Festivals and Events

Aspects Festival

Bringing stars of the literary world to Bangor, Co. Down to celebrate Irish writing. Visit website …

 Association of Irish Festival Events (AOIFE)An all-island voluntary network organisation that brings together organisers of festivals and events in Ireland, suppliers to the festival and event sector and policy-makers and funders. Visit website … Athlone Literary FestivalAnnual literary event that takes place in Athlone. Visit website … Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival
Two Hundred years ago, Lisselton Bardic School was famous for Poetry and Learning. Each year, Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival will carry on this tradition. Visit website … Boyle Arts FestivalAn annual event that takes place in Boyle, Co. Roscommon nestled between the foot of the Curlew mountains and Lough Key on the main pass connecting the plains of Connacht with the North. Visit website … Bray Literary FestivalA festival organised by writers for writers and for lovers of literature. Visit website … Cahersiveen Festival of Music & the ArtsFamily Festival held every August Bank Holiday Weekend. Visit website … Cape Clear Island International Storytelling FestivalAnnual festival that takes place on Cape Clear, Ireland’s southernmost inhabited island. Visit website … The Cork Spring Poetry FestivalOrganised by the Munster Literature Centre. Takes place in February. Visit website … Cúirt International Festival of LiteratureAnnual literature festival held, since 1985, in the city of Galway, Ireland. Visit website … Dalkey Book FestivalTakes place annually in June. Celebrates the wealth of literary talent in and around the town. Visit website … Dromineer Literary FestivalFounded in 2004, the festival has become known for its warm and intimate atmosphere, as well as a beautiful lakeside location on Lough Derg in North Tipperary. Visit website … Éigse Carlow Arts FestivalAn annual multi-disciplinary festival in the south east of Ireland showcasing a diverse range of arts and cultural events over 10 days each June. Visit website … Éigse Michael HartnettPoetry, Arts and Literary Festival honouring the poetry and memory of one of Ireland’s best loved poets. A celebration of the word in all its guises; poetry, song, drama, dance, stories and conversations. Newcastle West, Co Limerick. Visit website … Ennis Book Club FestivalEach year, readers both from Ireland and further afield, come to Ennis to share the joy of reading. Visit website… Féile na Laoch (The Festival of Heroes)Celebrating cultural heroes including storyteller, poets, actors, dancers, singers, and musicians. Visit website … Festivals.ieIreland’s dedicated festivals website. Dates, venues, details of festivals in Ireland, UK, Europe including arts, music, cultural, sports. Visit website … Galway Arts FestivalShowcases a wide variety of international artists alongside the best of Irish talent and includes music (popular, contemporary, jazz, world, classical and traditional), theatre (indoor and outdoor), visual arts, dance, talks, discussions, family events and comedy in its programme. Visit website … Gerard Manley Hopkins FestivalA feast of poety and literature, music, field-trips, workshops and friendship in an international atmosphere; for scholars, for Hopkins enthusiasts, for young people, for everybody. Visit website … Immrama – Lismore Festival of Travel WritingImmrama is held in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland, on a weekend in June each year since 2003. Immrama has been dedicated to the art of Travel Writing, Good Music, and Fine Entertainment since its inception. Visit website … Kerrygold Ballymaloe Litfest of Food & WineThe only festival of its kind in Ireland and an important hub for food enthusiasts worldwide to meet and share ideas with each other. Visit website … Kilkenny Arts FestivalAnnual festival that takes place every year in the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny. Programme includes music, literature, opera, visual art, craft, children’s and street theatre. Visit website … Kinsale Arts FestivalA multi-disciplinary Arts Festival that features Local, National, and International work, and includes Visual Art, Theatre, Music, Literature, Film, Dance, Architecture, and Family Entertainment. Visit website … Limerick Literary Festivalin honour of Kate O’Brien. Promoting Limerick nationally as a place of literary excellence. Visit website … McGill Summer SchoolAnnual event that takes place in Glenties, Co. Donegal. Named in memory of local writer, Patrick McGill, the event serves as a forum for discussion and analysis of topical issues of national and international importance. Visit website … Mountains to Sea dlr Book FestivalFestival celebrating the literary landscape of Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown which has been the birthplace and inspiration for many of Ireland’s most influential, entertaining and popular writers. Visit website …The Percy French Festival and SchoolSeeking to illuminate the considerable social significance of French’s song- writing, poetry, and paintings and their relevance to Ireland’s various ways of life today. Visit website … Red Line Book FestivalThe Red Line Book Festival is brought to you by South Dublin Libraries, the Library Service of South Dublin County. Visit website … Seachtain na GaeilgeAn fhéile Ghaeilge is mó in Éirinn & ar fud an domhain – The biggest Irish language festival in Ireland & around the world! Visit website … SiarScéal FestivalRoscommon. Takes place early April. Visit website … Swift Satire FestivalAnnual festival that takes place in Trim, Co. Meath. Brings together distinguished guests from the arts, politics, media and comedy to celebrate satire in honour of Jonathan Swift. Visit website … Terryglass Arts FestivalAnnual celebration of arts in county Tipperary. Visit website … West Cork Literary FestivalTakes place in July in Bantry, West Cork. The festiva is run by West Cork Music. Visit website … Westport Arts FestivalAnnual festival established in 1976 and offering a strong and diverse selection of events to appeal to all ages and tastesVisit website … Writers Week – ListowelCelebrates the literary heritage of North Kerry and serves as a focal point for Irish Writers in general to develop their talents and meet new audiences. Visit website …