When & Where The Keadue Harp Festival usually takes place during the last week in July / the first week in August (including the August Bank Holiday weekend - first in August) in the small town of Keadue in County Roscommon in Ireland.
In 2011 this traditional Irish festival takes place July 29th-August 1st.
What to Expect There's lots of harp concerts, competitions, workshops and sessions. There's a traditional Irish ceili as well as a traditional Door Dancing Competition at this Irish Festival.
Getting there Book a flight into any Irish Airport here or book a train in Ireland here.
Accommodation in Ireland
Where to stay Book your accommodation for the O'Carolan Harp Festival below. There's quality hotels and budget accommodation in Roscommon, like Bed & Breakfasts available here. Book in advance as Keadue is a very small town.
History of the O'Carolan Harp Festival
This traditional Irish festival celebrates Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) a local who lost his sight due to smallpox at 18, learned to play the harp, composed over 200 pieces still in use today and traveled as a wandering harpist for the rest of his life.