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The Irish Game & Country Fair, previously staged at Birr Castle, has joined up with the Galway Home & Garden Festival to create an exciting new event, the Irish Country
The Irish Game & Country Fair, previously staged at Birr Castle, has joined up with the Galway Home & Garden Festival to create an exciting new event, the Irish Country Lifestyle Festival. This festival celebrates the Irish countryside and Irish country living. Over the 2 days you will experience an action-packed and exciting Game Fair programme of international country sports competitions and displays.
At the Irish Country Lifestyle Festival, you will get the chance to see a Living History Encampment with Displays including Medieval Jousting; a Childrens’ Area; a Tented Village of trade stands including a Fine Food Festival with great artisan food & drinks; a Home & Garden Festival; and Guns, Tackle & Country Clothing Stands.
The Festival is a unique event which will have real appeal to anyone who lives, works or plays in the Irish Countryside and promises to be a really great family friendly event with something of interest for everyone.
If you have any queries regarding about the Irish Country Lifestyle Festival, then please email them to [email protected] or call either +44 (0)28 4483 9167 or +44 (0)28 4461 5416.
15 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 16 (Sunday) 6:00 pm
Ballybrit, Co. Galway, Ireland
Country Lifestyle Exhibitions Ltd.Email: [email protected] or call +44 (0)28 4483 9167/4461 5416
The Craiceann Bodhrán Summerschool was launched in 2001, and has continued each year since then with over 1,000 students from 20 countries enjoying the Craiceann experience.The Bodhrán Summerschool is arranged
The Craiceann Bodhrán Summerschool was launched in 2001, and has continued each year since then with over 1,000 students from 20 countries enjoying the Craiceann experience.
The Bodhrán Summerschool is arranged around a series of classes given by some of the world’s best bodhrán players and teachers. It also includes special workshops relating to the instrument itself, and traditional Irish music in general.
Every evening, music sessions are held in the island’s pubs, and students are welcome to bring their drum and join in.
On two evenings (normally Tuesday and Wednesday), concerts are performed by top-class bands. For this year, the first concert will feature The Conifers. The band came together whilst studying traditional music at the University of Limerick. Their repertoire is rooted in the regions of Clare, Sliabh Luachra and Donegal. Whilst the other concert will feature one of the up and coming bands in Ireland, TRODA. This exciting trio of musicians, Kevin Meehan, Jack Warnock, Eamonn Nugent, hail from Derry, Dublin and Glasgow respectively and mix the best of both the Irish and Scottish Music scenes.
For more information concerning the Summerschool, or to secure a place, please visit the website at craiceann.com.
24 (Monday) 9:00 am - 29 (Saturday) 2:00 pm
Aran Islands, Co. Galway
The Organising Teamhttp://www.craiceann.com/contact/
Traidphicnic, now in its sixth year, celebrates our vibrant culture and traditions. It will take place in the Gaeltacht village of An Spidéal/Spiddal and will run from Friday the 5th
Traidphicnic, now in its sixth year, celebrates our vibrant culture and traditions. It will take place in the Gaeltacht village of An Spidéal/Spiddal and will run from Friday the 5th of July until Sunday the 7th July. As festivals go this is a unique festival in that Traidphicnic operates a ‘ticketless’ system with a ‘donate what you can’ ethos. So you are asked to value the festival and what the voluntary committee is doing and ‘donate what you can’ in order to help the festival operate. It is not a free event.
The Workshops in Music and Sean-nós song and dance at Traidphicnic have a cover fee.
Over the three days of Féile Traidphicnic there will be a whole host of events, ranging from live music, to arts and crafts, sessions, guided walks, sean-nós, and much, much more.
This is very much a family friendly event, with something for everyone, so along bring your own picnic and soak up the atmosphere of the festival.
An Spidéal a coastal village is in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht, so this is the ideal place to try out your Cúpla Focal. And given that the festival is in the middle of the Irish summer, please remember to pack your sun cream, midge cream and your raincoat!
Event times will be confirmed closer to the event. So for more information, keep on eye on the Féile Traidphicnic website at traidphicnic.com. For the latest information regarding this festival please follow on Facebook. If you have any queries then please email them to [email protected] or call +353 (0)87 971 7080.
5 (Friday) 9:00 am - 7 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Gannon’s Traditional Irish Music Shop, Main Street, Spiddal, Galway
The seaside setting of Salthill is the site for this years inaugural Galway International Food and Craft Festival which will take place over three days this summer in July. Salthill
The seaside setting of Salthill is the site for this years inaugural Galway International Food and Craft Festival which will take place over three days this summer in July. Salthill Park will be transformed into a village featuring alfresco eateries with some of the best artisan food producers and craft breweries in the region.
The festival will raise awareness and offer fantastic exposure for the rapidly growing food culture in the west of Ireland. With some 20 live cookery demonstrations by Ireland’s top chefs and presentations on all aspects of Fitness, Health & Well Being highlighting the importance of healthy eating and fitness.
The designated food areas will be themed in order to give visitors the opportunity to virtually transport themselves to the countries and regions being depicted through the culinary expertise of the chefs. This is certainly the place to be for those interested in a top quality gastronomic experience.
A key feature of the Galway International Food and Craft Festival will be the big focus on the emerging craft beer and boutique beverage market, where unique brews, interesting flavours and textures can be enjoyed.
To compliment all this, the creativity of the region will be on display with indigenous crafts and live entertainment. There is something for the entire family with live music and a dedicated kids zone.
So for 3 days of gastronomic alfresco eating, culture and history, as well as entertainment for everyone a visit to the Galway International Food and Craft Festival is a must.
For all the latest festival information, including tickets, please check out the Festival website at galwayfoodandcraft.com. You can also follow on Facebook for the very latest information. If you have any queries then please email [email protected].
5 (Friday) 12:00 pm - 7 (Sunday) 9:00 pm
Salthill, Co. Galway, Ireland
Galway International Food and Craft Festival CommitteeEmail: [email protected]