Events from Ireland

Festival of Ardagh Chalice 150

When: Friday, 21 September, 2018

The Ardagh Chalice was discovered in September 1868 in Rerasta Fort, Ardagh, Co.Limerick. This iconic piece of medieval metal work was under a flag stone with a bronze Chalice and four Brooches.

Ardagh (Limerick) Limerick
Ardagh Chalice 150

38th Annual Milwaukee Irish Fest 2018

When: Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world's largest celebration of Celtic music and culture, is held annually the third weekend in August along Milwaukee's beautiful lakefront.

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Milwaukee Irish Fest 2018 Atlantic Wave

Celtic Connections Conference 2018 in Boston

When: Friday, 10 August, 2018

Interested in researching your Celtic roots? You can do that and more when you attend Pathways to Our Past, the Celtic Connections Conference 2018. On August 10th and 11th TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association) and IGSI (Irish Genealogical Society International) will join forces to co-sponsor a third Celtic Connections Conference. Speakers will present lectures in the areas of Irish, Scots-Irish, Scottish and Welsh genealogy, culture, DNA and exciting new ways to interpret and discover your ancestral roots.

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O’Mahony Clan 64th Gathering 2018

When: Friday, 22 June, 2018

​The O’Mahony Clan, a powerful Irish sept whose Chieftains were often regarded as Princes, will gather from Friday 22 June to Monday 25 June 2018. A Meet and Greet on Friday evening at Coolcower House, Macroom, Co Cork is followed on Saturday morning with genealogy and DNA sessions for all.

Macroom (Cork) Cork
Three Castles Head County Cork Ireland O'Mahony Clan Gathering

1718 Bann Valley Migration Commemoration

When: Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

This event commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Bann Valley Migration Scheme which was the first organised migration scheme from Northern Ireland to North America for the Presbyterian community.

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Bann Valley Migration Commemoration

bodies - Paris art exhibition featuring Irish artists

When: Thursday, 14 June, 2018

'bodies' is an exhibtion taking place in the heart of Parish this June and includes the work of two very talented Irish artists, Aaron Smyth, who is one of the artists-in-residence in the National Gallery currently (and who has previously taken part in a group show in IMMA, and also been exhibited in the RHA), and Jennifer Mehigan, an artist whose reputation in Ireland is only starting to catch up with her reputation abroad.

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 bodies by Dylan Joyce-Aherne

Bloomsday in Melbourne Festival 2018

When: Wednesday, 13 June, 2018

In 2018, Bloomsday in Melbourne notches up 25 years of Bloomsdays, and many more original productions inspired by Joyce if one includes Bloomsdays in Kobe (Japan) and Dublin, and multiple gigs, many full-scale in Melbourne, in any given year. There are three events: a play, a seminar and a lunch.

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Bloomsday Melbourne