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!


Volunteers needed to help at the Festival or to join our Committee. We`d love to hear from you! Please email us at Office@efoi.org.uk

Have a scroll through below at some of the great events that happened in 2019.

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.

Irish Choir `Cór Geal

Wonderful Cork-based Irish Choir `Cór Geal` with 42 adult singers appeared at St Patrick`s Church Cowgate on March this year. They performed over an hour of secular and sacred songs @ just £7 a ticket! 

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.