Ireland loves a good festival and we have them to suit all tastes. From the big hitters such as the St. Patrick’s Festival and the Galway Arts Festival, to smaller, more niche affairs such as the Mourne International Walking Festival in County Down and the Wexford Festival Opera, these events can be a draw in and of themselves, or can be included as an added experience in your client’s Ireland holiday.
There is an entire calendar of festivals, kicking off in January and packing the months until December; festivals in Ireland are in the hundreds, and know exactly how to catch our attention. Take the music ones - some see international bands rocking exceptional outdoor venues like Slane Castle, while others host traditional musicians in intimate pubs or on remote islands such as Valentia and Arranmore. Then you have the foodie festivals. One will have you setting out on seafood safaris along the Wild Atlantic Way. Another sees casual cooks discuss dishes with artisan producers in a medieval city. There's even a little bit of everything packed into the likes of Belfast Festival Season for good measure.
See below our full calendar of events for 2017.