By Sangeetha Shreekar

Ireland, a land steeped in rich history, vibrant culture, and breath-taking landscapes, is a destination that beckons travellers from around the globe. At Planit Events, we are passionate about showcasing the very best of Irish culture, and in our latest blog post, we invite you to join us on a journey through the heart of Ireland’s cultural events.

Exploring the Musical Traditions:

One cannot truly experience Ireland without delving into its rich musical traditions. From the haunting sounds of the uilleann pipes to the toe-tapping beats of the bodhrán, traditional Irish music has a timeless appeal that captivates audiences of all ages. Through carefully curated tours, we offer guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in Ireland’s musical heritage.

  • Recommendation: Attend a traditional music session at a local pub in Doolin, County Clare. Experience the authentic atmosphere as local musicians gather to play tunes passed down through generations.

  • Season/Date to Visit: Traditional music sessions can be enjoyed year-round, but the summer months (June to August) offer a particularly vibrant atmosphere in Doolin. Check out pubs like McGann’s or O’Connor’s for live music.

Learn more about Doolin’s traditional music sessions.

Dance to the Rhythms of Ireland:

Irish dance is another cornerstone of our cultural heritage, known for its intricate footwork and lively energy. From the graceful movements of sean nós to the high-energy reels of Irish step dancing, there is a style of dance to suit every taste. Planit Events offers exclusive access to performances by world-class dance troupes, as well as opportunities for guests to learn basic steps and join in the fun themselves.

  • Recommendation: Attend a performance by Riverdance, the world-renowned Irish dance show that has captivated audiences worldwide. Experience the magic of this iconic production in Dublin’s historic Gaiety Theatre.

  • Season/Date to Visit: Riverdance performances are held year-round in Dublin, but it’s best to check the Gaiety Theatre’s schedule for specific dates and ticket availability.

Find upcoming Riverdance performances

Immerse Yourself in Irish Festivals:

Throughout the year, Ireland plays host to a myriad of festivals and events that celebrate everything from literature and arts to food and drink. From the literary brilliance of the Dublin Writers Festival to the culinary delights of the Galway International Oyster Festival, there is always something exciting happening on the Emerald Isle. Our team at Planit Events works tirelessly to keep our guests informed of upcoming festivals and to ensure that they have an unforgettable experience during their visit.

  • Recommendation: Visit the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, the largest traditional Irish music festival in the world. Experience the lively atmosphere as musicians, dancers, and music enthusiasts from around the globe gather to celebrate Irish culture in a different host town each year.

  • Season/Date to Visit: The Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann typically takes place in August. Check the official website for the latest information on host towns and festival dates.

Check out more here.

Must-Visit Tourist Spots:

In addition to immersing yourself in Ireland’s cultural events, no visit to the Emerald Isle would be complete without exploring its iconic tourist spots.

  • The Cliffs of Moher: Marvel at the sheer majesty of one of Ireland’s most famous natural wonders. The Cliffs of Moher, located in County Clare, offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands.

  • Guinness Storehouse: Discover the history behind Ireland’s most famous export at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Learn how Guinness is made, enjoy a complimentary pint with panoramic views of the city, and explore seven floors of interactive exhibits.

  • The Ring of Kerry: Embark on a scenic drive along the stunning Ring of Kerry, a picturesque route that winds its way through mountains, lakes, and charming villages on the Iveragh Peninsula.

  • The Rock of Cashel: Explore the historic Rock of Cashel, a medieval fortress perched atop a limestone outcrop in County Tipperary. Discover its ancient ruins, including the iconic Cormac’s Chapel and the Round Tower.

  • Trinity College Dublin: Step back in time at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s oldest university. Admire the stunning architecture of its historic campus, visit the illustrious Long Room of the Old Library, and see the world-famous Book of Kells.

At Planit Events, we believe that travel is about more than just seeing new places – it’s about immersing yourself in the sights, sounds, and flavours of a destination. With our cultural tours and experiences, we invite you to celebrate the spirit of Ireland and be a part of the tradition.

Join us on a journey through the heart of Irish cultural events and discover the richness of our heritage. Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or visiting Ireland for the first time, there’s always something new to explore with Planit Events, or if you are someone planning to hold your next event in this emerald isle, reach out to us at info@planit.ie Come experience the magic of Ireland with us!