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Annual Festivals in Waterford City & County

While every effort is made to provide accurate information please confirm the details locally. Many of the festivals have their own web sites.

January

Horse Racing, Tramore, Co. Waterford. Tel: 051 381425, 1st January www.tramore-racecourse.com

February

LAWLORS HOTEL JAZZ FESTIVAL Dungarvan, mid February, non stop Jazz all weekend.

March

1848 Tricolour Celebration, 09, 10, 11th.
The 1848 Tricolour Celebration marks the conception and unveiling of the Irish Tricolour Flag by Thomas Francis Meagher in 1848 at 33 The Mall, Waterford City. http://www.1848tricolour.com

WATERFORD NEW MUSIC WEEK 2012 12th-17th Waterford New Music Week Festival  is the only contemporary music festival in the South East.
http://www.waterfordnewmusicweek.com

William-Vincent-Wallace-Bicentenary, 14th
2012 is the bicentenary of the birth of William Vincent Wallace at Colbeck St in Waterford City. He became a world famous  composer and musician.
Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity Waterford.

St. PATRICK'S DAY, 17th, Events across the county, check locally for details.

Waterford Writiers Weekend 23rd -25th. Including the Sean Dunne Young Writers Awards www.waterfordwritersweekend.ie

April

WATERFORD FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE 26th-28th. Founded in 2000 the annual celebration of the life and work of Waterford architect John Roberts (1714 - 1796). A mixture of formal and informal elements www.wfa.ie

May

Waterford International Festival of Music 1st-13th
www.waterfordintlmusicfestival.com

The Bealtaine Festival 1st - 31st. The Bealtaine Festival is a unique and groundbreaking Irish festival celebrating creativity in older age.
http://bealtaine.com

GUINNESS FÉILE NA nDEISE Traditional Irish nusic and cultural festival in Dungarvan Co. Waterford. www.feilenandeise.com

WATERFORD SEAFARING FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND SONG Waterford City, last weekend May www.hooksandcrookes.com

FESTIVAL OF THE SEA links and celebrates the people and cultures of coastal communities of the south-east of Ireland and south-east Newfoundland/Labrador. An alternating biennial festival with the Irish launch in 2005, linking County Waterford's Dunmore East, Passage East, Cheekpoint and Ring and County Wexford's Ballyhack, Duncannon, Kilmore Quay, Fethard-on-Sea & Hook Head with the different communities of the Cape Shore and Irish Loop on the island of Newfoundland. www.festivalofthesea.ca

June

IMMRAMA, Lismore Festival Of Travel Writing three days of literature, arts, music, street and indoor cultural activities for all interests and ages. www.lismoreimmrama.com

WORLD OCEANS FESTIVAL 2nd weekend June - beach sport and wildlife events for all age groups at the South East's premier resort - the emphasis is on having fun. All events are offered free to the public. www.worldoceansfestival.com

SOUTH EAST GARDENS FESTIVAL, Waterford, early June, a trail of 15 private gardens, rangING from cottage style gardens to colourful attractively designed new gardens. Phone +353 (0)51 384273

Open Deep Sea Angling Competition, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford 058-41395 or 058-46401

Horse Racing, Tramore, Co. Waterford. Tel: 051 381425 www.tramore-racecourse.com

Waterford Viking Marathon 2013 30th http://www.waterfordvikingmarathon.com

Ravens Rock Rally 2013 30th
http://www.carrickonsuirmotorclub.com/events/ravens-rock-rally.html

Day Tripper Music Festival 2013 28 - 30
http://daytripper.ie/

July

ARDMORE PATTERN FESTIVAL The annual festival is a weekend full of activities and entertainment for all www.ardmorepatternfestival.ie

MOTORSPORT Weekend, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Contact: 058 42695

OYSTER FESTIVAL, Baile an nGall, An Rinn, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Tel: 058 43216 / 41475

August

SPRAOI STREET FESTIVAL, 3rd - 5th "The Biggest Street Carnival in Ireland" Fun, Fun, Fun for all the family. Waterford City. Every August Bank Holiday Weekend the streets of Waterford city are transformed into a huge stage featuring an international cast of musicians and street theatre performers. All events are free www.spraoi.com

National Heritage Week Waterford 18th - 26th. National Heritage Week builds awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. http://www.heritageweek.ie

SEAN KELLY TOUR OF WATERFORD featuring the 50 km Kelly Cruise, the 90km Kelly Coast and The Kelly Comeragh Challenge which at 160 km includes two Category One climbs. www.theseankellytour.com

LISMORE COMMUNITY FESTIVAL, Early August, West Waterford

DUNMORE EAST BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. Last W/E in August, since 1994.

Horse Racing, Tramore, Co. Waterford. Tel: 051 381425, Mid August www.tramore-racecourse.com

September

Sonic Arts Waterford - SAW Fest 20 - 22
SAW Fest is a new indoor international festival of experimental/ambient music and electronic arts due to take place in theatres and galleries around Waterford.

WATERFORD HARVEST FESTIVAL 10th- 16th is a city wide festival celebrating food heritage and culture in Waterford with nine days of fun filled foodie events.

ANGLING OPEN DEEP SEA COMPETITION, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford 058-41395 or 058-46401

Set Dancing Festival Mid September - Rathgormac Village County Waterford

October

IMAGINE ARTS FESTIVAL 09th - 13th, nine mini festivals all in one theatre, film, music, comedy, dance, literature, visual, craft and children - a platform for local talent and a showcase for international artists. The annual festival is a vibrant mix of the traditional and contemporary, well-established acts, special commissions, Irish exclusives and European premieres. www.imagineartsfestival.com

November

WATERFORD FILM FESTIVAL, 09th - 11th Greyfriars Gallery. The film festival, showcases all forms of feature film and documentary film production - short, animation, experimental, student work, digital work, etc. www.waterfordfilmfestival.com

The Golden Years Festival 12th - 14th A full and exiciting programme of events are planned to ensured the enjoyment of visitors and locals alike.

Horse Racing Tramore, Co. Waterford Tel: 051 381425 www.tramore-racecourse.com

December

Christmas in Waterford 1st - 31st. Seasonal activities and events in Waterford City, including carol singing, Christmas markets, and visits to Santa Claus!

Ballyrafter International Flower Fair Tel: 058 53111

An annual Calendar of Events is published by the South-East Tourism Authority.

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