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An Irish Calendar

Need to know what to expect in Ireland at the time you are taking your Irish vacation? Here is a general list of all the events, holidays and festivals a typical year in Ireland holds ...
  1. Saint Brigid's Day (7)
  2. Saint Valentine's Day (4)
  3. Saint Patrick's Day (37)
  4. Easter and Lent (13)
  5. Bloomsday (4)
  6. Battle of the Boyne (6)
  7. Samhain and Halloween (10)
  8. The Winter Solstice (around December 21st) (3)
  9. Christmas in Ireland (6)
  10. Irish Trad and Folk Music (74)
  11. Irish Rock and Pop Music (8)
  12. Sports in Ireland (7)

Festivals in Ireland 2014
What is happening in Ireland in 2014? Festivals and major events you might like to visit, sorted month by month..

Sports in Ireland 2014
Major Irish Sport Events 2014 - GAA, Golf, Athletics, Boxing, Rugby, Soccer ... and even Winter Olympics!

The Arts in Ireland 2014
Art in Ireland throughout 2014 - dance, theatre, exhibitions.

Ireland in January
Ireland in January - a Quick Look at Events, Holidays and Other Highlights of the Month

Ireland in February
Ireland in February - a Quick Look at Events, Holidays and Other Highlights of the Month

Ireland in March
Ireland in March - a Quick Look at Events, Holidays and Other Highlights of the Month

Ireland in April
Ireland in April - a Quick Look at Events, Holidays and Other Highlights of the Month

Ireland in May
Ireland in May - A Glimpse at Events, Holidays and Other Highlights During the Month

Ireland in June
Ireland in June - A Glimpse at Events, Holidays and Other Highlights During the Month

Ireland in July
Ireland in July - A Glimpse at Events, Holidays and Other Highlights During the Month

Ireland in August
Ireland in August - A Glimpse at Events, Holidays and Other Highlights During the Month

Ireland in September
Ireland in September - A Glimpse at Events, Holidays and Other Highlights During the Month

Ireland in October
Ireland in October - a Quick Look at Events, Holidays and Other Highlights of the Month

Ireland in November
Ireland in November - a Glimpse at Events, Holidays and Other Highlights During the Month

Ireland in December
Ireland in December - a Glimpse at Events, Holidays and Other Highlights During the Month

Handsel Monday - First Monday in January
Handsel Monday - a feast that used to be observed in parts of Ireland, but is slowly dying out.

Burn's Night in Ireland - January 25th
Burns' Night and Burns' Supper - imported traditions observed by those with Scottish heritage.

Chinese New Year in Dublin
Chinese New Year has become a fixed spot in Dublin’s event calendar – well, as fixed as a moveable feast can be at least. After all, the Chinese community is one of the strongest immigrant communities in Ireland.

Equinox
The equinox - day and night last the same time, in Ireland and worldwide.

April Fools' Day in Ireland
Pulling a fast one on April Fool's Day in Ireland - including the classic free train rides to Drogheda.

When Did Ireland Become a Republic?
April 18th, 1949 - the Republic of Ireland is created by law.

The Rose of Tralee Festival - Tralee, County Kerry
This is the event most Irish people claim to be not watching, ever ... and which still manages to have record-breaking audiences each and every year when broadcast on RTÉ. The Rose of Tralee is a guilty pleasure.

Guy Fawkes Night in Ireland?
The 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot ... are they remembered at all in Ireland?

Remembrance Day A British Celebration on Irish Soil
Remembrance Day manages to divide and unite communities all over Ireland at the same time - due to its British origin and its focus on soldiers fighting for the English crown.

Saint Martin's Day in Ireland
November 11th - feast day of Saint Martin, when the goose was cooked in Ireland.

Thanksgiving in Ireland?
Do the Irish celebrate Thanksgiving? Not in the US or Canadian sense, but there are harvest festivals ...

Saint Nicholas Day in Ireland?
Saint Nicholas, a historical Greek-Turkish bishop and the original Santa Claus, may be buried in Irish soil ... but remains almost forgotten in Ireland.

Traditional Festivals in Ireland
Ireland has literally hundreds of festivals, but where should a visitor go? Find out more about the best traditional festivals in Ireland.

"Highbrow" Festivals in Ireland
"Highbrow" usually describes anything remotely classical or intellectually demanding in entertainment - from ballet to modern theatre, from Beckett to Handel. Though Ireland cannot be regarded as the European center of highbrow culture, there are a number of festivals and events of special interest.

Nightspots in Dublin
Dublin is a "Party Town", sometimes even known as Europe's Number One in this regard. There is no shortage of nightspots in Dublin. We have listed some of the best here.

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