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Festival Francais de Portarlington

Fancy a visit to the Paris of the Midlands? If so, make the trip during the Portarlington French Festival, or as you should say in the spirit of proceedings, Festival Francais de Portarlington.

Portarlington

7th July to 10th July 2017

Fancy a visit to the Paris of the Midlands? If so, make the trip during the Portarlington French Festival, or as you should say in the spirit of proceedings, Festival Francais de Portarlington.

During the 17th century, this market town was a place where French, as opposed to Irish or English, was spoken, thanks to an influx of French Huguenot refugees. Their legacy lives on in beautiful Huguenot style homes and landmarks like St Paul's French Church, Arlington House, Lea Castle and Emo Court House.

The festival is an excuse for everyone in the town to contract French fever. Irish and French standards hang everywhere and the World Snail Eating Competition separates the brave from the bewildered. With arts, theatre, street entertainment, music, dance, and sports, there's something to everyone's tastes...even if you're not a fan of l'escargot.

Celebrate the strange and wonderful history of Portarlington. You'll be left thinking je ne regrette rien, promise.  

Old Fort Quarter Festival
Time: 23rd June to 25th June 2017
Clareen Traditional Festival
An action packed programme of music, heritage & traditional games Date TBC
Time: 11th June 2017


Bare in the Woods
Ireland’s fastest growing boutique festival BARE in the Woods is set to expand in 2017, evolving into a three-day event, bursting at the seams with new features at one of this country’s most amazing festival sites.
Time: 9th June to 11th June 2017
Bare in the Woods
Ireland’s fastest growing boutique festival BARE in the Woods is set to expand in 2017, evolving into a three-day event, bursting at the seams with new features at one of this country’s most amazing festival sites.
Time: 9th June to 11th June 2017
Kilbeggan Races
Kilbeggan Races Sunday
Time: 4th June 2017 at 2:45 pm


Gordon Bennett Annual Classic Car Rally
The Gordon Bennett Classic Road Festival is open to all vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles and commercials registered prior to 1980.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017


Gordon Bennet Irish Classic Run
Gordon Bennett is more than just an expression of surprise; he was an American millionaire, the owner of the New York Herald, and a racer of fast cars. He sponsored a race - the Gordon Bennett cup - a precursor to the first Grand Prix at Le Mans.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017
Gordon Bennett Annual Classic Car Rally
The Gordon Bennett Classic Road Festival is open to all vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles and commercials registered prior to 1980.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017


Gordon Bennet Irish Classic Run
Gordon Bennett is more than just an expression of surprise; he was an American millionaire, the owner of the New York Herald, and a racer of fast cars. He sponsored a race - the Gordon Bennett cup - a precursor to the first Grand Prix at Le Mans.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017
Gordon Bennett Annual Classic Car Rally
The Gordon Bennett Classic Road Festival is open to all vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles and commercials registered prior to 1980.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017


Gordon Bennet Irish Classic Run
Gordon Bennett is more than just an expression of surprise; he was an American millionaire, the owner of the New York Herald, and a racer of fast cars. He sponsored a race - the Gordon Bennett cup - a precursor to the first Grand Prix at Le Mans.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017
Gordon Bennett Annual Classic Car Rally
The Gordon Bennett Classic Road Festival is open to all vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles and commercials registered prior to 1980.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017


Gordon Bennet Irish Classic Run
Gordon Bennett is more than just an expression of surprise; he was an American millionaire, the owner of the New York Herald, and a racer of fast cars. He sponsored a race - the Gordon Bennett cup - a precursor to the first Grand Prix at Le Mans.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017
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