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Ireland’s best free upcoming events

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Ireland offers a variety of exciting free events throughout the summer, catering to diverse interests from arts and culture to music and family-friendly activities. Here are some of the best free events happening in Ireland this summer:

  1. Galway International Arts Festival: Taking place from July 15th to 28th in Galway City, this festival features a wide range of performances, including theatre, music, street spectacles, and visual arts. While some events are ticketed, many outdoor performances and street events are free​ (Home –)​​ (Doolin Festivals)​.
  2. Puck Fair: Held in Killorglin, County Kerry, from August 10th to 12th, this is one of Ireland’s oldest festivals, featuring a unique tradition of crowning a goat as the “King Puck.” The festival includes free family-friendly street events, live music, and food vendors​ (Home –)​.
  3. National Heritage Week: Running from August 12th to 20th, this event celebrates Ireland’s rich cultural heritage with free activities across the country. Events include guided tours, historical re-enactments, and exhibitions​ (Dublin Event Guide)​.
  4. Dublin Event Guide: Dublin hosts numerous free events throughout the summer, such as public tours at the National Gallery, interactive play experiences for children at Coastival, and various gigs and cultural activities in venues across the city​ (Dublin Event Guide)​.
  5. Kilkenny Arts Festival: From August 8th to 18th, this festival transforms Kilkenny’s historic venues into stages for performances by world-class artists in music, theatre, literature, and more. Many events, including street performances and art installations, are free to attend​ (Visit Kilkenny)​.
  6. Féile an Phobail: Taking place in Belfast from August 1st to 13th, this community festival offers a mix of music, comedy, theatre, and family-friendly activities. Many events are free, making it accessible for everyone​ (Home –)​.

These events provide a great opportunity to experience Ireland’s vibrant cultural scene without breaking the bank. Whether you’re interested in arts and culture, music, or family activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this summer.

Author: Thiago

I moved to Ireland 2012. I work as a business administrator and travel a lot to Europe with my work. I enjoy writing and athletics during my vacation and try to visit friends and family every year in Brazil.
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