This week we've got something for special for foodies, a bunch of music festivals covering various genres and a festival which is based on the idea of giving something new a go in one of Ireland’s most scenic locations. Have a look at our festival highlights for June 13th - 16th:

Taste of Dublin: 13th - 16th 2013
Come visit Taste of Dublin - the most exciting food and drink event in the country. Imagine foodie heaven - outstanding dishes prepared by famous chefs and restaurants, served in tapas sizes to allow you to experience more than one restaurant, all in one location. Choose from superb food and drinks from one of over 100 exhibitors and artisan producers. Read more.

Kilkenny International Gospel Choir Festival: 13th - 16th June 2013
In 2012 the Kilkenny Gospel Choir hosted their very first International Gospel Choir Festival. 2013 promises to be even better with gospel choirs from all over the world meeting in Kilkenny City to participate in workshops with renowned gospel choir directors and to participate in public performances throughout the county. Read more.

Doolin Folk Festival: 14th - 16th June 2013
Details of Ireland's newest folk music festival have been announced in County Clare, Luka Bloom, Martin Hayes, Donal Lunny, John Spillane, Steve Cooney and Hermitage Green are amongst the acts lined up to perform during the inaugural Doolin Folk Festival on June 14th to 16th 2013. Sponsored by Smithwick's Pale Ale the three-day festival will take place on the grounds ofHotel Doolin, less than a mile from the site of the famous Lisdoonvarna Festival of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Read more.

The Fastnet Maritime and Folk Fest: 14th - 16th June 2013
Ballydehob's Fastnet Maritime and Folk Fest focuses on sea songs and shanties with traditional music and dance from Ireland and abroad. The idea behind the festival is to celebrate and promote the village's old tradition of sandboating. Read more.

Achill Island Give It A Go Weekend: 15th - 16th June 2013
The Achill Island - Give it a Go Weekend offers a weekend of activity with lots of opportunity to try some activities outdoors or indoors that you may never have tried before-and most of it for free.Read more.