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If ever there was a festival that was hard to categorise this has to be it – it’s an event that unlikely as it sounds combines comedy and economics. Or maybe that’s not so unlikely.
The economic element is not light weight either, there are some well known names and some serious heavy hitters on the programme.Read More
For almost 60 years the Wexford Fringe Festival, has run concurrently with Wexford Festival Opera, with a huge range of events aimed at both those who are in the town for the opera and those who have no interest in opera at all.
The range of events is vast so whenever you arrive in Wexford there will be something to see and do.Read More
A fantastic Arts festival specially for kids, with music, dance, theatre, literature, film, puppetry, story telling and much more aimed at children aged from three years to 16 years.
It’s lively and entertaining and there is much for adults to enjoy also with both outdoor spectacle and imaginative and exciting events.Read More
This festival of harp music and other events takes place in the birthplace of famous harpist Turlough O’Carolan, the tiny Co Meath village of Nobber.
Events over the weekend include concerts, lectures, theatre, an exhibition of harp makers, historical tours, ceili’s and music sessions in the pubs of NobberRead More
A feast of folk music and dance events of all kinds to more than 40 venues, including an outdoor ceili with more than 10.000 dancers.
Events include evertyhing from set to sean nós dancing, bluegrass to cajun music and singers clubs to singer songwriters, and many are free.Read More
A lovely location on the shores of Lough Derg and a particularly friendly atmosphere has made this festival a special favorite for the many people who return year after year.
As well as the literary elements there are visual arts events, film and even some science – and a cruise on the river too!Read More
The Kilkenny Celtic Festival aims to foster an appreciation of all things Celtic, language, song, music, dance, sport and even food.
A varied programme includes formal and informal musical concerts, workshops in music, singing and dance, boating activities on the River Nore, a camogie competition and and street entertainment with visiting artists.Read More
The Banjo may not be an instrument that often gets top billing but that is certainly not the case in Longford in September, where some of the best players from Ireland and abroad will gather.
As well as performances there are workshops, a buskers competition and lots of sessions in the town’s pubs.Read More
With music, song, dance, drama, comedy, poetry, readings and concerts as well as an always imaginative and strong children’s programme, the festival has something for everyone.
Very much a community effort, events and exhibitions take place in just about every available space.Read More
Based around the famous song “The Rose of Tralee” this is essentially a competition where young women of Irish ancestry from all over the world, take part in a personality contest.
It’s something of a love it or hate it occasion – aficionados say its the best party in Ireland and more fun than any other festival on the calendar, those who are less enamoured say it’s little more than a drink-festRead More
Terryglass, a small and pretty village on the banks of Lough Derg on the River Shannon, is a wonderful place to visit at any time, but during the annual festival it really comes alive.
The festival includes events in visual arts, dance, theatre, music, poetry, film, storytelling and performance as well as a huge range of art and craft workshops.Read More