5 Irish Festivals Worth Getting to This January
January 11, 2018 (No Comments) by Zuzanna Piasek

January can feel like a daunting month for some after the festivities of Christmas. So, to calm those January blues, we are bringing you a range of great Irish festivals this January.

Whether you fancy some delicious vegan food, an afternoon of anime or music in the moonlight, there’s plenty of ways to kick off the new year with a bang. If you want to start your 2018 in style, be sure to try out some of these festivals over the next few weeks.

1. Akumakon

Akumakon is an anime and manga convention taking place in Galway. Taking place at NUIG in Galway, this festival has plenty of exciting events coming up. If you are interested in anime, manga or any form of gaming, then this is the place for you. Meet famous cosplayers, video game designers, YouTubers and even voice actors.

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Come along as well if you have a love of art. A fun day out for a family or a group of friends to engulf themselves in the world of anime and manga. Get your pass now!

When: 19th – 21st January

Where: National University of Ireland Galway, Galway

More Info: Everything you need to know on the festival right here – https://www.akumakon.com/

2. Vegan Foodie Festival

This citywide festival promises to impress any foodie out there. The weekend long vegan festival is interactive and aims to connect people to veganism and vegan friendly business’.

Vegan foodie festival

Attendees will enjoy discounted prices from places like Sova vegan butcher and Blazing Salads. Walking from one delicious vegan restaurant to another, sounds like a dream come true! If you can’t wait for the festival, check out 7 of the Tastiest Vegan Restaurants in Dublin.

When: 19th – 21st January

Where: Dublin (Various Locations)

More Info: Everything you need to know on the festival right here – http://www.veganfoodiefestival.com/

3. Midwinter Festival

This festival promises a fun day out listening to some of the finest local music around. Famous composers and operas will be performing in the state of the art 400-seater auditorium throughout the weekend. The event promises a fun day out for the whole family to get away from the winter blues while singing along to calming music in the moonlight. Sounds magical!

Midwinter Festival

Check out the website below for information on tickets and get booking now, you won’t want to miss this!

When: 19th – 21st January

Where: Town Hall Theatre, Galway

More Info: Everything you need to know on the festival right here – http://www.musicforgalway.ie/midwinter-festival

4. Ballincollig Winter Music Festival

County Cork also promises a night to remember with its winter music festival, taking place over 5 days at a variety of locations including The White Horse Guitar Club and Cork Opera House. A traditional encounter filled with trad sessions and workshops, this festival will make you feel more at home than ever.

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The line-up includes names like multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams. The ninth festival will be full of lively joy and will have you dancing the night away.

When: 25th – 28th January

Where: West Village, Ballincollig, Cork

More Info: Everything you need to know on the festival right here – https://www.wintermusicfestival.ie/

5. Temple Bar Trad Fest 2018

Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music and beyond, in some of Dublin’s most historic places. Artists such as Brian Kennedy, Judy Collins and Moya Brennan are performing as well as many more. With electric atmosphere and some of the best musicians on the circuit, you won’t be bored for a second.

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There is also be a trad shop with hoodies, t-shirts and CD’s so you can get well stocked on all the Trad merch you need. This year, they have launched a useful app to help find your way around the festival, get free priority Front Row tickets and view event listings. It’s free so you can download anytime for your Apple or Android phone.

When: 24th – 28th January

Where: Temple Bar, Dublin

More Info: Everything you need to know on the festival right here – http://tradfest.ie/

There we have it, heaps of interesting events taking place around the country over the next two weeks. So no more sitting around, wondering what to do, cursing that dreaded dry January that you thought was such a good idea just 10 days ago! So don’t waste time and start planning that big weekend now for one of these five fantastic Irish festivals this January.

Zuzanna Piasek
Passionate about all things creative including food and hoping to spread a few good messages. I believe the most important thing you’ll ever do is stay true to yourself, so be free and be you!

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5 Irish Festivals Worth Getting to This January
January 11, 2018 (No Comments) by Zuzanna Piasek

January can feel like a daunting month for some after the festivities of Christmas. So, to calm those January blues, we are bringing you a range of great Irish festivals this January.

Whether you fancy some delicious vegan food, an afternoon of anime or music in the moonlight, there’s plenty of ways to kick off the new year with a bang. If you want to start your 2018 in style, be sure to try out some of these festivals over the next few weeks.

1. Akumakon

Akumakon is an anime and manga convention taking place in Galway. Taking place at NUIG in Galway, this festival has plenty of exciting events coming up. If you are interested in anime, manga or any form of gaming, then this is the place for you. Meet famous cosplayers, video game designers, YouTubers and even voice actors.

Image may contain: 3 people, text

Come along as well if you have a love of art. A fun day out for a family or a group of friends to engulf themselves in the world of anime and manga. Get your pass now!

When: 19th – 21st January

Where: National University of Ireland Galway, Galway

More Info: Everything you need to know on the festival right here – https://www.akumakon.com/

2. Vegan Foodie Festival

This citywide festival promises to impress any foodie out there. The weekend long vegan festival is interactive and aims to connect people to veganism and vegan friendly business’.

Vegan foodie festival

Attendees will enjoy discounted prices from places like Sova vegan butcher and Blazing Salads. Walking from one delicious vegan restaurant to another, sounds like a dream come true! If you can’t wait for the festival, check out 7 of the Tastiest Vegan Restaurants in Dublin.

When: 19th – 21st January

Where: Dublin (Various Locations)

More Info: Everything you need to know on the festival right here – http://www.veganfoodiefestival.com/

3. Midwinter Festival

This festival promises a fun day out listening to some of the finest local music around. Famous composers and operas will be performing in the state of the art 400-seater auditorium throughout the weekend. The event promises a fun day out for the whole family to get away from the winter blues while singing along to calming music in the moonlight. Sounds magical!

Midwinter Festival

Check out the website below for information on tickets and get booking now, you won’t want to miss this!

When: 19th – 21st January

Where: Town Hall Theatre, Galway

More Info: Everything you need to know on the festival right here – http://www.musicforgalway.ie/midwinter-festival

4. Ballincollig Winter Music Festival

County Cork also promises a night to remember with its winter music festival, taking place over 5 days at a variety of locations including The White Horse Guitar Club and Cork Opera House. A traditional encounter filled with trad sessions and workshops, this festival will make you feel more at home than ever.

Image may contain: 6 people, people smiling, text

The line-up includes names like multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams. The ninth festival will be full of lively joy and will have you dancing the night away.

When: 25th – 28th January

Where: West Village, Ballincollig, Cork

More Info: Everything you need to know on the festival right here – https://www.wintermusicfestival.ie/

5. Temple Bar Trad Fest 2018

Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music and beyond, in some of Dublin’s most historic places. Artists such as Brian Kennedy, Judy Collins and Moya Brennan are performing as well as many more. With electric atmosphere and some of the best musicians on the circuit, you won’t be bored for a second.

temple-bar-tradfest-2018

There is also be a trad shop with hoodies, t-shirts and CD’s so you can get well stocked on all the Trad merch you need. This year, they have launched a useful app to help find your way around the festival, get free priority Front Row tickets and view event listings. It’s free so you can download anytime for your Apple or Android phone.

When: 24th – 28th January

Where: Temple Bar, Dublin

More Info: Everything you need to know on the festival right here – http://tradfest.ie/

There we have it, heaps of interesting events taking place around the country over the next two weeks. So no more sitting around, wondering what to do, cursing that dreaded dry January that you thought was such a good idea just 10 days ago! So don’t waste time and start planning that big weekend now for one of these five fantastic Irish festivals this January.

Zuzanna Piasek
Passionate about all things creative including food and hoping to spread a few good messages. I believe the most important thing you’ll ever do is stay true to yourself, so be free and be you!

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