Upcoming Festivals

Ardara hosts a wide variety of festivals throughout the year and is known as the “Home of the Festivals”. Check out our upcoming festivals below. For smaller events, live music, etc., see our What’s On page.

Ardara International Walking Festival

Ardara International Walking Festival

Fri 15th Mar - 18th Mar 2024
Various Times
REGISTRATION Registration takes place in Ardara Heritage Centre on Friday the 15th March from 7 -8.30 pm (This is optional as walks can be paid for on the day of). FEE Fees are €25 for one day and €40 for...
The Cup of Tae Festival

The Cup of Tae Festival

Fri 3rd May - 6th May 2024
Various Times
The famous traditional festival honouring the renowned John 'the tae' Fiddler. Concerts, Workshops & Sessions This is the 21st 'Cup of Tae' Festival - we welcome all our international musicians back to the 21st 'Cup of Tae' Festival. This year's...
Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass Festival

Fri 19th Jul - 21st Jul 2024
Various Times
This has now developed to a great event with the tops in Bluegrass in town. Pat McGill has a vast array of top Bluegrass acts for this weekend. For more info check out: www.ardara.ie or Ardara Town o Facebook. Contact...
Wild Atlantic Week

Wild Atlantic Week

Sat 3rd Aug - 10th Aug 2024
Various Times
A week of special events for visitors and the community alike. See the special brochure or Ardara.ie for more information. Contact Stephen 087 2424590.
The Johnny Doherty Irish Traditional Music and Dancing Weekend

The Johnny Doherty Irish Traditional Music and Dancing Weekend

Fri 27th Sep - 29th Sep 2024
Various Times
Top stars of traditional music descend on Ardara. We are delighted to announce that the main act will be Cherish The Ladies. Contact Pat 087 6900714
The Matchmaking Weekend

The Matchmaking Weekend

Fri 8th Nov - 10th Nov 2024
Various Times
Top matchmaker in attendance with the best of music in town across all the pubs. Contact Ardara.ie for details of Pat 087 3900714.