Manchester Irish Festival 2016 News

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