With only a few precious weeks left this summer,  there is still so much to see and do all over Ireland this August. Here is a taste of some great events happening on our doorstep. For full details got to www.discoverireland.ie or download the Discover Ireland Guide to what's on across the country in August. 
 
Have a fun time at the Fleadh!
Prepare to be wowed, thrilled and entertained at the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Sligo, (August 10th - 17th). For lovers of traditional music and dancing, this is the big one, with the cream of the country's young talent wowing audiences from far and wide. 
 
Be a giddy goat in Kilorglin!
Celebrate Ireland's oldest fair - the Puck Fair in Kilorglin, Co. Kerry, (August 10th - 12th). It wouldn't have lasted more than 400 years if it wasn't good fun, would it! With loads of free street entertainment, music and traditional parade plus a chance to see the crowning of Queen Puck, it's the king of festivals and all dedicated to a goat! 
 
Enjoy masterful performances in Bantry!
Celebrating traditional music in its purest form, Masters of Tradition in Bantry, Co. Cork, (August 20th – 24th),  brings together artistes such as Steve Cooney, Ivan Goff & Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Ghost Trio, Martin Hayes and many more, including American country and blue grass maestro Ricky Skaggs. 
 
Be game for a great day out in Birr!
The Irish Game and Country Fair (August 23rd – 24th) takes place in the stately surrounds of Birr Castle, Birr, Co.Offaly. Enjoy an array of country sports including clay shooting, fishing and gundog competitions, medieval jousting, a huge tented village of trade stands and a Fine Food Festival. 
 
Celebrate your heritage all over Ireland!
Get all the family involved in one of the activities scheduled to celebrate National Heritage Week, (August 23rd – 31st). This year’s theme is “Generations exploring heritage together”, so it’s the perfect excuse to bring everyone together. Enjoy 1700 special events in various venues designed to bring heritage to life - everything from traditional music to dinghy racing! 
 
 

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