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!

2020 events are being put in place right now so lookout for new listings coming soon on our diary page.  

Below are some highlights of last years 2019 events.

Grand Concert!
Siamsoir Irish & Scottish Dance Show

A creative reimagining of the meeting between the ancient clans of Gaels and Picts was performed at the Jam House, Queen St in aid of Motor Neurone Disease Scotland.
Told through Irish and Highland dance this show from Siamsoir, Scotland`s Award-Winning Irish Dance Company mesmerised and entertained.

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.