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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.

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.

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.

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