Autumn in Ireland offers no shortage of entertainment; as summer comes to an end, our festival season is just beginning! Whether you’re looking for jump scares or jazz bands, you’ll surely find a unique festival to your liking.
The dead come to life at the Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival
in the city of Derry~Londonderry. This festival is as spooky as it is entertaining, offering costume parties, a carnival parade and Halloween night fireworks over the River Foyle. Events and performances start in the daytime and continue into the night, so don’t miss out on this chance to experience the trills of the supernatural under a Samhain moon.
If food festivals are more to your taste, hop over to Galway for the G
alway International Oyster and Seafood Festival
. This festival launched in 1954 and today more than 22,000 visitors attend each year. The programme of events includes the World Oyster Opening Championships, a Masquerade Mardi Gras and plenty of live musical performances.
Love jazz? Then the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
is the place for you. This October, they’re celebrating 40 years of jazz in Cork with four days of magnificent musical performances from artists like Alison Moyet, the Kenny Garrett Quintet and Imelda May. Attendees come from all over Europe to hear the smooth sounds of jazz in the picture-perfect setting of Cork.