Killaloe International Music Festival
St Flannan's Cathedral attracts large crowds each July when the Irish Chamber
Orchestra host this major international music festival
Feile Brian Boru, Killaloe
A weekend of celebration of Brian Boru's reign as High King of Ireland. In mid July the town comes alive
with music, song and pageantry. Fancy dress parades, fishing competitions and bar-b-ques are also part
of the fun.
Feakle International Music Festival
In August offers a wide variety of workshops, festival sessions and open air concerts over this long weekend.
Mountshannon Arts Festival
A event not to be missed on the June Bank Holiday weekend. Includes music sessions, theatre and art.
Miko Russell Festival, Doolin
Doolin, world renowned for traditional music, offers a festival not to be missed.
Shannon Dolphin Festival
Held in Kilrush in mid-July. The festival offers traditional music sessions, singing, performance arts, a parade and carnival.
Éigse Mrs. Crotty
A tradtional music weekend held in KIlrush in mid-August.
Cruinniú na mBád, Kinvara
The Cruinniú na mBád summer sea festival is organised by the village to recall
the booming trade of the 19th century and sees the old 'Galway Hookers' compete in thrilling races and events.
Clarinbridge Oyster Festival
held on the weekend of the 2nd Sunday in September out in the open.
Fleadh ná gCuach
(The Cuckoo Flead), also in Kinvara, is a traditional music festival held on the first Bank Holiday in May.
There is a medieval type festival in Athenry each summer.
International Summer School
July in Miltown Malbay brings the
masters of Irish music to share their expertise.
The Fleadh Nua
in Ennis and festivals in Ennistymon, Feakle, Tulla,
Kilmihil and Killaloe showcase the deep-rooted music traditions of
the County. This festival commemorates one of the traditional Irish
Uilleann Pipers and takes the form of workshops, lectures and traditional
Irish music sessions.
Lisdoonvarna Match-Making Festival
September is traditionally high season in Lisdoonvarna, when fun and gaiety take on a new zest.
Lisdoonvarna's reputation for match-making originated when farmers, after the harvest was gathered sought relaxation and, if needs be, wives.
The Pan Celtic Festival
takes place in Ennis April 1st- 6th.
Ennis Arts Festival (June 19-23)
Galway Arts Festival
National and Internatioanal theatre, dance, spectacle music, literature
and visual arts indoors and outdoors.