Join the Festival goers this Easter weekend and head to Tullamore for fun, enjoyment, music, dancing and good Irish fare. Tullamore residents weren’t content to see their community lose population, services and to a certain extent, heart. They decided that by working together to produce a festival, not only would they have a focus but they would attract people to their small town in the Central West. Thus was born the Tullamore Irish Festival.
The annual Tullamore Irish Music Festival celebrates the entire range of all things Irish – that is, the Irish, the near-Irish, the stereotypically Irish and the not-really Irish. In 2018 The Tullamore Irish Music Festival is celebrating the best of two great cultures. John Williamson will be flying the Australian flag with a two hour concert on Saturday afternoon and flying the Irish flag is the Barley Shakes and Blackwater Irish Band. Maria Forde will also be doing a show in the Tullamore Catholic Church on Good Friday. She has the voice of an angel and you will be disappointed if you miss out.
As well as great music the festival will also be offering Irish Food, Irish dancing and a shearing demonstration. The main day of the Festival is Saturday, where from 10am to 8pm there is constant entertainment provided firstly through the street parade and then to the Festival Village where the entertainers start their full program. On the other days there are activities such as Tullamore Irish Festival Art Exhibition, Stations of the Cross, Farm Tours, Good Friday concert, local self guided car tours, Ecumenical service and a Hooley on Easter Sunday. Tickets are $60 for the entire weekend and kids under 18 are free. Stay the weekend and camp under the amazing stars and get into the Irish Spirit.