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"Craic" (pronounced crack) is the Irish word for FUN — and there's certainly no shortage of Fun Things To Do in the Emerald Isle, especially when it comes to festivals.

Festivals take place in every corner of the country throughout the year — would you believe there are around 650-700 of 'em! Pick the time you want to go to Ireland and chances are there will be at least five festivals going on — everything from fun "Foodie," Wine, and Music Festivals, to Film, Poetry, Book, Pride, Racing, Walking, Holiday, and Garden Festivals. And nobody does St. Patrick's Day Festivals & Parades as well as the Irish!


  • Out to Lunch Festival
  • Winter Music Festival
  • Masterworks Series
  • The Shindig Festival
  • Temple Bar Trad Fest
  • Ardara Country & Western Weekend
  • Glen of Aherlow Winter Walking Weekend


  • Snowdrop Week at Altamont Gardens
  • Jack B. Yeats The Outsider
  • Hennessey Gold Cup
  • Four Nations International Football
  • Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
  • Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh
  • Tedfest
  • Cork Spring Poetry Festival


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  • Cork World Book Festival
  • Cuirt International Festival of Literature
  • Waterford Festival of Food
  • Wicklow Outdoors Festival
  • Fairyhouse Easter Festival
  • Bray Jazz Festival
  • Feile na Bealtaine
  • Strokestown International Poetry Weekend
  • Smithwicks Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival
  • Feile Oriel
  • Titanic Festival


  • Cork International Choral Festival
  • Drogheda Arts Festival
  • RTE All Ireland Drama Festival
  • Punchestown National Racing Festival
  • Baltimore Fiddle Fair
  • Ballydehob Jazz Festival
  • Inishbofin Community Arts Festival
  • Titanic 100
  • Cork Pride Festival
  • Galway Early Music Festival
  • Dublin City Soul Festival
  • Tattersalls Festival & International Horse Trials
  • Walking Festivals throughout Ireland


  • Writers Week
  • Bloom in June
  • Cork Pride Festival
  • Cat Laughs Comedy Festival
  • Castlebar Blues Festival
  • Loughcrew Garden Opera
  • Ocean To City - Cork's Maritime Festival
  • Cork City Marathon
  • Street Performance World Championships
  • Cork Midsummer Festival
  • Irish Performing Arts Festival
  • West Cork Chamber Music Festival
  • Waterford Tall Ships Race





  • Cork Cycling Festival
  • Clonmel Junction
  • West Cork Literary Festival
  • Galway Film Fleadh
  • Dambsafest -
  • Folk Dance Festival
  • Oxegen
  • Kinsale Arts Week
  • Earagail Arts Festival
  • Galway Arts Festival
  • Glasgowbury Music Festival
  • Galway Summer Races
  • Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival
  • Spraoi


  • Dublin Horse Show
  • Birr Vintage & Arts Week
  • Kilkenny Arts Festival
  • Puck Fair
  • Decades Festival
  • Tullamore Show
  • Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann
  • Rose of Tralee International Festival
  • National Heritage Week
  • Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival
  • Cork Craft Month


  • Cork International Short Story Festival
  • Appalachian & Bluegrass Festival
  • Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival
  • Electric Picnic
  • Dublin Contemporary
  • Clarenbridge Oyster Festival
  • Absolut Fringe
  • National Ploughing Championships
  • Galway International Oyster Festival
  • Cork Culture Night
  • Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival
  • Arthur's Day
  • Dublin Culture Night
  • The Solheim Cup
  • Ulster Bank Dublin
    Theatre Festival
  • Waterford Harvest Festival


  • Cork Jazz Festival /
    Guinness Cork Jazz
  • Dingle Peninsula
    Food & Wine Festival
  • Savour Kilkenny
  • Ballinasloe Horse
    Fair & Festival
  • Open House
  • Cork Folk Festival
  • Baboro International
    Arts Festival for Children
  • Spirits of Meath
  • Wexford Festival Opera
  • Sligo Live Sessions
  • Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
  • Roola Boola Childrens
    Arts Festival
  • Virginia Pumpkin Festival


  • Waterford International Music Festival
  • Corona Cork Film
  • Discovery Science Festival
  • Tralee Circus Festival
  • Bulmers Comedy
  • Georgian Christmas
  • WexWorlds Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fiction Festival
  • Art Trail Festival
  • Green Santa in Narnia


  • Christmas in Cork -
    "A Cork Christmas Celebration"
  • Other Voices
  • Temple Bar Chocolate Festival
  • Taste of Christmas
  • Christmas in Waterford
  • The Spirit of Christmas Past
  • Winter Solstice
  • Walk Killarney
  • Leopardstown Races

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