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Published on July 31st, 2017 | by Barry Healy

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Festivals in Ireland – August 2017

As July draws to a close, and dare we say it, the end of summer is on the horizon, it is high time to get planning to make sure that the last of the fine weather doesn’t slip by.

No plans for August? No problem! Here we have compiled a list of Festivals for you to enjoy throughout the month of August. With all these interesting places to visit this summer sure won’t be a boring one.

By Catherina Arndt

Ballyshannon Folk Festival 2017

When? : 3rd August 2017 – 6th August

Where? : Co. Donegal

What? : Folk & Traditional Music

Price: €33 – €35

Boyne Music Festival 2017

When? : 4th August – 6th August

Where? : Drogheda, Co. Louth

What? : Chamber music, Poetry and Song

Price: €5 – €20

Spraoi 2017

When? : 4th August – 6th August

Where? : Spraoi, Co. Waterford

What? : Street Art & Music

Price: FREE

Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival 2017

When? : 4th August – 11th August

Where? : Birr, Co. Offaly

What? : Antiques and fine art fair, live music, sporting and literary events, nightly pub entertainment

Price: FREE

Sean McCarthy Memorial Weekend 2017

When? : 4th August – 7th August

Where? : Finuge, Co. Kerry

What? : Storytelling Competition, Ballad Competitions, and Live Bands

Price: €20

Enniscorthy Rockin Food Fesitval 2017

When? : 4th August – 6th August

Where? : Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

What? : Free Live Music, Artisan Food, Craft & Beer Markets

Price: FREE

Castlepalooza 2017

When? : 4th August – 6th August

Where? : Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

What? : Boutique Music & Arts Festival

Price: €59 – €159

Ireland Festival of Nations 2017

When? : 5th August

Where? : Dublin, D1

What? : Music, food, face-painting, traditional costume competition for kids, dance workshops, parade of nations, games

Price: FREE

Beatyard 2017

When? : 5th August – 6th August

Where? : Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

What? : 80+ music acts

Price: €5 (Kids) – €89

Clonmel Busking Festival 2017

When? : 10th August – 13th August

Where? : Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

What? : Music

Price: FREE

Carlingford Oyster Festival 2017

When? : 11th August – 14th August

Where? : Carlingford, Co. Louth

What? : Artisan Craft & Food Stalls

Price: FREE

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

When? : 11th August – 20th August

Where? : Kilkenny

What? : Musicians, performers, writers and artists

Price: FREE

Rose of Tralee International Festival 2017

When? : 16th August – 22nd August

Where? : Tralee, Co. Kerry

What? : Street entertainment, carnival, live concerts, theatre, circus, markets, funfair, fireworks and Rose Parades

Price: Varies

Inchigeela Festival 2017

When? : 17th August 2017 – 20th August

Where? : Inchigeela, Cork

What? : Music and fashion festival

Price: €15 – €25

The Big Grill Festival 2017

When? : 17th August – 20th August

Where? : Herbert Park, Dublin

What? : International BBQ festival

Price: €15 – €29

Dublin Quays Festival 2017

When? : 17th August – 20th August

Where? : Dublin

What? : Afternoons of spoken word, cultural talks, literary events, pop up performances and club nights

Price: Varies


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