August Bank Holiday

Things To Do In Ireland

Whether you want to enjoy one last getaway with the family before the kids go back to school, or if you want to make plans with friends, we’ve put together a list of some popular things to do this August bank holiday.


Castlepalooza returns to the wooded wonderland that is Charleville Castle between the 3rd and 5th of August. This year’s festival will see numerous Irish acts headline the festival, including All Tvvins, New Jackson and Super Extra Bonus Party.

Galway Races

The annual Galway races are always a great few days out with the family and friends. They return to Ballybrit Racecourse from the 30th July to 5th August. With plenty of tourists and people from all over the country travelling to the city for the races, there are plenty of events throughout the week.


The Beatyard returns to Dun Laoghaire on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of August and will host The Jacksons for their Irish debut. This festival is not just about the music as its partner, Eatyard, will keep you full with their mouth watering range of food selection. They also welcome the Kidsyard, making it a weekend for the entire family.

All Together Now

With many Electric Picnic fans complaining that the festival has become too young and mainstream, this could be your new go-to festival. All Together Now is a brand new summer festival in Curraghmore House in Portlaw, Co. Waterford from 3rd – 5th of August. With acts such as Underworld, Fleet Foxes and Mura Masa playing across the 3 days, it’s set up to be a great weekend!

For anyone who decides to go to one of these festivals, it’s important to remember these useful festival tips. If you have to travel by car, we advise that you have plenty of rest before you start your journey and also make sure you have the right insurance cover on your car. At Chill, we compare some of Ireland’s leading insurers to help find the right policy. Get a quick quote above or give our team a call on 01 400 3400 and see how much you could save.