Leitrim County

Carrick Water Music Festival: Set against the picturesque River Shannon in Carrick-on-Shannon, this festival features a week of classical, jazz, and folk music performances each July, alongside art exhibitions and workshops, celebrating the rich musical and artistic heritage of the region.

Joe Mooney Summer School: Drumshanbo comes alive every July with traditional Irish music, dance, and language workshops, honoring the legacy of the renowned musician Joe Mooney. This week-long event draws enthusiasts from around the globe, culminating in vibrant performances and sessions.

Leitrim Flowers Literary Festival: In the scenic setting of Manorhamilton, this festival engages literature aficionados with readings, workshops, and discussions by notable authors, poets, and playwrights, offering deep insights into the local and national literary scene.

Ballinamore Family Festival: As one of the county’s oldest community festivals, this August celebration provides a week of entertainment suitable for all ages. Street entertainment, live music, and traditional agricultural displays highlight the communal and festive spirit of Leitrim.

Mohill Agricultural Show: Showcasing the essence of Leitrim’s agricultural heritage, this event features the best in farming, livestock, and crafts. With competitions, demonstrations, and stalls, it’s a day of fun for the whole family and a window into rural Irish life.

Leitrim Glens Sportive: Catering to cycling enthusiasts, this sportive challenges participants with various routes through Leitrim’s breathtaking landscapes. It’s an opportunity to test one’s limits while enjoying the natural beauty of the county.

Shannon Blueway Adventure Festival: Celebrating Leitrim’s waterways, this festival offers kayaking, SUP, and guided walks along the Shannon Blueway, encouraging exploration of the county’s scenic water routes and landscapes.

Each event, unique in its charm, reflects the richness of Leitrim’s cultural and community life, offering a variety of experiences for visitors and locals alike, in every season.