year every October.
Wexford Opera Festival with full-scale opera productions, concerts, recitals, talks, cabaret, fireworks, and, of course, parties. End of October - beginning of November