If you are planning to come to visit Ireland, you will need some major festivals are going on from July to August.

I love to travel around and discover new places, new festivities, meet new people and this summer it will be the best moment to do it.


July 12: Orangemen's Day/Battle of the Boyne anniversary, Northern Ireland (Protestant marches, protests; closures)

July 17–30: Galway Arts Festival

July 31–August 6: Galway Races (horse races)

August 4–6: Enniscorthy Rockin' Food Festival, County Wexford

August 7: August Bank Holiday, Republic of Ireland

Early August: Féile an Phobail, West Belfast (Irish cultural festival)

August 10–12: Puck Fair, Killorglin, County Kerry ("Ireland's Oldest Fair" and drink-fest)

August 11–13: Dingle Races (horse races)

August 14–22: Fleadh Cheoil, Ennis (traditional music festival)

August 15: Kenmare Fair

August 16–22: Rose of Tralee International Festival

August 19–20: Dingle Regatta (boat races)

August 28: Summer Bank Holiday, Northern Ireland only (closures)

September 18–19: Galway Races (horse races)

September 25–27: Galway Oyster Festival

September 29–30): Dingle Food Festival

Do you know why is so important August Bank Holiday in Ireland?

'Known in Gaelic as 'Lá Saoire i mí Lúnasa'. This bank holiday on the first Monday in August dates back to the United Kingdom Bank Holidays Act of 1871 which established the first Bank holidays in Ireland.

The August Holiday falls in the middle of the summer season and school holidays so many people take a short or longer vacation in Ireland or abroad at this time of year.

Banks, post offices, and many other businesses and organizations are closed on the first Monday of August. However, stores and pubs are generally open, although they may open later and close earlier than usual. Public transport service schedules vary depending on where one lives and intends to travel.

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