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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

Celtic Campervans

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.

Campervans In Munster
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.

Dingle Food Festival

Dingle Food Festival

The Dingle Food Festival will be hosted this year from Thursday 2nd of October to Sunday the 5th of October. Founded back in 2007 this year’s food festival is in its eight year. The festival hosts only the best of food that is sourced locally with a warm and friendly welcome.

The town of Dingle, which was voted among the top 100 destinations in the world by Trip Advisor, is well known for its beautiful location and surroundings and also its fine list of restaurants that offer excellent locally sourced seafood. Each year tens of thousands make the annual pilgrimage to Dingle, overflowing guesthouses, hostels, and campsites, pubs, restaurants, and shops.

The biggest highlights of this year’s Dingle Food Festival include a taste trail in over 80 premises around dingle, where festival goers can purchase taste tickets and sample local cuisine delights in locations that vary from pubs, galleries to shops and restaurants. To participate on the Taste Trail, you will need to purchase food festival Taste Tickets from selected outlets across Dingle.
The festival is an ideal family event which includes Markets, Taste Trail, Cookery Demos, Workshops, Wine Tasting, Line Music, On Street Entertainment and Kids events such as face painting, bouncy castles and farm animals just to name a few.

The Dingle Food Festival will also again host the finals of the prestigious Blas Na hEireann, National Irish Food Awards which celebrates the top quality of the best Irish producers and award gold, silver and bronze medals in over 30 categories. You can find more info at Dingle Food Festival.

Book your campervan for the dingle food festival

Celtic Campervans
So pack your bags and 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 Food Festival. Remember you can bring the family as we have a large fleet of 4-6 berth campervans for you to choose from. You can get more info on our campervans here.

Campervan Holiday in Ireland

The biggest part of your holiday, even before booking flights or hotels, is planning out what you are going to do for your two weeks of the year. Many of us try and plan out our daily routine and look at what events, festivals or simply listing what towns or landmarks we wish to visit. This will have a major effect on your choice of holiday activities and location.

Most of these plans at some time involve the need to book a hotel and hire a car to manage some of your sightseeing trips. This may seem like the most obvious choice but many people seem to overlook the benefits and cost savings of renting a campervan opposed to booking a hotel and renting a car.
We have put together a list of advantages of hiring a campervan over hiring a car that may be of some help to you when you are planning your campervan holiday around Ireland.

1. Transportation and Accommodation.
When planning your holiday you always try and make sure you stay in a hotel in or as close to your chosen town or city that you wish to visit. With a campervan you won’t need to search for a hotel to stay. Most modern campervans are stylish and have all the mod cons including cooking facilities, shower and bathroom facilities and a dining area that you would need to enjoy your break. So not only you will have your accommodation in order but also you can travel anywhere at any time, ruling out the need to hire a car.

2. Flexible
With your campervan you can decide where you want to go and when you want to leave. There’s no need to worry about getting kicked out of bed early from your hotel. Renting a campervan can give you the flexibility to change your holiday plans or route if need be without the worry of incurring any car rental or hotel charges.

3. Self-Catering
It can be quite expensive having to eat out every night, especially if your B&B is a few miles out of town and you have to drive. Most modern campervans are equipped with the most modern cooking facilities and have plenty of room to store your food. If you are feeling peckish on a long drive then you can easily have someone cook up your favourite snack while you drive. If you come across a beautiful and scenic parking area you can simply park up and enjoy a meal with the family surrounded by the beautiful scenery. The convenience of being able to eat and sleep in the same thing as you are driving is a huge benefit for your campervan holiday.

4. Caters For Group Holidays
Hiring a campervan allows groups to holiday together which can greatly reduce the cost of your holiday. How better to travel to your favourite concert with your mates and have your accommodation sorted at a fraction of the cost of renting a car and then sorting accommodation.
Campervans cater for all from the couple keeping costs down in a budget 2-berth campervan, right up to the family of 6 looking for a luxurious campervan to get them close to nature, mix with the locals and travel across Ireland without being tied to a set itinerary.

Campervan Holiday

Campervan Holiday
So taking these considerations into account a campervan holiday does have its advantages over your typical Hotel/B&B and car rental holiday. So lets go one step further and book your campervan to travel around Ireland to take in our beautiful scenery or travel along the breath-taking Wild Atlantic Way. We have a large fleet of top class campervans including 2-4 Berth and 4-6 Berth campervans. You can get further details on our campervans at Our Campervans. So start planning your campervan holiday with Celtic Campervans. You can easily book with our handy booking engine on the left of your screen or simply call Stephen on +353 (0)87 2794927 or email info@celticcampervans.com. We guarantee you that you will not be disappointed with the service we have to offer.

Bluefire Street Festival

Bluefire Street Festival
The summer may be over but September is packed with events and festivals for all the family. One of those festivals, is the Bluefire Street Festival which takes place from 12 midday till 10 pm on Saturday 20th September 2014 in Smithfield Square, Dublin. And if you are strapped for cash don’t worry as the festival is completely FREE!! The festival will showcase a diverse range of musicians and artists from all across Ireland and the World, ensuring that there is something for all ages and nationalities.

The Bluefire Street Festival is now in its second year and is increasing its number of free performances and workshops over the course of the day. The festival will host 30 performances and 50 workshops including live music, comedy acts, street performers, dance lessons, storytelling and family play dates, making the festival an ideal visit for all tastes. If you need more info on the festival simply visit www.bluefiredublin.ie

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The event is been held in a city that offers a wide range of tourist attractions that will only enhance your experience at the Bluebird Street Festival. If you need to sort out transport to the event and also your accommodation then kill two birds with one stone and contact Stephen in Celtic Campervans on +353 (0)87 2794927 or email info@celticcampervans.com to book your campervan for the event. Not only are our campervan ideal for travelling to the event but they also provide the comfort and amenities that you would expect while staying in Dublin. If you need more info on our campervans simply visit our motorhomes and if you have any queries do make sure you give us a call as we are only too happy to help.

So don’t miss out on the Bluefire Street Festival which should be one of the street festivals of the year and book a Campervan with Celtic Campervans

Fingal Film Festival

Fingal Film Festival

For all you movie buffs out there, another event taking place in September is the 2014 Fingal Film Festival. The event will take place in Swords at the Movies@Swords Pavilion’s Centre from the 26th – 28th of September. The festival is set to host over 60 films over the 3 days. The Film Festival is now in its third year and has continued to prosper allowing up and coming film makers to promote their new work in a top class cinema environment and also engage with industry experts and independent filmmakers from around the world.

The event also includes an Animation Workshop which will be hosted by Dublin based Boulder Media, who are an award winning animation company who work on The Amazing World of Gumball which is a very popular children’s animation programme that is viewed worldwide.

To add to the atmosphere of the film festival, the Pavilion’s Centre also offers a shopping centre, cafes and bars which will only boost the atmosphere for those around Swords. The neighbouring multi storey car park offers secure parking facilities for those travelling to the film festival.

To book your tickets for the Fingal Film Festival simply visit www.entertainment.ie.

Campervan Hire

Once you have your tickets then why not sort out your transport. Celtic Campervans have the ideal campervan for you to hire to visit the festival. A campervan will be perfect as you not only have sorted your transport but you have also arranged your accommodation which will be a big big saving for you. You will have all the comforts and amenities of your home to relax and enjoy the film festival. Contact Stephen on +353 (0)87 2794927 or email info@celticcampervans to book your campervan. Do hurry as availability is limited.

Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival

Galway International Oyster & Seafood FestivalThe West of Ireland is well known for its beautiful sea food and its wide variety of festivals on offer throughout the year. The next festival we have for you combine those two experiences together as Galway comes alive with seafood and oysters as it celebrates the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival.

The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival is held on Thursday 25th – 28th of September 2014 to celebrate the start of Galway’s rich annual oyster harvest, which is in season from September to April. The festival, which was established in 1954, is Ireland’s oldest food festival and also the world’s longest running oyster festival which is a great credit to Galway. It is estimated that over the 60 years of the event has welcomed over half a million visitors, and has played host to over 300 international contenders competing for the World Oyster Opening title in the Oyster Olympics.

Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival Events

The festival has been growing ever since its first year with The Irish and World Oyster Opening Championships been staged during the Irish food festival, as well as top class entertainment and street parades, the food village at the Festival Marquee with an beautiful selection of Galway’s most elegant restaurants serving locally produced ingredients and seafood and musical treats to suit all tastes of music. The event has had a host of previous Guest of Honour including Bill Cullen, Joe McDonogh, Ken Doherty, Grainne Seoige and Brian O’ Driscoll.

For further information on the festival simply visit galwayoysterfestival.com

Celtic Campervans

So if you are looking to fill your calendar slot between the 25th and 28th of September then what you do is contact Stephen at Celtic Campervans on +353 (0)87 2794927 or email info@celticcampervans.com and book a spacious and luxurious campervan and travel over to the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival for a fun and entertaining break in the West of Ireland. One of our campervans would be ideal for your journey to Galway not only because they are very spacious and have all the mod cons you would expect but also you would be saving on B&B’s or hotel expenses and also you can cook your own food as our Campervans are fully equipped with the best cooking facilities available, so you can sit back, relax and dine on some of the fine seafood on offer at the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival.

National Ploughing Championship

NAtional Ploughing Championship

Another major event in the month of September is the 2014 National Ploughing Championship. The event will return to Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois for the second year from the 23rd to 25th of September. The ploughing championship has been held annually ever since 1931 when the championship began by a row breaking out over which county in the country had the best ploughman. Ever since then the ploughing championship has developed and grown into one of Ireland’s largest festivals with some recent events attendances hitting 200,000.

The championship has evolved since its conception in 1931 and now hosts a variety of entertainment for all interests, from fashion, sheep dog trials, food fairs and craft fairs and also allowing many exhibitors to display their latest products or services to the public.

The National Brown Bread will also be taking place over the duration of the Championship. There will be 2 participants selected from the Regional Final in An Grianán in Termonfeckin, Co. Louth from each province, to go to the Ploughing Championships for the semi-finals and final in the Aldi Marquee, to be named as “The Best Brown Bread Baker” in Ireland.

The championship on average attracts 1,350 exhibitors from a wide range of industries. There will be exhibitors on display from many areas including agriculture, retail, engineering, house & home, health & wellness, motor and lifestyle and tourism to name just a few. There will be big names exhibitors on display such as AIB Bank, Aldi Ireland, Nissan Ireland and TG4. This is just a small picking of the exhibitors on board and for a full list simply visit www.npa.ie

Travel to the National Ploughing Championship

Celtic Campervans

To make sure you get down to Laois to enjoy the National Ploughing Championship in comfort contact Stephen on +353 (0)87 2794927 or simply email info@celticcampervans.com. Make sure you to contact us early and we have found from previous years that our campervans will be in high demand for this event.

Taste of West Cork

One of Ireland’s big events this year is the Taste of West Cork Festival. The festival runs from the 5th to the 14th of September. Not only is the festival a reason to get out and enjoy some great food but also travel around the beautiful county Cork. The festival gives one of the best opportunities for many of the local producers and chefs to showcase and demonstrate their food and skills to a huge audience that are as passionate about food as they are.

Taste of West Cork Festival

A Taste of West Cork

The Taste of West Cork Festival is a must visit event for all the family. The festival covers all types of cooking that will tempt any palate. There are a wide range of events been hosted over the duration of the festival, some been free of charge others minimum charge apply so there is no excuse to get down to Cork and enjoy the week of activities. The festival hosts a unmatched assortment of cooking demonstrations, food stalls, tasting and cookery competitions, special dinners, childrens events and much, much more. For more info on the festival you can visit their website here.

The stunning landscape and beauty of West Cork attracts a wide range of writers, artists and food producers to the county. So why not join them and visit the Taste of West Cork Festival and the surrounding county in luxury with a campervan from Celtic Campervans. Contact Stephen on +353 (0)87 2794927 or email info@celticcampervans.com now to ensure your campervan is booked The Taste of West Cork Festival in September.

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