June 2016

EVA International

Saturday 16th April | Sunday 17th July

EVA International (previously known as e v+ a, Exhibition of Visual Art) was founded by Limerick-based artists and academics in January 1977.Since 1977, 2,041 artists have participated in EVA International and it has frequently been the first major public exhibition for emerging Irish artists, who have subsequently gone on to become internationally recognized artists.


Conamara Bog Week 2016

Friday 27th May | Monday 6th June

Conamara Bog Week is a celebration of all that is magical about the Conamara landscape. Based around the environs of the Quaker village of Letterfrack, the festival celebrates its 32nd year in 2016.


Irish Aerial Dance Fest 2016

Saturday 28th May | Saturday 11th June

Award Winning Aerialists: Elsie & Serenity

The Irish Aerial Dance Fest, now in its 7th year, offers two weeks of dance workshops and performances for anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to fly through the air, or for those who just want to come along and watch!


YouBloom 2016

Wednesday 1st June | Friday 3rd June

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Listowel Writers’ Week 2016

Wednesday 1st June | Sunday 5th June

We are delighted to announce details of our 45th edition, which takes place between 1 – 5th June 2016. Award-winning Irish and international writers descending on our beautiful heritage town this year include Gerbrand Bakker, Joanne Harris, AC Grayling, Danielle McLaughlin, David Park, Lucy Caldwell, Louis De Berniéres, Anakana Schofield, Patrick De Witt, James Runcie and AL Kennedy. Also appearing are Pulitzer prize-winning poets Paul Muldoon and Gregory Pardlo, who will be travelling from New York to woo the Listowel audiences with their poetic vision. Other internationals attending are award-winning writers Jean Echenoz from France and Israel’s Savyon Liebrecht.


Bloom 2016

Thursday 2nd June | Monday 6th June

Bloom in the Park is not only one of Ireland’s biggest annual tourist attractions, it is also one of the leading horticulture and food festivals which takes place each year over the June Bank Holiday. Bloom, which is organised by Bord Bia, will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary in 2016 and aims to promote the high standards found within the Irish food and horticultural sectors to both a national and international audience. There will be a whole host of exhibits on show including show gardens, sculptures, botanical art, craft displays as well as open farmyards available to the public.


Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2016

Thursday 2nd June | Sunday 5th June

Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2016 takes place in the town where the world’s greatest Guitarist was born – Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland between Thursday 2nd and Sunday 5th June 2016. It will be a special 4 day celebration remembering Rory Gallagher 21 years after his sad passing. Over 10,000 fans now attending the Festival annually in Ballyshannon from all over the world. The following acts already announced BUT many more acts to be announced very soon: Band of Friends The Blockheads Johnny Gallagher and Boxtie Laurence Jones Band Sinnerboy Pat McManus Band.


The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2016

Thursday 2nd June | Monday 6th June

The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival held its inaugural edition in 1995 in response to the burgeoning wealth of Irish comic talent with no clear national outlet for expression. The festival has grown from a small event comprising a handful of shows to an internationally acclaimed festival which showcases the very best in Irish and international comedy acts, attracting visitors to Kilkenny city and its surrounding regions by combining world class entertainment with the atmospheric setting of our charming and intimate medieval city. The world-class programme blends the top Irish and international talent in shows featuring globally renowned comic stars as well as newcomers and break-through acts. The festival attracts in excess of 30,000 visitors to Kilkenny.


Doonbeg International Jazz Festival 2016

Friday 3rd June | Monday 6th June


A jam packed weekend of Swing, Dixie, Latin and Jazz, with a total of 25 performances from the best of bands from Europe, UK and Ireland, and a children’s musical workshop.

The Doonbeg International Jazz Festival will be inviting old friends and new to come together and celebrate 17 years of Jazz in Doonbeg, and, once again, the June Weekend promises to be a great one for Jazz fans. With excellent bands from the Germany, USA, Scotland and all over Ireland, and a full programme of performances throughout the weekend, there will something for everyone to enjoy.

All events are free.


Carrick Carnival 2016

Friday 3rd June | Sunday 12th June

A 10-day long Carnival offering fun for all the family with many free events, a massive fireworks display, live music, food exhibition, street performers and events on the River Shannon.


Bloom Fringe 2016

Friday 3rd June  | Sunday 5th June

Bloom Fringe is the younger and rather irreverent cousin of Bloom In the Phoenix Park. Bloom Fringe doesn’t do de rigeuer garden displays, she does avant gardens instead. BloomFringe is an urban interventionist guerrilla sporting fatigues instead of tea dresses, planting where no one has dared to plant before. Bloom Fringe is the sort of Garden Festival that shuns the exurbs, preferring to play in the city streets instead. We’ll camp at Dublin’s neglected alleyways, turning them into lanes that are loved.


K-Fest Music and Arts Festival 2016

Friday 3rd June | Monday 6th June

K-Fest Music & The Arts aims to promote culture in all its forms and to nurture the growth of music and the arts to include galleries, live music, film, spoken word, children’s workshops and to foster participation in the arts and artistic thought for all ages. We seek to present emerging and ground-breaking artists in a unique setting and to develop long-term relationships with the musicians and artists that participate. The K-Fest name is associated with cultural innovation, artistic exploration and excellence and for showcasing fun, eclectic and thought-provoking events while setting and maintaining high production standards across all its programmes.


BikeFest Ireland 2016

Friday 3rd June | Monday 6th June

The picturesque town of Killarney is about to go from 0 to 60 as it revs up to celebrate Ireland BikeFest’s 10th anniversary. This is Ireland’s biggest motorcycle festival, it runs across the June bank holiday weekend from June 3 to 6, and word on the ground is that they are gearing up for their biggest and boldest festival yet. Ireland BikeFest is expected to roll out all the stops for their tenth anniversary, and organisers are hinting that they’ve all sorts of surprises up their sleeves. If you are unfamiliar with this annual gathering better add this festival to your Bike It List. With ten years experience under their kidney belts, the Ireland BikeFest guys really know what they’re at. This festival has evolved into a well oiled machine attracting bike enthusiasts in their tens of thousands from all over the world. It is Ireland’s only free open biker festival and the festival headquarters are located at The Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney.


Vantastival 2016

Friday 3rd June | Saturday 4th June

We are re-inventing Vantastival this year with an intimate 2-day festival on a brand new site just outside Drogheda! Beaulieu House and its stunning grounds will become our new home on the June bank holiday weekend, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June.

Vantastival is a family-friendly festival which takes place over the June Bank Holiday Weekend. A host of live musical acts will perform over the weekend, while a focus on the campervan lifestyle brings an extra dimension to the only festival of its kind in Ireland. Other attractions include gourmet food stalls, festival traders, scheduled kids’ activities, art, craft and many other quirky additions, ensuring that Vantastival has something for everyone, with or without a campervan!

Campervans are welcome to park on site at no extra charge, but you don’t have to have a campervan to enjoy all that’s on offer and there is a dedicated tent campsite for those without vans!


Forbidden Fruit 2016

Friday 3rd June | Sunday 5th June

Dublin city centre’s multi-stage music and arts festival, FORBIDDEN FRUIT, is set to return for its sixth instalment on the June Bank Holiday weekend, 3rd – 5th June 2016. A unique city centre festival that combines music, art, fashion, food and simple good vibes.

The spectacular grounds of Irish Museum of Modern Art will once again play host to the hotly anticipated three-day festival, which has become firmly fixed in the gig-goers calendar as the grand-opening to the festival season, and the official start of the summer.

Set across four stages (Original Stage, Undergrowth, Lighthouse, Someplace Else), offering a wide selection of different styles of music, to suit all tastes, you can expect the usual fruity cocktail of great cutting-edge sound, comedy, art, good food, and festival fun. And we’ll see the return of the ever-popular Bulmer’s Lounge.

Following the huge success of the inaugural Forbidden Fruit Night city take over last year, plans are in place for an even bigger offering of festival after-parties in official locations around the city running until 3am over the three nights of the festival and featuring some of Dublin’s best collectives joined by international guests off the festival line up.


All Ireland and All Nations Sheepshearing and Wool Handling Contest 2016

Saturday 4th June | Sunday 5th June

More than 200 competitors will shear 2,200 sheep across 19 different categories in two days of intense, international competition. A lot of spectators will flock to the venue and in addition to the sheep shearing competitions there will be a range of other attractions including nightly entertainment in a fully-licenced bar, children’s activities, arts and crafts, artisan food, heritage features, sheep shows, sheep dog trials, trade stands, cookery demonstrations, and a food quarter.


Ennistymon Book Town Festival 2016

Saturday 4th June | Sunday 5th June

Ennistymon Book Town Festival is an annual event which takes place over a weekend in the beautiful, vibrant town of Ennistymon in Co Clare, on the edge of the Burren. 2016’s Festival will take place on the June Bank Holiday weekend – June 4th & 5th and will include an even more exciting & comprehensive programme of events, following the success of last year’s festival (our biggest and most successful to date). 2015’s festival attracted a domestic and international audience to Ennistymon, and created a hub of writers, readers and creators.


Infinite Arts Festival 2016

Saturday 4th June

Infinite Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Meditation and Yoga are wholesome practices that bring balance and harmony to your life. Discover this for yourself through workshops and demonstrations at this celebratory festival!


Dublin Port River Fest 2016

Saturday 4th June | Monday 6th June

Summertime revellers are in for a real treat this June bank holiday weekend (Sat 4th June– Mon 6th June 2016) at Dublin Port’s “Riverfest”, Ireland’s premier riverside and sailing festival that promises fun for all the family, taking place along Dublin’s historic North Wall Quay. A weekend of water themed fun features in this unique three-day festival of on and off-water attractions and entertainment. Water activities include the arrival of four majestic tall ships and four schooners open for public visit, wakeboarder demonstrations, tug boat “dances”, river kayaking, free tours of the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and much, much more. Creating a carnival atmosphere on the quayside will be children’s art and pirate demonstrations, street theatre, aerial acts and maritime demonstrations, food and craft markets and a family fun fair, all taking place from the Samuel Beckett Bridge to the East Link Bridge.


Cork Harbour Festival 2016

Saturday 4th June | Sunday 12th June

Taking place in the second largest natural harbour in the world, the Cork Harbour Festival is a celebration of Ireland’s unique maritime culture and heritage. It attracts thousands of spectators and participants over the June Bank Holiday Weekend, connecting our city and coastal communities, our landlubbers and seafarers. Combining the Ocean to City Race and Cork Harbour Open Day, the festival features dozens of exciting events – both on and off the water.


Down with Jazz 2016

Saturday 4th June | Sunday 5th June

Down With Jazz, the festival that reels back the decades to the anti-jazz movement of the ’30’s, is back for a fifth edition this June Bank Holiday weekend, presented by Dublin’s Improvised Music Company. Who knows what class of devilment the capitol’s citizens will get up if the sun comes out, with hip swivelling music and decadent improvising from the country’s finest jazz musicians? Contemporary and inclusive, Down With Jazz is a big tent that welcomes musicians and music lovers of all persuasions, from funk and electronica, to chamber pop and free improv, with a line-up that reflects our diversity today.


Innishannon Steam & Vintage Rally 2016

Sunday 5th June | Monday 6th June

Innishannon Steam & Vintage Rally

The 19th Innishannon Steam & Vintage Rally will again be held at our 38 acre venue one mile from Innishannon Village. It will continue Innishannon’s association with the steam and vintage rally, which has built up over the last 45 years. This event raises funds for the Irish Cancer Society.


Live At The Marquee Cork 2016

Tuesday 7th June | Wednesday 13th July

Live at the Marquee is an annual music festival which takes place in Cork, Ireland during the summer, usually over multiple days in June and July. This year’s acts include Little Mix, The Pixies, Foals and Tom Jones.


Island Wildlife Weekend 2016

Friday 10th June | Sunday 12th June

A weekend of outdoor fun and adventures on five of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way islands for families, singles and couples! Walks, talks, demonstrations, ceili, craic agus ceoil – and all events are free!


The Howth Literary and Arts Festival 2016

Friday 10th June | Sunday 12th June

The Howth Literary & Arts Festival will take place in the beautiful environs of Howth Castle from June 10th to 12th, 2016. This year we broaden our literary and artistic programme to include drama, cultural history and visual arts events. Our inspiration is drawn from the megalithic Howth Cromlech, known locally as ‘Aideen’s Grave’, dating from 2,500 BCE, which is in the grounds of Howth Castle. Samuel Ferguson’s poem The Cromlech on Howth forms a literary, visual and historical constellation around the ancient grave, and features illuminations from the Book of Kells and of Durrow, and drawings from Howth native Margaret Stokes (1861).


Carlow Arts Festival 2016

Friday 10th June | Sunday 19th June

Championing arts and culture across one of Ireland’s least known and most beautiful counties, offering a vibrant and dynamic programme of visual art, street carnival, literature and performance over 10 days.

Carlow is home to the first big cultural event of Summer 2016 – the 37th Carlow Arts Festival. This year we’re more than a festival – we’re three festivals in one, celebrating all the very best of cultural Carlow. Get inspired at the Borris Festival of Writing and Ideas. This year’s outing brings world famous authors, artists and thinkers to Borris for an inspiring weekend (June 10-12) of thought provoking conversation and ideas. Then sail up-river with Barges on the Barrow (June 14-16) our floating mini-festival that will deliver a cargo of music and fun events at Carlow’s riverside towns from June 14-16. Finally, we’re delighted to announce a brand new arrival – The Big Weekender!


Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas 2016

Friday 10th June | Sunday 12th June

Borris Village, at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains, plays host for the fifth year to one of the most unusual and intimate festivals in the country.Festival of Writing & Ideas promises a weekend of stimulating dialogue and discourse, gathering together intriguing minds from all over the world and inviting them to spend a few days in the rural hinterland of Co. Carlow. Many are writers, but artists, film-makers, political commentators, musicians, architects – and regular people who have experienced the extraordinary – also grace the stage of Borris.

Festival of Writing & Ideas will mark its fifth year in 2016. The line-up includes Martin Amis, Chrissie Hynde, Kate Tempest, Michael Chabon, Joseph O’Neill, Kate Summerscale, Bruce Robinson, Simon Callow, John Banville, Don McCullin, Viv Albertine, Mariella Frostrup, Rory Stewart, Sara Baume, Loyd Grossman, Deborah Levy, & many more.


Doolin Folk Festival 2016

Friday 10th June | Sunday 12th June

Following on from the success of 2015, Doolin Folk Festival will take place over 3 days, June 10th-12th 2016, in a marquee on the lawn of Hotel Doolin. Doolin is famed the world over for its traditional Irish music and the idea of the festival is to bring back to Doolin any traditional & folk musicians who have had a connection with the area over the years. The 2015 festival featured some of the biggest names in the Irish music scene including Mick Flanney, Declan O’Rourke and Sharon Shannon. Line up will be announced early 2016.


Bloomsday 2016

Saturday 11th June | Thursday 16th June

Bloomsday is a celebration that takes place both in Dublin and around the world. It celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, which is the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning.

Celebrations often include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One of the hallmark fancy dress items of Bloomsday is the straw boater hat. Celebrations come in many different forms like readings, performances and visiting the places and establishments that are referenced in the book. The Bloomsday Breakfast is another common celebration, which involves eating the same breakfast as Leopold Bloom consumes on the morning of 16 June.


B.A.R.E In The Woods 2016

Saturday 11th June | Sunday 12th June

A raft of new Irish acts join New York hip hop legends The Sugarhill Gang for this year’s BARE in the Woods Festival, taking place at Garryhinch Woods, Co Laois, on June 11-12 this summer. Located on a for-purpose festival site – which features specially built permanent stages, a Lake Arena and a full size Irish Crannog – BARE in the Woods 2016 is delighted to announce, Raglans, Jupe, Fangclub, Mongrel State, Made by Pete, CPNHGN, Megacone, Laurie Shaw, Damsel, Whiskey Dick, Gemma Bradley, Peter Njihia. BARE in the Woods will also welcome Tony Clayton Lea’s Culture Vultures to the festival for the first time, along with a soon-to-be-announced Comedy and Spoken Word line-up. BARE16 will also feature a Food Village, Dance Island and Kids Area. Already announced for the growing boutique festival are Natty Wailer, The Pale, King Kong Company, August Wells, Fox Jaw, Dah Jevu, Pretty Beast, Slow Motion Heroes, Everything Shook, My Tribe Your Tribe, Suan and Cua. With a mission statement to “to create on of the best boutique festival sites in Europe and bring an event that has something different to offer the festival season in Ireland”, the BARE festival site compliments its natural surroundings using timber sourced from the site itself to build some very creative stages and structures. It is also one of the best priced festivals in Ireland with camping tickets for the 24-hour event priced at only €40 for a Day Ticket and €50 with camping.


Hooley at the House 2016

Sunday 12th June

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Westport House are delighted to announce the return of the Hooley At The House at Westport House, County Mayo on Sunday June 12th, 2016.

After a hugely-successful event last year the decision to bring the Hooley back to Westport was a no-brainer! With an ideal location, the cream of Irish music talent, amazing amenities for the children and a fantastic ticket price “Hooley at the House’ promises to be the best family day out in the West of Ireland this summer.


Dublin Kite Festival 2016

Sunday 12th June

Fun, fresh air and frolics abound! The third annual Dublin Kite Festival took place on Sunday 14th June 2015 at North Bull Island, Clontarf. With free entertainment all day long, it was the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday with family and friends.


Jim Dowling Uileann Pipe & Trad Festival 2016

Thursday 16th June | Sunday 19th June

Festival aiming to revive the tradition of Uilleann piping in the area – a ‘must’ for all piping and traditional music enthusiasts!

Here was a legacy of piping in West Cork, a legacy that, over the years has featured extraordinary musicians such as the blind fiddler, Tom Kennedy who shared his extensive collection of tunes with West Cork’s much-loved Canon James Goodman. Canon Goodman was born in Ventry County Kerry in 1828 and was an outstanding Uilleann piper. He spent his life as a minister in different parishes in West Cork and he ensured that hundreds of tunes including those which Tom knew were preserved for posterity. He collected over 2,000 melodies, now safely ensconced in the library of Trinity College under the title of “The Tunes of the Munster Pipers.” Today his statue can be seen at the gate to Abbeystrewry parish church in Skibbereen.

Jim Dowling worked to revive that tradition of piping in West cork and was a founder member of the Glengarriff Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann. He died in November 2008 and this festival is a commemoration of his significant contribution to Uilleann piping and traditional music.


Immrama: The Lismore Festival of Travel Writing 2016

Thursday 16th June | Sunday 19th June

Immrama – The Lismore Festival of Travel Writing takes place in June each year and is the only one of its kind in the world. Focusing on travel writing and literature, a different theme is explored annually.


Taste of Dublin 2016

Thursday 16th June | Sunday 19th June

Taste of Dublin is a stunning celebration of Dublin’s unique and progressive dining scene. Over four indulgent days the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will each fashion together exquisite signature dishes, allowing you to create your dream tasting menu at the ultimate foodie festival.

Choose dishes from the hottest restaurants and mingle with award-winning chefs and like-minded foodies as you browse through hand-picked premium food and drink producers, take part in one of the many interactive foodie features and attractions or simply relax and enjoy live entertainment in the stunning surrounds of the Iveagh Gardens.


Cork Midsummer Festival 2016

Friday 17th June | Sunday 26th June

Cork’s largest arts festival takes place in venues and unusual locations across the city and county. A summer explosion of exciting arts events on the banks of the Lee. No events 20th, 22nd and 23rd. Cork Midsummer Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival that uses the city as its backdrop and inspiration. It provides high-quality arts events, both national and international, for audiences of all ages. Its programme provides opportunities for significant public participation and engagement, supports the development of emerging artists across all art forms, and provides a unique platform for work by local and national artists.


Connemara Green Festival 2016

Friday 17th June | Sunday 19th June

Connemara Green Festival 17-19 June 2016 The Connemara Green Festival is an exciting new festival in its 2nd year which celebrates Mother Nature, aims to raise awareness of the unique ecology of Connemara and raise funds for biodiversity projects. Our theme this year is ‘Ecology, Food and Landscape’. The festival takes place from Friday 17 June to Sunday 19 June and is based in Letterfrack village, Connemara, at the foot of the majestic Connemara National Park on the Wild Atlantic Way.


Baltimore Pirate Festival 2016

Friday 17th June | Sunday 19th June

A weekend of events remembering in an entertaining and informative way one of the most sensational events in Baltimore’s colourful past and one which made the village a focus of international attention – the attack by Barbary corsairs known as ‘the Sack of Baltimore’. However, the Algerians were by no means the only pirates operating in the waters around Baltimore. The bays and inlets of Roaring Water Bay were the principal European base for pirates of many different nationalities who plied their trade right across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.


Body and Soul 2016

Friday 17th June | Sunday 19th June

An arts & music festival where like-minded people come together for three days to explore and discover new music. Body&Soul is more than a lineup, lose yourself in thriving kaleidoscope of intrigue, adventure and otherworldly excess. In a nocturnal playground for the starry eyed, discover hand-picked selections of awe-inspiring installations; quirky little music-filled cafes; raging parties in hidden sitting rooms; gastronomic delights; late-night party corners; bubbling hot tubs for mates and dates under a canopy of stars and a specially designed holistic area offering yoga, massage and moments of blissful zen.


Strawberry Festival 2016

Wednesday 22nd June | Sunday 26th June

Family friendly festival with County Wexford strawberries, the Wexford Literary Festival, the Strawberry Roots Music Trail and the All-Ireland Farmers Market Food competition – all hosted by the 48th Strawberry Queen!


Dublin Pride 2016

Wednesday 22nd June | Sunday 26th June

Five days in Dublin City packed with celebrations, spectacles and extravaganzas promoting and celebrating LGBTQ diversity. The highlight of our festival will be our annual Pride Parade and our post parade celebrations in Merrion Square on Saturday June 25th. Over the coming weeks we will be announcing details of official Dublin LGBTQ Pride events.


World of Coffee Dublin 2016

Thursday 23rd June | Saturday 25th June

If you love coffee, this is an opportunity to get in on the action with Ireland’s burgeoning coffee culture.


Hay Festival Kells 2016

Thursday 23rd June | Sunday 26th June

Hay Festival Kells welcomes Hanif Kureishi, Patrick McCabe, Kevin Barry, Rhianna Pratchett, Eamon Gilmore, Ronan Fanning and many more to County Meath this summer. Now in its fourth year, Hay Festival Kells returns with an even bigger and more ambitious programme this summer. Situated in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, Kells is a traditional market town in County Meath and the spiritual home of the Book of Kells®, which was completed there in the ninth century.


Sea Sessions 2016

Friday 24th June | Sunday 26th June

Situated right on beach in Bundoran, the capital of Irish Surfing – it is the only event in the country bringing together the unique lifestyle aspects of surfing, music, skating, BMX, beach sports and more, into a three day camping festival. Line-up this year includes Gavin James, Primal Scream and Tinie Tempah.


Interlude Music and Arts Festival 2016

Friday 24th June | Sunday 26th June

INTERLUDE, Dublin’s new city festival in the stunning surrounds of the RHA Gallery, are excited to announce the new additions to their summer line up: Wyvern Lingo, Kenny Dope, Grandmaster Flash, Fish Go Deep, Daithí, Arveene, Ye Vagabonds, Shovell (Live percussion), Adultrock, Bad Bones, Clu plus curated stages from The Paul McLoone Stage, Radioshack and Nialler9 presents will join Lisa Hannigan in her only festival show for 2016, Dimitri from Paris, Crazy P Sound System, Donal Dineen (AV Set), David Kitt (DJ Set), Booka Brass Band, Alison Limerick (Live PA), Billy Scurry, Bon Voyage, exmagician, Interskalactic, CC Brez, Ships, Sample Answer, TooFools, Kelly-Anne Byrne, Buffalo Woman, Cian O’Ciobhain, Sally Cinnamon, The Disconauts with many more to be announced.


Westport Food Festival 2016

Friday 24th June | Sunday 26th June

Moving forward to June from its usual September berth, the hugely popular festival will feature foodie tours, mushroom foraging and children’s pizza-making classes. As before, a food village showcasing the best of local artisanal produce will take place at the Octagon – Westport’s picturesque market square.

The 2016 Westport Food Festival will include an action-packed itinerary, with something for everyone even including the little ones. Several other events are scheduled for the three day festival including the Food Village & Fringe Festival taking place on June the 25th at the Octagon, Food Fest Forum, Foody Tours, Bike Buffet, Kids’ Pizza-Making, and Mushroom Foraging. Other events over the weekend include live demonstrations from a host of top chefs, bakers and mixologists as well as the exciting Sunday night event called Secret Supper which proved to be hugely popular in 2014! Book your tickets early as this event was sold out last year!


Flavours of Fingal 2016

Saturday 25th June | Sunday 26th June

The Flavours of Fingal County Show is a two day event jam packed with events, combining the sights and sounds of an agricultural show with an unforgettable food and family fun experience all taking place within the historic walled garden of Newbridge House and Farm, Newbridge Demense, Donabate, County Dublin.


Royal Hospital Kilmainham Gigs

Sunday 26th June | Saturday 2nd July

For a list of Artists playing please follow the link above.


Feile Brian Boru 2016

Thursday 30th June | Sunday 3rd July

The Féile celebrates the life and legacy of Brian Ború (founder of the O’Briens) – the most famous son of the historic twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina. Through our annual festival, the Féile Brian Ború committee aim to celebrate Ireland’s Greatest High King and keep alive the name of the Great Brian Ború in his native place, Killaloe/Ballina, from where he ruled this country! Killaloe and Ballina may never again regain their status as Ireland’s capital, but they will certainly prove the place to be, or to visit in the future. We hope you will join us in the beautiful twin-towns of Killaloe & Ballina.


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