The Irish Festival of Oulu

Official program partner of Oulu 2026

What they say

Oulu is Finland’s Irish Culture Mecca

The Irish Festival of Oulu covers the entire spectrum of the culture field better than any other festival in Finland."

The Irish Festival of Oulu must be the most northerly celebration of Celtic music on the planet and my trip there with The Chieftains in 2015 was memorable not alone for the warmth of the welcome but also for the efficiency and excellence of the entire organisation led by Brent Cassidy.

Ylen aamu-tv: Irlanti-festivaali kerää kävijöitä Oulussa

From the fans:

The best thing (once again) was the festival's diverse program and relaxed atmosphere.

The best way to experience Ireland without leaving Finland.

The atmosphere is incomparable.

I tip my hat! Thank you. A well organized festival. Next year again!

Versatile, uplifting, relaxed, cozy.

Unique, joyful, entertaining.

The festival had a positive effect on the city's atmosphere and made autumn pleasant.

I had time to listen to storytelling for the first time and it was a truly memorable experience.