Norish Fest is a Norwegian-Irish initiative to organise events and to create meeting points for cultural exchange, social networking and business networking between the two countries Norway and Ireland. Looking back in history, there is nothing unique in creating a link between Norway and Ireland, but Norish Fest will represent something new and innovative in its form.
The Norish Fest Project was established in 2010 and originally based on the idea of linking together Tolga in the north of Hedmark County, Norway, and Ballinskelligs and Waterville in South West Kerry, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
The first event ever was set up in South West Kerry in 2011. In 2013, Norish Fest organised its first events in Dublin. The location for the 2014 event was in Garvagh, Co. Londonderry in Northern Ireland. However, the initial idea of linking two specific regions together is still alive.
Our mission is to reconnect Ireland and Norway - by making people aware of the strong links between the two countries Ireland and Norway, and the huge potential those links represent. We emphasise the importance of creating meeting points where culture and business can exchange ideas, experiences and possibilities.