Few places in the world have as rich a heritage as Ireland and this latest bunch of festivals highlights just that. From a nationwide programme of events with Heritage Week to Ireland’s oldest festival - Puck Fair - August is the perfect time to celebrate Ireland’s heritage.
National Heritage Week: 17th - 25th August 2013
Whether it's castles, crafts, music or stories, National Heritage Week aims to involve you in something unique and memorable. Medieval fairs, night-time bat walks, wildlife walks and traditional music sessions, storytelling, historical re-enactments, and workshops for children; Heritage Week is a feast of events offering something for everyone and many of the events are especially for the family. Read more.
Puck Fair 400th Anniversary: 10th - 12th August 2013
Puck Fair is one of Ireland's oldest festivals, celebrating 400 years of documented evidence. Where else but in Ireland would a wild mountain goat be crowned King and reign over a town for 3 days? Killorglin - where a goat is King and the people act the goat! The festival celebrates 400 years in 2013 with a four day event. Read more.
Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival: 11th August 2013
The 38th Annual Steam Threshing festival takes place on Sunday 11th of August 2013 in Moynalty, Kells, Co. Meath. Moynalty Steam Threshing is a community festival run by volunteers in aid of the community and many different charities. The first Threshing was held in 1976 to raise funds for the Church extension, a profit of a £1,000 was made on a wet Sunday afternoon. Read more.
AIB Livestock Show, Tullamore: 11th August 2013
Enjoy an exciting, educational, cultural and social event which reflects country living in its many forms. Blending many elements of competitions involving livestock, equestrian, home industries, entertainment, fashion etc. to acres of exhibitions and displays. Read more.
Irish Game and Country Fair: 30th August - 1st September 2013
Ireland's premier game and country fair, marketed internationally as part of the Great Game Fairs of Ireland brand. The event focuses on providing quality family entertainment to all those who live, work and play in, or would like to visit, the Irish countryside. Read more.
Rose of Tralee Gathering: 14th - 16th August 2013
The Rose of Tralee International Festival is the original Gathering since 1959, bringing thousands of people together to celebrate their Irish heritage at Rose of Tralee events around the world. The Rose of Tralee Gathering happens over three days before the 2013 Festival officially gets starts on Friday 16 August. Read more.
Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show: 7th - 11th August 2013
There's something for everyone at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show. With live music and entertainment, art, fashion, shopping, food and the best in national and international equestrian competitions, you won't want to miss it. Read more.