Temple Bar Traditional Irish Music & Culture Festival
January 2008

The Temple Bar district of Dublin comes alive with a series of events to celebrate traditional Irish customs. Numerous venues host authentic Irish music and dancing along with workshops, street theatre, and much more.

St. Patrick's Festival
13 March -17 March 2008

The St. Patrick's Day holiday is honored through out the world, but nothing compares to the festivities that can be found in Dublin. The festivities begin five days before St. Patty's day and last all the way until the huge St. Patrick's Day parade. Events range from music, food, fireworks, and dancing.

Irish Grand National
April 2008

Held at the Fairyhouse Racecourse, this event has been running since 1870 and is one of Ireland's most prestigious affairs. The event is traditionally held each Easter Monday and is over three miles long.

Ross Carbery Oyster Guinness Festival
Ross Carbery
April 2008

The coastal town of Ross Carbery is host to this savory event where you can find oysters deliciously prepared. Enjoy traditional Irish music as you sample the delectable mollusk with of course, a pint of Guinness.

Cork International Choral Festival
30 April 5 May 2008

Attend this Gala and you will see amateur and professional choral performers from Europe and around the world. The event has become world renowned and is hosted by the Cork City Hall where five days of competition and world-class performances are held.

Galway Early Music Festival
15 May - 18 May 2008

At this event you can enjoy early music and performances such Medieval, Baroque, and Renaissance. The festival features a lively street parade along with workshops, theatre events, and food.

Leixlip Festival
May June 2008

This unique event attracts thousands to the town of Leixlip during its June bank holiday weekend. The festival has taken place each year since 1990 and features entertainment for the entire family. There are live concerts, theatre events, and a street carnival.

Taste of Dublin Festival
June 2008

Come to Dublin Castle to dine on some of the city's finest cuisine from area restaurants and chefs. The food is accompanied by live jazz and theatre performances along with a large selection of wine to complement the dishes available for sample.



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