About IRL

GET TO KNOW US

Powered by people passionate about Irish culture in Waterloo Region, we are a not for profit festival that celebrates the rich history and modern ideas of Ireland and Irish-Canadians.  Everyone has Irish roots in March. Slainte!

 

VISION STATEMENT 

 

To create a positive Irish cultural experience for Waterloo Region.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

To showcase the rich scope of contemporary and traditional Irish culture through a variety of events for all ages over the week of St. Patrick's Day.

TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The IRL Festival acknowledges that we are situated on the Haldimand Tract, land that was promised to the Haudenosaunee of the Six Nations of the Grand River, and are within the territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples.

 

We are eternally grateful for the welcome the First Peoples showed to the Irish refugees escaping famine and oppression and to the waves of Irish immigrants still coming to start a new life to this day on Turtle Island.  We recognize that we are guests in this land and are committed to living in harmonious community and supporting the First Peoples of this land in their striving for a better life and a thriving culture.  

 

Niá:wen ki' wáhi and go raith maith agaibh to the First Peoples of this land and may we continue in our long history of friendship.

 

Festival and Events

PAINT WATERLOO REGION GREEN
7-17 MARCH 2020

Due to the current public health situation the IRL Festival is cancelling all events for the remainder of the festival. Please stay tuned for updates on rescheduled events in the near future.


The fifth annual IRL Festival is bringing contemporary and traditional Irish culture to the Waterloo Region during the week of March 7th – 17th 2020. Join us for music, family fun, film, dancing, theatre, Irish cuisine and more.

No upcoming events at the moment

Please use the below map to locate our event locations and directions.

Partners

Sponsorship

SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY THROUGH CULTURE!

WHY YOU SHOULD

Sponsoring IRL is a fantastic way to support not only arts and culture in the Waterloo Region, but will also support small businesses and initiatives that the IRL showcases and partners with.

HOW YOU CAN

To find out how you can become an IRL sponsor please click the PDF icon.

 
 

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FIND US ONLINE

Need more info on our festival?  Contact info@irishreallifekw.com

 

Want to volunteer?  Contact volunteers@irishreallifekw.com

 

Would you love to be part of the IRL Festival?  Contact programming@irishreallifekw.com

 

Questions about our ceilis?  Contact ceilis@irishreallifekw.com

 

Love supporting community and culture?  Contact sponsorship@irishreallifekw.com

 

Want to get in touch with our Marketing, Promotions and Media team?  

Contact marketing@irishreallifekw.com

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