The Gathering Ireland is not one single event. Its an exciting year long celebration of Ireland, its people and all that is great about its connections, both at home and abroad. The Gathering Ireland invites anyone who has a link to Ireland or just a love of the country, to come to Ireland for a series of events throughout 2013.
The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland's largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 54 years in 2013. The heart of the festival is the selection of the Rose of Tralee which brings young women of Irish descent from around the world to County Kerry, Ireland for a global celebration of Irish culture. The festival also includes street entertainment, carnival, live concerts, theatre, circus, markets, funfair, fireworks and our internationally renowned Rose Parade.
After the success of 2012 the New Years Eve Countdown Concert came back bigger than before featuring Imelda May, Bell X1, Ham Sandwich and the Army Number 1 band. The stunning Projections on Trinity College provided the backdrop for the arena, which was used by RTE to broadcast the Countdown Concert live across the world.
Each September, Galway City comes alive with seafood & oysters as it celebrates the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, the most internationally recognised food festival in Ireland and the world's longest running International Oyster Festival.
The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival was founded in 1994 in response to the burgeoning wealth of Irish comic talent with no clear national outlet for expression. The festival has grown from a small event comprising a handful of shows to an internationally acclaimed festival which showcases the very best in Irish and international comedy acts, attracting visitors to Kilkenny city and its surrounding regions by combining world class entertainment with the atmospheric setting of our charming and intimate medieval city.
Dublin Fringe is Irelands largest multi disciplinary arts festival. Now in its 18th year, the festival stages up to 525 events in over 40 venues, and around 150,000 people have at least one Fringe experience during the Festival. For 16 days the festival transforms Dublin into a dream factory, an expose of great creative talent from around the globe. It is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the best contemporary theatre and dance shows touring internationally. For artists, the Fringe facilitates an opportunity to innovate, to cross disciplines and boundaries and to find new ways and places to create work.
Welcome to Galway Arts Festival. Galway Arts Festival is delighted to announce both Grizzly Bear and Glen Hansard will play the Festival Big Top this summer. Friday July 19th Galway Arts Festival presents Grizzly bear with special guests. Since 2002, Grizzly Bear have gained global recognition for their unique sound and immense talent. Grizzly Bear at the Festival Big Top promises to be an unforgettable night. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 22nd from www.galwayartsfestival.com
Kinsale Arts Festival is an annual celebration of international and local arts and culture, taking place in the unique setting of a seaside town in Co. Cork. Now in its ninth year, the festival has become an integral part of Irelands cultural calendar, welcoming a selection of the most exciting established and emerging artists, writers and performers to takeover the town for nine days each July.
Bloom, Irelands largest gardening, food and family event is taking place in the Phoenix Park Dublin over the June bank holiday weekend. From Thursday 30th May - Monday 3rd June 2013. Bloom 2012 was the 6th year of the event and continues to attact thousands upon thousands of people every year. Bloom 2012 attracted almost 80,000 visitors to the 70 acre site at the Visitors Centre in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.