Kiwis love the Irish, and with over 600, 000 New Zealanders claiming Irish ancestry, it’s no wonder. Yet there has never been a National Irish Festival in New Zealand, until now…
For the first time, this November, Kiwis and Irish alike, will come together to celebrate everything Irish with a massive 4 day celebration, with over 60 events, across 3 cities, as part of the inaugural NZ Irish Fest.
Three celebrated songwriters and one comedian will travel from Ireland to play shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch alongside local musicians and dancers. The festival will also see the premiere of four Irish films.
As if musical performances, comedy, film, Irish dancing displays and Gaelic Football showcases weren’t enough of a reason to celebrate, the All Blacks play Ireland in Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road in Dublin the same weekend on Sun the 18th of November at 8am (NZ Time).
Sunday 18 November
– NZ IRISH FEST DAY 8AM
– All BLACKS VS IRELAND 8AM
– Willie McArthur 12pm
– The Jamesons Session 3pm
– Irish Dancers 5.30pm
– The Corks 7pm