As you plan your trip to Ireland, you might be wondering what festivals in Ireland you could attend. Why do we suggest you plan it out?
For one, Ireland only has a few major cities. The major festivals in Ireland are held in Dublin. Outside of Dublin, quaint villages dominate Ireland, making it difficult to find parking, and/or lodging on a moment’s notice.
Planning ahead will ensure you’ll have a center stage seat in the middle of all the action. Here are the top 10 festivals in Ireland that we recommend:
PUCK FAIR IN KILLGORIN, COUNTY KERRY
Where else in the world can you see a goat crowned as a king? Located in the heart of county Kerry, Killgorin holds the Puck Fair every August 10th, 11th and 12th.
One popular origin of this tale involves a puck (or male goat) who saved the local town from pillaging. When raiders took over the local villages, they found a herd of goats grazing on the mountainside.
Before they could be captured, the goats ran away, with the puck reaching a local village just in time to alert the people of the raiders.
LISDOOVARNA MATCHMAKING FESTIVAL
Traditionally, in September, after the harvest was gathered, it was time for single farmers to find a wife. They did so by attending the Lisdoovarna Matchmaking Festival. It’s become one of the largest singles’ festivals in Ireland. The LGBT version, also held in September or early October, is the most popular same-sex matchmaking event in the world.