Festivals this November on the Island of Ireland
November 2019, like most Novembers begins with a sugar rush – the results of trick or treating, whether those sweet treats were meant for you or not. And like most Novembers, the month ends, for many, with a Christmas rush – the results of the renowned Toy Show. In between there are lots of festivals on the island of Ireland to keep you entertained. For food, keep an eye out for Taste the Island events. And if markets are your thing then this Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Ireland should keep you busy.
But first this, the wonderful poem ‘On Raglan Road’ by Patrick Kavanagh –
Top Festival Picks in Leinster this November 2019
Leinster: Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.
What’s On – Things to Do in Dublin | Dublin | November 2019 | Full Listing here
Leaves Festival of Writing and Music | Laois | Nov 5th – Nov 10th | leavesfestival.ie
Kilkenomics | Kilkenny | Nov 7th – Nov 10th | kilkenomics.com
Slieve Bloom Storytelling Fest | Roscrea Offaly | Nov 8th & 9th | facebook/storytellingfest
YuleFest Kilkenny | Kilkenny | Nov 22nd – Jan 6th | yulefestkilkenny.ie
Winter Wonderland Barretstown | Kildare | Nov 23rd & Nov 24th | barretstown.org
Top Festival Picks in Munster this November 2019
Munster: Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford.
Cork Film Festival | Cork City | Nov 7th – Nov 17th | corkfilmfest.org
Listowel Food Fair | Listowel Kerry | Nov 7th – Nov 11th | listowelfoodfair.ie
Sneem International Storytelling & Folklore Festival | Nov 8th – 10th | sneemstorytelling
Quiet Lights Music Festival | Cork City | Nov 22nd – Nov 24th | quietlights.net
Cork Chocolate & Baking Weekend | Nov 22nd – 24th | corkbakingandchocolate.com
Espresso Martini Festival | Cork City | Nov 22nd & Nov 23rd | facebook.com/events
Winterval | Waterford City | Nov 23rd – Dec 23rd | winterval.ie
Other Voices | Dingle Kerry | Nov 29th – Dec 1st |othervoices.ie
Top Festival Picks in Connacht this November 2019
Connacht: Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo.
Mayo Dark Sky Festival | Newport, Mulranny, Ballycroy | Nov 1st – 3rd | mayodarkskyfest
TULCA Festival of Visual Arts | Galway City | Nov 1st – Nov 17th | tulca.ie
Galway Science and Technology Festival | Galway | Nov 7th – 11th | galwayscience.ie
Top Festival Picks in Ulster incl. Northern Ireland this November
Ulster (including Northern Ireland): Antrim, Cavan, Donegal, Down, Armagh, Derry, Fermanagh, Monaghan and Tyrone.
Walled City 400 | Derry / Londonderry | Mar 19 – Mar 2020 | walledcity400.com
International Film & Television Festival | Belfast | Oct 1st – Nov 3rd | cinemagic.org.uk
Sound of Belfast | Belfast City | Nov 1st – Nov 10th | soundofbelfast.com
Allingham Festival | Ballyshannon, Donegal | Nov 6th – Nov 10th | allinghamfestival.com
Armagh Georgian Festival | Various Armagh | Nov 28th – Dec 1st | visitarmagh.com