Discover the wonders of Cobh

Situated on the shores of the second largest natural harbour in the world, the tourist town of Cobh is only 25 minutes by car or train from Cork City. The town is steeped in history and culture where every person, every pier and even the…

Bray Literary Festival

A new literary festival comes to Wicklow this month. The Bray Literary Festival is a festival organised by writers for writers and for lovers of literature. This year’s festival will begin on Culture night, Friday 22nd September in the Town…

The Rivals at Smock Alley Theatre

Smock Alley celebrate their fifth birthday since re-opening as a theatre with a staging of The Rivals - a hilarious comedy of manners that has entertained audiences for almost 250 years. The show runs from 31 July until 2 September and is a…

The Irish Manuscripts Commission

The Irish Manuscripts Commission (IMC) is approaching its 89th birthday. Founded as a public body in October 1928, IMC has sought to overcome the massive loss to the study of Ireland’s documentary record caused by the destruction of the…

Masters of Tradition

Masters of Tradition returns to Cork with a series of concerts in St Brendan’s Church and Bantry House 23 to 27 August. The festival celebrates Irish traditional music in its purest form and features a host of top Irish and international…

Longines Irish Champions Weekend

Get ready for a great weekend of racing as the Longines Irish Champions Weekend returns to Leopardstown and The Curragh, Ireland’s two premier racecourses, on Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 September respectively Now in its fourth year,…

The Doolin Craft Beer and Roots Festival

Revellers looking to squeeze the last drop of merriment from the summer festival season will have plenty of reason to flock to the North Clare village of Doolin for the sixth annual Doolin Craft Beer and Roots Festival over the last weekend…

Cork City Gaol

Cork is a city with a rich historical and archaeological heritage, much of which is still in evidence today. Part of this heritage, Cork City Gaol is located 2km North West from Patrick's Street and while the magnificent castle-like…

Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival

When Charlie Chaplin and his family first visited Waterville in Co. Kerry in the 1960’s, he immediately fell in love with the extraordinary beauty of the town. Chaplin regularly returned there on holidays for the rest of his life, and it is…

Once

Winner of eight Tony Awards, a Grammy Award and an Oscar for Best Original Song, Once is an undoubted Irish success story. Originally a film directed by John Carney and starring Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, over the last five years,…