Festivals and Events in Ardara

South Of The Border


14th Feb - 16th Feb 2020 - Ardara


South Of The Border
The South of the Border Festival celebrates the songs of Jimmy Kennedy and the stories of Packie Manus Byrne, featuring live music sessions, storytelling, and much more!

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Ardara Walking Festival


13th Mar - 16th Mar 2020 - Ardara


Ardara Walking Festival
With a variety of hill walks ranging from moderate to difficult, led by professional local guides, there’s something for everyone. Discover some spectacular scenery and hidden gems on a weekend to remember!

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The Cup of Tae Festival


1st May - 4th May 2020 - Ardara


The Cup of Tae Festival
The famous traditional music festival celebrating renowned fiddler John “the tae” Gallagher. Accordion virtuoso Dermot Byrne will be Guest of Honour at the Cup of Tae Festival 2020. The festival features concerts, fiddle classes, workshops, schools of music & street music all weekend.

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Summer Lights


29th May - 1st Jun 2020 - Ardara


Summer Lights
Featuring music, cookery, food & drink, hill walking, live music and entertainment outdoors and in various venues around the town.

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Ardara Bluegrass Festival


17th Jul - 19th Jul 2020 - Ardara


Ardara Bluegrass Festival
The ever popular Bluegrass Festival featuring some of the finest acts in the world. Now in it's 12th year, this has developed into a great event with the top names in Bluegrass in Town.

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Wild Atlantic Week


1st Aug - 9th Aug 2020 - Ardara


Wild Atlantic Week
A week filled with activities, tours, walks and events to celebrate our unique part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The week culminates with the famous Ardara Show Day, with music in all the pubs and the unmissable Show Dance.

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Ardara Agricultural Show


8th Aug - Sandfield


Ardara Agricultural Show
The Ardara Agricultural & Industrial Show, the culmination of the Wild Atlantic Week, has everything from top cattle, sheep, horses and ponies to a packed marquee of exhibits and a thrilling afternoon programme. A fun day for the whole family!

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The Big Summer Charity Barbecue


23rd Aug - The Corner House


The Big Summer Charity Barbecue
Starting at 5pm in the Corner House, The Big Summer Charity Barbecue features a superb lineup of the best live music around, and of course great BBQ food. Great fun with all the proceeds going to charity.

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The Johnny Doherty Festival


25th Sep - 27th Sep 2020 - Ardara


The Johnny Doherty Festival
A must for fans of traditional Irish music and dance, with ceili, barn and set dancing and schools of dance daily.

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The Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend


9th Oct - 11th Oct 2020 -


The Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend
A special weekend incorporating archaeology, history and culture with events focusing on the region and its place in history.

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The Matchmaking Festival


6th Nov - 8th Nov 2020 - Ardara


The Matchmaking Festival
Love is in the air, with many novel matchmaking games and some of Ireland's best matchmakers! The most romantic weekend of the year!

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