What’s On: Festivals this May 2019 on the Island of Ireland


Festivals in May 2019 on the Island of Ireland

Summer, according to Meteorologists in Ireland in 2019 will be from June 21st to September 23rd. But Ireland doesn’t play that Northern Hemisphere season game. Because according to the Irish Calendar, Summer begins on May 1st, and with Bealtaine and the Fire Festival (celebrated on Uisneach Hill on May 5th). So never mind that ‘Ne’er shed a clout till May is out’ saying, my own mother is partial to it. And get those t-shirts ready because it’s May 2019, and it’s summer time if you live on the Island of Ireland!

But before you go shedding those clouts at my top festival and event picks, here’s a gorgeous short poem by James Joyce.

What’s On - Festivals this May 2019 on the Island of Ireland - WInds of May by James Joyce

My Top Festival Picks in Leinster this May 2019

What’s On - Festivals this May 2019 on the Island of Ireland - Kilkenny Roots Festival

Event: Kilkenny Roots Festival

Where: May 3rd – May 6th

When: Various venues in Kilkenny

Website: kilkennyroots.com

What’s On - Festivals this May 2019 on the Island of Ireland - Mini-Greenhouse Family Workshop

Event: Mini Greenhouse Family Workshop

Where: Cool Planet, Powerscourt House, Wicklow

When: Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May at 11am and 1pm

Website: coolplanetexperience.org

What’s On - Festivals this May 2019 on the Island of Ireland - International Literature Festival Dublin

Festival: International Literature Festival Dublin

Where: Various venues in Dublin

When: May 17th – May 26th

Website: ilfdublin.com

What’s On - Festivals this May 2019 on the Island of Ireland -

Festival: Vantastival

Where: Beaulieu House, Drogheda, Co. Louth

When: May 31st – June 2nd

Website: vantastival.com

My Top Festival Picks in Munster this May 2019

What’s On - Festivals this May 2019 on the Island of Ireland - Festival of Prosecco

Festival: Festival of Prosecco

Where: The Metropole Hotel Cork, Cork International Hotel and The Bluehaven Kinsale

When: Month of May

Website: themetropolehotel.ie