Irish cultural events around Spain, autumn 2018

Information about cultural events for this autumn from the Irish Embassy.
We hope you all had a lovely summer. We are delighted to bring the following cultural events for this autumn to your attention:


To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Irish leader Donal Cam O’Sullivan Beare in Madrid, the Embassy is delighted to invite you to a talk at the Ambassador’s Residence (Calle Castelló, 78) delivered by Dr. Hiram Morgan (senior lecturer in History at UCC) and José Luis Hernanz Elvira (Historian at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). If you would like to attend, please RSVP to on or before Monday 24 September, as places are limited.

There will also be a history walking tour on SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER AT 11.15, which will start at the place of his death in Plaza de Santo Domingo and will take in some of the emblematic parts of Madrid linked with the Irish community during the seventeenth century. The tour will take approximately one hour and forty five minutes, and will involve quite a bit of walking. The number of places available for this tour  are extremely limited, so please RSVP to if you are interested in attending, on or before 24 September. We will take the confirmations in the order in which they are received. Please do not confirm until you are certain that you are going to attend. The tour will be in Spanish and an English text will also be made available.

25-28 OCTOBER:

Last year’s edition of the Cáceres Irish Fleadh broke all records with some 15,000 people in attendance over the course of the weekend. This year’s 15th edition of the Fleadh will take place from 25 to 28 October and hopes to welcome as many – or more! – traditional Irish music lovers to the spectacular city of Cáceres, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For up to date information on the programme and artists this year, please see here.

25-28 OCTOBER:

Creative Connexions Ireland: Sitges Live ´18 will also be taking place this year on 25-28 October. They have put together a very exciting line up for the festival this year – including musicians, dancers and poets from Ireland and Spain –which can be viewed here.

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