Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland


Friends and Venues

Here are some of the friends that support the Edinburgh's Festival Of Ireland and some of the venues that host our events.  
A home for Scotland's stories showcasing Scotland’s culture year-round, from regular storytelling nights to one-off performances. You’re guaranteed to be inspired!  

The award-winning Irish Dance Group Fallon Academy offers classes for adults, teens, and children in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Home to All Ireland, European, and World Champions, our group gives you the opportunity to learn Irish Dancing in a fun and friendly environment. From beginners to champions, all of our dancers have one thing in common. They just love to dance

We are an award-winning family-run bar situated right on the beach in Edinburgh’s Portobello, enjoying panoramic views over the Firth of Forth. We have a large beer garden opening onto the beach and a cosy cider garden at the back. Warm yourself by our real fire with a freshly ground coffee or choose from our wide selection of real ales, wines and spirits. We serve homemade soups, toasted paninis and light bites every weekend until 3 pm.  

Siamsoir are Irish Dance Performance Specialists. Translated from its Gaelic origins, siamsoir means  ‘the entertainers’. As an independent performance Irish dance company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, we strive to be just that. We are Scotland’s Premiere Irish Dance Theatre Company.

Bringing all the news of the Irish in Scotland.
The Royal Oak is internationally famous for the warm atmosphere, friendly clientele and old-world charm that brings people back time and again. Come and enjoy our free live music sessions, join in or just sit back and listen. You are welcome to play our piano or borrow a guitar whether your an accomplished musician or just starting out.

Now in its 46th season (2019-2020), the EDINBURGH FOLK CLUB meets every Wednesday (summer and Xmas breaks excepted) and starts promptly at 8.00pm with an opening act, maybe two, followed by the headliner's first set. After an interval there is usually a song from one of our residents, followed by a short set from the opening act, the raffle(!), and the headliner's second set. We aim to finish around 10.45pm or thereabouts.

Welcome to the website of St Patrick's Catholic Church

For over 150 years St Patrick's has been a focus of worship and devotion in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.

The Irish Business Network Scotland (IBNS) is a not-for-profit organisation that connects high-level business people from Ireland and Scotland to identify and explore new collaborative business opportunities.  

A wonderful mix of original and traditional songs or Scottish folk music sessions. Every night is different. Come to Captain's for a traditional Scottish  music session or Scottish folk singing session.