Trad on the Prom is a must-see when you are in Ireland

Trad on the Prom

Not that you will ever be short of something to do in Ireland, but if you are looking to plan some events into your trip then a visit to the Trad on the Prom festival is a must.

Trad on the Prom is one of the big events in the calendar for fans of Irish dance, music and song.

Each year thousands of tourists, and locals, descend upon Galway to enjoy the wide selection of performances celebrating Irish culture.

The festival consists of dozens of shows, spread across the summer season.

The world’s leading talents in Irish culture take to the stages to delight the thousands of fans that visit.

World champion Irish dancing brothers Michael and Matthew Gardiner are just two of the big names that take part. They are regularly joined by six-time World Irish Dancing Championship Claire Graney, as well as top “Sean Nós” dancer Emma O’Sullivan.

Other stars that take part include former Best Female Vocal in Ireland winner Nicola Maguire, six-time Best Voice champion Sean Costello, and member of the legendary band The Chieftains, Yvonne McMahon.

Gerard Fahy, the musical director behind Lord of the Dance and Feet of Flames is also involved in several shows.

Trad on the Prom has received glowing reviews from people all over the world, with many tourists taking in a few shows as part of their trip, and also Irish people taking the time to celebrate the great talent on their own doorstep.

Here are a couple of short videos to give you a taste of the festival. If you want to find out more about Trad on the Prom then visit

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