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Craggy Island Festival

Craggy Island Festival The Craggy Island Festival celebrates all that is good about one of our most treasured homegrown comedies, Father Ted. The festival will take place between the 12th – 14th of May. There will be original characters from the series including Joe Rooney (Fr. Damo) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) who will be appearing on the island to perform live stand-up comedy.

The festival will be all things Father Ted and will have the well-known caravan will be on show for ‘Karaoke Caravan’ and festival goers can also go and explore Tom and Mary’s Shop. Other favourites from the Craggy Island show will include the Dancing Priests, Lovely Girls Competition and a Treasure Hunt for the stolen whistle in and around the main landmarks of Craggy Island.

Fans from all over the world make their way to the Island each year. The festival goers have come from places like England, America and Germany and of course Ireland to relax and enjoy the comedy antics.
You can get more information on the Craggy Island festival and also book your tickets on

The Craggy Island Festival will give you the perfect excuse for you and your best mates to travel over to Craggy Island with one of our campervans and experience the festival and atmosphere like no other. A campervan trip and stay on the Island will really enhance the whole Father Ted experience. You can enjoy the craic and antics of the Craggy Island Festival with fellow Father Ted enthusiasts. The weekend will be one that you will never forget. We would advise you to book your tickets for the Craggy Island Festival weekend and book your campervan early for the event as to avoid any disappointment.
So make free the weekend of the 12th – 14th of May and travel in luxury for a fun filled weekend to The Craggy Island Festival with Celtic Campervans.

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Smithwicks Kilkenny Roots Festival

Smithwicks Kilkenny Roots Festival

2017 promises to be a great year for festivals and gigs that will fill up our social calendars. One of these festivals is the Smithwicks Kilkenny Roots Festival. Taking place in Kilkenny city during the May Bank Holiday weekend.

The Smithwicks Kilkenny Roots Festival has been running since 1998 and is Ireland’s biggest Rots and Americana music festival. The festival attracts a host of Irish and international acts from around the world and perform in many venues across the city. Over the years, the festival has had big names perform including Alejandro Escovedo, Rodney Crowell, Calexico, Chuck Prophet, Giant Sand, Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Adams, Phosphorescent, Guy Clark, Sturgill Simpson, Richmond Fontaine and Alabama Shakes.

The city of Kilkenny will come to life over the Bank Holiday weekend with the music of bands and artists from Canada, USA, the UK and some of our own homegrown talent.

Festival goers can explore Kilkenny city and its medieval heritage while sampling some of the best Americana music on offer. The festival will take place in more than 30 venues with over 40 Irish and international artists showcasing their amazing talents and love of the music. The festival will get going from early afternoon until the very small hours of night with over 90 ticketed and free events to attend.

Tickets can be purchased online through the festival website,, and from Rollercoaster Records, Tel 056 776 3669. You can also get further festival information at

Kilkenny is an amazing city with its medieval heritage and culture to explore. The Smithwicks Kilkenny Roots Festival gives you the perfect reason to travel to Kilkenny and explore the city and take in some world class Americana music. To add that extra special touch to the weekend why not hire a campervan with Celtic campervans and treat the family or get a group of mates together and have a Bank Holiday Weekend not to forget.

We have a large fleet of campervans available to hire and now we have a brand new 2017 fleet so you can treat yourself to luxury and style while travelling and staying in Kilkenny city.

Book now with our booking form on the top left of your screen or email us for more information or our new Group C & D fleet. Do book early to avoid any disappointment.

Tradfest Temple Bar

Tradfest Temple Bar

We are now over Christmas and into another new year of big festivals and events to enjoy. Tradfest Temple Bar 2017 is the first big event to kick off 2017. It will place from Wednesday January 25th to Sunday January 29th. The festival will bring even more life and buzz to a normally busy Temple Bar.

Tradfest Temple Bar has grown its reputation as one of Irelands biggest and most entertaining traditional Irish music and culture festivals to attend. This year’s festival will take place over 5 days and 5 nights with over 200 events in Temple Bar. The festival will have events taking place in pubs, theatres and on the streets of Temple Bar with admission to almost all the events is absolutely FREE. It is certain to boost the already excitable atmosphere of Temple Bar.

Tradfest Temple Bar have scheduled a range of entertainment including music events, street entertainment, family events and a festival club in the Project Arts Centre. The festival will see big names such as Paul Brady, Donovan, Mick Flanney, The Dubliners, Paddy Casey, Matt Molloy, Mundy, Sharon Shannon, John Carty, Martin Hayes, Clannad, John Sheahan, Altan, Maura O’Connell and a whole host more.
The festival has expanded its music genre to include performers and artists from the worlds of folk and rock and roll so there is guaranteed to be something to suit all tastes.

For further information on Tradfest Temple Bar 2017 simply visit There you can purchase tickets, check out the line-up and look over the festivals schedule.

Travelling to Tradfest Temple Bar

Temple Bar is normally buzzing with revellers enjoying music and some craic. The Tradfest will surely heighten the experience over the course of the 5-day event. With a diverse range of attractions, the festival has something for all the family. And why not treat the family and travel to Dublin for a short campervan break. Celtic campervans have the ideal campervan for you and the family to relax and enjoy the festival without the large expense of Dublin accommodation. You can also avail of our HUGE 20% HIRE DISCOUNT which is for a limited time only.

So, don’t miss out on a great treat for the family and book a campervan for Tradfest Temple Bar 2017.

2017 Events

We have had a wonderful year in terms of the wide selection of festivals and events been held across the country. 2016 is drawing to a close and now it’s time to look forward to a new year to enjoy.
Looking forward to 2017 and the year promises to be even more jam packed than this year with events and music festivals for the whole family to enjoy. We have highlighted for you some of the big attractions coming up in 2017

Don’t forget if you are planning your campervan holiday for next year then book now with us and receive a HUGE 20% hire discount.

So take a look over our selection of the unmissable events in 2017 in Ireland and the UK and get online and book your campervan at for you and the family or friends.
2017 Events

Winterval 2016

Winterval 2016

Another year has passed and it is almost time to get into that festive spirit again. One of Irelands biggest Christmas festivals will kick into gear from November 24th until the 23rd of December.

Winterval 2016 is a Christmas wonderland for young and old. This will be the festive festivals 5th year to bring the festive cheer to Waterford city. Winterval is fun packed festival for all the family.
Waterford city will come to life with festive cheer and entertainment. There will be log cabins festively decorated across the medieval city with the very best of crafts, goods, toys and decorations on display.

One of the most popular events is the Winterval Illuminates. The Winterval Illuminates which will feature Keith Barry is a free light show with 3D animation and will transform Cathedral Square into a world of festive cheer.

We have listed below the events and attractions that will be taking place over the course of Winterval 2016

Santa’s Grotto at The Medieval Museum
Horse Drawn Sleigh
Winterval Express Train
Waterford on Ice: The Quay
WAMA Santa’s Giant Post Box Collection Show
Waterford Homecrafts
Vintage Ferris Wheel
Winterval Illuminates
Elves Workshop
Penguins at the Palace Winter Wonderland
Story Telling at Reginald’s Tower
Winterval Christmas Market
Hasbro Giving Tree
Christmas Carousel
Rotary Club Tree
Lions Club Carol Concert
Toy Museum features Gaming through the ages
National Reptile Zoo
Late Night Winterval Club
Polish Christmas Craft Market
Movies at The Reg: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Grinch UV Vortex
Waterford Panto Society Presents: Beauty & Beast
Frosty’s Creation Station
The Book Centre: Christmas storytelling, Make and Do
The Magnificent Seven
Christmas Sewing Workshops
Archery Through the Ages

For more information on the Winterval festival or to buy your tickets visit

Travelling to Winterval 2016

Winterval 2016 is one to bring back memories to you of your childhood Christmas and create new memories of Christmas for you and your family. To really make your trip to Waterford for the Winterval festival a truly memorable time for your family why not hire a campervan and add that wow factor for the kids. This will surely create memories for them that they will cherish forever. Ideal for all the family our campervans come in 2-4 and 4-6 berth. You can travel to Waterford city for the festival and travel the county and take in some of the amazing local scenery.

You can book your campervan now online with our boking form on the top left of your screen. We would advise you to book early to avoid disappointment. If you need any further information on our campervans, then simply drop us an email to We look forward to hearing from you.

Guinness Jazz Festival

Guinness Jazz Festival The Guinness Jazz Festival has been on our social calendar since 1978. The festival has become Ireland’s biggest jazz event and has grown every year since its debut. The Guinness Jazz Festival draws hundreds of musicians to Cork city every year to perform for thousands of Jazz loving fans.

The festival will take place over the bank holiday weekend at the end of October from the 28th to the 31st. This year promises to be the biggest yet with around 1,000 talented musicians from over 30 different countries to play at over 80 different venues in Cork city. There will also be a host of FREE fringe events taking place around the city. The weekend surely promises to be one to remember.

There is always a selection of big names as part of the festivals headline acts. This years’ festival will include stars such as Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Brian Deady, Bel XI, Picture This, Booka Brass, Loudon Wainwright III, Jacob Collier and Justin Kauflin to name just a few.

There is around 40,000 music fans expected to descend onto Cork city for Jazz festival. The city of Cork will surely come alive over the bank holiday weekend. Events will be taking place around the city in theatres, pubs, concert halls, clubs and on the streets of Cork. The stretch of the festival is so vast that it will be almost impossible to get in every event.

The Guinness Jazz Festival promises to have something for everyone. Even if you are not a big Jazz fan you are guaranteed to enjoy yourself over the weekend.

You can get the full details and line up of the Guinness Jazz Festival at

Travelling to the Guinness Jazz Festival

The Guinness Jazz Festival is the perfect excuse for you and the family to take a short 4-day campervan family break. Why not travel to Cork and take in the electric atmosphere that the Guinness Jazz festival has to offer. Also take in Corks local attractions including Blarney Castle & Fota Wildlife Park. You can travel the county of Cork in comfort without the need for any extra cost incurred for taxis or bus fares. Then simply park up and spend the night camping with the family to create those memories your kids will cherish forever.

So book your campervan now with our booking form located at the top left of your screen. Booking will only take 5 minutes. Booking early is essential to make sure you get the dates you require.
So go on and treat the family with a 4-day campervan holiday to experience the Guinness Jazz Festival 2016.

Vodafone Comedy Carnival 2016

Vodafone Comedy CarnivalThe Vodafone Comedy Carnival is one of the big events in our social calendar. The festival returns to Galway in October for 7 days of fun and laughter. The carnival has grown every year since its beginning back in 2005. The Vodafone Comedy Carnival takes place from Tuesday October 25th to Monday October 31st. The festivals visitors can look forward to over sixty shows within the programme over the 7 days. The comedy festival attracts big international names in the comedy scene to Galway each year to perform on stage.

The Vodafone Comedy Carnival will attract comedy fans from all over Ireland and the UK to see some of the world’s best comedians perform some of their best shows. The carnival aims to put on a top programme of some of the best of our homegrown talent and international comedians. The festival will feature stand-up comedy, sketches, solo shows and improv in multiple venues across Galway city over October.

The carnival will feature well known and up and coming talent in venues across Galway city. Some of the comedians to showcase their talent at this year’s carnival will include Tommy Tiernan, Jason Byrne, PJ Gallagher, Andrew Maxwell, Sam Simmons, Paul Currie, Aisling Bea, Tom Stade, Sofie Hagen, Joe DeRosa, Joe Lycett, David McSavage, Glenn Wool and Jonathan Pie. This is just a short list with many more acts scheduled over the 7 days.

In addition, for more information on The Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway visit

Travelling & Staying at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival

Celtic Campervans will make travelling and staying at the comedy carnival one to remember. The festival is the ideal time to get the group of friends together and travel to Galway to enjoy some laughs and entertainment. Our campervans are ideally suited for you and your friends to travel in comfort and as a means of accommodation for the week of the festival. There will be no better way to experience the carnival leading up to the bank holiday weekend.

Rather than book a hotel room why not book a campervan. We have 2-4 and 4-6 berth campervans available to hire. Well equipped with all the mod cons necessary our campervans are perfect for your short getaway for you and the friends. You can simply book your campervan with our booking form on the top left of your screen. Booking is easy and will take less than 2 minutes to have your travel and accommodation arranged for the carnival.

Book your campervan now and enjoy the comedic acts that the Vodafone Comedy Carnival 2016 has to offer. Finally, book early to avoid any disappointment in getting your required dates.

Wexford Spiegeltent Festival

Wexford Spiegeltent Festival The Wexford Spiegeltent Festival is almost upon us. The festival is relatively new with its first appearance on our social scene back in 2012. The event takes place this year between Friday 14th of October until Monday the 31st on Wexford Quay.

The Wexford Spiegeltent Festival is built around the beautiful 1920’s Spiegeltent. The festival will have a unique atmosphere with the beautiful surroundings of the Spiegeltent and the very best in popular entertainment. The Wexford Quay will be transformed into a playground for the public with a host of events for everyone.

The festival will run for 17 days with a selection of music, opera, theatre, comedy, film, classical music, burlesque and shows for the kids. Its has grown to be one of Ireland’s biggest and most successful multi genre festivals.

Some of this years highlights wil include Mick Flanery, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jack L, Paul Young, Tommy Tiernan, Something Happens, The 4 of Us, Christy Moore, Little green cars, The Saw Doctors and The Riptide Movement.

For further information on the Wexford Spiegeltent Festival simply visit

Travelling to the Wexford Spiegeltent Festival

Are you looking to bring the family for a short 4-day break? Or are you looking for a weekend to catch up with some close friends? Why not get the family together or your closest friends and hire a campervan for the Wexford Spiegeltent Festival? Our campervans are ideal for a short 4-day break. They are equipped with all the mod cons you would need for a comfortable break.

Finally, with that in mind your next step is to book your campervan. Simply fill out the booking form on the top left of your screen and in 5 minutes you will have your campervan holiday all set up. You should really book early to avoid any disappointment in getting the dates you wish.

Great Irish Beer Festival 2016

Great Irish Beer Festival The Great Irish Beer Festival returns again this year. The festival will run from Thursday the 22nd of September 22 until Saturday the 24th of September 24. The three-day festival is a celebration of Irish beer. Taking place in Cork City Hall the festival will see some twenty breweries showcase the best in Irish brewing.

The festival will have all the ingredients for an entertaining event with a selection of music, demonstrations and lectures as part of its schedule. The Great Irish Beer Festival will celebrate the healthy tradition and deep heritage of Irish brewing. The variance of modern Irish brewing will be on display over the course of the festival.

With the best in Irish breweries and some fine culinary dishes from the full kitchen in the City hall the festival promises to be one for every food and drink lover. There will also be some live music to entertain including Frank & Walters, Slow Motion Heros, Crow Black Chicken, Hope Is Noise and MKAI. Also part of the line-up will include Waterford festival favourites King Kong Company.

A large selection of Irelands well known craft brewers will attend the festival. The Franciscan Well, Rising Sons, Stonewell cider, Eight Degrees, 9 White Deer, Mountain Man brewing, Galway Bay, Cottonball and Blacks of Kinsale will all be attending the festival and presenting their craft beers for tasting.

The Great Irish Beer Festival will be open to festival goers from 5 – 10pm on Thursday and 2 – 10pm on Friday and Saturday. It is an over 18 event and ID may be required by ticketholders. Tickets prices will range between €11 and €15 for day tickets, and €22 to €25 for the full weekend pass. To purchase beer at the festival will be carried out by exchanging cash for €3 tokens. Each token will be able to be used to purchase one half pint of any of the attending brewery’s beers.

For further information on The Great Irish Beer Festival simply visit

Travel to the Great Irish Beer Festival

The Great Irish Beer Festival gives you the perfect excuse to get the friends together and travel to Cork.  Experience some excellent craft beers, food and music at the Great Irish Beer Festival. To add that extra element to the whole experience book a campervan for the weekend. Get the friends together and enjoy a comfortable journey to Cork city. Not only will you be able to travel with the friends but you will also have your accommodation for you and your mates sorted.

You can book a campervan by filling out our booking form on the top left of your screen. Get the friends together and travel down to Cork for the Great Irish Beer Festival with Celtic Campervans. Finally, we would advise to book early to avoid any disappointment.

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival 2016

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival is coming up over the month of September. The festival is a month long event taking place in Co. Clare from the 2nd of September until the 2nd of October. It is one of Irelands oldest festivals which is now over 150 years old. The festival has a large attendance every year with nearly 60,000 people visiting the festival from all over the world. The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival is Europe’s largest Matchmaking Festival with matchmakers on hand to assist you to find that very special person.

The best known matchmaker is third generation matchmaker Willie Daly. It is claimed that Willie has got thousands of couples up to the altar. After the farm harvests in September, young farmers from all over the country would make their way to Lisdoonvarna for the matchmaking event of the year.

The festival will take place over the weekends of September in venues throughout Lisdoonvarna. Events including Irish dancing and music, speed dating, horse racing and then there is the Mr. Lisdoonvarna and Queen of the Burren competitions which is to find the most eligible lady & gentleman of the year.

The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival is without doubt a fun event with plenty of craic to be hade. There is no age barrier for those attending with attendees age ranging from 18 to 80. The festival has a friendly atmosphere and is great fun for singletons and also for couples out to enjoy a bit of craic.

The festival will also host the The Outing Lisdoonvarna LGBT Matchmaking and Music Festival. This will be its 4th year and promises to be bigger with more entertainment than previous years. This is the LGBT music festival to be at and takes place between the 7th, 8th & 9th of October.

For further information on the festival simply visit and

Travel to the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival

Not only do you have the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival to look forward to but also you can take in some of Ireland’s amazing scenery including the world famous Cliffs of Moher. To add that extra added bonus to your experience why not book a campervan with us and travel to Lisdoonvarna. Take in all the sights and sounds of Co. Clare and the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival in comfort and style. Our campervans are equipped with all the mod cons one would expect for a comfortable getaway break.
Simply book your campervan with our booking form on the top left of your screen. Do book early to avoid any disappointment.