Regional Community

Welcome to Ireland's Burning Man regional page!  

Irish Burners are a diverse, loosely-affiliated group of people living in Ireland who have been brought together through a common experience: the Burning Man festival and its culture. Because of this we identify as 'burners'.  However, Burning Man consistently means different things to different people. Thus, the lifestyle, philosophy and art of being a 'burner' is not easily defined. One thing we do share and promote is a core set of values — the 10 principles – that permeate all we do.

Irish Burners have come together to foster these values through regional events, information sharing and education for the Burner- based community in Ireland (those with an experience of or interest in the Burning Man festival and associated values). All of our activities are the results of the collaborative efforts of our members.

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Past Main Events:

November 16-17, 2013 – Smokin' Craic! – The seventh official Irish Decompression, Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Offaly

November 17-18, 2012 – Smokin' Craic! – The sixth official Irish Decompression, Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Offaly

November 19-20, 2011 – Smokin' Craic! – The fifth official Irish Decompression, Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Offaly

November 20-21, 2010 – Smokin' Craic! – The fourth official Irish Decompression, Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Offaly

November 21-22, 2009 – Smokin' Craic! – The third official Irish Decompression, Malahide Castle, Dublin

November 15th, 2008 – Smokin' Craic! The second official Irish Decompression, Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

November 10th, 2007 – Smokin' Craic! The first (un)official Irish Decompression, Tailors' Hall, Dublin

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Get involved and find out about local happenings by signing up on our Announcement list, chat with other Burners on our Discussion lists, or follow us via your social media of choice - but definitely come out and get involved!

Announcement List:

The Ireland Announce list is a moderated announcements-only list for events of interest to local Burners. Recipients get regular updates, event listings, and Burning Man news from this list.

To subscribe, send a blank email to:

Discussion List:

The Irish Burners email discussion list is a place for Irish Burners (and Irish Burner lovers!) to meet and chat about the playa, Burning Man-related events in Ireland and abroad, and other relevant things of general interest to the community.

To subscribe, visit the Irish Burners list page here:

Regional Contact Email:

Regional Contacts:

Randy Ralston (a.k.a. "Dreamer")
burning since:
personal quote:
Be willing to be wrong about your limits, so you can be right about your possibilities -- Alan Cohen
Diarmaid Horkan (a.k.a. "Irish")
burning since:
personal quote:
Homo sum: humani nil a me alienum puto -- Terentius