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  1. Féile Brian Ború

    Ballina, Tipperary

    Féile Brian Ború is an annual festival taking place in the twin-towns of Killaloe, Co. Clare & Ballina, Co. Tipperary. Each year the festival commemorates Ireland's greatest High King in his native place. Read more

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  2. The Celtic Fringe Festival

    Grange, Sligo

    The Celtic Fringe Festival explores the connections made by the Spanish Armada voyage of 1588 between Ireland, Spain and Europe. It showcases the best of Irish culture, heritage and our unique landscape. Read more

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  3. The Daniel O'Connell Summer School

    Cahersiveen, Kerry

    The overall purpose of the school is to examine aspects of the historical career of Daniel O' Connell as well as to consider the challenges which they pose for the direction of modern Ireland. Read more

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  4. Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

    Cork City, Cork

    A unique festival celebrating the Spirit of Mother Jones, one of Cork's most famous daughters, who was also described as being the most dangerous woman in America. Read more

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  5. Hugh O' Flaherty Memorial Weekend & International Humanitarian Award

    Killarney, Kerry

    Annual commemoration of the WWII hero Msgr. Hugh O' Flaherty and the awarding of the Hugh O' Flaherty International Humanitarian Award. Read more

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  6. Youghal Celebrates History - The Fitzgerald Dynasty in the Blackwater Valley

    Youghal, Cork

    A conference and field trip examining the legacy of the Fitzgerald dynasty in the Blackwater Valley, including poetry, antiquities, patronage and plunder. Event is friendly & informal with top-class presenters. Read more

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  7. JFK Dunbrody Festival

    New Ross, Wexford

    A celebration of Irish American Relationships, celebrating music, culture and historical ties, while showcasing many local national and international artists. Read more

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  8. The Táin March

    Louth, Louth

    Queen Maeve and her loyal warriors (the 27th Army Battalion from Aitken Barracks, Dundalk) march to Omeath, Cooley Peninsula, amassing more warriors on route. Events along the route in Roscommon and Louth. Read more

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  9. The Percy French Festival 2015 'Through a French Mirror'

    Castlecoote, Roscommon

    The festival, a celebration of the life and times of the multi-talented William Percy French, is set in the wonderful historic building of Castlecoote House in French's native Roscommon. Read more

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  10. Festival of the Pirate Queen

    Westport, Mayo

    This festival celebrates the life of Grace O'Malley, one of the most inspirational women in Irish history. Events take place all over Clew Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way, the land base for her sea-faring... Read more

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