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Kinsale Gourmet Festival

Kinsale Gourmet Festival Coming up in October in Kinsale is the annual Kinsale Gourmet Festival. This will be the 43rd running of the event and will take place between October 11 – October 13, 2019. The festival is a must for all food and fun lovers. The fact it is taking place in the beautiful coastal town of Kinsale is an added benefit for anyone looking to enjoy some scenic views.

On the Friday night there will be a reception held at the Trident Hotel at 6.30pm. Here you will have members of the Kinsale Good Food Circle greeting festival goers with champagne and canapes from their very own kitchens.

Following this is ‘A Taste of West Cork’ 5 Course Dining Experience in one of the restaurants of the Good Food Circle Members. The choice of restaurant is entirely up to you. You simply pick your preferred restaurant at the time of booking. Tickets for this cost €55.

The following day will see the Mad Hatters Taste of Kinsale been the main event. It will start at the Actons Hotel Kinsale at 11.30am. You will then be escorted by Alice, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter and Dormouseon around the restaurants of the Kinsale’s Good Food Circle members. This will be accompanied by fine wines, beers and water from the festival sponsors.

43 years of the of Kinsale Gourmet Festival will be celebrated in style on the Sunday. The Fruits de Mer Seafood Spectacular will take place at Actons Hotel at 1.00 pm. There will be a big selection of quality food and wine with some live entertainment. You will certainly be able to relax and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.

For more information on tickets and the events themselves simply visit www.kinsalerestaurants.com/kinsale-restaurant-events/

Not only do you get to enjoy some fine food and wine in the Kinsale Gourmet Festival but you also get the chance to take in some of the towns amazing scenery. Situated at the mouth of the River Bandon the coastal town is a popular holiday destination for international and Irish tourists. With some of the best scenery in the West of Ireland Kinsale will take your breath away.

Travelling to the Kinsale Gourmet Festival

Travelling to Kinsale with a campervan from us will be the ideal short family break. You can book one of our campervans for a family getaway to the south of Cork. How better to enjoy the Kinsale Gourmet Festival and some beautiful scenery.

Simply book online with our booking form on the top left of your screen. Alternatively, drop us an email to info@celticcampervans.com. Do book early to avoid any disappointment and enjoy the Kinsale Gourmet Festival in style and comfort.

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Féile 19 | The Trip To Tipp With Celtic Campervans

Féile 19 will have music lovers making the Trip to Tipp from September 20th to the 21st for some nostalgic music that would not be out of place during the 90’s when the original Féile became Ireland’s first multi-day music festival.

Féile 19

This year will see Sinéad O’Connor perform her only festival show of the summer. She will be on stage to perform some of her own big hits plus some tunes from the great Shane MacGowan.

The line up on Friday will include big Irish acts including Sinéad O’Connor, Horslips, The Stunning, Wendy James, Eleanor McEvoy, The Frank & Walters and Picture House. Saturday will have another collection of Sultans of Ping, Brian Downey’s Alive & Dangerous Plus Eric Bell & Special Guests, Mundy, Something Happen, The Fat Lady Sings, Therapy? and EMF.

Féile 19 promises to be a weekend full of entertainment. During the day the town of Thurles will be packed with street performers and exhibitions to provide an atmosphere of excitement for the festival goers. Following the festival itself the town will host to a collection of silent discos, after parties and a 90’s Late Night Live Music Trail.

A campervan road-trip to Tipp is what will give you and your friends that extra piece of excitement. With our 6 berth campervan you will make your journey and stay a comfortable experience. Enter in your required dates in our booking form and you will be on your way to booking your campervan road trip to Tipp.

Tickets range in price from €80 for a day ticket plus booking fee to €143 for a weekend ticket plus booking fee. There is also a campervan ticket available for €150 which gives you access to park up your campervan for the weekend with electric hook up and access to all the site facilities. The ticket is available for up to 6 people in the campervan who have a weekend festival ticket. Tickets can be bought online at www.tippclassical.eventbrite.com. For more information on Féile 19 simply visit www.thetriptotipp.com

So go on and make the Trip to Tipp with Celtic Campervans.


Taste of West Cork Festival | A Fun Family Festival

A Taste of West Cork is back this year in September from Fri 6th – 15th. One of the must visit festivals of the year for all you food lovers the Taste of West Cork festival is more than just a food festival. The festivals embraces the uniqueness of West Cork, the food and it’s producers, the beautiful scenery and the friendly faces in the area.

Taste of West Cork

An annual event, the 10 day festival attracts a wide variety of festival goers to Cork, including writers, artists, food producers, craftsmen and of course fine food lovers. The festival gives many local producers and chefs one of the best opportunities to showcase their delicacies to people who are passionate about food. You will be spoilt for choice at the festival with a unique mix of cooking demonstrations, food markets, cookery competitions, food tastings, brunches and banquets, special dinners, exhibitions and talks, family & children’s events, adventures and much more.

You can get mor einformation here on the festival at www.atasteofwestcork.com

A Taste of West Cork has a diverse range of attractions for all the family. The festival is the perfect reason for a trip for you and the family to experience some fine local food and also explore the world famous Wild Atlantic Way. With breath taking scenery along this amazing route, your trip to West Cork will be truly spectacular and awe inspiring. To add that extra wow factor to your trip to Cork why not hire a campervan for the family trip. Watch the excitement in your family’s faces as they explore their new home from home and embark on a comfortable and relaxing drive along the Wild Atlantic Way. Not only will you have a fun journey but you can also relax as you park up in some of the most beautiful camping parks located along the West Coast.

Booking is simple. Enter your dates in the booking form at the top of the screen and in a few quick steps you will have your campervan holiday in gear. Our new fleet of 2-4 & 4-6 berth campervans are perfect for any road trip. Spacious and comfortable they will have all you will need for your adventure.

So, go ahead, book your campervan now for a fun family adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way for the Taste of West Cork festival.


Body & Soul 2019 | The Cultural Music Festival

Body & Soul is back for it’s tenth year and will take place on the 21st to – 23rd of June at Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath. The 300 year old country estate will be transformed into a living art gallery over the weekend. The festival is an independent Music and Arts Festival which embodies escapism with eclectic offerings which goes much further than just being a music festival. Keeping in touch with its cultural side the festival will take place on the Summer Solstice Weekend.

Body & Soul

This years musical lineup includes Modeselektor Live ,The Blaze, Kruder & Dorfmeister, iAMDDB, Princess Nokia, Mashrou', Kate Tempest, Octavian, Mano Le Tough, Black Lips, Ms Banks, Talos, King Kong Company, Confidence Man, Dream Wife, Soak, Wyvern Lingo, Mango x Mathman, TPM, Chymera, Baikal, Kiddy Smile (Live), Monolink (Live) and The Drifter to name just a few.

The festival caters for all with a host of different family activities including Yoga and Dance, live music and DJs, Science and Nature, Arts and Crafts, Circus and Street Performers, Archery and active sports. As part of the whole Body & Soul experience festival goers are entertained by a programme of events featuring impromptu spoken-word performances, immersive theatre experiences, inspirational talks, and unexpected installations.

You can see the full list of performers and get more information on Body & Soul by visiting www.bodyandsoul.ie

Body & Soul is also a campervan friendly music festival with family campervan areas setup for those with a Campervan Ticket or a Family Campervan Ticket. This makes Body & Soul the ideal family campervan getaway. If you are planning a family trip to this years festival and were thinking about camping at the festival then you are in the right place. We have a limited number 4-6 berth campervans. available to hire for the Body & Soul weekend. Spacious & luxurious our new fleet of campervans are a joy to drive and even more relaxing to stay in. Equipped with all the mod cons you will need our Group D Campervans will make your trip and stay as pleasant and relaxing as possible.

Simply enter your chosen dates into our booking form and you are on the road to treating the family to a campervan roadtrip to this years Body & Soul festival.


Daytripper 2019 | One Of The Biggest Summer Gigs

Daytripper 2019 returns this June bank holiday weekend. We certainly get spoilt for choice for music festivals in Ireland during the summer and Daytripper is one not to miss. Taking place in Waterford City centre, this will be the festivals seventh year and will be staged at the Gasworks on the Waterside for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the June bank holiday.

Daytripper 2019

If you are a music lover the Daytripper 2019 is for you. Whatever your age or music preference there will be something for you to dance and sing along to. On Friday, May 31 Jenny Greene with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will take to the stage. The full 48 piece Orchestra will accompany Jenny and singer Gemma on all the huge club classics of the 90s, including Orbital’s ‘Belfast’, Faithless’ ‘Insomnia’, Robert Miles’ ‘Children’, Candi Stanton’s ‘You Got The Love’ and club favourite Tiesto’s ‘Adagio’.
On Saturday Gavin James, Hudson Taylor and Brave Giant will all perform some their best music to the grounds. Sunday will see Madness, who headlined the first Daytripper in 2013, Frank & Walters and Shazoo All Stars wrapping up the final day of festival. The 3 days promises some classic tunes and music to enjoy.

For more information on Daytripper simply visit www.daytripper.ie

Waterford city is Ireland’s oldest city and a great tourist destination. There are many local attractions and places of interest to explore while staying in Waterford including Waterford Crystal, Reginald’s Tower, Waterford Museum of Treasures, Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford Nature Park any many many more. The city is an amazing destination and there is always a buzz around the city.

Why not get the friends together and create a weekend of memories at this year’s Daytripper music festival. To make those memories even more special why not travel and stay in Waterford in one of our luxurious and spacious motorhomes. Ideal for up to 6 people our Group D motorhomes will save you money on accommodation fees and also add the extra piece of excitement to the weekend.

So, go on and get the friends together and book your motorhome for the June bank holiday weekend and travel to Waterford for Daytripper 2019.


Vantastival Festival 2019 | Book Your Campervan

The Vantastival festival 2019 is the campervan festival of the summer in Ireland. This year see the festival celebrate its 10th anniversary on the beautiful grounds of Beaulieu House on the banks of the Boyne just outside Drogheda. The award winning festival will take place on the June bank holiday weekend from the 31st May to the 2nd June 2019.

Vantastival Festival 2019

Vantastival is one of Ireland’s most unique independent music festivals. In 2018 the festival had record numbers attend over the bank holiday weekend. The family friendly festival is perfect for music fans and campervan enthusiasts. The festival organisers have brought together some amazing acts to celebrate the 10 year anniversary including King Kong Company, Afro Celty Sound System, Sharon Shannon, Wallis Bird, Join Me In The Pines, Lisa O’ Neill, Cry Monster Cry, David Keenan, Thanks Brother , We Cut Corners, Just Mustard, The Young Folk, Roe, Jinx Lennon and many many more. Not only is the festival known for its musical entertainment but there are also some excellent gourmet food stalls, wonderful walled garden full of kids’ activities, festival traders, arts and crafts and many other fun activities for all the family.

Campervans can park on site, at no extra charge to festival goers. Not only is the festival extremely affordable but they have a ‘Bring Your Own Booze’ policy in place which makes the festival one of the most affordable in the year.

For more information on the Vantastival Festival simply visit https://www.vantastival.com where you can also buy event tickets.

The Vantastival festival is the perfect excuse for a campervan holiday in June. Whether you want to bring the family or a group of friends we have got your campervan needs covered. Our modern, luxurious fleet of campervans are available to hire in 2-4 berth (Group C) and 4-6 berth (Group D) models. Our campervans are equipped with all the mod cons that you would need for a pleasant stay for the family or friends at the festival.

Simply enter your required dates into our booking form at the top of your screen and you will be well on your way to boking your campervan roadtrip to Drogheda for Vantastival Festival 2019.


Riverfest Limerick

If you are looking for some fun to entertain the family for the May Bank Holiday then look no further than the Riverfest Limerick. Riverfest Limerick is a must for families, watersport lovers and fun runners. Celebrating its 15th year this years festival promises a broad range of fun and exciting activities for all the family.

Riverfest Limerick

Some of the weekends entertainment will include comedians Dermot & Dave who will take to the stage in UCH on Friday night, Qween play at Dolan’s on Saturday night and The Stunning and the Frank And Walters Live at the Big Top on Sunday. Also, on Sunday there will be the Great Limerick Run. Some of the entertainment and events on hand for the family include the Riverfest Crazy Golf, the Shannon Zipline, a 40 metre Panoramic Big Wheel, Water Zorbing, Market, BBQ on the Boardwalk, Feet Aerial Dance Shows, and on Sunday night the Riverfest Fireworks @& Aerial Spectacle.

For more information on Riverfest Limerick’s events and location simply go to www.limerick.ie/riverfest.

Limerick Riverfest 2019 promises to be an action packed weekend for all the family. Bring the family down to Limerick will be a real treat. To give the weekend that extra bit of excitement why not hire a campervan for the May Bank Holiday and travel and stay in Limerick in comfort. Watch the excitement on the kids faces as they pick their new beds for the weekend. Relax and unwind as the kids explore their new surroundings.

Group D Mauritius motorhome Our Group D Mauritius motorhome is ideal for a family of 6. Spacious and luxurious the Mauritius has all the mod cons that you would need for a comfortable stay. Plus, its great value for money as you save on accommodation fees.

You can get more information and view our Group D Mauritius campervan here.

Booking is easy, simply pick your dates for the Riverfest Limerick in the booking form at the top of your screen and your on the road then to treating the family to a holiday of a lifetime at this years Riverfest Limerick


West Waterford Festival of Food

The West Waterford Festival of Food is almost upon us and is one not to miss for all those that enjoy some good food and family entertainment. Taking place from the 26th – 28th of April the town of Dungarvan will be packed with fun and entertainment for everyone. The food festival has been running in Dungarvan & West Waterford since 2008.

West Waterford Festival of Food The West Waterford Festival of Food is well known for it’s tasty food and family fun. The success of the festival is down to the efforts and support of the local community, volunteers, sponsors and local businesses who every year put in the time and effort to make the West Waterford Food Festival one of the most well known and loved artisan food festivals.

The festival has something for all the family to enjoy. With cooking demonstrations, foraging trails, full children’s programme, bus tours, dining experiences from high end to very casual, and of course markets for you to explore.

Dungarvan is a coastal town and harbour in County Waterford, on the south coast of Ireland. The activities and local attractions to visit here is endless and is well worth a trip. With surfing, golf, climbing, hiking, cycling and walking trails, Dungarvan is an excellent location for those fond of the outdoor activities.

Dungarvan is well worth the road-trip. For a family adventure of a lifetime why not book one of our luxurious motorhomes for your journey along Ireland’s Ancient East. Ideal for a family of 6 our motorhomes can cater for all your family needs. Our modern fleet will make your journey and stay in Dungarvan a fun family adventure.

For more information on the Food Festival simply visit www.westwaterfordfestivaloffood.com/.

So don’t miss out on the opportunity of travelling to The West Waterford Food Festival in style and book your motorhome holiday now. Pay in full & receive a 15% discount.

Treat the family to an Easter holiday to remember with Celtic Campervans at the West Waterford Festival of Food.


Dingle International Film Festival

The Dingle International Film Festival will once again bring thousands of film fans to the picturesque town of Dingle, located on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula. Taking place from 21st to the 24th of March 2019 the film festival presents feature screenings from Ireland and from all over the world, covering all movie genres. The films shown during the 4-day event range from old to new movies, documentaries and feature films.

Dingle International Film Festival

The Dingle International Film Festival is highly ranked for been one of the best film festivals for quality, content, festival atmosphere and location. All throughout Dingle the buzz and excitement will be visible. There will music sessions held in the pubs in the town and surrounding areas.

Dingle is a must town to visit but during the film festival brings that extra special atmosphere to the town. With a vast number of movie screenings, workshops, masterclasses and a special programme for children, the Dingle International Film Festival will entertain the whole family.

Located along the world famous Wild Atlantic Way the town of Dingle is a known for its spectacular scenery, beautiful walkways and sandy beaches. An ideal destination for all the family. Some of the local attractions to visit on your stay in Dingle would include: Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium, Eask Tower, Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive and the Dingle sea safari.

You can get more information on the film festival here.

If you are planning on travelling down to Dingle for a four-day getaway for the family then you must hire a campervan to make the break even more special. Our fleet of modern campervans are ideal for any family road-trip. Spacious, comfortable & luxurious our campervans will make your journey and stay extra special.

Simply enter your hire dates in the booking form at the top of your screen and you will be on your way to booking a campervan road-trip the family will cherish forever. Also, if you pay in full when booking your campervan you will receive a 15% hire discount.

So go ahead, book your campervan and treat the family to an unforgettable 4 day break at the Dingle International Film Festival


Cheltenham 2019 | Fun For All The Family

Cheltenham 2019 Cheltenham 2019 is almost upon us. One of the biggest racing meets of the year will take place between Tuesday, 12 March and Friday, 15. The crowd goes wild every year with some of the biggest bets been placed in each race. Some of the big races to keep a close eye on for is the Champion Hurdle on day one, which Buveur d’Air will try to win for the third consecutive year, while day two sees Altior bid to retain his Queen Mother Champion Chase crown. The third day sees the Ryanair Chase and Stayers Hurdle share top billing, before the finest staying chasers go for glory in the Gold Cup.

Cheltenham is not just for the betting fan but it is also a family favourite. There is a wide selection of entertainment for the kids with the Festival of Puppetry, Antartic Adventurers, The Chocolate Festival, Arty Sunday, Circus of Horrors, Cheltenham Observation Wheel, World of Wonders, Amazing Bubble Man, Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta to name just a few. There is also a Fine Food & Drink Market for the food lovers.

Travelling to Cheltenham can be an adventure for all the family. If you are planning a few days away and heading over to Cheltenham then why not treat the family to a campervan roadtrip that they will never forget. Our modern fleet of motorhomes are ideal for a family getaway. Spacious, luxurious and comfortable our motorhomes can cater for a family of 6 quite comfortably. Your holiday begins as soon as you embark on the road to Cheltenham.

Not only are our motorhomes ideal for any family holiday but have never been more affordable. You can hire our motorhomes from as little as €60 per day. Also to make your holiday even more affordable we will give you a 15% discount when you book and pay in full for your motorhome roadtrip. Do book early as dates for March are filling up quickly.

So make Cheltenham 2019 even more special and book your motorhome now for as 4 day getaway of adventure.