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Weather plays its part as Galway Food Festival gets bigger and better

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More than chocolate was on offer for the estimated 78,000 visitors who satisfied their culinary appetite at the fourth Galway Food Festival over the Easter weekend.

Festival fun

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The launch of the programme for the third Galway Food Festival was held on Monday in one of my favourite Galway hang out spots, the lovely House Hotel. The late lamented Gerry Gavin had launched the first festival programme and the delightful Máirín Uí Chomáin the second. This year Ronan Byrne (aka The Friendly Farmer) did the honours beautifully. In a break with convention, they had not sought out a food celebrity, but in keeping with the theme of the festival, 'Food Traditions', a man of the land was called for. JP McMahon, festival chairperson, and Heather Flaherty also spoke at the launch.

Entertaining line-up at Athlone Literary Festival

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The cream of Ireland’s artistic talent will gather in Athlone on the first weekend of October for the 14th annual Athlone Literary Festival.

Westport Arts Festival announces this year’s annual film event

This year the Westport Arts Festival offers a diverse line up of acts and events from Ireland and further afield. One of these is the Westport Arts Film Event 2013, which will be showcasing award-winning independent film shorts on Sunday September 29 from 2pm to 10pm at Westport’s Cineplex on James Street.

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Get ready for the second annual Galway Food Festival

The launch of the programme for the second Galway Food Festival took place on Monday March 11 upstairs at McCambridge’s. The lovely Máirín Uí Chomáin, in a particularly elegant outfit and a covetable pair of shiny, fire-engine-red shoes, did the honours beautifully. As an author, the chairperson of Irish Food Writers Guild, and a true Connemara woman, she was perfect for the job. JP McMahon, festival chairperson, also spoke at the launch, in particular speaking warmly of the late lamented Gerry Galvin, who had launched the festival last year. A man who will be sadly missed.

Athlone Literary Festival announces 2011 line-up

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Athlone’s Literary Festival has announced its 2011 line-up. It features diverse events such as a creative writing workshop with Big Smoke Writing Factory, discussions with poet Gabriel Rosenstock and writer Nuala Ni Conchuir, and an interview with Ruth Dudley Edwards.

Hundreds of sheep shearers to descend on Kilkenny

The countdown is over for a multi-million euro revenue booster for the entire south east region, the 2011 Sheep and Wool Festival which includes the Clik All Ireland and International Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships.

Look fab for the festival season with Festival of Fashion

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The Festival of Fashion will kick off at 8pm today (Thursday) with a wine and canapés reception in the stunning Marine Institute in Renville, Oranmore. The event, in association with the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival, will get you ready for a season of festival fun from racing to arts and music to oysters. You are sure find a look to suit you with festive collections from Ail Ruin, Squisito, Sorelle, Concepts, Select, Madison, Nestor’s, Daisy, Brown Thomas, Shenil Shoes, Demora, and Standún.

Style, fashion, and glamour at this year’s Clarinbridge Oyster festival

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The village of Clarenbridge has long garnered national and international acclaim for its annual Oyster Festival. The event, now in its 56th year, is very much part of local heritage and this year’s event in September will provide an excellent weekend for festival goers.

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