A quick note before we start with the August in Ireland - this is a listing of the events, holidays and other remarkable, calendar-related things that come up every year. A general introduction to the Irish month of August, so to say.
The listings will be added to over time, with links to related content, so see it very much as a work in progress.
If you think that an event or date merits inclusion here (not one-off events, please, only well-established and regular ones), do not hesitate to drop me a line ...
- First Monday in August - Summer Bank Holiday (Republic of Ireland only).
- Last Monday in August - Summer Bank Holiday (Northern Ireland only - also see the complete lists of public holidays in the Republic of Ireland and public holidays in Northern Ireland).
August in the Irish Calendar
- August 10th to 12th - Puck Fair in Killorglin, County Kerry.
- August 15th - Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary, a Catholic Day of Obligation and celebrated with special masses throughout the island. It is especially busy at the Marian Shrine in Knock (County Mayo).