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Dine in Dublin Food Festival

Dine in Dublin Foof Festival

This week’s event update is one for those who are lovers of fine food. The annual Dine in Dublin returns in February from February 23rd through March 1st 2015. This will be the festivals 6th year in bringing a feast of cultural delicacies to tantalise your taste buds! Dine in Dublin originally began as a week-long food festival back in 2002.

Some of the top restaurants across Dublin city centre will participate in the event by hosting special events and excellent value meal deals that won’t be beaten. There are almost 40 restaurants participating in Dine in Dublin in 2015 so there is a large selection of food choices on offer to the public. You can choose from all types of restaurants including Asian, Café, Cake, European, Fast Food, French, Ice Cream, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Moroccan, Pizzeria and Steakhouse just to name a few. Simply mention ‘Dine in Dublin’ when making your reservation!

Some of the top class restaurants involved include Acapulco, Boulevard Café, Chilli Club, Pichet Restaurant, San Lorenzos, TGI Friday’s, Mao Restaurant, Gotham Café, The Millstone, Zaragoza, Steps of Rome and many many more. For further information on Dine in Dublin and for the full list of restaurants and locations simply visit www.dineindublin.ie

Enjoy Dine in Dublin in comfort

To enjoy the Dine in Dublin festival in comfort simply book a campervan with us simply fill out our quick and easy booking form on the top left of your screen. All our campervans are serviced and maintained to the highest of standards. We are certain that we have the right campervan for you and your family to enjoy the Dine in Dublin festival. If you have any questions or queries on our campervans you can contact Stephen on +353 (0)87 2794927 and he will be only too happy to discuss any queries you may have.

Gathering Traditional Music Festival

The Gathering Traditional Music Festival

The Gathering Traditional Music Festival, which takes place in the INEC and Gleneagle Hotel is coming up in the month of February. The festival which takes place in Killarney between the 18th and 22nd of February is highly regarded as one of the best traditional music festivals in Ireland. The festival started in 2000 and has grown ever since with the addition of Céilís and concerts. The Gathering Traditional Music Festival is the highlight of the Irish Cultural Calendar for traditional musicians and céilí dancers.

The five day traditional music festival has a varied programme which includes live concerts, set dance classes, instrument workshops, the much loved Session on the Lakes of Killarney and a full education programme. The traditional instrument Masterclasses take place over one day on the Saturday of the festival with tuition by some of the best local musicians available. As part of the education programme performers from the Gathering including musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers will visit 12 -14 local primary schools promoting the local Sliabh Luachra tradition. This has been a huge success as part of the festivals education programme.

Some of the festivals highlights over the last 15 years include performances by – Altan, Dervish, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Joe Burke & Anne Conroy, Teada, Begginish, Seamus Beagly & Jim Murray, Jackie Daly, Seamus Creagh, Martin O’Connor, Danú, Noel Hill, Sean Keane & Liam O’Flynn and many more great musicians. For more info onn the festival simply visit www.thegathering.ie.

Travelling to the Gathering Traditional Music Festival

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The Gathering Traditional Music Festival is the perfect excuse for you to book a campervan for the weekend and travel down to Kerry and enjoy the beauty of the scenic drive on your way down to the festival. Not only do you enjoy your trip down but you can also travel around beautiful Kerry as part of your weekend break. The Gathering stands out as a great traditional music festival and diversity of the events programme helps in bringing people from all over Ireland and the world to Killarney each year. So make sure you book your campervan with us at Celtic Campervans and enjoy the weekend in the best possible way. Booking is simple, you can either book using our booking engine on the top left of your screen or simply call Stephen on +353 (0)87 2794927, we definitely have a campervan to suit your taste or budget.

Temple Bar Tradfest 2015

Temple Bar Tradfest

If you are in mood for a traditional music festival then you may head to temple bar at the end of the month. The annual Temple Bar Tradfest takes place between the 28th Jan to the 1st Feb 2015 in Temple Bar, Dublin. The Temple Bar TradFest, which first started in 2006, is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. The festival started out as a small niche traditional music festival showcasing both Irish and international traditional music. Over the past decade the festival has grown from strength to strength.

The festival showcases both established and up-and-coming artists from right across Ireland and overseas, allowing new and upcoming voices to get their music across to their audiences, as well as offering a full programme of events suitable for all the family.

The festival has a world class line up with a list of legends from the traditional music including Donovan, Sweeney’s Men, Liam O’Flynn, Hot House Flowers, The Undertones, Beoga & Big Band, Danú, Matt Molloy, John Carty & Arty McGlynn, Mick Flannery, Irish Conertina Ensemble, Cara Dillon & Band, DeBarra, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Marc O’Reilly and The Hard Ground, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Paddy Glackin & Neil Martin, Levellers, and many, many more. For further information on the festival you can visit www.templebartrad.com

The Temple Bar TradFest not only caters for traditional music lovers but also offers concert goers a unique opportunity to experience live music in some of Dublin’s most historic landmarks. There are a large number of historic venues across Dublin hosting some of the shows including Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which makes the festival an attraction to music fans and also those interested in visiting historic Dublin.

Travel to the Temple Bar TradFest

To travel to the Temple Bar Tradfest in comfort then contact Stephen in Celtic Campervans and book your campervan for the event. All our campervans have all the mod cons that you would expect from a luxurious campervan. We have excellent rates to suit any budget. You can simply book your campervan with our booking engine on the top left of your screen, so shake off those Christmas blues and book your campervan for the Temple Bar Tradfest.

Shannonside Winter Music Festival

shannonside winter music festival

The shannonside winter music festival takes place from the 15th to the 19th of January 2015. The festival comprises of 70 events, pub gigs, sessions, shows and set dancing in the two villages of Sixmilebridge and Bunratty. The event has increased in popularity over the last few years. The festival is estimated to attract 5,000 visitors over the weekend to sample some local and not so local talent in acoustic music, great food, great hospitality and exceptional talent at the unique festival, celebrating musical diversity.

The event in Co. Clare will be the 16th in its history and have over 100 musicians from all over the world will be on show in Sixmilebridge and Bunratty, making the shannonside winter music festival a truly international event.

Whats On offer At The Shannonside Winter Music Festival

The festival will host a large selection of talent including Breaking Trad (Donal Murphy), Blues Train with Johnny Fean, Cintron Brothers (USA), CrossHarbour (UK), Athenry Youth Orchestra ft. Brendan Walsh and Down and Out Bluegrass Band to name but a few. You can find further information on the festival lineup and general information at www.wmw.ie. With over 70 different musical events in 15 diverse venues including intimate cosy pubs to the world famous Bunratty Castle, you can be assured there’s something for you and all the family to enjoy.

The shannonside Winter Music festival is the ideal reason for you and the family to hire a campervan from Celtic Campervans. With the festival been spread out over two villages over the weekend transportation and accommodation will need to be arranged in both villages to ensure you get to visit the shows you wish to see. Our campervans allow you to arrange your accommodation and transport in one go. Why not park up your campervan in Sixmilebridge and visit the shows you wish to view and simply move your campervan then to Bunratty, saving you the transport and accommodations expenses. Our campervans are equipped with all the mod cons making them an ideal means of accommodation.

Christmas Offer
Not only do we have the ideal campervan for you to hire but we also have a special offer on for this month only. If you book and pay in full for your campervan hire for 2015 then you will automatically get a 15% discount on your hire charge. This is an excellent offer that you cannot afford to miss out on. Simply book your campervan with our booking form on the left of your screen and relax knowing that you have got the best deal available on your campervan hire for The Shannonside Winter Music Weekend. So why not shake off those Christmas blues and enjoy the start of 2015 with a campervan holiday in the West of Ireland with Celtic Campervans.

Winterval Christmas Festival

Winterval Christmas Festival

With Halloween now over, it won’t be long now until we all turn our attention to Christmas, if we haven’t already. To get us in the Christmas spirit Waterford is going to turn into winter wonderland at the end of November with their annual Winterval Christmas festival. The event will run from Saturday 22nd November to Tuesday 23rd December 2014.

Winterval Christmas festival is an amazing showcase of seasonal events and activities for the young and old set across Waterford city. There will be over 25 Christmas events taking place over 30 days including 17 free family events that will attract families from all across Ireland. Winterval was inspired by Christmas markets across Europe and brings the Christmas sights, sounds and festive feelings to Waterford city.

To list some of the attractions at the festival we have Waterford on Ice, Winterval Illuminates Lightshow, a toy museum, an animal farm complete with reindeer, Winterval Express Train, Winterval Christmas market and the Christmas Carousel, which is set to make the Winterval Christmas Festival the highlight in the Christmas calendar for all the family. For further information on the festival simply visit www.winterval.ie where you will get more info on the events available at the festival. With 17 FREE events on offer the Winterval Christmas Festival should not be missed, no matter what your age.

Enjoy The Winterval Christmas Festival

To enjoy this festive collection of activities in comfort then contact us at Celtic Campervans where we can offer you the most luxurious and and cost effective way to travel and stay in Waterford. The Winterval Christmas Festival is an ideal time for you and the family to pack up your bags and travel with us to take in the Christmas cheer and experience the fun and joy the Winterval festival can bring to all the family. We would advise you to book as soon as possible as our campervan fleet is in high demand so to avoid disappointment book early with us so you can bring the family down and enjoy Waterford city.

Campervan Hire Offer

It won’t be long now until you will need to start planning your holidays for next year. To put you in the holiday spirit we are offering an amazing campervan hire offer in the month of October. Celtic Campervans are offering you a massive 20% discount off your campervan holiday in 2015 when you book & pay in full at least 28 days in advance in October. That’s right. You will save a massive 20% on your booking.

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There are a whole host of events on next year that you should not miss including Glastonbury in June and Electric Picnic in August, the Ploughing Champiosnhips in September and next year we have the pinnacle of all rugby championships kicking off in Twickenham in September. The rugby championships present the perfect reason for you to hire a campervan and travel across the waters and tour around Wales and England to see some of the best fixtures in the sport. There is also the chance to experience the Wild Atlantic Way which is a beautiful 2,500 km scenic route stretching from Donegal to Cork. An ideal reason to book with Celtic Campervans.

How To Avail Of This Campervan Hire Offer

To avail of our campervan hire offer simply book and pay in full with our booking form on the top left of the screen in the month of October and you will receive a 20% discount on your hire charge for your campervan holiday in 2015. You can view or get more info on our fleet on our campervans to hire page. All our campervans have all the luxuries and amenities you would expect and need to enjoy a holiday away and not too forget you will also be saving on accommodation fees. Make sure you avail of this offer as soon as you can as it is set to expire in one weeks time so don’t miss out.

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Dublin Beatles Festival

dublin beatles festival For all the 70′s music lovers out there, the first weekend of November is a must for you to visit Dublin. After its success last year the Dublin Beatles Festival will take place from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th November in Dublin city centre.

The festival was initially set up as a once off event in 2013 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the only performances of The Beatles in Dublin on 7th November 1963. Due to the overwhelming success of the festival there has been a huge demand for a repeat performance. The festival will include an exciting programme of gigs, film, theatre, free events, public interview, table quizzes and much much more.

The Dublin Beatles Festival will be held in a number of different locations throughout Dublin over the three days. Some of the venues which will be hosting the festival include The Workman’s Club, The Twisted Pepper and also The Oval, where John Lennon and Ringo Starr, who were dressed in disguise, enjoyed a drink before their Dublin performances in the Adelphi Theatre on 7th November 1963.
One of the highlights of last year’s festival is The Beatles Session which will be held this year in The Oval at 9.30pm on Friday 7th of November. This event is free and will include performances from The Statics, Keith Grogan, Biggle Fly Again, Enda Reilly and many more special guests.
To round up the Dublin Beatles Festival is The Finale Show with Beatles For Sale and The Rockets in the twisted pepper. This is the perfect way to end this year’s festival. For further information on the festival simply visit The Dublin Beatles Festival

Campervan Hire Cork

To travel to and enjoy the festival in comfort you need to hire a campervan from Celtic Campervans. All our campervans have all the modern facilities that you would need and expect. We do advice you to book fast to avoid disappointment as we cannot guarantee we will have a space for the Dublin Beatles Festival as our fleet is in high demand. If you are looking to plan next year’s holidays then visit www.celticcampervans now as for this month we are offering an early bird offer where you can save 20% on your booking for next year.

Waterford Film Festival

Waterford Film Festival

What better a reason to visit the sunny south east than to travel to Waterford for the Waterford film festival, which will run between the 7th – 9th of November. The festival now in its eight year was established by a Waterford based filmmaker by the name of Stephen Byrne back in 2007. His goal was to something refreshing and new to the cities arts and cultural scene by promoting independent film, local and national filmmakers and writers. Over the past 7 years the Waterford film festival has screened 100s of films from all around the World. Filmmakers from across Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Holland and as far as Canada and USA have attended the Waterford film festival.

This year’s festival will be hosted by the Garter Lane Arts Centre. The centre boosts a theatre which is set up in a cinema style and all films shown here will be screened on a full sized cinema screen from a multi-media HD projector with Dolby Sound. This will allow the festival goers and film makers to watch the films been shown in a cinema environment.

There will be awards at the film festival including The Waterford City Council Award for Best Short Film and the Short Screenplay Competition. There will be a cash award as well as a certificate for both awards.

If you want to read up some more info on the festival then simply visit www.waterfordfilmfestival.com

Campervans In Connacht

To enjoy the Waterford Film Festival and explore the city in comfort then book a campervan with Celtic Campervans. We have a large fleet of campervans available to hire and we are sure you will not be disappointed with the level of comfort and affordability that we have to offer. Simply call +353 (0)87 2794927 or email info@celticcampervans.com and we would be only too happy to help.

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is scheduled to run from Thursday the 23rd of October to the 27th of October 2014. The festival is Irelands largest collection of jazz musicians (around 1,000 musicians in 400 sessions at 70 venues from all over the world), which attracts a large range of musicians and fans to cork each year. The event is in existence since 1978 and this year’s event promises to be one of the biggest so far.

The festival will be a big boost to the city’s economy with an estimated figure of around 40,000 music fans are expected to descend upon Cork city. The event will host big names in the music industry ranging from Imelda May, Delorentos to Dianne Reeves. The festival has a broad range of jazz music on offer, ranging from blues to bebop, electronica to swing, jazz rock to Dixieland.

The Cork Guinness Jazz Festival is divided up into different events including Jazz Camp, Street Music, Family Jazz, Singers Open Mic and Signature Sessions. You can get more info on the festival events and program by visiting guinnessjazzfestival.com. There is a wide range of music events to suit all the family.

Hire a Campervan For Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

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The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is the perfect event for you to enjoy the bank holiday weekend. If you are looking to arrange accommodation and transport to cork then make sure you contact Stephen in Celtic Campervans as our luxurious and spacious campervans ideal for the job. To view our campervans in more detail simply visit celticcampervans.com/motorhomes.

You can travel to cork in comfort and experience some of the best scenery on offer and when you get to cork you need not worry about accommodation as just park up your campervan and relax with some of the best jazz music in the world. Contact Stephen on +353 (0)87 2794927 or email info@celticcampervans.com so a snot to miss out on your chance to experience the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival in comfort.

Wexford Fringe Festival

Wexford Fringe FestivalTo continue to look at the upcoming events in the Irish calendar that may be of interest to you, we now look at the Wexford Fringe Festival. This year’s arts festival will be the 62nd event in its history, running from Friday 17th of October to Sunday the 2nd of November. The festival will host over 300 events ranging from comedy, drama productions, historical tours, dance, circus, music and theatre, with many of the events free to visit. The Wexford Fringe Festival runs concurrently with Wexford Festival Opera and the Wexford Speigeltent Festival.

The town of Wexford will be taken over by the 300 events which are staged in pop up venues in such locations as theatres, art galleries and hotels.

A number of the events are also held outside Wexford town, with exhibitions been held in Gorey and Campile just to name a few. Anyone with a show or exhibition are able to register for the event which makes the wexford fringe festival one of the most diverse festivals in the country. These events add to the carnival nature that will transform Wexford town for nearly three weeks. The festival gives independent artists the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents to an audience that have an interest and desire for contemporary work.

The best way to enjoy this festival is to hire a campervan with us and travel to wexford to experience the diverse range of contemporary exhibitions and shows that the Wexford Film Festival have on offer. With the festival stretching been a number of towns in Wexford hiring a campervan is ideal as it allows you to plan your stay and travel from different events in different towns without the worry of having to arrange accommodation to suit.

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To book your campervan simply use our booking system on the top left of your screen. If you need further info on our campervans you can visit Our Motorhomes or contact Stephen on +353 (0)87 2794927 or email info@celticcampervans.com

Travel to and enjoy the Wexford Fringe festival with Celtic Campervans.