Festivals & Events 2013

January

Temple Bar Tradfest 22nd-27th
Dublin City 
Sea Sessions 28th
Bundorran, County Donegal 
Dropkick Murphy’s perform @ Vicar street 12th Ed Sheeran performs @ The O2 11th
Gary Barlow performs @ Olympia Theatre 8th  

February

Jameson International Film Festival 2013
14th-24th, Dublin City 
International Rugby
Ireland v England 10th
Aviva Stadium, Dublin 
International Football
Ireland v Poland 7th
Aviva Stadium, Dublin 
Ted Fest 21st-24th
Aran Islands, County Galway 
Justin Bieber performs @ The O2 17th Killers perform @ The O2 22nd

March

St. Patrick’s Day 2013
Festival 14-18th
Dublin and Nationwide 
Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail
22nd-24th, Mayo 
International Rugby 9th
Ireland v France
Aviva Stadium, Dublin 
One Direction perform @ O2
5th, 6th, 12th, 13th 
The Script perform @ The O2 28th  

April

The Quiet Man Gathering 1st

Connemarathon 7th
Galway – Mayo 
Pink performs @ The O2 12th  

May

Feile Na bhealtaine 1st
Dingle 
Choral Festival 1st
County Cork 
Story Telling Our Great Tradition
Nationwide 
Gaelic Sports begin @ Croke Park
Other Venues: Nationwide 
Eric Claption @ The O2 9th  

June

Blooms Day 16th
Sandycove and Dublin City 
Flora Mini-Marathon 3rd
Dublin City 
Golf Irish Open 27th-30th
Carton House, Kildare 
Taste of Dublin 14th-17th
Ivy Grounds, Dublin 
Rihanna performs @ Aviva Stadium on 21st  Maroon 5 @ The O2 on 29th

July

Galway Races 29th-4th July
County Galway
Galway Arts Festival 15th-28th
County Galway 
Oxygen
Punchestown, County Kildare, Date: TBC
 

August

Ireland’s Oldest Fair: Puck Fair
Killorglan, County Kerry 10th, 11th & 12th 
Dublin Horse Show 7th-11th
R.D.S, Ballsbridge, Dublin 
Electric Picnic 30th Aug – 1st Sep
Stradbally, County Laoise 
Eminem performs @ Slane Castle 17th
Slane, County Meath 
Rose of Tralee Festival 17th-21st
Tralee, County Kerry 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon 5th  

September

Clarinbridge Oyster Festival 13th-15th
Clarinbridge, Co Galway 

International Football
Ireland v Sweden 6th, Aviva Stadium 

Match-Making Festival 14th-25th
Lisdoonvarna, County Clare 
All Ireland Hurling Final 9th
Croke Park Stadium, Dublin 
All Ireland Football Final 23rd
Croke Park Stadium, Dublin 
 

October

Cork International Jazz Festival 25th
Cork City 
International Football 15th
Ireland v Kazakhstan
Aviva Stadium, Dublin 
Europe’s oldest horse fair 29th Sep – 7th Oct
Ballinasloe Horse Fair
Co. Galway 
Kinsale Gourmet Festival 7th-9th
Kinsale, County Cork 
Dublin Marathon 28th  

November

Dublin Book Festival 12th-17th
Dublin City