NZ Irish Fest

For the first time, this November, Kiwis and Irish will come together to celebrate everything Irish with a massive four-day celebration as part of the inaugural NZ Irish Fest.

With over 600,000 Kiwis claiming Irish heritage, it’s set to be a celebration unlike anything we have seen before.

From the 15 – 18 November, three celebrated songwriters will travel from Ireland to play shows in Auckland, alongside Irish comedians, local musicians and much more.

The international acts headlining this year’s festival are the iconic Damien Dempsey from Dublin, award winning songwriter Mick Flannery from Cork, songstress Lisa O’Neill from County Cavan and comedians Alan McElroy (Dublin) and Darren Jardine (Belfast).

NZ Irish Fest will also see the premiere of four Irish Films in NZ and marks the very first Irish Film Festival. The first film announced is ‘Making The Grade’, which had its North American premiere at SXSW earlier this year. 

The fourth and final day of the festival includes the much anticipated All Blacks Vs Ireland rugby game at Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road in Dublin on Sunday 18 November at 8am (NZ Time). The game will be shown at participating venues.

Grab your pint of Guinness or a Bushmills Irish Coffee, your dancing shoes, your friends and family and come together to celebrate the best of Irish culture over 4 massive days - the best craic to be had in NZ!

Discover the full festival programme here

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Last updated: 11 June 2019