Festivals in the Midlands

The Midlands has a bountiful list of festivals happening all year round, from arts, sports to heritage. Your stay with us at Bishopstown House can be combined with a visit to a local festival or event to really experience the culture and heritage that surrounds the Midlands region.


The Castlepalooza Music and Arts festival in  Charleville Castle Tullamore, County Offaly is always hugely popular with festival goers coming from far and near to experience it’s delights. In previous years the festival has hosted James Vincent McMorrow, First Aid Kit, CSS, Walking on Cars, Le Galaxie and many more Irish and international acts. So break out your wellies and totter up to Charleville Castle this August for a truly unique festival. Visit http://www.castlepalooza.com/ for more.

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The triAthlone is the Midlands largest sporting event. Hosted in Athlone, Co Westmeath, this event attracts a host of athletes from Ireland and across the world. It is an amazing spectator event also, with athletes completing a swim, cycle and run as part of the event. The town of Athlone is truly buzzing with activity and any sports fanatic would be in their element. Visit http://www.triathlone.com/ for information on the event and registering.

tullamore show

Irelands premier livestock show takes place in Tullamore, County Offaly. The Tullamore show and AIB National livestock show attracts breeders of sheep and cattle from across the country. The show itself has a mix of exhibitors from delicious food stalls to clothing to motor vehicles and even on site bars with live music. Visitors to the show will be in for a treat with a lively atmosphere attracting thousands each year. Visit tullamoreshow.com for more information.


The above are just examples of the variety that is offered here in the Midlands in terms of events and festivals. Visit http://www.discoverireland.ie/ or  http://www.midlandsireland.ie/events for information on all events.

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