Events

Top Choice Food & Drink in Dungarvan

West Waterford Festival of Food

West Waterford's abundant fresh produce is celebrated at this hugely popular festival that features cooking workshops and demonstrations, talks by local producers, farmers markets, guided walks and a craft-brew beer…
Top Choice Comedy in Kilkenny City

Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

An acclaimed gathering of world-class comedians, including Irish stars such as Dara O'Briain and Aisling Bea, in Kilkenny's hotels and pubs over a long weekend in late May/early June.
Opera in Wexford Town

Wexford Opera Festival

This 12-day festival is the country's premier opera event with rarely performed operas and shows playing to packed audiences. Fringe street theatre, poetry readings and exhibitions give the town a festive atmosphere…
Food & Drink in Enniscorthy

Strawberry Festival

Celebrating the favourite crop of Ireland's sunny southeast, this eclectic event celebrated its 50th year in 2017 and includes an agricultural show, a farmers market, cookery demonstrations, live music, children's e…
Literature in Graiguenamanagh

Town of Books Festival

Graiguenamanagh's narrow streets spill over with booksellers, authors and bibliophiles during this three-day festival. There are hopes that Graiguenamanagh will become a year-round 'book town' in the same vein as Wa…
Music in Dungarvan

Dungarvan TradFest

A lively festival of traditional music and dance on the June bank holiday weekend, staged in local pubs and hotels, and on a public stage in Grattan Sq. Famous for its annual bucket singing competition (look it up!)…
Music in Kilkenny City

Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots

More than 30 pubs and other venues participate in hosting this major music festival in late April/early May, with an emphasis on country and 'old-time' American roots music.
Art in Carlow Town

Carlow Arts Festival

The county's biggest cultural event, when musicians, writers, actors and street performers take over town for a week in early June. Lots of free and family-oriented events.
Art in Kilkenny City

Kilkenny Arts Festival

In August the city comes alive with theatre, cinema, music, literature, visual arts, children's events and street spectacles for 10 action-packed days.
Music in Dunmore East

Bluegrass Festival

In high summer the air thrums with the beat of banjos as local pubs provide the stage for one of Ireland's liveliest music festivals.