6 of the best hidden festivals this summer?

What festival tickles your fancy in a new city or town this Summer? You don’t have to spend too much time looking for a new experience. We’ve found five hidden festivals with that extra wow factor!

Cluain Meala – Clonmel 

Clonmel Festival

You and the family feeling cultural? Why not attend the Cluain Meala Festival from one of our thirteen stops on route to Clonmel. The festival promises to provide entertainment for both young and old right through from the 01st – 09th of August. Some activities include the Medieval Pub Trail, charity 5km cycle and the Family Fun Day guaranteeing enjoyment for all.

Spraoi International Festival – Waterford

Spraoi Wat

A follower of the arts? Catch one of our 10 services a day to Waterford and enjoy the many gigs and street performances showcasing from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August. Sproai international festival has been running over 20 years and continues to amaze spectators each year. There’s something for all the family with the SprÓg Childrens festival also being run by the Arts Council.

Garden Festival – Carlow

Carlow Garden Festival 1

Looking for a festival with a difference this summer, look no further than Carlow Garden festival. The festival is take place from Saturday 27th July to Monday 5th August. The festival is buding with activities, workshops and talks . You may even see some famous faces rooming and given workshops around Carlow! With 10 services daily to Carlow why not get out, get active and learn some new with all the family.

Dublin Show Horse (5th -9th August)

Horse show dublin

The Dublin Horse show is the main highlight of Irish sporting calendar. With more than 125 competitions taken place over the five days in the RDS ,including the Aga Khan Trophy, there is no excuse not to grab you riding boots and enjoy what Irish equisteran community has to offer. Aside from the equistrean competitions, you can imerge yourself into a array of music, entertainment, food and of course fashion. Remember Dundrum Centre Ladies day is on the 6th August for all the fashionisata!

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Kilkenny Arts Festival

The Kilkenny Arts festival has been hub for musicians, writers, artists and performers over the past forty-one years. For ten day, this medieval city is a magical and intimate setting for both audiences and artists. 2015 festival, which runs from 07th to the 16th of August, is set to be the biggest festival by far with new open air productions of Shakespeare in the Castle yard and performaces from Martin Hayes and cult folk singer Sam Amidon. Kilkenny city comes alive durung this festival and is a place of fun, good food and excellent music.

Waterford Walls

Waterford Walls

Waterford City will become an open air gallery as 25 derelict sites become canvases for international and national street artists. Ireland’s oldest city will be transformed into a dynamic vibrant cultural attraction. A range of events will run over 3 days from 21st – 23rd of August. In addition to creating murals, artists will be running workshops for all ages. Locals and visitors can get to know our city by following the Waterford Walls food and music trails being held as part of the festival weekend.