Festivals

What do Sailing, Jazz and VW Campervans have in common? They all have a festival dedicated to their celebration and enjoyment in Ireland! Seafood and Shanties, Performing Arts, Choral Groups or Dance All Nighters – we promote the wide variety of festivals that share the added bonus of operating in a responsible and sustainable manner.

The festivals listed here will adhere to strict but achievable standards around energy use and waste management, where possible feature local and Irish goods and services, and the organisers take simple steps to provide/promote sustainable transport options to the event. From the Rose of Tralee International Festival to the Sligo Festival we're sure you'll find an event to enjoy.

Festival fun is good but Green Festival fun is fantastic!

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Rose of Tralee

The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland's largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 55 years in 2017. The heart of the festival is the selection of the Rose of Tralee which brings young women of Irish descent from around the world to County Kerry, Ireland for a global celebration of Irish culture. The festival also includes street entertainment, carnival, live concerts, theatre, circus, markets, funfair, fireworks and our internationally renowned Rose Parade.

Ballinahown Green Winter Festival

In the heart of Ireland lies the award-winning Ballinahown Eco-Craft village, forging a unique platform for craft and design, while utilising the distinctive natural resources, environment and talents of the midlands. A quaint country village on the outskirts of Athlone Town and just off the M6 motorway, Ballinahown is a creative hub for Irish designers and makers.

The Sligo Festival

Sligo Summer Festival is a celebration of Music, Sport and Culture featuring live open air music concerts, soapbox derby, street performances, a 10km Lough Gill swim & much more! July 24th-August 6th

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