Celebrating the Celtic cultures of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man, the International Pan Celtic Festival 2013 in Carlow is a festival of music, song, dance and language taking place from 2nd – 7th April 2013.
A packed programme of paid and free events happening at various locations and venues throughout Carlow town, the 42nd International Pan Celtic Festival includes a full fringe festival also. With much taking place and entertainment guaranteed, the streets of Carlow will be alive with music, dance, parades and international Celtic street entertainment.
Highlights of the festival include the food and craft fair – A Celtic Taste of Carlow, the Pan Celtic Trad Trail, the Pan Celtic International Song contest, Choral Concert, many music competitions such as Harp and Fiddle Competitions, as well as Storytelling workshops and family fun day. For moreinformation – please visit: www.panceltic.ie
With so much entertainment on offer, and much of it free, there is sure to be something for all the family at this year’s International Pan Celtic Festival in Carlow, making it the ideal place for locals and visitors on Ireland Vacation to spend the Easter Holiday, and whilst visiting it is well worth spending time exploring Ireland’s smallest inland county that shares borders with Wicklow, Wexford, Kilkenny, Laois and Kildare, as it is known for its rich pastures, rural landscapes and as the Celtic Centre of Ireland, with a number of stone monuments dotting its hills that date back to the Megalithic period. The most prominent being Browne’s Hill Dolmen, which is some 5,000 years old and is said to have largest capstone in Europe, weighing around 100 tonnes!!