It’s still festival season and why not try something different and head to a fabulous festival in Ireland?
With a range of exciting events from theatre and visual arts to folk music, street performances, comedy events and art exhibitions, those looking for an easily accessible escape with a difference, check out these 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. So still plenty of time to take in the amazing Dublin Fringe!
The seven participating festivals are:
- Cork Midsummer Festival 21 June – 1 July
- Clonmel Junction Festival 6-15 July
- Earagail Arts Festival 7-22 July
- Galway Arts Festival 16-29 July
- Kilkenny Arts Festival 10-19 August
- Absolut Fringe 8-22 Sept
- 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. A perfect escape from the sporting activities in England this summer, 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 visit www.discoverireland.com
To celebrate our Next Door Neighbours and to help get you in the mood for a season of festivals www.discoverireland.com is offering you the chance to win one of four iPod Shuffles!
Just answer the question below to take part. By doing so we will forward your email address to Discover Island, if you dont want us to do that, dont enter... them's the rules!
Let us know if you visit any of the festivals and see you at Oktoberfest in Stratford!
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