Hermitage Green To Play The Folly Festival

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Wild Youth At The Folly Festival

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Róisín O At The Folly Festival 2022

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Moncrieff Appearing At The Folly Festival

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Tickets For The Folly Festival 2022 Now On Sale

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First Day Lions – The Folly Festival

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The Folly Festival returns with a bang this July, and boasts a line up that is sure to thrill all who are lucky enough to attend the intimate village venue, which is situated beneath the towering ruin of historic Cullohill Castle.

Top acts Wild Youth, Hermitage Green, Róisín O and Moncrieff, will be joined by some of the best up and coming Irish artists, in Bayviin, First Day Lions, Nessa McHugh, Amy Murphy and Fiona O’Connell. The music takes place on the evenings of Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July, with comedian and broadcaster Bernard O’Shea completing the line up, as MC for both nights! 

The Folly Festival is Irelands first ever gender balanced music festival, which in 2018, first addressed the discrepancy within the entertainment industry, when male artists outnumbered female artists 5:1, and the ratio was the same throughout the industry’s engineering and production roles. In selecting our performers, we actively promote gender balance, selecting our lineup accordingly, with an equal number of male and female acts.

Music, Comedy & Culture is what our event is all about, and over the course of two magical days in July, we aim to deliver it in spades! 

Tickets are on sale at https://thefolly.ie/tickets/, with the option of individual day tickets at €30 each, or a full weekend ticket for €50. All children, under the age of 14 gain free admission to our evening concerts, once accompanied by a ticket holding adult.
The Folly Festival is brought to you by Cullohill Community Council with the support of Electric Picnic, Laois Partnership Company and Laois County Council. 


Bernard O’Shea, comedian and broadcaster from Durrow, County Laois, will be MC for both nights of this year’s eagerly anticipated Folly Festival, at Cullohill Castle, on July 8th & 9th!
We are really looking forward to welcoming Bernard back to The Folly, after his appearance in 2019, when he was part of our ‘Feast Of Irish Beef’ event, with Munster and Irish rugby great, Alan Quinlan, and Michelin trained, TV Chef, Kwanghi Chan.


Evening Concert Ticket Not required

On top of a brilliant lineup of live acts, we’ve also got an amazing lineup for our Daytime Events, at this year’s Folly Festival, for Saturday July 9th!

From the calmness and tranquillity of a Mountain Walk, Mindfulness Sessions, Vintage Car Show, and an Art Exhibition, to live music, with a Trad Session, Trad Workshops, Garda Band, and The Dooley Brothers! There’s much more in between, such as an Artisan Food & Craft Fair, Cookery Demonstration, Bord Bia Artisan Butcher & Barbecue, and all can be washed down with drinks from The Rockshore Bar!!!

The kids will just love Nancy’s Yard, which is full of activities and entertainment and costs just €5, and the pooches are more than welcome too,
and may even win a prize at our Fun Dog Show!

Please remember you do not need a ticket for our evening concerts to attend our Daytime Events!