Manchester Irish Festival News

Manchester Tradfest wins through to Irish Tourism Finals

The MMTradfest has won through to the finals of The 2017 Irish Industry Tourism Awards Final

Manchester Galway Association stage Supper Dance

The Galway Association Supper Dance is on Saturday 7 January at Chorlton Irish Club

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Manchester Irish Festival

Tesco's organise Super Hero Weekend to help local youngster

Tesco's in Portwood, Stockport stage a charity Super Hero weekend on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 Octobet

James Keegan launches Irish Dance Apparel Range

Cross23 Irish Dance Clothing Range will be launched in Manchester on New Years Eve

Alan Creedon stages a talk about his 400 mile walk and 60 mile Kayak paddle from Manchester to Dingle

A Talk about Alan Creedon's' Epic Charity Walk for Aoife is being staged on Thursday 22 September at Freds Ale House

WATCH: Our Mayo / Manchester Advert.

With this year's Mayo / Manchester fast approaching - here's our advert for the festival being held from Friday 29 July to Wednesday 3 August. Failte Ireland supported MMTradfest is expected to attract 50,000 people to Ballina for the festival.

Manchester joins forces with 2016 Ballina Salmon Festival

The Ballina Salmon Festival runs from Wednesday 13 July to Sunday 17 July

Manchester stage Tradfest Countdown to Summer Festival in Ballina

Mayo Day was used to launch the countdown to Manchester's 6 Day Festival in Ballina in July

Mayo Manchester visit China to promote Mayo Day 2016

Mayo Manchester helps launch Mayo Day 2016 in Beijing and Shanghai

Manchester Irish Language host Book launch

The autobiography of Labhrás O Nualláin who was born in Manchester in 1912 was launched at St Kents

90 yr old Mayo Man gives thumbs up to Manchester Vintage Tractor Run

The first Vintage Tractor Run from Levenshulme to Fallowfield was staged on Sunday 20 March

The Scattering back in Albert Square by public demand!

Rochdale band - 'The Scattering' will be making a triumphant return to the Manchester Irish Festival beer tent in Albert Square this Saturday - by popular demand. The band, from Rochdale and Middleton stormed to festival's main music stage last Saturday night.

Happy St Patrick's Day

The festival website would like to wish everyone a Happy St Patrick's Day. This year has been another successful festival with tens of thousands of people taking part in hundreds of events across Greater Manchester.

Get your festival TWIBBON!

To celebrate St Patrick's Day, we are giving you the chance to soup up your Facebook and Twitter profiles. Just follow this link: and your Facebook and Twitter logos will wish all your followers a Happy St Patrick's Day and show support for our Website

St Patrick’s Charity Ball at Monastery raises over £27,000

Just over £27,000 was raised at the Good Life Orphanage St Patrick's Ball

Ireland's Tourism Minister sends congratulations to 2016 Manchester Irish Festival

Tourism Michael Ring TD sends a special message to the Manchester Irish Festival

Hands up if you love the 2016 Manchester Irish Festival

The sun came out to shine on this years St Patricks Day Parade in Manchester

It's Parade Sunday as Manchester's streets turn green!

The sun's shining on us today and it's the Manchester Irish Festival St Patrick’s Day Parade, the annual parade starts at the Irish World Heritage Centre at 11.30am and arrives around 1pm in Albert Square.

It's Super Saturday at the Irish Festival!

It's 'Super Saturday' at the Manchester Irish Festival with dozens of events across Greater Manchester. Firstly though, the bad news: Two events tonight are sold out. The St Patrick's Night Ball in aid of Good Life Orphanage and Rattle N Reel at St Mary's Parish Centre. There's still plenty to do

Monastery #GoGreen4StPatricksDay Charity Ball

The Gorton Monastery with Go Green for Special SOLD OUT Charity Ball on Saturday 12 March. The award winning Gorton Monastery in Manchester will join Tourism Ireland’s global #GoGreen4StPatricksDay campaign on Saturday 12 March to celebrate a special St Patrick's themed Charity ball.

All you need to know about the 2016 St Patrick's Day Parade in Manchester

Parade starts from the Irish World Heritage Centre on Sunday 13 March at 11.30am. The 2016 Manchester Irish Festival Parade will as normal start from 11.30am at the Irish World Heritage Centre on Irish Town Way in Cheetham Hill.

Manchester set to be turned Green and Red on St Patrick's Day for United verses Liverpool Derby.

Manchester is gearing up to welcome Liverpool fans for the massive European game on Thursday 17 March. With Liverpool leading 2-0, United will be hoping to summon up the spirit of Roy Keane to overcome Liverpool in the Europa League.

WATCH: New Celtic Rock band make debut at Festival

Rochdale band 'The Scattering' O'Brien's Beer Tent make their debut at the Festival in Albert Square this Saturday Night at 8pm. The prestigious gig, part of the Manchester Irish Festival 2016 will be a chance for the hotly tipped Celtic Rock band to enhance their growing credentials.

Last Few Tickets left for Toss the Feathers

Chorlton Irish Club have announced that that the last few tickets are going fast for the return of Toss the Feathers. The band are playing at the Chorlton Irish Club on 18th March. The band enjoyed huge success in the 90's selling out the 2,000 capacity Apollo...

Top ten highlights for St Patrick's Parade weekend in Manchester

Here are the top ten things to celebrate the Manchester Irish Festival Parade weekend

WATCH: Ireland's Hottest Country Band to play St Kent's St Patrick's Night Special.

Ireland's hottest country band - The Joe Davitt Country Band will be playing at St Kentigern's Irish Social Club on St Patrick's Night. In the first of the 2 gigs - St Patrick's Night at the 'Place to be' is set to be one of the biggest nights of the festival.

WATCH: Happy International Women's Day - Profile of Mary Robinson.

Everyone at our website would like to wish you a Happy International Women's Day. To celebrate, we today profile one of greatest living Irish women - Mary Robinson, the first female President of Ireland Mary launched the Irish Festival in 1996 as President of Ireland.

WATCH: It's great craic as Tradfest launches 21st Irish Festival in south Manchester.

It was standing room only as the Mayo / Manchester Tradfest kicked off the 21st Manchester Irish Festival in south Manchester. The event, held at Fred's Ale House, Levenshulme was sponsored by and Mayo Manchester.

Ballina comes to Levenshulme to Launch 2016 Manchester Irish Festival

The Sold Out Mayo Manchester Tradfest kicked started the celebrations at this years Festival