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Dingle International Film Festival

Dingle International Film Festival

If your family is divided into two camps on how to spend a weekend away in March, you and your partner want to take in some scenic views and beautiful landscapes while the kids want to sit back with a large popcorn and coke and relax in front of the large screen in the cinema, then we may have the solution for you. The Dingle International Film Festival takes place from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th of March.

The Dingle International Film Festival is now in its ninth year and plays host to a wonderful selection of art films in both English and Irish, film screenings, workshops and seminars. This year’s line-up of stars is set to include celebrities like Cillian Murphy, Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Gillen, Sarah Miles, Maureen O Hara, and Sir Alan Parker to name but a few.
The film festival is a very popular event, which is personal, has style and elegance and exhibits films in unique locations, including the Phoenix Cinema, one of Ireland’s last independent family run cinemas, which was built in 1937.

dingleSo not only do you have one of the country’s best film festivals to enjoy but the festival is also located in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, an Irish Language community with a wonderful tradition of Film, Music and Literature, Dingle has been cited as ‘the most beautiful place on earth’ by the National Geographic and was voted among the top 100 destinations in the world by Trip Advisor. The Dingle Peninsula is great for walking, hiking and cycling and is also well known for its fine list of restaurants that offer excellent locally sourced seafood.

You can find further information on the Dingle International Film Festival such as the festivals programme or if you need to book tickets for any of the festival screenings, workshops and events by visiting www.dinglefilmfestival.com

Travelling To The Dingle International Film Festival

So if your family is indecisive on where to have that weekend away then The Dingle International Film Festival is the place to go. To really make it an unforgettable family getaway why not hire a campervan for your weekend away. You cover your transport and accommodation for the weekend all in one. You can take a look at our campervans to make your choice on what suits your family and budget. To book your campervan simply contact Stephen on +353 (0)87 2794927, email info@celticcampervans.com or simply fill out the booking form on the top left of the screen, to book your campervan for the Dingle International Film Festival.

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
The month of March is full of exciting events and one of these is the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival was established in 2003 and is one of Ireland’s most highly anticipated film festivals of the year. The festival takes place in Dublin city between the 19th and 29th March.

The film festival will take place all over Dublin city in a number of different cinemas including Cineworld, The Savoy, Screen, Irish Film Institute and Light House Cinema in Smithfield. A total of over 120 films, from all over the world and including some Irish made films, will be on screen for the Irish public to view. The majority of the films to be shown at this year’s film festival are Irish premieres and for a number of these films it represents the only public screening that they will receive in Ireland.

The festival allows members of the public to engage and interact with filmmakers through the medium of public interviews, question and answer sessions and panel discussions. At the heart of the Dublin International Film Festival is the celebration of Irish films and showcasing a large range of film category from archival, documentary and the very latest feature films from upcoming film directors.
Previous film festivals has seen a whole host of big name movie stars gracing the festivals red carpet, including Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson, Jim Sheridan, Colin Farrell, Daniel Day Lewis, Brendan Gleeson, Charlize Theron, Colin Firth and many more. Not only did audiences get to see some of the top movie stars from around the world but also got to meet some of the world’s top directors, producers and screenwriters including Mike Leigh, Jeremy Thomas, Quentin Tarantino, John Sayles, Martin Mc Donagh and many more.

As part of the festival programme the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival presents The Volta Awards to outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the world of film. Previous winners if this prestigious award includes Gabriel Byrne and Daniel Day Lewis. This year’s festival will have the legendary actress Julie Andrews attending two events on the closing day of the Festival. Miss Andrews will take part in a public interview at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and will then close the Festival with the gala screening of the Academy Award winning film The Sound of Music in the Savoy Cinema.

If you need more info on the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival you can visit http://www.jdiff.com.

Travelling To the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

If you enjoy the atmosphere of movie premieres and getting to see and meet a range of movie stars and directors then the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival is for you. The festival is an excellent opportunity for you and your family or for a group of movie and cinema enthusiasts to plan a short break in Dublin city with a campervan from Celtic Campervans. Our campervans are equipped with all the mod cons you would need and expect from a luxurious campervan. You can travel throughout Dublin and soak up all the atmosphere of one of Europe’s exciting cities. So go ahead and book that campervan with us by using our booking form on the top left of your screen. But do book early to avoid disappointment on availability.

St. Patrick’s Festival

St. Patrick's Festival

To continue our look ahead to upcoming events in the Irish calendar what would March be without one of our biggest festivals of the year, the St. Patrick’s Festival. St. Patrick’s Day this year falls on a Tuesday which may get some party goers thinking about excuses for their boss for work on a Monday morning, to make their weekend a four day weekend. In Dublin city the St Patrick’s Festival gets under way on Saturday 14th of March and concludes on Patricks Day the 17th of March. As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish.

The first St. Patrick’s Festival back in 1996 was held over one day, and night, and now it has since grown to a 4-5 day celebration. The festival draws thousand to Dublin city each year from all parts of Ireland and from across the globe. There are a vast range of events taking place throughout the festival including Sport, Family, Music, Comedy and film events. To mark the event there are number of buildings across the city and even across the world that will go green in celebrating our national holiday. Buildings such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse, Heuston Station, Ulster Bank, George’s Quay will all put on the green cape and will give Dublin’s many visitors some spectacular views to mark the occasion.

Some of the events taking place include The Irish Boat Races which takes place on the river Liffey, a 2km rowing course, starting at 3:30pm on O’Connell Bridge between rivals UCD and Trinity College. Been the St. Patrick’s festival there is also the Irish Beer and Whiskey Festival which is in its fourth year now. The festival is a celebration of beer, cider, whiskey, food and entertainment! This festival is an indoor event making it the perfect event to enjoy no matter what the weather is outside. The event includes stalls and an electric atmosphere including live music. The event takes place on each of the days of the festival. On Saturday there will be a comedy standoff between the 10 best Irish stand-up comedians. The Laughter Lounge will host this comedic final which guarantees a lot of laughter and promises to have an electric atmosphere that will be hard to beat. These are only a small snippet of what’s on offer over the four day St. Patrick’s Day festival in Dublin. For more info on simply visit www.stpatricksfestival.ie

Travellig To St. Patrick’s Festival

To enjoy the St. Patrick’s Festival give Celtic Campervans a call to book your campervan for this weekend of fun and cheer that nowhere else in the world can match. If you are planning a weekend away with the mates or a weekend with the family then give us a call as we have a campervan to suit your exact needs, with campervans ranging from 2-4 berths and 4-6 berths at very competitive prices. So give us a call on +353 (0)87 2794927 or simply fill out the booking form on the top left of your screen. Booking is quite easy and should only take two minutes of your time. So go ahead and book your campervan with Celtic Campervans and enjoy the St. Patrick’s Festival in style.

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

Last week we had highlighted the Dine in Dublin Food Festival for all you food lovers. For this week we will continue our love of food events from around the country. This time a craft beer fair is part of the event which we will look at this week. The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair takes place over three days from February the 27th until 1st of March 2015. What better to wash down all the fine food on offer than a few craft beers. This is the third time the beer and food fair returns to the Convention Centre in Dublin.

The fair will host a large range of local and international craft beers along with the finest local culinary delights. The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair will strive to bring together craft beer expertise from all over the world to share their ideas, expertise and flavours with Irish craft beer enthusiasts. Previously the fair had more than 6,000 visitors who tasted a range of craft beers from more than 45 brewers from 18 countries around the world

Not only will you have a selection of fine food and beer but there will also be musical entertainment performed by a range of pop and rock bands from right across the country. The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair will host the Dublin Craft Beer Cup which really is a unique competition which allows craft brewers to showcase their beers to have them rated, tasted and analysed by an expert, international panel of beer judges. In 2014 brewers from over 100 breweries from around the world participated in the competition. Award-winning brewers receive gold, silver and bronze medals in eight different categories of beer.

Travelling To The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

If you need further information on the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair you can simply visit www.eu.alltechbrewsandfood.com. The fair is the perfect reason to get a few friends together and hire a campervan for the weekend and travel up to Dublin to enjoy a wide range of craft beers, fine food and a host of musical talent. Not only do you cover the transport costs but also you have your accommodation covered by hiring our spacious and luxurious campervans whether you need a 2- 4 berth or a 4-6 berth. So pick up your phone and call Stephen on +353 (0)87 2794927 or simply fill out the booking form on the top left of your screen. But do hurry to make sure we have a campervan available for your fun weekend at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair.

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.

festivals-2015

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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