What’s going on in Ireland in February - music, festivals, and more


Fans of traditional Irish dance and music descend on Killarney for The Gathering Festival. Visitors fill the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney for the mix of live concerts and set dancing classes. Now in its thirteenth year, the festival will include a stellar line-up of concerts including performances by Danú, Seán Tyrell and The Glacken Brothers and more.

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23rd - 26th February 2012
Inis Mor, Galway – Tedfest, a celebration of the cult-comedy “Father Ted”

The kettle is on and organisers are gearing up for Tedfest 6, with various events taking place on the Aran Islands. Tedfest is a unique celebration of "Father Ted" on the island of Inis Mor. It celebrates everything to do with the cult sitcom.

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27 Feb 2012 - 04 Mar 2012
Clare - Corofin Trad Festival

Traditional music with various sessions in the local pubs and a concert nightly in Teach Ceoil.

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05 Sep 2011 - 31 Oct 2012

Dublin - Dublin Contemporary, celebration of art

Ireland is well known for it's vibrant cultural scene, from literature to theatre to music and dance. To add to this, Dublin is staging an ambitious exhibition of the very latest in Irish and international art.

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