Discover the best small cultural events and festivals, as well as the big ones. Ireland is a country of poets, musicians, dancers, actors and an ancient culture reaching back thousands of years. Explore the visitor’s centres and museums all dedicated to giving you an understanding of Irish culture.
Tunes in the Church
Tunes in the Church are a summer series of traditional Irish concerts for music lovers and cultural enthusiasts. In a beautiful setting, the atmosphere is amazing. High quality Irish musicians and dancers entertain for an hour and a half of interactive entertainment which will stay with you long after the expierence. this is Irish music at it's best, peared down and genuine.
Irish Night in a traditional pub
Jarvey’s Irish Pub Show is Killarney’s most authentic Irish pub night experience with great Irish entertainment. Set in The Jarvey’s Rest Irish Pub, the show is a fun evening with the best of local Irish dancers and leading Irish act Onora. Guests can enjoy dinner during the pub show, sing-a-long to well know Irish ballads and try some Irish dancing if they choose!
Banjo, fiddle and Guitar festivals all feature in Ireland's festival calendar. From classical to oldtime traditional there is a festival for every taste. We have the calendar of events through out the country and can match your travel dates to the best homegrown and international festivals on offer.
Live Pub Music
The "session" is a spontaneous group coming together, usually in a pub, to play traditional folk and Irish music. It is a please to watch and can leave a fantastic atmosphere. All along the west and north coasts there are music hot spots were a session is about to begin, why not join in!
The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world, famous for four Nobel Prize winners and for an abundance of other writers of international renown. W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and James Joyce are just a few.
An Evening with Folklore & Fairies
Experience an enchanting evening of Irish folklore and storytelling while enjoying a candlelit traditional Irish dinner in Dublin’s oldest pub, The Brazen Head. As you relax between courses, our renowned storytellers take you back into a world of the imagination with wonderful insights and magical tales about Irish life in times past.To enhance your guest’s experience of this unique evening we have added traditional Irish music and ballads as part of the night’s entertainment. The Folklore and storytelling night has been voted the Number One dinner theater Attraction in Dublin by ‘Trip Advisor’ for 2014 and 2015.
Dublin Writer's Museum
Dublin writers’ museum, perfect for anyone who wants to discover Ireland’s immense literary heritage. Discover Ireland's literary past and present.
Dublin Literary Walking Tour
Soak up the atmosphere and follow in the steps of literary legends including James Joyce, Johnathan Swift and Bram Stoker, the creator of the classic Gothic novel 'Dracula' which would, in time, develop into one of the most influential cultural phenomena of the modern era.Accompany a friendly Dubliner guide to the birth home of Oscar Wilde and visit the places where some of the writers studied, worked and enjoyed a social drink too. Be part of the story.
Cape Clear Island Story Telling Festival
A remote island and the southern most tip of Ireland. The traditional Irish language "Gaelic" is still spoken here. The festival in September is small but entirely unique. Discover the finest story tellers from Ireland and from all over the world in a spectacular setting.
Saint Patrick's Day festival is one of the biggest in the world. Imagine what else there is to discover once you get here!
Galway Arts Festival
A collision of artists, performers, musicians, actors and spectators. A cultural extravaganza catering for everyone. Located in one of Ireland's most vibrant cities, this is one for the culture lover.
Dublin Literary Festival
This annual gathering of Irish and international writers and poets has something for everyone. The best of Ireland's talent showcasing their latest and best is not to be missed.
Village Festivals -Baltimore, Ireland
Not only our base, but also one of our favourite culture spots, Baltimore, Co. Cork is a small tourist fishing village on the Wild Atlantic Way. The village is dominated by an 800 year old Norman built castle (Dún na Séad – Fort of the Jewels). Restored by the family, who now live in it as their family home, this incorporates a visitor’s centre and piracy exhibition. It is reputed to be the oldest owner-occupied castle in Ireland. This area has a chequered past, and was a centre for piracy along the south coast. In 1631 a band of Algerian pirates raided the fishing village taking away most of its inhabitants. This infamous raid is known as the “Sack of Baltimore”. It is believed that Baltimore, Maryland owes its name origin to Baltimore Ireland. Watersports, fine restaurants, music, islands, beaches and scenic walks await you. Don’t miss the many festivals including the Wooden Boat festival, Pirate festival and the Fiddle Fair. This very genuine place is voted one of the top ten best places to visit in Ireland by the Lonely Planet guide. Visit Baltimore on our Ireland Food Tour