Festivals

  • 13 Great Festivals to Experience in Ireland this Summer

    By Expedia on 2nd June 2017
    If there is anything to look forward to come summer, it is the wealth of festivals that are on offer. And in Ireland, the festival season knows no bounds. From food, culture, arts and music festivals, there is a wide list of festivals that take place and, to ensure you choose the right one, below we have listed 13 great […]
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  • 5 Spooky Places to Visit in Dublin in Halloween

    By Expedia on 17th October 2016
    Dublin with its gothic monuments, its dark alleyways, its churchyards and its storytelling tradition, offers the perfect backdrop to celebrate Halloween. The contemporary holiday finds its roots in the Gaelic harvest festival Samhain, so it’s no surprise that there’s an abundance of ghost stories and urban myths to be found in the Irish capital. The city even gave birth to […]
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  • Making the Most of Dublin’s Fringe Festival

    By Expedia on 8th March 2016
    When it comes to the realm of fringe festivals, the usual suspects will undoubtedly spring to mind (Edinburgh, I’m looking at you). Admittedly, I hadn’t heard of the Dublin Fringe Festival before we were invited up to the Irish capital to experience it for ourselves. Nevertheless, given the success of its counterparts around the world, we couldn’t wait to submerge ourselves […]
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  • All you need to know about Electric Picnic

    By Expedia on 15th October 2015
    It’s difficult to know where to begin trying to describe the Electric Picnic Festival, held in Stradbally, County Laois every September – there’s so much to experience. It’s eclectic, it’s big, it’s busy, it’s noisy, it’s full of humankind of all shapes, ages, dress and relative undress, but it’s also friendly, entertaining and a happy kind of place to be. There […]
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  • A Lesson in Latte Art at Dublin’s Coffee and Tea Festival

    By Expedia on 18th September 2015
    Doodles of the sunrise over Alfama, scrawled sketches of the Eiffel Tower… my Travel Edits notebooks are filled with scraps of paper and half-finished drawings scribbled onto the back of old airline tickets. You might describe their style as ‘fluid’, but in all my travels, I’ve never considered ditching good old fashioned paper for a canvass of coffee or throwing […]
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  • A Food Lovers Guide to Electric Picnic

    By Expedia on 10th September 2015
    Article by Margaret Scully Even the mention of the word picnic conjures up romantic images of al fresco dining in pretty places. It’s the first weekend in September and I’m delighted to be Electric Picnic bound. The annual music, arts and food festival is held on the gorgeous grounds of the Stradbally Estate in Co. Laois. Stradbally is a good neck […]
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  • Your Oktoberfest Survival Guide – All you Need to Know

    By Expedia on 21st August 2015
    It’s one of the most popular festivals in the world with some 6 million visitors attending, and while it’s often associated with beer (and there’s plenty of it), Oktoberfest is actually the world’s largest funfair. So if you’re planning on ticking Oktoberfest off your travel bucket list this year, here’s a short guide to ensure you have a great trip […]
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  • 2015 Fleadh Cheoil hits Sligo

    By Expedia on 17th August 2015
    By Nicola Hoey, an avid wanderer of the Wild Atlantic Way, sharing her experiences at wildatlanticwanderings.com. I’m vegging out here in front of the Rose of Tralee on RTE TV after a ‘Fleadh-tastic’ week in Sligo. As the Fleadh Festival comes to a close the Rose of Tralee Festival kicks off in the south of the country but if anything, […]
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  • Galway Arts Festival – Cloudy with a Chance of Joy

    By Expedia on 17th August 2015
    By Susan FitzGerald of Vibrant Ireland You may have heard the nicknames — Galway: the cultural heart of Ireland, Galway: Ireland’s cloudiest city. But are they true? Certainly the organisers of the annual Galway Arts Festival find truth in both; in fact, famous cloudspotter Gavin Pretor-Pinny was part of their imaginative and eclectic programme this year. The legendary Irish author […]
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  • Visiting Valentia Island Festival

    By Expedia on 14th July 2015
    Just off the west coast of Ireland lies the little island of Valentia, population 665. One of the country’s most westerly points, it is accessible by either car ferry from Reenard Point or via bridge from Portmagee. It is a stunning place, the kind that Irish dreams are made of: the smell of the Atlantic in the air, the wild […]
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