Autumn Festival Ideas for Travelers to Ireland

Although summer is considered the top season for Ireland, there are multiple great reasons to visit it in autumn. First of all, it is an ideal time for budget travelers due to the cheap tickets and less crowded attractions. Amazing fall nature also adds to Ireland’s popularity. Autumn in Ireland looks magic and is totally worth looking at; do not forget to take some pics for your Instagram. However, if you think there is nothing to do in Ireland besides landscapes, you are mistaken.

Wild Atlantic Way autumn festival

Autumn-festivals-in-europeMusic festivals in Ireland. If you are into folk, bluegrass, traditional rock and world music, you should not miss Sligo Live, which is Ireland’s biggest indie and roots festival. Including over 80 events, this festival is the best place for music lovers. In addition, if you are into traditional Irish music, travel to County Kerry to the Dingle Tradfest. Modern and traditional music, disco, film presentations, and workshops will make you fall in love with Irish culture.

Food autumn celebrations. One of the biggest amongst food festivals in Ireland is located over three days against the backdrop of the Blue Stack Mountains. A Taste of Donegal brings tasty treats from all around the world. Wine, craft beers, and master classes from the most famous chiefs make it interesting for everyone. If you are into the seafood, visit Galloway International Oyster and Seafood Festival. Since 1954, this event has been offering lots of themed activities like “Oyster Olympics”, seafood trails, and National Oyster Opening Championship.

Arts. Celtic culture can be widely explored at Celtic Fringe Festival. Spain, England, Ireland, and Scotland share a part of common culture, which can be learned at the most interesting history lesson you can imagine. Besides, you should visit Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival, taking place in various parts of County Donegal where you can enjoy a mix of various music, theater performances, visual arts, comedy, etc.

Autumn is a great time to travel to Ireland not only to see its beauty, but also to enjoy its rich and colorful culture at a vast variety of autumn celebrations.

Published: October 12, 2016