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Cork Chocolate Festival 2017

Cork Chocolate Festival

For all you chocolate and baking lovers out there the Cork Chocolate Festival & Baking World is surely worth a visit. The festival will take place at the Cork International Hotel on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of November 2017, from 11am to 5.30 pm on both days. With Christmas just around the corner, there is sure to be plenty of festive inspiration on offer for you.

This year is the first Chocolate Festival and the only one of its kind to take place in Ireland. The 2-day event gives visitors the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the best chocolatiers in the country and from abroad. The main exhibition area will host chocolatiers displaying and selling delicious & the highest of quality Chocolate on the market. The festival hosts a range of showcases, workshops and tastings. There will also be cookery demonstrations from top class chefs, chocolatiers and bakers. Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory suitably so is the main theme of the inaugural event with some special appearances over the weekend of the Oompa Loompas.

Ticket prices for the festival are just €5 for entry into the exhibition area while children under 12 are FREE. To keep the kids entertained there is a Children’s Zone which is open from 11am to 2pm.
For more information or to wet your taste buds with some delicious chocolate imagery feel free to visit www.corkchocolatefestival.ie/

The Cork Chocolate Festival & Baking World raises a great opportunity for a family getaway to Cork city. To treat the family even further why not hire a campervan and enjoy the trip down to Cork and of course the fun of camping overnight in one of the local camping parks, in particular the amazing Blarney Caravan and Camping Park. Not only will you get to attend the Chocolate Festival & Baking World festival, but you can also experience some of the local attractions including Fota Wildlife Park, Blarney Castle & the Blarney Stone. Our campervans are ideal for a family road trip which all the necessary facilities that you would require for a comfortable weekend for up to 6 people.

So, treat the family to a weekend of delicious chocolate treats at the Cork Chocolate Festival & Baking World and experience some of the attractions of Cork city. Simply fill out the booking form on the top left of your screen and for a limited time only enjoy a 20% DISCOUNT on your campervan hire cost.


Waterford Winterval 2017

waterford winterval 2017

Waterford Winterval 2017 is a major highlight of the year for many kids and indeed parents across Ireland. Winterval is Ireland’s Christmas festival and this year is its fifth year of delivering that festive spirit to young and old. The festive festival kicks off on November 17th and carries right through until the 23rd of December.

The Waterford Winterval Festival is jam packed with a huge range of events, attractions and shows with over 30 events to enjoy every weekend of the festival programme. Not only that, many of the events are FREE to enjoy and treat the family.

Waterford, which is Ireland’s oldest city, will come to life over the course of the festival with a selection of traditional family fun to be enjoyed by young and old. We have listed below a selection of some of the must-see events and attractions over the festive month:

Waterford on Ice.
Helter Skelter.
Snow-globe.
Winterval Illuminates. (featuring Keith Barry)
Horse-drawn Sleigh.
Winterval Express Train.
Christmas Carousel.
The Christmas Markets.
The Ballybricken Fair
Toy Museum – large Room, City Hall.
Old Man Winter.
Santa’s Grotto at the Medieval Museum.
Winterval at the Theatre Royal.
Winterval at Garter Lane.
Creative Writing Workshop.
Valgard.
Late Night Winterval Club.
Story Telling at Reginald’s Tower.
The Singing Christmas Tree.
City Square Snowman Competition.
A Georgian Christmas at the Bishops Palace.
House of Waterford Crystal Christmas Experience.

The man himself, Santa, will be taking all the kids Christmas lists from his grotto at the medieval undercrofts.

The city will be filled with filled with beautifully decorated traditional log cabins which will host the very best selection of quality goods, food, toys, crafts and decorations. Visitors to the festival can also enjoy some fine Artisan produce and traditional Christmas confectionary. There will also be kids’ movie Screenings, Storytelling and live music.

You can get more information on Winterval Waterford 2017 at www.winterval.ie

Waterford city will be alive with festive cheer and spirit over the months of November and December. If you are planning on travelling to the city for some festive cheer why not plan a 4-day break for the family and hire a campervan to add that extra piece of magic to your stay. Treating the family to a campervan holiday at Waterford Winterval festival be forever stay as a cherished memory for your family and one that will be talked about for years to come.

So, treat the family to a festive family getaway with Celtic Campervans to Waterford Winterval 2017.


Bram Stoker Festival 2017

Bram Stoker Festival

The Bram Stoker Festival pays homage to Bram Stoker, who was born in Dublin and wrote the world famous novel Dracula. In late October in Dublin city the festival will light heartedly celebrate all things mysterious, the after-dark and gothic as we approach Halloween and Samhain. Previous years has seen tens of thousands of festival goers from all over the country visit the city for a weekend of gothic fun.

The festival programme is geared at all ages with family adventure events taking place during the day and evening and more darker antics for a more mature audience later in the night. The Bram Stoker Festival, in association with Dublin City Council and Failte Ireland, will take place over the Halloween weekend from the 27th – 30th of October.

During the day the festival presents family orientated events, talks and interactive experiences. During the night Dublin city will embrace the darkness with adventures for the festival goers to enjoy as well as some late-night parties. The festival programme includes visual arts, theatre, music and spectacle in some of Dublin most haunting locations to add to the supernatural and gothic experience. The festival will also play host to a new score for Cult Classic Vampyr, the world premiere of Colin Dunne’s New Show and a night of giggles, music and ghouls at Vicar Street.

For more information on the Bram Stoker Festival and to get yourself some tickets simply visit www.bramstokerfestival.com

The Bram Stoker Festival is both a family festival during the day and a festival for the horror and gothic fans during the night. To add that extra element to your festival experience why not treat the friends or the family to a campervan trip and stay in Dublin city over the Halloween weekend. Hiring a campervan will enhance the excitement and thrill of the most dark and gothic weekends of the year and you will also avoid those expensive accommodation costs. You can simply book your campervan by filling out the booking form on the top of your screen and then look forward to a family or friend getaway that you will never forget.

So, don’t miss out on a weekend of fun and thrills with Celtic Campervans at this years Bram Stoker Festival


The Galway Jazz Festival 2017

The Galway Jazz Festival

The Galway Jazz Festival will return this year to the West from October 5th – 8th. The festival has been described by the Irish Times are a “boutique festival with a big heart and growing international credibility”.

Every year the city of Galway becomes a popular destination for Jazz lovers from all over the country and also the world. Talented musicians from all over the world make the trip to Galway each year to showcase their amazing jazz talent. Each year the festival attracts musicians from America, Britain, Germany, Norway and of course some homegrown talent. Some of the amazing talent that have been on show at the festival include Andy Sheppard, Lauren Kinsella, Aerie, Cuar and Christian Wallumrød

This year sees a huge line-up of brilliant Jazz acts and artists including Arve Henriksen, Conor , Carl Corcoran, Aengus Hackett, Isungset Aoife Doyle, Brett Sroka, Simon Nabatov, Jimmy Cake, Anthony Collins, Mike Nielsen, Meilana Gillard Trio, Naomi Berrill, Neil Yates, Rauno Niemenen, Emil Brandqvist Trio, Ronan Guilfoyle, Skratchlords, Sam Comerford, Simone Graziano, Karen Egan, Le Rex, Matthew Barrell, Trondheim Voices, Terre Cello Ireland, Graham Dunne, Hazar Trio, Hugh Buckley, Ian Date Swing Combo, Irish Memory Orchestra Jazz Ensemble, John Conerly and Jazz Juice.

cover a wide range of jazz styles ranging from traditional jazz music to contemporary versions of classical pieces and well as a selection of modern hip hop. The festival will have a selection of events to enjoy including live performances and jamming sessions which will be taking place through Galway city.

Galway is a hub for jazz music with events happening all year round. Galway city is an amazing medieval city with centuries of heritage to explore. There are numerous attractions to visit in Galway city including the Spanish Arch, Eyre Square, Galway City Museum, James Mitchell Museum, Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland and the Galway Arts Centre. This gives you the opportunity to take in some amazing heritage along with some of the World’s best jazz musicians.

For more information on the festival visit www.galwayjazzfest.ie.

The Galway Jazz Festival gives you the opportunity to travel to the West of Ireland to enjoy some excellent jazz music and take in some amazing scenery in Galway and along the Wild Atlantic Way. There is no better way to enjoy the West of Ireland than hiring a campervan for your journey. Hiring a campervan will slash accommodation costs and allow you the freedom to explore Galway and the Wild Atlantic Way and also give you the means to park up in the evening and enjoy some of the world’s best Jazz musicians.

So, go ahead and book your campervan now with the booking form on the top left of your screen and enjoy the Galway Jazz Festival with Celtic Campervans.


The Belfast Comedy Festival 2017

The Belfast Comedy Festival

The Belfast Comedy Festival is one of the big highlights in the comedy festival scene in Ireland. This year it will be taking place from the 2nd until the 8th of October across different venues in Belfast city.

The Festival was initially set up in 2011 by a group of comedy enthusiasts with one of their main goals been to provide a platform for local talent to showcase their comedic skills and also entertain a wide variety of audiences with diverse acts. Celebrating its sixth year the festival has a number of events on offer including workshops, theatre, circus, film, seminars, competitions, quizzes and events for children.

The star attractions of this year’s comedy festival includes The Rubberbandits, John Bishop, Bec Hill, Henning Wehn, Joel Dommett, with local leading comedians including Mary Flanigan, Terry McHugh, Tim McGarry and Caz Brennan. Also for the first time to make an appearance at this year’s festival will be Farmer Michael and Kathleen who are well known for their comedic sketches on social media. There will also be the staging of a new hilarious play Three’s a Shroud.

To keep the kids entertained there will be a special series of workshops which are organised with Australian storyteller, Margaret Linley. This year’s festival promises to entertain audiences of all ages and interests.

For more information on the Belfast Comedy Festival simply visit www.belfastcomedyfestival.com

The week of the Belfast Comedy Festival gives you a great opportunity to travel to Belfast and explore this beautiful city and its architecture. You will certainly be treated to some excellent comedy and local attractions that the entire family can enjoy. To add that extra spice to the Comedy Festival why not hire a campervan for the week and treat yourself and the family to a getaway that they will cherish for the rest of their lives. You can enjoy the festival and the atmosphere it creates in the city and take in some attractions including Titanic Belfast and Belfast Zoo. Not only will, the family enjoy the journey to Belfast in a stylish and comfortable campervan but they will also love the experience of been able to rest and eat in the campervan. And the good news for your pocket is that you will be saving on accommodation fees.

So, don’t miss out on a family getaway to the Belfast Comedy Festival and book a campervan for October. We have 2 – 4 berth and 4 – 6 berths available and this year we have extended our fleet with brand new 2017 models. Booking is easy, simply fill out the booking form at the top of your screen and treat the family to a unique experience at this years Belfast Comedy Festival.


Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival

Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival is the oldest festival of its kind in the world. This year’s event will take place at the Spanish Arch Marquee from Friday September 22nd to 24th September. The festival is one of the most internationally known Irish events. Taking place in the centre of Galway city it has become a highlight in the west of Ireland’s festival calendar.
Seafood is the main theme of the event, with local restaurants and bars pulling out the stops for the occasion. The opening night begins with the crowning of the Oyster Pearl after which the seafood eating frenzy gets underway in earnest.

The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival has been running annually since 1954 and is a festival for all types of festival goers. Not only will you get to taste good food but there will also be a wide range of entertainment to enjoy. During the food festival, there will be a wide variety of exciting events to enjoy such as the World Oyster Opening Championships, a beauty contest, seafood trails, a Mardi Gras Party with Champagne, cooking demonstrations, family activities and live music. There will also be some tasting events in some of Galway’s finest restaurants. On the final night, you will have the Gala Ball to experience through the streets of Galway.

The Seafood trail is a selection of Galway’s finest restaurants which be serving locally sourced seafood and ingredients and each restaurant will have Galway Oysters available for you to taste.
You can get more information on the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival at www.galwayoysterfestival.com.

Galway city is always buzzing with excitement with tourism. The festival not only gives you a great opportunity to enjoy some fine local seafood but you can also take in some of the counties amazing scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way. There is no better way to travel and experience the Wild Atlantic Way than to do so by campervan. Hiring a campervan for the oyster festival weekend will let you and your family enjoy the trip over to Galway and be your accommodation for the entire weekend, saving you on accommodation costs. Our new fleet of 2017 campervan will let you experience the ultimate in camping comfort and luxury. Not only that, we have a 15% hire discount for you to avail of. Simply enter the code CELT1C2O17 upon booking and you will receive your instant discount.

So go on, treat the family to a weekend of fine food, family entertainment and stunning scenery with a campervan trip to the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival.


National Ploughing Championships 2017

National Ploughing Championships 2017 The National Ploughing Championships, which is Europe’s biggest outdoor event, is due to return this year to Screggan, Tullamore in Co. Offaly. The Championships takes place on the 19th-21st of September 2017 with 600 acres been made available for the event. Last year, 2016, saw a record breaking attendance of 283,000 making it the most successful Ploughing Championships in history. The site in which the championships were held last year got a positive review the attendees, local community and the wider public and has won its bid to be staging the event again this year.

The main attraction of the event is the Ploughing Match competition. Here ploughmen from all over the world pit their skills and talent up against each other. Apart from the ploughing there is also am massive trade show including livestock exhibitions, the latest technology in machinery, trade stalls, vintage and classic cars, interior design and art exhibitions and craft stalls. There was a total of 1,700 exhibitors present at last year’s championships.

For more information on the National Ploughing Championships simply visit www.npa.ie.

The National Ploughing Championships is a big attraction every year and with so much activities available it really is an event that all the family can enjoy. With parking facilities available for campervans why not book a date in September for yourself and the family and travel over to Offaly for the 3-day event. We have expanded our fleet and now we have a range of new 2017 models for you to enjoy and relax in. Book your campervan now for the September event to avoid disappointment. For September, we have a 15% hire discount that you can avail. Simply enter the code CELT1C2O17 to save on your campervan booking. Then simply enjoy the buzz and excitement of the National Ploughing Championships.


Waterford Harvest Festival 2017

Waterford Harvest Festival

Waterford Harvest Festival 2017 will make an eager return to our social calendar this year. Taking place in Waterford city on the weekend of Friday, September 8th, to Sunday, September 10th, the festival celebrates food and the food heritage of Waterford.

The city of Waterford will be buzzing with food stalls scattered around the city over the entire weekend. There will be a large selection of local food produce on display due to the counties rich agricultural tradition. There will be a selection of small local artisan producers to larger food companies.

The Waterford Harvest Festival will have a number of food tours, cookery demonstrations, workshops and restaurant trails and tastings allowing festival goers to enjoy some fine local food produce. With the large selection of food on display the festival will be encouraging both visitors and locals to perhaps experiment and try some food that they may have never tasted before.

No Waterford festival would be complete without some street activity including family friendly activities music, street parties, a local farmers market and picnics.

The Waterford Harvest Festival is expecting an attendance at the event of around 60,000. These festival goers will surely add an extra buzz to an already lively and buzzingly city like Waterford. You can get more information on the Waterford Harvest Festival by visiting www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie

Been a coastal town & heritage town Waterford city is a major attraction for tourists all year round. With attractions such as Reginald’s Tower, Waterford Museum of Treasures and the world-famous Waterford Crystal, Waterford City always has an element of excitement with tourists thronging its streets all year round.

This makes the Waterford Harvest Festival is not to miss festival for you and of course the family. To add that extra element of uniqueness why not hire a campervan for the weekend in September and travel down to Waterford with the family in luxury and style for a family getaway that you will never forget. With our new 2017 fleet of campervans you will certainly be able to relax and enjoy your weekend at the Waterford Harvest Festival. To celebrate our fleet expansion, we are giving you a 15% hire discount on your campervan hire in September. Simply enter the discount code CELT1C2O17 when booking your campervan online and treat the family to a memorable Waterford Harvest Festival.


Dingle Tradfest 2017

Dingle Tradfest 2017

Dingle Tradfest 2017 is set to return to our calendars in the month of September. The festival gives both local, national and international artists a chance to showcase their talents. The festival takes place in the Dingle Peninsula between the 8th and 10th of September.

In its 7th year the Dingle Tradfest festival is now an established part of our annual festival listings. As part of the festival programme there will be a host of concerts, dance workshops and session trails. The festival will have on show some of Ireland’s best traditional musicians, dancers and singers performing in a number of venues throughout Dingle town which will be part of the Tradfest’ s Session Trail. The overall aim of the Dingle Tradfest is to promote Irish music and this is also achieved by the traditional Saturday night trad disco.

Dingle Tradfest is a massive success every year. Along with the amazing atmosphere and some of the best trad talent on offer the festival is located in one of Irelands most scenic towns. The Dingle Peninsula is well known for its rugged beauty and exceptionally clean beaches. The second tallest mountain in Ireland, Mount Brandon, is located to the North of the Island. The area is a big attraction for tourists and surfers each and every year.

The weekend of the 8th of September is one for you to make note of and treat the family to some of the best trad music and the local amazing scenery of the Dingle Peninsula. An amazing atmosphere and beautiful scenery that is enjoyed by tourists from all over the world, the Dingle Tradfest is a festival not to be missed.

For more on the festival simply visit www.dingletradfest.ie/

To add that extra bit of amazing to your weekend why not hire a campervan for the weekend and make that beautiful journey down to Dingle and camp up in one of Irelands most scenic towns. With 2 – 4 and 4 – 6 berth campervans available we have your transportation and accommodation covered. We have also expanded our fleet this year with brand new spacious and luxurious 2017 campervans.

Book your campervan now for the weekend of the 8th of September and enjoy Dingle Tradfest in comfort and style. Simply fill out our booking form at the top of your screen in and you can look forward to a weekend to create those family memories that you will cherish forever.

Enjoy the entertainment, the craic, the atmosphere and the scenery at Dingle Tradfest 2017.


Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular 2017

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular will return this Summer for two big street performance festivals. The festival will return to the Merrion Square on 7th – 9th of July in Dublin and the following week the 15th – 16th of July to Fitzgerald Park in Cork. Taking place over three days in Dublin and two days in Cork the festival will have a host of concerts, delicious artisan foods, family picnics, street performers, outdoor screenings and family picnics.

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular will see hundreds of thousands of festival goers enjoying an electric atmosphere in two of Irelands largest cities.

Some of the big attractions of both events will include Dublin Children’s Museum, Imaginosity, Family Health, Laya Healthcare’s Greatest Place on Earth, Imagination Playground. The Just Eat Street is an international food festival within Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular which will take place along the Rose Garden in Cork’s Fitzgerald Park and the Merrion Sq. South in Dublin.

Festival goers will be able to savour over 25 different cuisines from around the world. There will also be performances from international music acts to keep you entertained while you eat. On the Just Eat Street there will be a waiter service taking and delivering food orders for all the festival goers.
This year Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular is celebrating all we love about pets. This year’s official charity partner is the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA). There is a “Scruffs Dog Show” for you to take along your dog to be a star of, a King of Paws agility arena and a doggie photo shoot.

The festival promises to be one to entertain all the family with a programme of excitement and fun activities. For more information on the Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular simply visit www.cityspectacular.com.

As a family event, the Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular is a weekend away that you should treat the family. And how better to make the weekend one to remember than hire a campervan with Celtic Campervans to cover your transport and accommodation costs. We have a brand new fleet of 2017 campervans available to hire and not only that we are now giving you a 10% hire discount on all bookings. Take in the buzz and excitement of Dublin city or travel to Cork and explore the West of Ireland s beauty along the way in your Celtic Campervans family getaway.
Simply fill out our booking form on the top of your screen and enjoy the Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular in comfort and style with Celtic Campervans.