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Festivals and Events Offaly

March 2022

Shake Fest  March   

The festival of world culture taking place in Charleville Castle Offaly, Shake Fest is dedicated to promote international dance & culture www.fb.com/shakefest

 
St Patrick’s Festival March  2022

For an alternative to the big Dublin Parade join one of the local parades in Offaly or Tullamore or Kilcormacwww.stpaticksdaytullamore.com

April 2022

Tullamore Trad Fest  2022

 Kilbeggan Races Friday April 2022 First Race 5.00pm

www.kilbegganraces.com 

Offaly Fleadh Cheoil April 2022

www.offalyfleadh.com

 

May 2022

26th Annual Slieve Bloom Walking Festival Friday May 6th– 2022

A weekend of great walks and mighty fun in the SLieve Bloom Mountains Choice of 9 walks from 6k – 13k over 3 days. In the evenings enjoy candlelit dinners, Walkers BBQ.

www.slievebloom.ie

Annual Half Door Club International Set Dancing Festival  May  6th  2022

Nightly Ceilis, Set Dancing and Sean Nos Dancing Workshops Castletown Co Laois Contact 086 3440388 www.halfdoorclub.org,  michael.lalor@gmail.com

Hill of Uisneach

The lighting of the Uisneach beacon fire was the signal for igniting fires on many hills across the whole island creating a unique  ‘fire eye’ with  Uisneach being the pupil. This heralded the coming of summer. Details www.uisneach.ie

Kilbeggan Races Friday May First Race 5.15pm

www.kilbegganraces.com

 June 2022

 Bare in the Woods  June Garryhinch Woods Portarlington

Ireland’s fastest growing boutique festival BARE in the Woods is set to expand in 2019, evolving into a three-day event, bursting at the seams with new features at one of this country’s most amazing festival sites.  No news yet for 2019 www.goldenplec.com/festivals/bare-in-the-woods-2019

 Clareen Traditional Festival June 2022

An action packed programme of music, heritage & traditional games

www.clareenmusicfestival.com

Kilbeggan Races June  2022 at 2.45pm

www.kilbegganraces.com

 Gordon Bennett Annual Classic Car Rally 1st-3rd June 2022
The Gordon Bennett Classic Road Festival is open to all vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles and commercials registered prior to 1980.

Kilbeggan Races Monday  June 2021 5.45pm

www.kilbegganraces.com

July 2022

Laois Walks Festival 1st -31st July 2022.

Slieve Bloom Eco Walking Weekend.  July 2022 

 A sociable walking weekend exploring the flora and fauna of the Midlands while walking in the  company of    local walking guides.  Suitable for families.  For details and accommodation E-mail info@kinnitty.com

Scripts Irelands Playwriting Festival
For seven days in July, the picturesque heritage town of Birr, Co. Offaly, a haven of Georgian elegance, will play host to an ensemble of playwrights, producers, actors and directors, all working towards one goal – to produce outstanding new Irish plays in seven fun-filled days.Check out their website www.scriptsireland.com for updates and programme.

 Castle Palooza Festival 2022

Castle Palooza is an annual Irish independent boutique music festival & Arts Festival, held at Charleville  Castle in Tullamore. www.castlepalooza.com

Offaly Biodiversity Summer School July 2022 with Dr John Feehan

Kilbeggan Races Friday 19th July May First Race 5.45pm

Midlands National & Best Dressed Lady Competition  

www.kilbeggan.com

August 

52nd Annual Birr Vintage week & Arts Festival August 2022

A wide variety of vintage themed events & modern entertainment throughout the festival Street Theatre
 Visual Arts, Antique & Fine Art Fair, Theatre, Children’s Events and lots more for all the family

www.birrvintageweek.com 

Kilbeggan Races Saturday August 2022 First Race 5.30pm

 First Race at 5.30 p.m. Best Dressed Lady Competition www.kilbegganraces.com

Tullamore  Show Sunday  August 2022

Culture, tradition, competition, entertainment, exhibitions all rolled in to one. Great event for all the family.

www.tullamoreshow.com

Kilbeggan Races Saturday August 2022 First Race 4.45pm

www.kilbegganraces.com

Heritage Week August 2021 www.heritageweek.ie

September

National Ploughing Championship September 2022

Ardmore Country House B&B less than an hour from the site. Off road free parking. Early Breakfast.  http://www.kinnitty.com

www.npa.ie

 

Kilbeggan Races Friday September  2022 May First Race 4.30pm

www.kilbegganraces.com

Electric Picnic Stradbally- September 2022

The rolling lawns of Stradbally Hall provide the perfect setting for a feast of eclectic music, entertainment    and food. The ancestral home of the Cosby family is a picturesque 600 acre estate with its own lake, surrounded by ancient oak and chestnut trees. Situated just an hour from Dublin it is nonetheless in the heart of the country in the quaint little town of Stradbally Co Laois.

www.electricpicnic.ie

National Ploughing Championship 2021 September. Ballintrance Carlow This national ploughing event in Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade show   www.npa.ie

Hullabaloo! Offaly Children’s Art Festival

A full week of art mayhem in Clara, Birr and Edenderry during half term break. The festival introduces children to a range of different art forms. Check out www.hullabaloofestival.ie for all the events and booking

October 2022

Ballinasloe International October Horse Fair & Festival October 2021

It is one of Europe’s oldest and largest Horse Fairs, dating back to the 18th century. This annual event  attracts up to 80,000 visitors from all over the world, with many returning to the town year after year.  

www.ballinasloeoctoberfair.com

 Offline Film Festival Birr 9th  October 2022

www.offlinefilmfestival.com 

November 
Queen of the Land Festival. November 2022.

Competition to pick out winner of National title of Queen Of The Land. Weekend full of entertainment with live bands and DJ.

www.queenofthelandfestival.com

www.kilbegganraces.com

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