The 100 best festivals in Ireland this summer

From trad-music extravaganzas to fun foodie days out, the best cultural events and a feast of family favourites, here’s your ultimate guide to the best events of summer

Summer festivals

Lauren Murphy, John Meagher, Édaein O’ Connell and Katy McGuinness

There’s an impressively varied programme for this year’s Writers’ Week, with numerous names from the Irish lit scene (Liz Nugent, Paul Muldoon, Elaine Feeney, musician Paul Brady) as well as the international one. A highlight will surely be Richard Ford in conversation with Joseph O’Connor. Alongside the usual chats and interviews are walking tours, sea swims, poetry corners and various workshops.

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