When I think of Holidays in Ireland, without a doubt, the first thing I think of is their St. Patrick's Day - Ireland is another one of the places around the World that I would love to visit, and I would love to time it around that time of year!
The crazy thing is, I was telling my parents that I had finished this page and would love to go to Ireland, and they said that I've already been to Shannon, Ireland. I was like "What"??? It turns out that since I'm a Military dependent, I was born in Augsberg, Germany, and when we came back to the United States from Germany, we stopped in Shannon Ireland, and then flew to Newfoundland in Canada for refueling (I didn't know I had been there either!). I obviously was too young to remember, so I still have it on my travel bucket list to go again.
In addition to the major Holidays that are celebrated, there are many different festivals and events throughout the year. For Oyster Fans out there, there is the International Oyster Festival held in the City of Galway each year in late September. For Jazz lovers, you'll want to time your visit to attend the biggest Jazz festival in Ireland in the City of Cork, which is held every October.
Ireland, known as the Republic of Ireland is highlighted on the map above. Northern Island, the part not highlighted, is one of the constituent Countries of the United Kingdom.
All the Holidays in Ireland information below will give the 2016 Date, Holiday Name, and Holiday Type. Ultimately, we will have a Daily Holidays Page for each of the Days of the Year, and a devoted page for each of the Holidays and Observances. Pages completed will be linked up below once they are done.
If a Holiday does not have 2016 after it below, that means that it is observed annually on the same day. Those with 2016 listed after the date, are movable holidays that are observed on different days each year.
The video below is a few years outdated, but gives a great overview of Ireland, with some great facts and music to the video!
Many people travel during the longer holidays for vacations, or to
spend time with family living in a different area.
To book hotels, I love to use Hotels Combined which is a world leading hotel comparison site. You can enter the City in Ireland that you are traveling to below in the Search box, and you can find availability and the best hotel prices by comparing all the major travel sites with just the one search! Find the Hotel and Price that works best for your budget, and book your room!
The video below from Tourism Ireland, is long (over 8 minutes), but does a great job of showing the Country.
Ireland has had some great musical acts throughout the years, as well as their great Celtic Music. Some of my favorites are U2, The Cranberries, and Snow Patrol, who I didn't realize was an Ireland Band. They are best known for their song, Chasing Cars, but one of my favorites of theirs has always been their song, Chocolate, which is featured below.
Some of the other well know musicians and bands from Ireland include Enya, Gealic Storm, One Direction (English-Irish), Rory Gallagher, Sinead O'Conner, The Corrs, The Dubliners, Thin Lizzy, Van Morrison and Westlife. There are lots more great artists, so many that I may have to do a devoted page of Ireland's Top Music at some point!
Above, is Linger, one of my favorite songs from The Cranberries! Lead singer, Dolores O'Riordan has such an amazing voice!
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