Siamsa Tíre

A Festival of Folk

Our annual Festival of Folk 2019 takes place this Summer at Siamsa Tíre, celebrating Irish Music, Song and Dance.

Siamsa Tíre celebrates Irish culture through the arts and is home to the National Folk Theatre of Ireland.  Our annual Festival of Folk begins on Monday 6th of May 2019. It's now 50 years since our first season of performances was staged in Tralee in 1968, long before the current theatre (dating from 1991) was built.  

This year's season will include five different productions from our repertoire, including our most recent show, An Ghaoth Aniar along with Fadó Fadó (Long, Long Ago), Anam, which toured Ireland in 2017, Oileán and Turas.

Siamsa Tíre protects, develops and explores Irish culture and traditions, who we are, where we come from and who we are going to be. Thousands of visitors to Kerry have enjoyed our performances of Irish music, song and dance as a highlight of their trip to Ireland. There is an energy, a wildness, a passion about these performances, using the best of traditional arts, which come together to create a memorable and emotional experience for our visitors.

Join us for this year's Festival of Irish Folk Music, Song & Dance which runs from May to September, with performances seven nights a week from May to September.  There's so much to enjoy during our annual festival - from performances and workshops to exhibitions in our gallery spaces. 

We bring together the people of Kerry and visitors from all over the world to enjoy the best of Irish culture – music, song and dance in our wonderful theatre in Tralee, in beautiful County Kerry, looking out over the Slieve Mish Mountains and the Dingle peninsula.

Check out our reviews on the website of Travel experts, Trip Advisorsee some clips on our YouTube channel and find out more about our history and then come and see the real thing!

We're delighted to acknowledge the wonderful support of our official sponsors, Kerry Group.