Ireland's South East offers an array of festivals to choose from.

Looking for laughs, music, food, and entertainment? Look no further than Ireland’s South East with an array of festivals to choose from. Whether you want to dance the night away, taste the delights of the region or simply kick back and listen to music from the most talented musicians, you’ve come to the right place!!

  • Cat Laughs Comedy Festival – Laughter is the best medicine and that is certainly the case for those who make an annual pilgrimage to Kilkenny to hear some of the best comedians creating a “laugh out loud” atmosphere! A weekend not to be missed.
  • Summerfest Carlow – see some of the country’s biggest and best loved country & western artists. Summerfest Carlow is strictly over 18s.
  • Wexford Maritime Festival – An action packed weekend on Wexford’s quay front. From air-sea rescue demonstrations to a fest of Wexford’s finest foods. Something for all ages!
  • Clonmel Junction Arts Festival – A week long arts festival offering an array of music, theatre, street performance, comedy, visual art, food, drink and much, much more.
  • Waterford Spraoi International Street Art Festival – Enjoy a spectacular event with street performers from all over the world entertaining and delighting visitors in this Viking city.
  • Kilkenny Arts Festival – showcasing the very finest musicians, performers, writers and artists since it began in 1974. The festival runs for 10 days.
  • Waterford Day-tripper Festival – Outdoor music festival with world renowned musicians. Nominated in the IMRO Live Music Awards for Best Small Music Festival of the Year!
  • Wexford Festival Opera – this opera festival goes from strength to strength and is now ranked among the world’s leading opera festivals.




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Useful Information

Festival details, times and dates are subject to change. It is advisable to check online before travelling

Getting There
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Contact South East Festivals

Various locations in Ireland’s South East

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