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.
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.
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. .
Derry Halloween. October Bank holiday weekend.
11th – 18th November. Science Week, a countrywide festival celebrating science
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