Our wonderful friends in the events industry do not let us get bored. Ahead of us, another great weekend with plenty to do in the four corners of the country. Eeny, meeny, mini, moe….
1. Let’s Get Crafty!
21st – 23rd August – Doolin Beer, Bluegrass and roots Festival – Co Clare – Tickets
For the third year in a row, the best craft breweries in Ireland are gathering together this weekend in Doolin, Co. Clare. From the 21st – 23rd of August, you can quench your thirst and excite your palate with the finest Irish beer and local artisan food – while your ears will be delighted by the sound of country and folk music. Great bands will take to the stage throughout the three days. Just to give you some names: THE YOUNG FOLK, JIGJAM, ANNA MITCHELL, BAD MOON and many more are waiting for you. Beer, food and music. What a trio!
Day tickets 10-15 euro, weekend ticket 25 euro.
2. Gimme some Sugar!
22nd – 23rd – Sugar Beat Music Festival – Tuam, Galway – Tickets
Tuam Stadium in Co. Galway will be hosting some ‘beats’ from the 2nd-23rd of August. The festival will run from 12.30 pm – 10.30 pm on Saturday, and 12.30 pm – 9.30 pm on Sunday. Tickets are 30/35 euro. On stage, some amazing acts are set to entertain: RYAN SHERIDAN, THE STUNNING, HOMETOWN and lots more. Under 16’s need to be accompanied by a parent.
If you want to know more just visit http://www.sugarbeat.ie/lineup.php
3. Havin’ a Hooley
22nd – 23rd – The Ukulele Hooley – Dun Laoghaire – Tickets
On Saturday and Sunday, People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire will be the home of the Ukulele Festival. On Saturday, there will be lots of workshops taught by some very alented ukulele performers. You will learn some special tricks and techniques (some singing is also required) and if you are a fast learner you will be the master of the 5cord instrument in no time. On the 23rd, starting a midday, a free all-day-long concert. On the bill: ANDY EASTWOOD, EAST RIVER STRING BAND, PHIL DOLEMAN.
For times and more please visit http://www.ukulelehooley.com/
4.You’re Havin’ a Laugh!
21st – 23rd – The Charlie Chaplin Comedy Festival – Co Kerry – Tickets
If you want to take it easy, enjoy a movie and share in some laughter, this festival is for you. This weekend, the sleepy illage of Waterville on the Ring of Kerry will come to life with film screenings, workshops and themed street performances, while local venues will host some serious stand-up comedy with: COCO CLUB, EMCEE BERNARD CASEY and the duo BOURNVILLE & CADBURY.
On Sunday, dare to dress as Charlie Chaplin and you may able to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. Bear in mind, you MUST wear the hat, the moustache, black shoes, and for the full list, visithttp://chaplinfilmfestival.com/guinness-world-record-attempt
5. Her(m)itage Green
This weekend sees the start of National Heritage Week which will run from the 22nd – 30th of August. Fun events, guided tours, and exhibitions will take place all around the our little green Island. This is a great opportunity to discover Ireland, its culture and its true history. To know what’s on near you chec out http://www.westcorkmusic.ie/mastersoftradition/programme
To kick things off, Cork is continuing to celebrate Irish Traditional music with the Masters of Tradition, in Bantry. More info at http://www.westcorkmusic.ie/mastersoftradition/programme
Have fun you guys!