Arts and Culture Festivals

Kilkenny
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Season: August

One of the most well-known Arts Festivals in Ireland, Kilkenny Arts Festival hosts some of the world’s leading artists and performers in a range of art forms. The festival will include classical, jazz and traditional Irish music, theatre, dance, literature, film and much more.

More information on www.kilkennyarts.ie

Boyle
Co Roscommon, Ireland

Season: July – August

Boyle Arts Festival is highly regarded for its group exhibition of contemporary Irish art, which every year features up to 100 of Ireland’s leading artists and sculptors. Boyle is also renowned for its programme of classical music with concerts by young and established soloists, ensembles and choirs.

More information on www.boylearts.com

Dublin
Co. Dublin, Ireland

Season: May

Founded in 1998, Dublin Writers Festival is one of the major events held each year by the Dublin City Council Arts Office. It assembles some of the finest new or well-known writers in the world.

More information on www.dublinwritersfestival.com

Dublin
Co. Dublin, Ireland

Season: June

Bloomsday is a festival commemorating and celebrating the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (16 June 1904) are relived. It is a annual event set on 16 June in Dublin and other places of the world such as United States, United Kingdom, Australia and others. Joyce chose the date as it was the date of his first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle.

More information on www.jamesjoyce.ie/bloomsday

Dublin
Co. Dublin, Ireland

Season: September

For one night Dublin city’s museums, galleries, churches, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres will be open late into the night to offer you a night of entertainment for free!

More information on www.culturenight.ie

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