Ireland, also known as The Emerald Isle, is renowned for its picturesque scenery, charming villages and traditional pubs – making it the perfect vacation spot. Are you planning a trip to Ireland in 2020? If so, check out our top five places to visit during your vacation this year.
Dingle Food Festival, Kerry
From Friday the 2nd to Sunday 4th October 2020, the famous fishing town of Dingle on the Wild Atlantic Way hosts its very own food festival. This non-profit event supports local, national and international charities such as Dingle Coast & Cliff Rescue, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and Doctors Without Borders. So, indulge yourself on the Taste Trail, take part in workshops and enjoy a weekend of entertainment on your trip to Ireland in 2020.
Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture
2020 is set to be a very exciting year for County Galway! The bustling city was announced as the European Capital of Culture for 2020 and with this title comes a wealth of celebrations and events beginning February 1st and continuing throughout the year.
The events planned are based around the themes of landscape, language and migration taking place all over the county and will include a vast array of song, dance, visual arts and comedy – you can be guaranteed there will be something for everyone.
Wild Roots Festival, Sligo
2020 is giving rise to Ireland’s first ever music, performing arts & adventure festival, Wild Roots, in the beautiful Yeats’ County.
Running from the 14th – 16th of August this is a weekend of crafts, music, treks and trails to feed your soul (and plenty of food to feed your belly!). So, pack up your tent and get ready to embrace your wild roots because this is one festival not to be missed on your trip to Ireland in 2020.
Glass of Thrones Walking Trail, Belfast
Calling all Game of Thrones fans! As true ‘Thronees’ will know, Northern Ireland is Game of Thrones territory, and 2019 saw the addition of a brand-new tribute to the popular T.V show – The Glass of Thrones Walking Trail.
The trail consists of a series of stained-glass windows located throughout Belfast depicting key moments from Game of Thrones, from City Hall to the Titanic Studios, one of the filming locations of the show.
Temple Bar Markets, Dublin
If you’re taking a trip to Ireland in 2020, you’re bound to find yourself strolling around the cobblestones of the charming Temple Bar at some point. If so, be sure to explore the areas various markets that take place year-round.
The Temple Bar Food Market takes place every Saturday from 10am-4.30pm alongside the Designer Market, while the Book Market takes place all weekend from 11am-6pm. If you’re planning to be in Dublin during the Summer months you should check out the Temple Bar Night Market – Dublin’s only art and craft festival at night.
So, that’s the roundup of our top picks to include in your trip to Ireland in 2020. Request a quote from our team today and book your trip of a lifetime! Check out our other blogs here for some inspiration for your vacation to the Emerald Isle.