Find the most popular, unique and fascinating events Ireland has to offer
Experience a Saint Patrick’s Day weekend in true Irish style at the Kilkenny Tradfest, marvel at some of the beautiful thoroughbreds at the Dublin Horse Show, or catch one of the many contemporary dance performances at the Dublin Dance Festival.
Whatever interests you, you’re sure to find an event or festival in Ireland that you’ll love. When it comes to music, there are plenty of events in Ireland for all tastes, from jazz festivals in Cork to country music festivals in Dublin and Choral concerts in Limerick.
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This leading international dance event takes place each May, drawing in dance artists and choreographers from the across the world, encouraging them to share their talents with audiences in Ireland.
From the best show horses to international show jumpers, this event is your chance to ride a Connemara Pony/Irish Draught horse past amazing scenery, before delving into the culture and history of this fascinating place.
This Jazz event brings together musicians and their fans for an assortment of performances and opportunities that connect the lines between communities and colleges. Famous jazz stars, educators and other guest appearances add to the excitement each year.
Across St Patrick’s Day weekend, a selection of traditional music and dance elevates many venues around the city, comprising of Kilkenny Castle, the brand new Medieval Mile Museum and the unique St Canice’s Cathedral.
During the months of October and November in the town of Wexford in South East Ireland, the National Opera House becomes home to a range of music and performers, set to provide you with an experience like no other.