Festivals this November 2022 in Ireland
54 days to Christmas from November 1st – a time of year you either love, hate or sit on the fence on – looking out at both fields, side-eyed. If you’re organised you’ll know where you stand with get togethers and gifts.
If you’re not, don’t lose your head, you’ll get there, you usually do – keep an eye out for local markets, Christmas markets, local arts and crafts, online sales and money-off vouchers – because every little helps. But as I always say – it’s your presence that’s important, not your presents.
Further Reading: The Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Ireland 2022
But first this, a poem by W.B. Yeats; ‘When You Are Old’ – it may not be a winter poem per say, but it is a poem based on the wintering of life, and love. A poem based on Yeats unrequited love for Maud Gonne, in which he asks her to look into her future in the hopes she will see his true love and will regret not loving him back.
What’s On: Top Festivals this November 2022 in Ireland
Top Festival this November 2022 in Leinster
Leinster: Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.
- What’s On – Best Festivals in Dublin | October 2022 | Full Listing here
- Wexford Festival Opera | Wexford | Oct 21 – Nov 6 | wexfordopera.com
- Wexford Spiegeltent Festival | Wexford | Oct 22 – Nov 6 | wexfordspiegeltent
- Lú Festival – Festival of Light | Drogheda | Nov 2 – Nov 5 | lufestivaloflight.com
- Samhain Festival | Kells, Meath | Nov 3 – 6 | boynevalleyflavours.ie
- West Wicklow Music Festival | Russborough | Nov 11 -13 | westwicklowfestival.com
- Drogheda Dance Festival | Crescent Concert Hall | Nov 12 | eventbrite.ie
- Yarn Storytelling Festival | Bray, Wicklow | Nov 12 – 24 | mermaidartscentre.ie
- Ardee Baroque Music Festival | Louth | Nov 25th – 27th | ardeebaroque.com
- YuleFest Christmas in Kilkenny | Kilkenny | Nov 25 – Dec 24 | yulefestkilkenny.ie
Direction signs at a road junction in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare – photo by Andreas Brunn
Top Festival this November 2022 in Munster
Munster: Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford.
- Ennis Trad Fest | Clare | Nov 10 – 14 | ennistradfest.com
- Cork International Film Festival | Cork City | Nov 10 – 20 | corkfilmfest.org
- Dingle Literary Festival | Kerry | Nov 18 – 20 | dinglelit.ie
- Quiet Lights Music Festival | Cork City | Nov 24 – 27 | quietlights.net
- Christmas in Killarney Festival | Kerry | Nov 17 – Dec 17 | christmasinkillarney.com
Top Festival this November 2022 in Connacht
Connacht: Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo.
- Mayo Dark Skies Festival | Various | Nov 6 -8 | mayodarkskyfestival.ie
- Galway Science & Technology Festival | UIG | Nov 13 | galwayscience.ie
Slieve League, Shanbally, Donegal – photo by Colin C Murphy
Top Festival this November 2022 in Ulster incl. Northern Ireland
Ulster (including Northern Ireland): Antrim, Cavan, Donegal, Down, Armagh, Derry, Fermanagh, Monaghan and Tyrone.
- Belfast Intl Arts Festival | Belfast | Oct 5 – Nov 6 | belfastinternational
- Allingham Arts Festival | Ballyshannon, Donegal | Nov 2 – 6 | allinghamfestival.com
- Sound of Belfast | Belfast City | Nov 10 – 20 | soundofbelfast.com
- William Kennedy Piping Festival | Armagh | Nov 17 – 20 | armaghpipers
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