Wexford Opera House. The city’s opera festival is to receive €110,000

Fáilte Ireland will provide more than €1.8 million to fund 23 “key” events and festivals throughout the country this year as part of the Government’s (...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

Bloomsday, June 16th

January Out to Lunch 2-26 From Eamon Dunphy to Edna O’Brien, this Belfast festival has an eclectic line-up of music, spoken word and comed(...)

Satirical homage in Trim, Co Meath: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), as depicted in an oil  painting by Charles Jervas. Photograph: DeAgostini/Getty Images

Jonathan Swift was appointed vicar of Laracor, near Trim, Co Meath, in 1700, and each year Trim pays homage (and boosts local tourism) with the Swift (...)