A vibrant cultural festival celebrating Belfast’s heritage as Ireland’s leading Irish language city.

Enjoy traditional music, art exhibitions, poetry events and activities for children.
With a line-up of events including: 
  • Aisling? - The critically acclaimed production features specially commissioned work and ensemble performances from 17 of the best Gaeltacht-based Artists. Taking the community on a reflective journey examining the story of the Gaeltacht with music, poetry, dance and visual art. 
  • Robbie Hannan and Paddy Glackin - An afternoon of the finest traditional music with Robbie Hannan and Paddy Glackin, musicians with incredible skill and ability performing together on the Cultúrlann stage.   
  • SÍOMHA - Singer and guitarist SÍOMHA dances the line between folk, jazz and neo-soul taking audiences on an unexpected, and unforgettable journey with her soulful melodies. 
Highlights include an album launch with Emma Ní Fhíoruisce and the switching on of the Christmas lights.
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Upcoming events at Various locations


Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2019

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02-12 May

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival comes out swinging for its big 2-0!

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Belfast Pride 2018
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Belfast Pride Festival 2019

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26 Jul-04 Aug

Belfast Pride Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Belfast and runs over 100 events across 10 days in a celebration of the LGBTQA+ co...

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Festival of Fools

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03-06 May

This May Day Bank Holiday weekend, the Festival of Fools brings a jam-packed programme of circus, acrobatics, comedy and juggling to the str...

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Hillsborough Festival of Literature and Ideas

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26-28 Apr

The Hillsborough Festival of Literature and Ideas takes place in April, with a diverse line-up encompassing poetry, prose, music, film and t...

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