When to go Ireland
The best time to visit Ireland purely depends on the individual. For example, if you are travelling to experience the shopping culture the visiting ant any time of the year is fine. The same goes for many of the bars and exhibitions within Ireland. Although the summer may be deemed the best period to visit in relation to the weather, this in itself can be unpredictable.
It is really whether you are going to see a festival or event that determines as to when the best time is to visit Ireland.
Electric Picnic is an annual arts and music festival held annually, normally around September but it is worth checking the website before booking your trip. In the past it has hosted acts such as New Order, Bjork and The Chemical Brothers.
The Flat Lake Festival
Held on the Hilton Park farm estate this annual event covers comedy, music and theatre and is held amongst the barns and bales of hay giving it a real rustic feel.
The Heritage Council hosts a nationwide set of events each year which allows for cultural assets to be put on view. Heritage week normally runs in August, but do check details before booking your visit.
Oxegen has been hailed as Europeís greatest musical festival, and with past acts including The Killers, Snow Patrol and R.E.M itís not hard to see why. The festival takes place at Punchestown Racecourse in County Kildare and normally takes place in July.
St Patricks Day
No festival and event line up would be complete without the ultimate celebration, St Patricks Day. Through Ireland, and even the world, people come together to celebrate Saint Patrick, but it really is Ireland that you need to be in to appreciate what this day is about. St Patricks Day is celebrated on the 17th March.
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