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Celebrate the Things that Matter in Ireland

Have you ever been to a hooley? Sure you have, it’s what the Irish call a party. And there’s no better hooley than a festival in Ireland. Celebrate food or music or sports or the arts or the sea or Saint Patrick’s Day or Halloween or New Years – Ireland celebrates the things that matter!

Let’s plan your travel to Ireland around a hooley that celebrates something you love:

St. Patrick’s Day – March  – In Armagh, the Home of the St Patrick Festival, you can enjoy a lively and varied showcase of the best culture, music, song and dance in the place Saint Patrick called his “sweet little hill”.

International NorthWest 200 – May – Iconically Homegrown…. Distinctly Northern Irish…. A Place Where Legends Are Made…. Ireland’s largest outdoor racing event is nestled within the coastal towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine.

The Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival – June – Every year since 2002, passionate rock fans from all over the world celebrate the life and times of legendary blues guitarist and musician Rory Gallagher in Ballyshannon.  

Foyle Maritime Festival – July – This waterfront festival in the Walled City of Derry features live performances, impressive tall ships, water activities, food trails, animated zones and many other extraordinary experiences.

Dublin Horse Show – August – Since 1864, the Dublin Horse Show has celebrated Ireland’s love affair with all things equine featuring best show horses to the best international show jumpers, delicious food, high fashion and excellent entertainment.

Púca Festival (Halloween) – October –  Samhain is a time of change and uncertainty when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead fades. Celebrate this ancient season and welcome the strange and mischievous creatures of Samhain with events in some of Ireland’s most historic places in counties Meath and Louth.