KILKENNY RHYTHM & ROOTS FESTIVAL, 3 - 6 May 2013, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny - Since 1998, The Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival has attracted some of the finest names in the Americana canon are represented over the four days. From midday to midnight audiences wind their way through the medieval streets sampling the huge range of music in the 30 plus venues, hosting over 30 acts from Ireland, USA, Canada, UK and Sweden, with over 80 ticketed and free shows.
Is this the world's oldest body found in a bog? 4,000-year-old remains found in Ireland predates Tutankhamun The mummy was pulled from a County Laois bog and dates back to 2,000 BC The young adult male is believed to have been a victim of ritual sacrifice Ireland's bogs can preserve bodies for thousands of years but experts claim that few have been as well preserved as this one
Fleadh Nua, Ennis, Co. Clare, 18 - 26 May 2014 - This year, 2014, marks the 40th anniversary of the first Fleadh Nua. The programme for Fleadh Nua 2014 will include concerts, céilithe, sessions, street entertainment, Irish language classes, set dancing competitions, Sean-Nós dancing competitions and performances, story telling, Singing Sessions and much more. The wide range of activities, many of them free of charge, will offer something of interest to everyone
IRISH REDHEAD CONVENTION 23 - 25 August 2013, Crosshaven, Co. Cork, Ireland : the Irish Redhead Convention will be lots of fun and will include the carrot tossing championships, ginger chef cook-off, freckle counting, whacky redhead competitions, ginger themed movies, a redhead genetics and genealogy seminar, redhead photo booths, red themed exhibitions, the redhead soap box, and much, much more!
Festival of Curiosity, Dublin, 26 - 28 July 2013 - Step inside Smock Alley Theatre, and experience the wonder of science through an exciting carnival of hands on workshops, adventures in electronics, interactive installations, games and curious technology for all the family.
THE BALTIMORE WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL, Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland, 24 - 26 May 2013 - Sailors and boat-lovers are invited from near and far to join us in Baltimore in May for a weekend of sailing, talking, learning and partying in true West Cork style