September 2015

Food Fleadh Ballina 2015

Sunday 27th September | Monday 28th September

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Ballina, renowned for its fantastic quality and variety of restaurants and food offerings, will host a sensational new food festival on Saturday the 23rd of August. Food Fleadh Ballina will celebrate and highlight the Salmon Capital of Ireland as a foodie destination of choice for local and gastro tourists alike.The Food Fleadh will showcase the best that Mayo has to offer with locally produced artisan foods, cookery demonstrations, tastings, farmers markets, the best in live traditional music.

 

Fingal Film Festival 2015

Friday 25th September | Sunday 27th September

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Fingal Film Festival is a platform for emerging Independent Film Makers nationally and internationally. We are a festival that will give access to some of the biggest, leading names in the industry, enabling you to gain knowledge from their many years of experience. This years festival dates are 25th 26th 27th September 2015 at Movies@swords Pavilions Centre, Swords, Co Dublin Ireland.

 

Mountshannon Traditional Music Festival

Friday 25th September | Sunday 27th September

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Located on the Shores of Lough Derg, the Mountshannon Traditional Music Festival hosts a packed weekend of pub sessions, ceilis, workshops, singing sessions, a song competition and a concert.

 

Battle for the Lake

Kitesurfing & Music Festival Achill

Friday 25th September | Sunday 27th September

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The 5th Battle is about to begin!!!!

Every year, at the same windy time, All the kitesurfers from Ireland and abroad come together for the big Finale of the Irish Kitesurfing Tour! Achill Island is one of the best place in the world for kitesurfing, no wonder why they chose it for the World Cup in 2012!

Be ready for a fantastic show! Pure Magic will bring you into our wonderland of Flying but also music and entertainment, Food and surprises! the weekend is full of Magic.

 

Limerick Jazz Festival 2015

Friday 25th September | Sunday 27th September

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An annual event promoting live jazz performance in various venues throughout the city of Limerick. 2015 will feature artists from the US, the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

 

Frank Harte Festival 2015

Friday 25th September | Sunday 27th September

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The Góilín Traditional Singer’s Club has been in existence for over 36 years.  The Club was founded by Tim Dennehy and his brother-in-law Donal de Barra to give a platform for people who like to sing and listen to traditional Irish songs and singing.

As our Motto says: “there is no standard set”, not in the singing anyway.  We set a very high standard in listening.  The rule of the club is: if someone is singing, reciting or performing in any way, total attention is given to the performance. Experience over the years has taught us that it does’t work any other way.

We do not have a ban on musical instruments but as it’s a Singers’ club, if you want to play we prefer that you also sing. Anyone who has an interest in listening to or performing songs will find that they are “as welcome as the flowers in May”.

We meet regularly every Friday night (with some exceptions) and break for the summer.  The current schedule can be found on our home page.  We expect everyone who attends to contribute to the “box” when it goes around.  A minimum contribution of €3.00 is expected.  Note: everyone, including the organisers contribute €3.00.

The Góilín is celebrating 35 years of singing this year!

 

New Ross Piano Festival 2015

Thursday 24th September | Sunday 27th September

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A weekend focussed on the piano, pianists, and the immense piano repertoire. Several international pianists, the RTE Concert Orchestra and a piano trio have been engaged for the 10th edition of this exciting festival.

 

Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival 2015

Thursday 24th September | Sunday 27th September

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A four day festival of music, food, craft, heritage and fun held every September. Thousands of festival-goers enjoy the poetry and film night, science and technology workshops, artisan food market, ceili dancing, soapbox derby, art amd craft workshops, sports in the park and music, dance and drama.

 

Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival

Thursday 24th September | Sunday 27th September

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Welcome to the 61st Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival.

Each year, on the last weekend of September, Galway City celebrates the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, the most internationally recognised Irish festival after St Patrick’s Day and the world’s longest running Oyster Festival.

Throughout the Irish food festival, there will lots of tantalising events for all to enjoy; seafood trails, oyster opening (shucking) championships including the Oyster ‘Olympics’ or World Oyster Opening Championship, foodie talks & tasting events in some of Galway’s best  restaurants, The Festival Marquee, a Mardi Gras style Gala Event along with family activities, live music, cooking demonstrations and more.

Established in 1954, The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival has welcomed over half a million visitors, consumed more than 3 million oysters – washed down with champagne and stout whilst listening to some of the best musicians in Ireland.

 

Dublin Festival of History 2015

Thursday 24th September | Saturday 3rd October

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The third annual Dublin Festival of History will take place from 25th September to 10th October 2015. Events will take place in Printworks, Dublin Castle from 25th-27th September 2015. Join historians and writers of national and international renown for lectures, debate and much more in the historic setting of Dublin City.

 

Dublin Theatre Festival 2015

Thursday 24th September | Sunday 11th October

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The line-up for Dublin Theatre Festival 2015 has been announced! This year’s programme boasts 28 world-class productions, spanning 22 different stages across Dublin city and suburbs. 11 new Irish works will premiere over 18 days alongside acclaimed productions from France, Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, the UK and Denmark. Highlights include: A 25th anniversary production of Brian Friel’s masterpiece, DANCING AT LUGHNASA THE LAST HOTEL, a new opera by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh BAILED OUT!, a new drama-documentary about how Ireland fell into the jaws of the Troika

 

The National Ploughing Championships 2015

Tuesday 22nd September | Thursday 24th September

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The National Ploughing Championships is Europe’s largest outdoor event, taking place on over 800 acres with 1,400 exhibitors.

 

Youghal Celebrates History

The Fitzgerald Dynasty in the Blackwater Valley

Saturday 19th September | Sunday 20th September

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Each year we hold a History Conference over two days with highest quality speakers, field trips and activities relating to our heritage. In our Archive section you can see the quality of previous presentations and presenters. Our Photo gallery gives you an idea of our work, our past conferences and our activities. Many of the photos were taken by local photographer Michael Hussey.

 

F̩ile na Seiteanna, Leitir Ceanainn РLetterkenny Set-Dancing Festival

Friday 18th September | Sunday 20th September

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The annual set-dancing three day festival to include three céilithe and two workshops.

 

Spirit of Folk Festival 2015

Friday 18th September | Sunday 20th September

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Spirit of Folk is a two day camping festival set against the backdrop of the beautiful Dunderry Park, Co. Meath from 18th-20th of September. It’s a family friendly weekend which celebrates all things folk! 2015 is its fifth year running and the Oaktree Charitable Trust is very proud to host this event, for which it is a fundraiser for!

The festival is not just about folk music but is a holistic event, which celebrates all aspects of our rich ancestral traditions, including folk music, storytelling, folk living and folk games. Our Living History area will actually bring to life many of the traditional crafts of old, with costumed craftsmen running workshops on long forgotten skills.

 

Clifden Arts Festival 2015

Thursday 17th September | Sunday 27th September

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The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 38th year will take place from September 17-27 and yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in the 2015 programme.

Audiences can expect a very high quality artistic programme with a superb literary, musical and visual art content which again will have the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus with creative writing, music, theatre and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools for the duration of the festival.

 

Clonakilty International Guitar Festival 2015

Thursday 17th September | Sunday 20th September

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The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival is a celebration of the guitar. It is not starch collared or stuffy nosed, from virtuosos to noodlers, all are welcomed and exalted!

The Festival is run by a not for profit voluntary organisation of music lovers and we are very proud of the rich, relaxed, educational, exciting & artistic environment our festival creates in our beautiful seaside town.

The Festival will play out its 11th edition this September the 17th-20th 2015

we hope you will join us…..

 

Sounds From A Safe Habour Festival

Thursday 17th September | Sunday 20th September

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Sounds from a Safe Harbour is a brand new festival of music, art and conversation, curated by Bryce Dessner of The National. Two years since its inception by Bryce and Cork Opera House CEO, Mary Hickson, Sounds from a Safe Harbour will bring a huge international creative cast to Cork this September to celebrate the port city’s place on the world’s stage.

Alongside Cork’s spectacular harbour environs, themes of waves, water and movement have been the inspiration for the festival, and will be explored through many new commissions and collaborations specially programmed for Sounds from a Safe Harbour.

The festival will activate the City through many art forms including visual arts, conversation, dance, film and music. Collaboration and shared experiences are strong themes in the festival, and audiences are encouraged to immerse themselves and form part of the conversation.

 

Listowel Harvest 2015

Sunday 13th September | Saturday 19th September

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When it comes to festivals, nobody does it better than the people of Kerry! This one lasts a week so there is no excuse for not making it. Big crowds, great fun and quality racing, the highlight being the Guinness Kerry National on Wednesday so make sure to get there for the last hurrah of the summer season.

 

Waterford Harvest Festival 2015

Friday 11th September | Sunday 13th September

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This premier food festival takes time to celebrate and enjoy the bounty of the Harvest. Food from near and far, fantastic local bands rocking the Mall stage, clown workshops, street entertainment, food seminars, celebrity chefs and so much more on the colourful Waterford Streets!

With plenty to tickle your taste buds, tantalising smells and toe tapping sounds, this event is one that the whole family will enjoy!

 

Larry Reynolds Irish Music, Heritage & Culture Weekend

Friday 11th September | Sunday 13th September

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A weekend of celebration and commemoration for the late Larry Reynolds featuring a gala concert, music and dance workshops, ceili dancing, lots of glorious music sessions and a lecture series.

 

Burren Peaks Weekend of Walking Festival 2015

Friday 11th September | Sunday 13th September

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Hosted by The Ballyvaughan Fanore Walking Club, the festival weekend promises you a real taste of the Burren. Enjoy guided hill and lowland walks, varying in distance and grade to cater for walkers of all levels.

 

Westport Festival of Chamber Music 2015

Friday 11th September | Sunday 13th September

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Violinist Catherine Leonard and pianist Hugh Tinney will be joined by a starry line-up of Irish and international musicians in duos, trios, quartets and quintets of unusual and offbeat works counterbalanced by acknowledged chamber masterworks.

 

Dingle Trad Fest 2015

Thursday 10th September | Sunday 13th September

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The festival provides a platform for both National and Internationally acclaimed performing artists to showcase modern and original talents within the usually more traditional environment that is the Dingle Peninsula located on the Wild Atlantic Way.

 

The Knights of Westfest Music & Food Festival 2015

Thursday 10th September | Sunday 13th September

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Newcastle West’s ‘WESTFEST’ boasts its “strongest line-up ever”, with thousands of music fans set to make their way to the four day music, food and family festival in September. WestFest is now firmly established as a contemporary music & food festival, renowned for bringing together the cream of Irish talent along with some leading international acts.

 

Rockathon 2015

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Rockathon is back, and it is bigger and better then ever!

This year September 5th at Fairyhouse Racecourse we are bringing you 8 ultimate acts with 2 stages, paying tribute to the legends of Rock. With acts inspired by Guns n’ Roses, AC DC, The Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy, Jimi Hendrix and much more.

This one day Festival is not to be missed with a full bar and camping available on site!

 

Electric Picnic 2015

Friday 4th September | Sunday 6th September

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One of Ireland’s, and probably Europe’s, most eagerly awaited festivals of the year.  With the likes of FLORENCE AND THE Machine, Underworld, Hot Chip and Manic Street Preachers among the main acts announced for Electric Picnic 2015. Voted Best Medium-Sized European Festival at the European Festival Awards, and Best Big Festival at Irish Festival Awards.

NOT TO BE MISSED !!!

 

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival

Friday 4th September | Sunday 13th September

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Taste of West Cork is a week long food festival with a unique mix of events showcasing the best of artisan food producers, award-winning chefs, restaurants, retailers & markets. A Taste of West Cork is one of Ireland’s longest running food festival and is the best opportunity hundreds of local producers have to get in front of people who are passionate about food.

 

Crotty Galvin Traditional Music Festival Weekend 2015

Friday 4th September | Sunday 6th September

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An annual event held in Moyasta to honour the music of three talented musicians from the area – Ellen ‘Nell’ Galvin, PJ Crotty and his brother Peadar Crotty. Some great music sessions and a bit a craic.

 

Harvest Time Blues Festival

Friday 4th September | Monday 7th September

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A four day festival of Blues Music with seven international artists in the late Night Marquee, ten Top Blues Bands on The Pub Trail and five Blues Acts in the Acoustic room at The Market House. Another great weekend of gigs that will have the county town buzzing as punters pack venues in large numbers to enjoy some top-class acts from both sides of the Atlantic.

 

Westport Food Festival 2015

Friday 4th September | Sunday 6th September

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The 2015 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 September the 5th 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!

 

Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival

Friday 4th September | Sunday 6th September 

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The Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival is now in its 21st year, and has become one of the most renowned festivals in the world storytelling calendar. Each year we invite some of the most accomplished tellers from around the world, and also present the best Irish exponents of this most ancient of art forms to a world audience.

Each of the three days offers a variety of activities and concerts to suit all ages. Six different venues are chosen for the various events and the island’s stunning scenery creates a unique atmosphere for this storytelling event with a difference.

 

Oscar Wilde Festival Galway

Friday 4th September | Sunday 6th September 

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Oscar Wilde Festival was set up in 2013. It was born out of a need to celebrate Wilde and his west of Ireland links, the place he described as “a savage beauty”.

The festival is based in Galway on the west coast of Ireland and endeavours to awaken new insights into Wilde and into his huge links with this part of the world. Showcasing Wilde in a west of Ireland setting sums up what this festival is all about. Exploring Wilde the writer and Wilde the man in the setting he described as “majestic”.

 

Waterford Jazz Weekender 2015

Friday 4th September | Sunday 6th September 

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Festival showcasing an eclectic mixture of jazz music – Big Band Swing, Bebop, New Orleans, Jazz-Funk, Modern, and Gypsy Jazz. Featuring indoor and outdoor concerts, workshops and jam sessions.

 

Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015

Tuesday 1st September | Wednesday 30th September

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Tiger Dublin Fringe is Ireland’s leading multidisciplinary arts festival featuring new and next in performance, music, theatre, live art, comedy, dance, circus and visual art from Irish and international artists.

 

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