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Festivals & Events

There are lots of events happening in the Tullamore and County Offaly throughout the year to keep all ages entertained.

Some of the popular annual events include The Tullamore Show, The National Ploughing Festival, Slieve Bloom Walking Festival, The Birr Vintage Arts Festival, Castle Palooza and much more! 

The Great National Central Hotel Tullamore is the ideal choice for accommodation when attending any of the wonderful events in the area.

See a list of upcoming events below.

The Midlands Science Festival 2017
The Midlands Science Festival 2017
In Tullamore, 7-days programme around 90 events. Celebrating science, maths, engineering, technology. Suitable for all. 12th - 19th November more
Queen of the Land Festival 2017
Queen of the Land Festival 2017
The WR Shaw is a Macra na Feirme run festival celebrating the talents and achievements nationally and abroad. 10th - 12th November 2017
Irish Game and Country Fair 2018
Irish Game and Country Fair 2018
August from 10:00am to 6:00pm each day, in Birr Castle, Birr. 35 minutes from hotel. 2018 Dates TBC
Hullabaloo! Offaly Children’s Art Festival 2017
Hullabaloo! Offaly Children’s Art Festival 2017
Biggest midlands festival of theatre and arts for children. Lots of fun. Based in Birr, Clara and Edenderry. 2017 details tbc
Castlepalooza 2018
Castlepalooza 2018
Music and arts festival. Location: Charleville Castle (10 minutes from hotel) Aug 2018 TBC
Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival 2018
Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival 2018
Features opening parade, equestrian, craft market, children’s events, music&more. At Birr (30 mins from hotel) 3-12 August 2018
Slieve Bloom Storytelling Festival 2017
Slieve Bloom Storytelling Festival 2017
Tales, legends, poetry, music and song. Lots of fun for everyone. 2017 TBC
National Ploughing Championships 2018
National Ploughing Championships 2018
Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade show. Details for the National Ploughing Championships 2018 coming soon.
Offline Film Festival 2018
Offline Film Festival 2018
Film challenge game, watching great features and shorts plus workshops. Birr 30 mins from hotel. 2018 Details TBC
Electric Picnic 2018
Electric Picnic 2018
Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival takes place in Stradbally, September 2018