The high priest of Co Mayo

Heading whesht to Mayo for the Westport Festival of Music and Food, I was a bit apprehensive. Not only had we been spoiled by the bash in Ballinlough,(...)

Sophie Ellis Bextor wows fan at Westport Festival at the weekend. Photograph: Tony Kinlan

Pirate queen Grace O’Malley would “most certainly approve” of the shenanigans in the grounds of historic Westport House over the weekend. That is acco(...)

John Quinn from Belfast Community Circus performing in the Drogheda Samba Festival along West Street in Drogheda. Photograph: Alan Betson

Round Ireland Yacht Race, Wicklow Thirty-six ocean-going yachts are confirmed for this year’s Round Ireland Yacht Race which begins today. It is Irela(...)

Animal magic: Slow Magic at Body & Soul

‘What is a caribou anyway? Is it one of those big moosey type things?” asked Tom as we headed for a mid-morning settler, discussing the best plan of a(...)

Between now and September, a weekend will not pass without a festival or big music show of some stripe or other to tempt you with its wares. The bi(...)

They’re laughing now, but if they miss the early-bird tickets, they’ll be sick as parrots

It’s getting to that stage in Silly Season when the prospect of going to a shop to do something as simple as buying a packet of Meanies and a bottle o(...)

At the launch of the Hay Festival Kells in Trinity College, Dublin were Geraldine Gaughran from The Hay Festival Kells Commitee and Lynde Cooke Hay Festival producer. The Fesival runs from 28-30 June 2013. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times
What’s on this weekend
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  • June 28, 2013, 15:48

Hay Festival – Kells, all weekend.The renowned literary festival comes to Co Meath with a host of public talks and workshops. Topics up for discussion(...)

Irish teenagers spend nearly a year-and-a-half of their time at secondary school on summer holidays. That’s a considerable slice of their young lives.(...)

Klare England certainly put the “family friendly” nature of the Body and Soul festival to the test last year. She arrived over from South Glou(...)

Here we go – again. The fields and parks are calling, the PA hire companies are loading their wares onto trucks and promoters are crossing their fi(...)

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