February is here and this is your run down of the best events coming up around the Irish coast this month.
Check out below for a great line-up this month!
1. Imbolc Festival at Hook Lighthouse, Wexford | Feb 2nd – 4th 2018
For the first time Hook Lighthouse will celebrate Imbolc, a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring, and it is also the feast of St. Bridget, in ancient Irish mythology.
Bridget was a fire goddess, she is also the patron saint of boatmen, sailors, and mariners. The festival will feature music from Brian Kennedy, poetry and storytelling and songs, sunrise tour and lots of fun and games.
More info: Hook Lighthouse
2. Biddys Day, Killorglin Co. Kerry | 3rd February
The tradition of the Biddies is one of the oldest and most colourful customs in Ireland, blending together pagan and christian traditions and held each February to usher in Springtime. There will be there will be workshops on traditional Irish crafts, talks, music and the fire lit parade of the biddies!
More info: Biddy’s Day
3. Storm Festival, Dingle, Kerry | 2nd – 4th February
Experience the delights of the Dingle Peninsula at the 3rd annual Storm Festival with a wide range of fun events taking place all across the peninsula. Heritage walks, exhibitions, film screenings, sea shanties and cooking demos treasure hunts and much more!
Get the full programme here
4. Plastic-free week, Galway | 5th February
Galway is setting a fantastic example and going plastic free for a week! Local schools and colleges as well as a number of high profile Galway natives will be taken up the challenge of reducing their plastic footprint which is taking a serious toll on environment. Schools and businesses are being encouraged to join in on the challenge. Why not give it a go yourself? Here’s a few of our tips to reduce waste!
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5. Bray Comedy Festival, Wicklow | 14th – 18th February
Head to the buzzing seaside town of Bray for a barrel of laughs at the Bray Comedy Festival. The top notch festival gets bigger every year attracting some fantastic acts who’ll have you in stitches! Highlights this year include the Rubberbandits, Father Ted night, and Karl Spain’s tour of Sealife.
Find out more: Bray Comedy Festival
6. Rathmullan Film Festival, Donegal | 15th – 18th February
The Rathmullan Film Festival is taking place in the beautiful seaside town of Rathmullan Donegal from 15-18 February. If you are looking for a long weekend of nature & beach walks, great food, pub craic and film fun for the whole family, what better excuse to take a little break and head to Donegal!
More info: Rathmullan Film Festival
7. Tedfest, Inis Mor, Galway | 22nd – 25th February
Tedfest has become an annual institution for fans of the classic comedy show Father Ted. Each year fans flock to Inis Mor on the Aran Islands to celebrate the show with events, fancy dress and of course the Lovely Girls competition!
8. Shackleton in the Project Arts Centre, Dublin | 26th February – 10th March
The story of one of Ireland’s greatest explorers is brought to life in this amazing play by the brilliant Blue Raincoat Theatre Company. Using original footage and scaled puppetry the story of the Endurance will be brought to life in a fantastic visual spectacle. Not to be missed!
More info: projectartscentre.ie
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