Festivals this March on the Island of Ireland
This March 2020 the island of Ireland will celebrate three important events.
- Seachtain na Gaeilge takes place from March 9th to March 13th, visit peig.ie or snag.ie for event information. Don’t worry you can translate the site if your Irish is a bit rusty. I’ll be encouraging our household to practice a cúpla focal.
- Mother’s Day takes place on March 22nd, so don’t miss that or there’ll be war up and down the country with wooden spoons threatened from every angle! Including my own.
- And St Patrick’s Day takes place on March 17th – the largest St. Patrick’s Day Festivals are highlighted below but for more inspiration see this:
Top Festival Picks in Leinster this February 2020
Leinster: Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.
What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin | March 2020 | Full Listing here
Kilkenny Tradfest | Kilkenny | Mar 12th – Mar 17th | kilkennytradfest.com
St Patrick’s Day Festival | Dublin | Mar 13th – Mar 17th | stpatricksfestival.ie
St. Patrick’s Festivities Kilkenny | Kilkenny | Mar 13th – 17th | stpatricksfestivalkilkenny
Mo’Chara’s Music Festival | Baltinglass, Wicklow | March 17th | eventbrite.com
Top Festival Picks in Munster this February 2020
Munster: Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford.
The Gathering Festival | Kerry | Feb 26th – Mar 1st | facebook.com/TheGathering
Ortús Chamber Music Festival | Cork | Feb 28th – Mar 1st | ortusfestival.ie
Finding A Voice | Clonmel, Tipperary | Mar 6th – Mar 8th | findingavoice.ie
Cork St Patrick’s Day Festival | Cork City | Mar 13th – Mar 17th | corkcity.ie
Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival | Limerick City | Mar 14th – Mar 17th | limerick.ie
St Patrick’s Festival Killarney | Killarney | Mar 13th – 18th | facebook/St.PatricksKillarney
Cork International Poetry Festival | Cork City | Mar 24th – 28th | corkpoetryfest
Wander Wild Festival | Killarney | Mar 27th – Mar 29th | wanderwildfestival.com
Top Festival Picks in Connacht this February 2020
Connacht: Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo.
Corofin Trad Fest | Galway | Feb 4th – Mar 8th | corofintradfest.com
Roscommon Drama Festival | Roscommon | Mar 6th – 14th | roscommondramafestival
St Patrick’s Festival Galway | Galway City | Mar 14th – Mar 17th | galwaytourism.ie
Top Festival Picks in Ulster incl. Northern Ireland this February
Ulster (including Northern Ireland): Antrim, Cavan, Donegal, Down, Armagh, Derry, Fermanagh, Monaghan and Tyrone.
Home of St. Patrick Festival | Armagh | Mar 6th – Mar 17th | visitarmagh.com
Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival | Belfast | Mar 11th – 13th | belfastnashville.com
Ardara Walking Festival | Ardara, Donegal | Mar 13th – Mar 16th | ardara.ie
Belfast St. Patrick’s Day Carnival Parade & Concert | March 17th | visitbelfast.com
Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle | Donegal | Mar 20th – 23rd | inishowensing