Manchester Irish Festival 2016 News

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

Atlantic Rhythm’s new show to make UK Debut at Manchester Irish Festival

Isle of Hope to make UK Debut at 2017 Manchester Irish Festival in March

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