It’s festival season and why not try something different and head to a fabulous festival in Ireland? There is a range of exciting events from theatre and visual arts to folk music, street performances, comedy events and art exhibitions. For those looking for an easily accessible summer escape with a difference, check out these seven fantastic festivals across the country from lively Dublin to the wild west coast, taking in the lush green countryside too. Each festival includes creative elements signifying the close cultural relationship between Britain and Ireland. Next Door Neighbours is a series of events taking place from June – October 2012.
The seven participating festivals are:
Cork Midsummer Festival 21 June – 1 July
Clonmel Junction Festival 6-15 July
Galway Arts Festival 16-29 July
Earagail Arts Festival 7-22 July
Absolut Fringe 8-22 Sept
Kilkenny Arts Festival 10-19 August
Dublin Theatre Festival 27 Sept -10 Oct
The Next Door Neighbours initiative is a series of festivals designed to encourage Brits to discover the beauty of Ireland and the exciting range of cultural events on offer. An Irish festival can offer music, literature, arts and so much more all rolled into a relaxing holiday in the beautiful setting of Ireland. For more information on all of the festivals and Irish holidays you can visit www.discoverireland.com
Rather excitingly, to celebrate and to help get you in the mood for a season of festivals www.discoverireland.com is offering you the chance to win an iPod Shuffle.
In how many venues are the festivities at the Dublin Absolut Fringe Festival being held?