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Irish festivals in April 2013

Irish festivals in April , Punchestown racecourse

Punchestown Racecourse

Wow! Into April already. Time really does fly.

Here’s a variety of Irish festivals I’ve picked out for the month of April that you might find enjoyable. If you know of others, or have one that you think really shouldn’t be missed, please add it in the comments.

Irish festivals in April 2013

The Pan Celtic International Festival
2nd – 7th April
more info

Clifden Traditional Music Festival
4th -7th April
more info

Waterford Festival of Food
11th – 14th April
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
more info

Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2013
19th – 21st April
more info

Punchestown Festival
23rd – 27th April
more info

Cork World Book Festival
23rd – 27th April
more info

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival
25th – 28th April
more info

note: a lot of these festivals are annual events, so if you miss one in 2013 that you wish you could’ve been to, then be on the lookout for it next year.

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  1. Would be great to see this as a monthly post Liam. I’ve been gathering festivals for my Pinterest Festival Board, so thanks for the links to some new ones I can post. If you’re interested, here’s my Pinterest link to check out what might be useful for a May Festival post :o)

    • Hey Paddy

      I’ll certainly take a look. I was planning on making this a monthly feature. At least for the next couple to see if there’s interest. Of course my links are only the tip of the iceberg. There’s so many other festivals. Hopefully people will add some 🙂
      Thanks for your pinterest link


  2. via Twitter from @Annb2

    Here are 2 more great Galway festivals in April – http://www.galwayfoodfestival.com/ and the fab Cuirt Literary fest. http://www.cuirt.ie/

  3. Hi Liam, saw that Irish traditional music festival in Clifden and was totally jealous. Isn’t it enough to have the most beautiful part of the world, but also have the best music too? It’s festivals like these that make me strive to be a millionaire, so I could jump into my jet and listen to the schtack of barley played well.

  4. Hi Liam, the Barrow River Arts Festival is on the 19-21st, too 🙂 http://www.barrowriverartsfestival.com/