Temple Bar Traditional Irish Music &
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
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
Ross Carbery Oyster Guinness Festival
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.
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
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.