Page 15 - European Calendar of Events and Festivals 2014
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Hungary continued.......IrelandAPRIL10 -1325 - 2730 -04 MayMAY01 – 0502 - 0402 – 0505 09 – 1111 - 24 17 – 25 23 - 25 25 – 2728 – 01 JuneJUNE03 06 - 08 16 - 1921 -30 18 – 2227 – 29 29 - 30JULY04 – 13 05– 12with the scent of gingerbread, cinnamon, mulled wine and pine wood. www.christmas-markets.orgCork : Tango Festival Artists teaching and performing, and free events www. corktangofestival. comHowth : Dublin Bay Prawn Festival prawn shelling competition, cookery demonstrations, wine tasting a mystery dine around, musical entertainment in Howth’s Pubs and fireworks by the harbour. www. dublinbayprawnfestival.com Cork: International Choral Festival. The programme includes prestigious international and national competitions, gala and fringe concerts, public performances, and an education programme. www. corkchoral.ieCity of Derry Jazz and big band festival, 200 events playing across 70 venues. www. cityofderryjazzfestival.com Renvyle, Galway, Connemara : Mussel Festival A weekend of music, activities and bowls full of fresh Killary mussels.Limerick : City “Riverfest” fashion shows, live music, street performances, www.riverfest.ie Belfast : Marathon Antrim Castle: Garden Festival (previously at Hillsborough Castle) With over 25,000 people visiting the event, www.gardenshowireland.com Dublin: Dance Festival: the best of international and Irish contemporary dance with a programme of live performances, films and special events at various venues. www.dublindancefestival.ie Dublin Writers Festival, this international literary festival celebrates our city’s literary heritage and presents the very best of Irish and International writing. www.dublinwritersfestival.comWicklow : Arts Festival brings an eclectic mix of cultural offerings for all tastes, from classical to comedy and from art exhibitions to artisan food and crafts. www.wicklowartsfestival.ieBelfast Titanic Maritime Festival, Belfast is playing host to some magnificent ships that have sailed the high seas. Titanic activities that will include tours, talks, exhibitions and drama and family entertainmentKerry,Listowel Writers’ Week, Kerry, a literary festival devoted to all writers including workshops, lectures, readings, interviews, debated, competitions, book launches, art exhibitions. and children’s programme. www.writersweek.ieCork	: City Marathon Galway: International Quilt Festival Dublin : Bloomsday: A festival celebrating James Joyce and his masterpiece Ulysses www.jamesjoyce. com Cork:Midsummer Festival: Multi-discipline arts festival at various venues around the city www. corkfestival.com Dublin:World Flower Show 2014, features 600 arrangements by floral artist from 31 member countries of the World Association of Flower Arrangers, www.wafaireland.com Bundoran, Co. Donegal Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival, top music with world-class surfing waves. www.seasessions.com County Wexford: Wexford Strawberry Festival: Includes theatre street entertainment, markets. wexfordstrawberryfestival.comClonmel : Junction A feast of theatre, circus, dance, comedy, music and all round entertainment. www.junctionfestival.com Milltown Malbay, Co Clare :Willie Clancy Summer Festival promotes excellence in the study of Irish traditional music, song and dance. www. visitmilltownmalbay.ie14 - 2728 – 03 Aug 31 -10 AugAUGUST01 - 0308 - 17 10 -1215 - 19 25 – 26Galway City : Galway Arts Festival: Ireland’s largest and most prestigious annual arts festival www. galwayartsfestival.ie Galway : Races and Summer Festival unforgettable racing and social experience. www.galwayraces.com Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh: Happy Days Festival, The world’s largest annual multi-disciplinary festival or Irish Nobel Prize for Literature Winner, Samuel Beckett. www.happy-days-enniskillen.comWaterford City : Spraoi Festival: An international street theatre and music festival on the streets and quays of Waterford plus the Spraoi parade www. spraoi.comKilkenny : Arts Festival: www.kilkennyarts.ie Co Kerry : Puck Fair: Same dates annually. This is one of the oldest festivals in Ireland and includes the coronation and dethronement of a goat! www. puckfair.ie Tralee : The Rose of Tralee International Festival - international music, parades, fireworks, and the renowned Rose of Tralee selection Co Antrim, Ballycastle - Ould Lammas: The oldest fair in Ireland originating from 17thC with livestock sales and hundreds of stallsSEPTEMBER06 - 21 13-1525 - 28OCTOBER22 - 0 Nov24 - 2727NOVEMBER08 – 09 tbcDECEMBER26 - 29ItalyAll year30- 29 JuneMAY03 - 2509 – 22 Jun 15 - 18Dublin : Fringe Festival one of Ireland’s largest performing arts festivals and includes music, dance, street theatre, puppetry, visual arts and comedy. Clarenbridge Oyster Festival Established in 1954, at Moran’s of the Weir oyster cottage, Paddy Burke’s Oyster Inn and other seafood-related venues. www. clarenbridge.comGalway City : Galway Oyster Festival: www. galwayoysterfest.comWexford : Festival Opera Ireland’s opera highlight, adventurous bold, it’s enthusiasm is infectious www.wexfordopera.com Co. Cork : Guinness Jazz Festival www. guinnessjazzfestival.comDublin Marathon www.dublinmarathon.ieCo. Donegal : Ardara Match Making Weekend- Music, dancing, speed dating, Blind Date and matchmaking based on an old idea once prevalent in Donegal. www.nesbittarms.comLeopardstown : Christmas Racing Festival Race Course, Dublin Principal national hunt racing festival commencing on St. Stephen’s Day annually. www.leopardstown.comSalerno: Dante’s Hell at Pertosa Caves Every Friday and Saturday in the grotte (caves) “Dante” guides a tour through his Inferno, introducing guests to Paolo and Francesca of Rimini, Ulysses, Minos, Count Ugolino, and other characters you’ll find in the first book of The Divine Comedy. The entertainment underground is 30 actors and dancers with the Tappeto Volante Company www.grottedipertosa.itFlorence :Maggio Musicale This is one of the oldest traditional cultural events in Florence.. The Festival has its own Ballet Company called Maggio Dance www.maggiofiorentino.comFerrara :The Palio is the most ancient event of its kind is the world dating back to 1279. All the Contrade participate wearing dress of different colours to gain the “palio”, but also it is a festivity to remember the Renaissance, a period in which Ferrara was really a capital. www.paliodiferrara.it Siracusa, Sicily : Classical Greek Theatre Festival this year’s programme includes: Agamemnon., the Libation bearers – Eumenides by Aeschylus and The Wasps by Aristophanes. www.indafondazione.org Mille Miglia: The most beautiful vintage cars inYou can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at www.ontheroad.co.uk15European Events


































































































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