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#Festival

# festival - Sunday 15 September, 2019

'The arts are really good for bringing people together to have difficult conversations'

A unique human rights arts festival run by Smashing Times takes place in Dublin this month.

# festival - Friday 30 August, 2019

Transport, stage times, weather: Here's what you need to know if you're heading to Electric Picnic

Nearly 60,000 people are set to descend upon Stradbally in Laois for the biggest event of the Irish festival calendar.

# festival - Saturday 10 August, 2019

'I am proud to call him my son': Funeral held for teen who died after falling ill at music festival

Large crowds gathered in Clonmel today for Jack Downey’s funeral mass.

Event guide: Here's what is happening around the country this weekend

A goat fair and a Cavan food festival are just some of the events taking place.

# festival - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

'Every parent's worst nightmare': Tributes paid to teen who died after falling ill at music festival

19-year-old Jack Downey is believed to have taken a substance at the Indiependence music festival in Cork.

# festival - Saturday 3 August, 2019

# festival - Friday 2 August, 2019

All Together Now organisers 'aware' of traffic issues as festival-goers vent after long delays

Many fans complained of long delays in getting to the Waterford festival.

# festival - Saturday 29 June, 2019

'You're kind of living on adrenaline': The build-up to one of Ireland's biggest summer festivals Behind The Scenes This post contains videos

'You're kind of living on adrenaline': The build-up to one of Ireland's biggest summer festivals

The five-day street performance festival is taking place in Dublin and Cork next month.

# festival - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Fleadh Cheoil organiser says Drogheda event will go ahead as planned in wake of crime fears

The annual event, manned and organised by over 1,000 volunteers, saw up to half a million people attend last year.

# festival - Sunday 9 June, 2019

A unique music festival will see great music played in unusual venues this week

The Great Music in Irish Houses festival is going into its 49th year.

# festival - Friday 24 May, 2019

'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies

The film was directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, who directed Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

# festival - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Is what British politicians say a load of 'cock and bull'? That's what this show wants to find out...

Artist Nic Green created the show Cock and Bull before Brexit – but the work, which takes apart the words of politicians, is just as pertinent now.

# festival - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

From The42 Ireland U18 Schools squad features six players back from last year Promise

Ireland U18 Schools squad features six players back from last year

There’s a strong Connacht contingent included in Peter Smyth’s 26-man group.

# festival - Monday 25 March, 2019

From The Daily Edge Everything we know about Ireland's new LGBTQ+ music festival Love Sensation Love Sensation

# festival - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

From The42 Paisley Park to provide heartwarming story for blind owner: 3 tips for Day Three of Cheltenham Heed Your Hunch

Paisley Park to provide heartwarming story for blind owner: 3 tips for Day Three of Cheltenham

Check out Thom Malone’s Heed Your Hunch picks for ‘St Patrick’s Thursday’ — a nickname he’s not too keen on.

# festival - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Here's what's in store for this year's Dublin International Film Festival

Highlights will include the Irish premieres of Papi Chulo and Eighth Grade.

# festival - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'An iconic, bucket list experience': Major international Halloween festival set for Meath this year

Fáilte Ireland wants to attract a further 100,000 visitors to the country through the festival as part of the Ancient East initiative.

# festival - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Buildings to be lit up to celebrate iconic women throughout history

Herstory Light Festival is an annual light festival which celebrates women and girls on Nollaig na mBan.

# festival - Monday 3 December, 2018

Electric Picnic tickets sell out 15 minutes after going on sale

It is the first time the festival has sold out before any acts were announced.

# festival - Sunday 28 October, 2018

From The42 Bowe behind new schools festival inspired by South Africa's Craven Week Schools Rugby

Bowe behind new schools festival inspired by South Africa's Craven Week

The former Ulster and Ireland wing has partnered up with Louis Ludik for ‘Rugby Rising.’

# festival - Monday 17 September, 2018

Seven die and five in coma after taking drugs at music festival in Hanoi

The victims tested positive for an unspecified drug.

# festival - Saturday 8 September, 2018

'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'

Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne knows all about trying to keep festival sites clean – and says we need to stop seeing tents as disposable, and look at what we can do to clean up after ourselves.

# festival - Saturday 1 September, 2018

In pictures: Thousands enjoy first two days of Electric Picnic in Stradbally Snaps This post contains images

In pictures: Thousands enjoy first two days of Electric Picnic in Stradbally

This year’s headline acts include Kendrick Lamar, Massive Attack, and The Prodigy.

# festival - Friday 31 August, 2018

Heading to Electric Picnic? Here's everything you need to know

More than 50,000 people are set to descend upon Stradbally in Laois for the biggest event of the Irish festival calendar.

# festival - Sunday 26 August, 2018

From The42 Clincial Connacht claim clean sweep of Clubs inter-pro championship Wrap

Clincial Connacht claim clean sweep of Clubs inter-pro championship

It was an emphatic win for Connacht against Ulster.

# festival - Saturday 25 August, 2018

From The42 Murray and Stander among speakers at Irish rugby's first U18 inter-pro festival Future Stars

Murray and Stander among speakers at Irish rugby's first U18 inter-pro festival

The IRFU’s Eoin Hogan explains what has been involved in the inaugural festival at UL.

# festival - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

From The42 Connacht move into control of Clubs inter-pros with commanding win over Munster U18s

Connacht move into control of Clubs inter-pros with commanding win over Munster

Meanwhile, Leinster had a big win against Ulster at the U18s festival in UL.

# festival - Sunday 19 August, 2018

From The42 Ulster strike late to beat Munster as Leinster Schools excite in UL Future Stars

Ulster strike late to beat Munster as Leinster Schools excite in UL

All the action from the first game day in the Schools inter-pros at UL.

# festival - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Steel cups and banning plastic cutlery: How music festivals are trying to combat waste

Litter is a big problem at many festivals.

# festival - Friday 17 August, 2018

From The42 New U18 inter-provincial festival set to showcase exciting Irish talent Future Stars

New U18 inter-provincial festival set to showcase exciting Irish talent

The IRFU has brought in a new format to expose young players to a professional environment.

# festival - Monday 13 August, 2018

300 injured after promenade collapses at Spanish music festival

The audience were watching a rap artist when the promenade caved in.

# festival - Friday 27 July, 2018

From The Daily Edge Ireland's answer to Taylor Swift just released her first album, and Elton John is a huge fan Catherine Mcgrath

# 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.

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