Comprising of events that highlight the unique historic Sporting, Music and Food cultures of both Ireland and Scotland, the Dalriada Festival reflects our shared heritage which extends back in time to the ancient kingdom of Dal Riada and beyond.
Billed as N.Ireland’s biggest cultural and heritage Festival, the main objective of the Festival is to Recycle and share talent, Renew passion and belief in our local area and Regenerate excitement in our land, its people and our shared cultural heritage. Attracting in excess of 20,000 visitors this festival has something for everyone from Highland Games, Fine Foods, Celebrity Chef demonstrations, arts and crafts, live music and children’s entertainment to large outdoor concerts which to date has featured the likes of The Priests, General Fiasco, Duke Special, Amici Forever, Ronan Keating, Sharon Corr and many others. The Festival also hosts major sporting events including a Scotland/Ireland Rowing Regatta, Triathlon, Horse Hunt Chase and so on. In addition to this the local community plays a major role in coordinating the community events including a street carnival, live concert and fireworks finale.