The Ballintogher Traditional Music Festival was established in 1998 to honour the memory of renowned local flute player, John Egan. Traditional music, song and dance were prominent in Lavally, a townland in Ballintogher, over many years with musicians and musical instruments in virtually every house.
What started as a weekend event in 1998 has grown with events now ranging over two weeks. There has always been an emphasis on the Irish language during the festival and in 2017 the Irish night had comhrá, amhránaíocht, scéalaíocht agus damhsa.
The Festival is held annually in Ballintogher in late October early November. The Festival features an annual Feis, traditional concert, céili, Irish night, set dancing night, commemoration of local musician John Egan, pub sessions, etc.