With the June Bank Holiday weekend fast approaching, many of us are already starting to plan how we are going to make the most of the three days off work.
So no matter where you are in the country, we have plenty of events here to get you through the weekend - why not try hit a few of them, if possible? A Bank Holiday challenge, perhaps?
1. Bloom, Co. Dublin
Dates: 2nd – 6th June
Location: Phoenix Park
Whether you are looking for some garden inspiration or fancy having a wander around some truly spectacular masterpieces, then get yourself over to Bloom. With a food village, kids’ entertainment and plenty of shopping, this is one for the whole family. Click here for more info.
2. Cork Harbour Festival, Co. Cork
Date: 4th – 12th June
Location: Cork harbour
Now in its second year, the annual Cork Harbour Festival will see 50 unique and fun-filled events happening across the Bank Holiday. Whether it’s for sailing, cycling or food that you’re into there's plenty happening. Click here for more info.
3. Féile an Spidéal Regatta, Co. Galway
Date: 4th - 5th June
If it’s boats you’re into, the Féile an Spidéal will be showing only the best during the Regatta. From unique Irish boats, such as currachs and Galway Hookers to traditional boats this will truly be a sight for sore eyes. Click here for more info.
4. The Melting Pot Festival, Co. Donegal
Date: 3rd – 6th June
An eclectic mix of music, song, dance, food, workshops, exhibitions and displays will be celebrated over four days in the village of Ardara. Click here for more info.
5. The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Co. Kilkenny
Dates: 2nd- 6th June
Location: Various venues around Kilkenny City
This year’s line-up includes Jason Byrne, Neil Delamere, PJ Gallagher, Maeve Higgins, Eric Lalor and many more – you are GUARANTEED to have a laugh! Click here for more info.
6. The Doonbeg International Jazz Festival, Co. Clare
Date: 3rd – 6th June
With excellent bands from the Germany, USA, Scotland and all over Ireland, and a full programme of performances throughout the weekend, there will something for everyone to enjoy. Click here for more info.