Ireland Events

Sound Check

Ever wanted to hear your favourite tune on a physically impossible instrument?
Come and be inspired! 9th June – Sunday 24th September 2017

Liberties Festival

One of Ireland’s oldest festivals. The festival is all about dance, film, comedy, music and literature.
Saturday 15th July – Saturday 22nd July 2017

Meet Smart Dublin

See how the Smart Dublin team is working and experience how Dublin’s working on becoming a living lab for smart city tech. On the 12th of July 2017 for free.

Great Dublin Bike Ride

Different routes for beginners and experienced riders. 24th September 2017. Start at Smithfield, Dublin

Dublin Horse Show

World class equestrian entertainment, show jumping competitions, a Kid’s Zone and other things. 9th-13th August. RDS Main Arena, Ballsbridge, Ireland.

Dublin VegFest

Come and enjoy vegan food, Super Foods, live music and more! 23rd-24th September 2017. Griffith College, South Circular Road

August Féile

473 Falls Road, 3 – 13 Aug. On Irlands biggest art festival you’ll be entertained with music, films, sports and much more

Titanic Maritime Festival

Queen’s Road, 16-18Jun. A weekend of maritime-themed family fun, food, tours,interactive activities for everyone and ships to climb aboard.

Belsonic 2017

Ormeau Park Belfast, 13-30 Jun. Popular music festival with famous,international headline acts. Around £30.

The story of Irish dance

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, 25 Jul ’16-Jan ’18. Display of the Irish Dance from 1800 up to today through outfits,films and more, £5.50-29

Family Fun Day at Jungle

18.Jun, 60 Desertmartin Road. It’s an open-park day with a lot of out- and indoor activities for old and young. £3-15

Belfast International Photo Festival

1st -30 Jun, 21 Ormeau Avenue. There’ll be exhibitions, workshops, screenings,reviews and also tours.

Belfast Book Festival

Crescent Arts Ctr, 7-17 Jun. Celebrating the world of books with well known authors, comedians and lots of music, poetry and workshops. £8-16

Les Misérables (School Edition)

The Helix, 18-Jul-23-Jul. Seen by more than 70 million people around the globe yet still breaking box-office records everywhere. 8pm. €25

The Great Gatsby

Gate Theatre, 6-Jul-16-Sep. A great Theatre-show about the unforgettable Jay Gatsby. Let yourself be inspired. Time: 7.30 pm. Price: €28-€42

Big Grill Festival

Herbert Park,17-Aug-20-Aug. Ireland’s 1st ever international BBQ festival, celebrating the art of cooking with smoke & fire. Price: €15-€29

Fingal Film & Arts Festival

Swords, 11Aug-13Aug 2017 Filmmakers showcasing their work as experienced industry professionals.

Inspire Fest 2017

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, 6-Jul-8-Jul. Leading Arts and Sci-Tech festival in Europe. Time: 9.00 am. Price:€95–€395

Dublin Pride Festival

18-Jun-24-Jun. Free. 5 days in Dublin. Celebrating LGBTQ diversity in the city

Table Tennis Tue Night

A fun, sporty way to spend a mid-week evening! Make new friends and as you flex your competitive muscles. Free. Temple bar area.

The Radiant City/ The Passenger

2 – 19 Feb. The Library Project on Temple Bar Street. Free. Photos from Aisling McCoy and Ailbhe Ni Bhriain.

NI Science Festival 2017

16 Feb – 26 Feb. Innovation Centre. Wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Prices vary.

The Night Joe Dolans Car Broke Down

13Feb – 18 Feb. €27. Olympia Theatre. Stormy St. Stephen’s night, people gather to celebrate Horse Munley’s 60th birthday party. As the storm worsens, things happen.

Royal Ballet: Woolf Works

8 Feb. €18. Light house cinema. Virginia Woolf’s work is the inspiration for multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor’s triptych for The Royal Ballet.

Design and Violence

Explore the manifestations of violence in contemporary society. A co-production with MoMA New York. 14 Oct – 22 Jan 2017. At Trinity College

Low in the Dark

Men knitting. Women giving birth to pink and yellow babies. Written byMarina Carr. 3 Aug – 6 Aug. At The Mart.

Tender Napalm

Destruction and recreation of a couple in an explosive and intimate relationship. June and July. Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre.


A witty comedy by Gary Mitchell. Ex-paramilitaries force the 5-a-side football team to steal competition money. 4 – 30 Jun. Lyric Theatre Belfast.

2016 Certificate of Excellence

Finn McCools Tours has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews we have earned on TripAdvisor.

Bealtaine Festival

Bealtaine festival lets our first-time and professional older artists shows their creativity and talents to the public. Nationwide. Whole May.

Twilight Market at St George’s

Two-night Twilight Market at the St. George’s Market. 24th and 25th May. Local pop up restaurant, food producers, DJs and live music.

International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

Celebrating works by, theme related to, performed by gay people. Many different events at various locations. Check their site for details.

Graeme of Thrones

Graeme of Thrones is the Game of Thrones parody that is charming, funny and scrappy. Olympia Theatre, 29th April. €29 per ticket.

Dublin: One City, One Book

Fallen by Lia Mills is a story of a young lady about the struggle for gender equality when the First World War and the Ireland’s Rebellion happened.

Annie: 12 Apr – 16 Apr

Take your kids to Annie, a family-friendly musical, for a fun night out! Story about a girl in an orphanage who is trying to find her real parents.