June – Festivals and Events

Can you believe it’s June already? Now that summer has started, regardless of the weather, more reasons then ever have surfaced to experience the different types of festivals that happen all over the island. I am firm believer that regardless if you are low on cash or the weather is not great, no reason should stop you from going outside. Life happens anyway. Some of these festivals are free, if it means bring a packed lunch and just buying a ice cream.

Vantastiva Is a family themed event happening the bank holiday weekend the 3rd and 4th of June in Beaulieu House, Co Louth. This is a camping festival with some day trips available also.

Bloom in the Park A festival that has seen massive grown in the years from having the opportunity to go last year, I can understand the hype behind it. I’ve no garden I need to add, yet still enjoyed the day, but mostly the food. Always about the food. For those who are unaware, Bloom is held ever year in Phoenix Park, a gardening festival with a food village also supporting local Irish Brands. The event this year takes place between the dates 1st to the 5th of June.

Rory Gallagher Festival A tribute to Rory himself is taken place in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal between the 1st and 4th of June.

Oliver Goldsmith Festival The third oldest literacy festival in Ireland takes place in Longford-Westmeath are between the 2nd and 4th of June.

Belfast International Photo Festival is held throughout the whole month of June in different venues across Belfast. The festival showcases some fantastic contemporary pieces of photography.

Taste of Dublin The yearly food festival returns to the Iveagh Gardens between the 16-18 of June.

Street Feast A community initiative ran throughout the country where people like yourself and I, host a lunch. Supported by Food Cloud this helps to give a sense of community to every area.


Belfast Book Festival is a ten day festival from the 7 the 17th of June. Now in it’s in 7th year the festival has different stages and different events to capture the minds of most from workshops, poetry and discussions.

Sad I won't still be in town for this. #belfast #bookfest #belfastbookfestival #travel

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Insomnia Gaming Festival The UK gaming festival comes to Killarney’s INEC on the 9-11 of June.

The #CWLBHam is nearing its FINAL few hours at #i60. Have you caught any gameplay this weekend?

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Ava Festival is a really interesting one, why? Because it combines a conference and a festival but also can purchase separately. The event is all being held in the Urban Sports Academy in Titanic Quarter in Belfast. The event is almost sold out and is on the June bank holiday weekend.

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Lismore Immrama Between the 14th and the 18th in this Waterford town combines Travel Writing, Good Music

Titanic Maritime Festival With a massive history connecting to Titanic and Belfast it its own right a maritime city, this festival celebrates this on June 16th to 18th.

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Dublin Port Riverfest This June back holiday, a family day out, time to explore the tall ships that have explored into town, kayaking or the village markets.


Killarney Walking Festival. A two day walking festival between on the 9th to the 11th of June

Gripping walk to the Gap of Dunloe fantastic October Sun ! #lovekillarney #autumn #autumnsun #gapofdunloe #walking #killarneynationalpark #killarneywalks #

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Bloomsday FestivalΒ from 11th to the 16th of June, food, drink, culture this festival is possibly one of our favorites and is really worth checking out if you’re in Dublin

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