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Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland


A celebration of the city's own Irish community, around St Patrick's Day in March every year.

Cead Mile Failte!

Hi everyone given the circumstances around the covid situation this year we will obviously not be having a festival. Take care everybody and keep safe. Regards EFoI  

Willie Haines

We are sorry to announce the passing of our chairman, founder and friend, Willie Haines. Willie has been a central figure in Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland since its creation ten years ago and will be sadly missed. Our condolences to his friends and family.  

There is now a Tribute to Willie Haines, 1947 - 2021 Dedicated to the memory of Willie.

Dalriada on Portobello promenade.

Enjoy a Family Day Out at Edinburgh`s Seaside!
Portobello Promenade was the venue for Edinburgh`s Festival of Ireland’s Family Day Out, organised by 'Dalriada Bar, 77 Promenade', a local community pub. Parade lined-up on the Promenade this year with lots of activities including Irish Music & Song, Pipe Band on the Promenade, local community groups and an Irish Genealogy expert on hand to help you trace your roots! Also Face-painting with Vicky Clarkson.