This forthcoming bank holiday weekend there is so much to do up and down the country that wherever you may be on your Ireland vacation you are sure to find some festival or Halloween themed entertainment to enjoy.
In Cork, there is the world famous Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, which takes place from 26th – 29th October and has a wonderful programming mix of world class jazz and jazz related sounds that will be played in venues throughout the city.
In Waterford, it’s the Imagine – Waterford Arts Festival, which is celebrating its 10th birthday and is currently in full swing and running until the 29th.
In Kilkenny, the Savour Kilkenny Food Festival that celebrates Kilkenny’s food heritage will run from the 25th to 29th October, providing family entertainment and many open air markets, workshops and street performances.
The Wexford Festival Opera takes place between 24th October and the 4th November. One of the much loved festivals in the world, the wonderful programme of concerts and events includes a mix of rarely performed Opera.
Sligo Live, Ireland’s Folk, Roots and Indie Music Festival takes place from 24th to the 29th October, a relaxed and intimate music festival that celebrates folk, roots and indie music, it attracts visitors from all over the world.
As well as this mix of famous festivals that are much loved by people in Ireland and around the world, there is hundreds of Halloween themed festivals and events happening all over the country, with Halloween at Bunratty Folk Park in County Clare, Spooks and Spells at Causey Farm in County Meath, HallowFest in Dublin, Halloween Fest at Westport House in County Mayo, The Nightmare Realm in Cork and the Virginia Pumpkin Festival in County Cavan to name but a few.