What’s on: 10 unmissable events in Ireland this November

Events are back on, so it’s time to fill up your social calendar. Here are ten unmissable events in Ireland this November.

November is that awkward month that finds itself wedged between spooky season and Christmas – unless, of course, you’re in the States to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Sometimes it can feel like a period you just need to wait out, use to get prepared, and relax before the festive season well and truly hits.

However, if you’re looking for something to look forward to this November, look no further. Here are ten unmissable events in Ireland this November.

10. Waterford Film Festival, Co. Waterford – celebrating the best in Irish film

Check out Waterford Film Festival this month.
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Much of this year’s Waterford Film Festival will be taking place online. However, it is still sure to be one of the most unmissable events in Ireland this November.

First established in 2007, the 15th annual Waterford Film Festival supports filmmakers and writers across a wide range of genres.

Book: HERE

9. TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Co. Galway – one for the art lovers

TULCA Festival of Visual Arts is one of the best events in Ireland this November.
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If you’re an art lover, then you need to visit the TULCA Festival of Visual Arts in County Galway.

Taking place from 5 to 21 November 2021, this year’s exhibition is titled ‘there’s nothing here but flesh and bone, there’s nothing more’. It is curated by Eoin Dara, an Irish curator living on the east coast of Scotland.

Address: Earlswell Court, Cross Street Lower, Galway, H91 N6WK, Ireland

Book: HERE

8. Listowel Food Fair, Co. Kerry – a foodie’s paradise

Try some Irish produce at Listowel Food Fair.
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The 27th annual Listowel Food Fair is taking place over the second weekend of November, from Friday 12 November to Monday 14 November 2021.

With events in various venues around County Kerry, the fair celebrates the very best of Irish food and produce.

Book: HERE

7. Ennis Trad Festival, Co. Clare – for a week of traditional Irish music

One of the best events in Ireland this November is Ennis Trad Fest.
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Ennis Trad Festival is scheduled for 11 to 15 November this year and will feature many lively Irish music performances.

Join the session trail to make the most of this traditional festival, taking place in various venues throughout Ennis.

Address: Abbey St, Lifford, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland

Book: HERE

6. La Belle Époque at the Ulster Museum, Co. Antrim – a window to the past

Don't miss La Belle Epoque at the Ulster Museum.
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The Ulster Museum in Belfast is set to be transformed this November with the installation of the La Belle Époque exhibition.

For anyone interested in the history of fashion, this exhibition is a must. Take a look around the pieces on display dating from the 1870s to the 1910s.

Address: Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB

Book: HERE

5. TEDxGalway 2021, Co. Galway – one of the most unmissable events in Ireland this November

TedxGalway is one of the best events in Ireland this November.
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Whether you’re a speaker or spectator, TedxGalway 2021 is sure to be an event not to miss.

Back for its fourth year at the Town Hall Theatre, TedxGalway will host various inspiring speakers on 11 November. Tickets cost between €27 and €30, or €12 for livestream.

Address: 1 Courthouse Square, Galway, H91 VF21, Ireland

Book: HERE

4. Cork International Film Festival, Co. Cork – a must for film lovers

Cork International Film Festival is one of the best events in Ireland this November.
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The 66th Cork International Film Festival (CIFF) is happening between 5 and 21 November, both online and in the cinema.

On a mission to “present Ireland’s most exciting, diverse, and ambitious annual film festival, connecting and stimulating audiences and artists through a carefully curated selection of the best films”, CIFF is simply a must-visit if you’re in the southwest of Ireland.

Book: HERE

3. Little Shop of Horrors, Co. Galway – a musical delight

One of the best events in Ireland this November is a performance of Little Shop of Horrors.
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Musical lovers will be in their element at this performance of Little Shop of Horrors in County Galway this month.

Performances are brought to life by Arch Claregalway Musical Society from 17 November to 20 November 2021 at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway City.

Address: 1 Courthouse Square, Galway, H91 VF21, Ireland

Book: HERE

2. Armagh Georgian Weekend, Co. Armagh – history and festivities galore

You need to visit Armagh Georgian Weekend.
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Take a step back in time at Armagh Georgian Weekend from 25 to 28 November. Full of fun activities for all ages, dressed up characters, and informative events, there’s lots to see and do.

The perfect way to swing into the festive spirit, guests can get an insight into the history and heritage of one of Ireland’s most historic cities.

Book: HERE

1. National Circus Festival of Ireland, Co. Kerry – a colourful spectacle for all to enjoy

The National Circus Festival tops our list of events in Ireland this November.
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Topping our list of unmissable events in Ireland this November is the National Circus Festival of Ireland.

Coming to Tralee in County Kerry from 4 to 7 November, this marvellous spectacle is sure to be an unforgettable experience. An immersive performance of death-defying acts, acrobatics, and more, you won’t be able to take your eyes from the ring.

Book: HERE

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