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Festivals & Events in Offaly

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.

Hullabaloo! Offaly Children’s Art Festival
Hullabaloo! Offaly Children’s Art Festival
Biggest midlands festival of theatre and arts for children. Based in Birr, Clara and Edenderry. October 30th - November 2nd, 2019
Queen of the Land Festival
Queen of the Land Festival
Queen Of The Land Festival Is An Annual 3-Day Event In County Offaly, Hosted By Offaly Macra Na Feirme. 8th - 10th November 2019
The Midlands Science Festival 2019
The Midlands Science Festival 2019
In Tullamore, 7-days programme around 90 events. Celebrating science, maths, engineering, technology. Suitable for all. November 2019
Irish Country Lifestyle Festival 2020
Irish Country Lifestyle Festival 2020
The Irish Game & Country Fair formerly at Birr Castle now in Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, 2020
Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival 2020
Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival 2020
Features opening parade, equestrian, craft market, children’s events, music & more. In Birr (30 mins away) August 2020
Electric Picnic 2020
Electric Picnic 2020
Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival takes place in Stradbally, 4th - 6th September 2020
National Ploughing Championship 2020
National Ploughing Championship 2020
This national ploughing event is Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade show. 15th - 17th September 2020.
Offline Film Festival 2020
Offline Film Festival 2020
Film challenge game, watching great features and shorts plus workshops. Birr 30 mins from hotel. October 2020