Festivals and Events in Ireland

With its unique traditions and heritage, it is no wonder that Ireland has some rather interesting festivals and if you happen to be a part of any such events in Ireland, you should count yourself lucky because chances are, you won’t forget about it. For instance, can you imagine a festival where a goat is crowned a king? In County Kerry’s Puck Fair, one of the festivals in Ireland, a goat is crowned king for three days, and this has been celebrated for the past 400 years every August!

Some of the festivals celebrated in Ireland also include a nod to its literary history and Ireland celebrates two - Dublin Writers’ Week and Listowel Writers’ Week. There are several other festivals in Ireland too, such as the Galway Races which celebrates horse racing or the Kilkenny Arts Festival which showcases a number of artistic pursuits like art, theatre, music and dance at the historic Kilkenny Castle. Some of the festivals you should surely not miss are listed below.

One of the most famous festivals in Ireland is St. Patrick’s Day and the parade is spectacular and loud with lots of traditional Irish music, and dancing and the chance to taste really good beer.

Some of the most popular food in Ireland is seafood and one of the ways to celebrate this is with the Galway Oyster Festival that is celebrated every year in September. It is an internationally recognised festival which is well-attended by those who love oysters. Galway is definitely one of the places to eat in Ireland when it comes oysters and the festival showcases celebrity cookoffs, a black-tie gala, a parade and plenty of oysters.

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