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#Festival

# festival - Friday 8 June, 2018

Leo Varadkar becomes first Taoiseach to visit Orange Order HQ in Belfast

Speaking about the UK government’s Brexit paper Varadkar said his initial view is that ‘it is a step in the right direction’.

# festival - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Dublin is to turn into Musictown this month - here are the highlights

We’ve taken a look at the line-up.

# festival - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Galway City to turn into literary hub this April

We take a look at what’s on offer.

# festival - Monday 19 March, 2018

Writers to descend on Dun Laoghaire for a literary festival with bite

This year’s Mountains to Sea festival sees authors with strong takes on contemporary issues visiting Dun Laoghaire.

# festival - Sunday 11 March, 2018

In Limerick this week, it will be all about showing kindness to your fellow man

The city’s annual Pay It Forward festival kicked off yesterday.

# festival - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs

A new European guide on responding to drug problems was released today.

# festival - Monday 23 October, 2017

Dublin New Year's Eve Festival: Aerial acrobats, a live concert and the Spire beaming into space

The details of the festival were announced this morning.

# festival - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Liam Gallagher gig at Kildare airport gets go-ahead over objections of residents

Liam Gallagher is set to headline the Samhain festival at Kildare’s Weston Airport at the end of the month.

# festival - Monday 11 September, 2017

Woman found dead at Bestival is daughter of Coronation Street actor John Michie

A 28-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

# festival - Monday 4 September, 2017

Man dies after running into Burning Man festival flames

More than 70,000 people are attending the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

# festival - Saturday 2 September, 2017

PHOTOS: Tens of thousands flock to Laois for Electric Picnic Stradbally This post contains images

PHOTOS: Tens of thousands flock to Laois for Electric Picnic

Tickets for the festival sold out within minutes back in March.

# festival - Friday 1 September, 2017

Poll: Have you left your tent behind after a festival? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you left your tent behind after a festival?

If you’re camping at Electric Picnic this weekend, are you planning on bringing your tent back with you?

Wellies? Check. Tickets? Check. But should I bring shorts? All you need to know about Electric Picnic

How to get there, some of our recommendations, and what kind of weather you should prepare for…

# festival - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Three days of mourning in Madeira after falling tree kills 13 people

Dozens more were injured, some seriously.

# festival - Monday 17 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge Every mistake you make when attending a festival Festival

Every mistake you make when attending a festival

Every. Time.

# festival - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Controversial cockfight plans were a publicity stunt that got out of hand

The PSNI met with a man after people called for a boycott of a festival he’s organising.

# festival - Saturday 1 July, 2017

A cappella and piano maestros: July in Dublin is going to be amazing for music

We speak to the organisers of two music festivals.

# festival - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'We always manage to have enough dogs': Notorious dog meat festival gets underway in China

There were initial reports that the festival was going to be shut down.

# festival - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Leave your tent behind at festivals? Here's why you shouldn't

They usually end up in landfills, and are very difficult to recycle or incinerate.

# festival - Saturday 3 June, 2017

German rock festival resumes after 'terrorist threat' proves false

The event was evacuated yesterday.

# festival - Thursday 18 May, 2017

From The Daily Edge That iconic photo of Michael D at Slane has been turned into a class illustration Dylan Man

That iconic photo of Michael D at Slane has been turned into a class illustration

With a variety of coloured shirts too.

# festival - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'I think people understanding that they aren't alone in their torment has a healing element to it'

Canadian poet Shane Koyczan speaks to TheJournal.ie about art, healing, and his latest work.

# festival - Sunday 30 April, 2017

A Ja Rule-organised festival promised music and models on the beach, instead it turned into chaos Fyre Festival This post contains videos

A Ja Rule-organised festival promised music and models on the beach, instead it turned into chaos

Tickets for the festival cost up to $12,000 with VIP packages rising to $250,000.

# festival - Monday 24 April, 2017

Love Parade organisers to face trial over stampede deaths

A stampede at the music festival killed 21 people and injured over 650 others.

# festival - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Roscommon locals crowdfund to get life-size sheep sculpture ready in time for festival

Designed by local sculptor Mark Feeley, the sculpture will be unveiled at the Roscommon Lamb Festival.

# festival - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Ireland's pilgrim paths: 'They're the great leveller - you could be Bill Gates or unemployed'

This Easter, National Pilgrim Paths Week will take place.

# festival - Friday 24 March, 2017

A new cultural festival will reach every county in Ireland this Easter Monday

Organised by RTÉ and Creative Ireland, the Taoiseach gave a speech at the launch of Cruinniú na Cásca.

# festival - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

A spy novel set in Dublin during the 1940s Emergency chosen as this year's One City One Book

Echoland, by Joe Joyce, follows novels such as Dubliners, Dracula and Strumpet City to be chosen for the festival.

# festival - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Behind the St Patrick's Day parade: 'You walk in with tears in your eyes - they are so dedicated'

We spoke to the two women responsible for the St Patrick’s Festival pageants, which will make up part of the parade this year.

# festival - Sunday 12 February, 2017

This festival wants to show a totally new side to St Patrick

The festival will include elements of music, art, film and spirituality.

# festival - Friday 3 February, 2017

From The Daily Edge This female-fronted arts festival will be taking over venues across Dublin next month F Festival

This female-fronted arts festival will be taking over venues across Dublin next month

F Festival wants to celebrate Irish women in art, comedy, film, music and spoken word.

# festival - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Rose of Tralee festival says it has not banned transgender women from entering

This is contrary to reports this morning.

# festival - Monday 26 December, 2016

Here were our best gigs, books, TV shows and films of 2016 - what were yours?

Solange, the RTÉ Orchestra and Stranger Things are on all our lists.

# festival - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Here's what's going to be happening in Dublin to celebrate the New Year Nyf

Here's what's going to be happening in Dublin to celebrate the New Year

The New Year’s Festival will run for three days at the end of the year.

# festival - Monday 31 October, 2016

Upside-down world of Macnas to take over Dublin this evening

Spectators will get closer than ever to the spooktacular street performance in special twilight parade.

# festival - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Electric Picnic revellers urged to look out for rare camper van stolen ahead of festival

The camper van was featured in the popular TG4 dating show Pioc do Ride.

# festival - Thursday 1 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge 16 classic photos from the Electric Picnic way back in 2005 11 Years On

16 classic photos from the Electric Picnic way back in 2005

Gonna party like it’s two-thousand-and-five.

# festival - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Rose of Tralee stage invader was a ticket holder

The event’s organisers say they believe security at the Rose of Tralee is adequate.

# festival - Monday 8 August, 2016

Man charged after 24 concert-goers became sick eating drug-laced sweets at Ohio festival

Authorities say all those sickened are expected to recover.

# festival - Saturday 9 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 feelings everyone who hates festival season will relate hard to Alan Alan Alan
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