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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.


Body & Soul 2017

Body & Soul 2017 is set to entertain this month in Ballinlough Castle in Co. Westmeath. The festival is set to take place on the 23rd – 25th of June which is the weekend of our Summer Solstice. Body & Soul takes place on the 16th Century Walled Gardens, lakes and forests of the castle. The festival will have a contemporary collection of music, art and performances to stun its festival goers. This year the Body & Soul festival will be holding its capacity at 15,000, after many years of expansion.

Body & Soul 2017

Some of the main acts to perform at this year’s Body & Soul includes Sleaford Mods, Optimo20, Lambchop, Metronomy and Vitalic. Also announced for Body & Soul are Tiggs Da Author, King Kong Company, La Femme, Mr TC, Songhoy Blues, Elaine Mai, Hundred Waters, Miss Red & The Bug, Formation, Birdy Nam Nam, A Tribe Called Red, Weval, Anna Meredith, Avalon Emerson, Idiotape, Kelly-Anne Byrne, Mammút, Loah and DBFC.

Body & Soul 2017 is strictly an over 20’s event with one of the most anticipated returns to this year’s festival will be that of the Absolut Midsommar stage. Festival goers will be entertained by the experience of Midsommar at the Absolut Stage, playing host to spellbinding performers from dusk to dawn. The festival will feature a collection of legendary and pioneering Irish and international DJs and producers. Also as part of the electrifying line up there will be breath-taking theatrical artists that will stun and mesmerise their audience.

Tickets are priced at €165 for the three days of contemporary entertainment. Ticket prices includes camping and are on sale from ticketbooth.eu. Get more information on the Body & Soul festival on www.bodyandsoul.ie.

The Body & Soul festival is an experience you will never forget. To add that extra wow factor to your weekend why not hire a campervan and enjoy the drive and stay at the festival. We have grown our fleet with brand new 2017 campervans for you to enjoy. To celebrate our fleet expansion, we are giving a 10% discount on all hires. This is a time limited offer so don’t miss out and book your campervan now for Body & Soul 2017


Insomnia Gaming Ireland 2017

Insomnia Gaming Ireland
Insomnia Gaming Ireland returns this year after last years success. For all you gamers out there the weekend of the 9th of June is surely highlighted in your social calendar. Insomnia Gaming Ireland is set to return to the INEC Killarney from the 9th to 11th of June 2017.

The gaming festival will be a big attraction for the town of Killarney with gamers young and old will be making their way down to experience some of the latest games and state of technology in the gaming world.

Insomnia Gaming is the U. K’s biggest gaming festival and is a major attraction for all gamers. The festival this year takes place over three days. There will be a Virtual Reality and Tech Zone where you can try out the latest state-of-the-art technology and headsets. The Exhibition Hall will be home to a range of zones and gaming for all ages. There will also be the Insomnia Stage, the Minecraft Zone and an over 18’s area for the more mature gaming.

The Insomnia Gaming festival will not be complete without the top Irish YouTubers DAGamesofficial, ChooChoosGaming and TheJamesMC. They will be putting their skills to the test and playing some of the newest games and taking part in panel talks and answering all our gamer questions on the main stage.
So, if you are an obsessive PC Gamer or you have a big interest in all the latest modern technologies then Insomnia Gaming Ireland is the most go attraction of the year. For further information on Insomnia Gaming Ireland Festival 2017 simply visit insomniagamingfestival.com.

Book your campervan for Insomnia Gaming Ireland

The festival will have something for all the family so it definitely is worth planning a weekend family getaway. To really make the weekend something for you and the family to remember and cherish for the rest of your lives why not book one of our campervans for the weekend. Ideal for a family getaway we have 2 – 4 berth and 4 – 6 berth campervans available to hire. Our fleet now has expanded with the addition of brand new 2017 campervans. To celebrate our expansion, we are offering a 20% hire discount on all rentals. So, book your campervan now for the Insomnia Gaming Ireland festival and treat the family to an experience that they will never forget. Book now with our booking form at the top of your screen and book early to avoid disappointment.


Cre Music Festival | Book Your Campervan Now

Cre Music Festival The Cre Music Festival takes place at the end of the month and is one for all the family. Taking place on Sunday April 30th, 2017 the music festival has a host of headline acts including internationally renowned band The Stunning and The Riptide Movement. The festival was initially set up as a fundraising event to help fund the development of the sports grounds for Colaiste Phobal.

The festival will take place in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary on the sports grounds of Colaiste Phobal. The location is centrally located in Roscrea with ample parking facilities making the festival very accessible. The Cre Music Festival promises to be an exciting music festival and caters for both young and old. There will be a selection of great food, great music and fun activities from some major Irish acts and supported by some big-name bands and local musicians.

Gates will open at 3.30pm with the first act taking to the stage at 5.30 and the festival will play through until 10.30pm. There will be a well-known radio DJ on hand to entertain between acts.
Tickets for the Cre Music Festival will cost €25 for a single ticket and €60 for a family ticket. There will be a host of hospitality services including food and bar facilities on offer and fun activities to keep the family entertained. You get more information on the music festival or purchase tickets for the event on www.cremusicfestival.com. Alternatively, tickets can be bought throughout outlets in Laois, Tipperary, Limerick & Offaly.

To treat the family why not book a campervan with Celtic Campervans and enjoy the may Bank holiday weekend with a trip to Roscrea to enjoy Cre Music Festival. Our fleet has expanded this year and we are delighted to announce we have a new fleet of 2017 campervans available to hire from the 20th of May. To celebrate our fleet expansion, we are offering a 20% hire discount on all 2017 bookings. This offer is only available throughout April so book now and receive this huge discount for your May bank holiday weekend at the Cre Music Festival in Roscrea. Simply fill out the booking form on the top left of your screen and avail of this amazing offer and treat the family to a memorable music festival.


JestFest 2017

JestFest JestFest returns again this year and what a better time of the year to have it than during the May Bank holiday weekend. The festival will take place in Wexford from Thursday 27th April to Monday 1st May. This year’s event plans to be bigger and better than previous years.

The JestFest allows you to get up and personal with all your favourite comedians in electrifying atmospheric venues all over Wexford town. The Thursday night will have the Wexford Comedy Club performing their antic at 9pm.

On the Friday night, there is a wide selection of talent on offer. You will be treated by Karl Spain, Alison Spittle, Fred Cooke, Lords of Strut, Dublin Comedy Improv and Kevin McGahern.

On Saturday, you will be treated to shows from Karl Spain & the Wexford Improv Group. To wrap up on Sunday will see some big hitters on the comedy scene including David McSavage, Neil Delamere, Foil, Arms & Hog and Al Porter.

The festival will take place in different venues across Wexford town and the shows range in prices from €8 to €45 for which you will be wined and dined at the Vine restaurant. There is also some fun to treat the kids with Stand-up Comedy for kids. Kev and Paul will put on a show for the kids which will include some silly song singing, jelly jokes and more humorous antic to entertain the kids.

To add to the festival spirit and cheer there will be plenty of street entertainment to enjoy at the Street Theatre Arena. The streets of Wexford will come alive with a range of performers including acrobats, Irish and international street jesters and contortionists to wow and excite us with their amazing performances.

For more information on JestFest simply visit www.jestfest.ie/

Why not treat the family to a Bank Holiday weekend of fun and entertainment? Add to the experience and book a campervan for the JestFest festival and create those memories that you and the family will cherish forever. Simply fill out the boking form at the top of your screen. Do book early to avoid disappointment and treat the family to a fun weekend at JestFest 2017.


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 www.craggyislandfestival.com

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.


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 www.templebartrad.com. 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 www.celticcampervans.com 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 www.winterval.ie

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 info@celticcampervans.com. We look forward to hearing from you.