If you are looking for inspiration for your promotional calendar check out the dates below and see where you can match your brand.


21st-25th March Mountains to Sea Book Festival, Dublin


2nd April Easter Monday

2nd April Irish Grand National, Fairyhouse

4th – 7th April Limerick Fringe Festival

20th – 22nd April Shore Shots, Irish Surf Festival, Sligo.

21st Snooker World Championships


2nd – 7th May Roscommon Lamb Festival

4th May Giro d’Italia – cycling

2nd – 20th May Dublin Dance Festival

Bealtaine Festival, Countrywide

4th – 6th May – Father Ted Festival in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare.

4th – 7th May Cup of Tae Festival, Adara, Co. Donegal.

4th – 7th May Riverfest Limerick.

7th – 13th May – Cos Cos Sean Nos Festival, Sligo

9th – 15th May Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Dublin.

25th – 27th May Woollin – Dublin’s brand new festival of yarn!

27th May Rockin Road Festival, Drumcondra.

The National Leprechaun Hunt in Carlingford.

30th May-3rd June Listowel Writers’ Week in Co. Kerry.

31st May – 4th June Rory Gallagher Festival, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

31st May – 4th June. Bloom in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. I

31st May – 4th June. Kilkenny Cat Laughs. They say laughter is the best medicine so head along to Kilkenny for some fantastic comedy performances.


1st – 3rd June. Vantastival Festival, Louth.

2nd – 4th June. Forbidden Fruit, Dublin.

June Bank Holiday Weekend 1-3rd June

3rd June VHI Womens Mini Marathon, Dublin

6th-10th June Carlow Arts Festival

8th – 10th June. Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival.

14th June US Open – golf

15th – 17th June. Féile na Gealaí, Ráth Chairn, Co. Meath

22nd – 24th June Body & Soul in Co. Westmeath.

22nd – 24th June. Sea Sessions, Co. Donegal.

24th June Belsonic, Belfast.


June 29th – July 1st Seafest, Galway. . SeaFest

Muckno Mania, Castleblayney

7th and 8th July Groove Festival, Bray.

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival. 

2nd-15th July, Wimbledon – tennis

7th July, Tour De France – cycling

8th – 15th July Ballina Salmon Festival.

11th – 29th July Earagail Arts Festival in Donegal

16th – 29th July Galway International Arts Festival.

Black Pig Festival, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo.

27th – 29th July Sunflowerfest.

28th – 30th July Knockanstockan Festival, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.

30th July, Galway Races – horses

Swell Festival, Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal.

Sligo Jazz Festival.


Durrow Scarecrow Festival, Co. Laois.

2nd – 12th August. Feile an Phobail (Festival of the People). West Belfast

3rd – 5th August Indiependence Festival, Co. Cork.

3rd – 5th August Spraoi, Waterford.

Siamsa Sraide Swinford, Co. Mayo

3rd – 12th August Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival.

8th – 13th August Feakle Festival.

9th – 12th August. Sligo Summer Festival.

10th – 11th August. The Secret Village Festival, Ballaghdereen, Co. Roscommon.

12th – 19th August Fleadh Cheoil 2018 Drogheda.

16th – 19th August. The Big Grill Festival, Dublin.

August. Belmullet Gala Festival, Co. Mayo.

The Rose of Tralee 17th – 21st August, in Tralee (of course).

18th – 26th August. National Heritage Week.

19th August, All Ireland Hurling Final – hurling

August 23rd – 26th Carrickmacross Arts Festival.

Medieval Festival, Loughrea. Archery, food from the past, circus skills and more in this celebration of the past. Takes place over a weekend in August.


31st August – 2nd SeptemberElectric Picnic in Strabally, Co. Laois.

2nd September – All Ireland Gaelic Football Final

Matchmaking Festival, Lisdoonvarna.

Irish Bog Snorkelling Championships, Co. Monaghan.

7th – 16th September A Taste of West Cork.

10th September – All-Ireland Camogie Final

19th – 23rd September Clonakilty International Guitar Festival .

21st – 23rd September Celtic Fringe Festival, Grange, Co. Sligo.

24th September, All-Ireland Ladies Football

28th September,  42nd Ryder Cup – golf


 15th – 21st October Baboro International Arts Festival for Children, Galway.

19th – 22nd October Cork Jazz Festival. .

Sligo Live.

Derry Halloween. October Bank holiday weekend.


11th – 18th November. Science Week, a countrywide festival celebrating science


Other Voices, Dingle

Waterford Winterval.