What’s On: Top Festivals this August 2022 in Ireland

Festivals this August 2022 in Ireland

According to the Gaelic calendar, August 1st is the first day of Autumn. And on this day comes the Gaelic festival Lughnasa. Lughnasa is a 2000 year old Celtic festival that celebrates harvest season.


Further Reading: The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2022


What’s On - Top Festivals this August 2022 in Ireland - Harvest Time - Lughnasa

photo by Anne Nygård


Celebrating harvest season, I’m sure, is something we can all get behind. Agreeing with our ancestors that August 1st is Autumn isn’t something I think we’d be happy to revert to.

Sure the sun is still shining, mostly. The kids are off school, and its peak holiday time. And on that note this August 2022 has lots in store on the island of Ireland when it comes to festivals and celebrations. My top picks are listed here, and as usual, they’re divided by province.


What’s On - Top Festivals this August 2022 in Ireland - Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle photo by Michaela Murphy


Top Festival this August 2022 in Leinster

Leinster: Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.



What’s On - Top Festivals this August 2022 in Ireland - Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher photo by Marek Slomkowski


Top Festival this August 2022 in Munster

Munster: Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford.



What’s On - Top Festivals this August 2022 in Ireland - Roscommon Castle

Roscommon Castle photo by Moritz Jäger 


Top Festival this August 2022 in Connacht

Connacht: Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo.


Top Festival this August 2022 in Ulster incl. Northern Ireland

Ulster (including Northern Ireland): Antrim, Cavan, Donegal, Down, Armagh, Derry, Fermanagh, Monaghan and Tyrone.


  • Mary From Dungloe Festival | Donegal | July 23rd – Aug 1st | maryfromdungloe
  • Clonmany Festival | Donegal | July 31st – Aug 7th | clonmanyfestival.com
  • Carnival of Colours | Londonderry/Derry | Aug 6th + 7th | inyourspaceni
  • Donegal Festival Of Golf | Downings | Aug 19th | govisitdonegal
  • Clandeboye Festival | Bangor, Down | Aug 20th – 27th | camerata-ireland
  • Belfast Mela | Botanic Gardens Belfast | Aug 20th – 28th | belfastmela
  • Dylanfest | Moville, Donegal | Aug 25th – 28th | govisitdonegal
  • Glenarm Festival of Voice | Ballymena | Aug 26th – 28th | niopera.com
  • Healing Bridges Festival | Cavan | Aug 26th -28th | facebook.com
  • Emerge Music Festival | Belfast | Aug 27th + 28th | emergebelfast.com
  • Arranmore Country Music Fest | Donegal | Aug 27th + 28th | facebook.com
  • Ballyshannon Folk & Trad Music Festival | Aug 28th – 31st | ballyshannonfolkfestival

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