March 13-25: Beethoven Festival, Olympia Theatre, Dublin.
March 17: St. Patrick's Div — Ireland's national holiday.
March 18: Ireland v. Wales hockey international, Dublin; opening of seven-week Italian Renaissance Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery, Belfast.
April 2-9: Welcome Wales Week, with competitions and sports specially for Welsh visitors, Cork.
April 3-16: Open-air pageant of St. Patrick, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
April 3-29: Festival of Italian Opera, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.
April 15: Ireland v. England hockey international, Belfast; Ireland v France rugby inter national. Lansdowne Road, Dublin.
April 22: Ireland v. Spain hockey international, Dublin.
April 25-26: Kildare and National Hunt, Punchestown, Co, Kildare.