It's a bank holiday Monday. The sun is shining. It's the perfect time to star planning your next festival trip. Check out our latest festival picks for May to get you started.

Wexford Food and Wine festival: 24th - 26th May 2013
Foodies throughout the Country should highlight May 24th - 26th in their diary as the fifth Wexford Food and Wine Festival will be held in Wexford town. The 2013 festival programme will provide a tasty schedule of mouth watering events for adults and children including a crackling hog roast, cookery demonstrations, a trip back through time to see and sample food cooked 500 BC, and open air food producers markets throughout the town. Read more.

Inishbofin Walking Festival: 25th - 27th May 2013
Following last year's hugely successful event, Inishbofin Island is excited to host yet another walking festival. When you visit Inishbofin Island you can avail of the island's three looped walks, you will experience the Atlantic and walk along the Western Coast of Europe. Read more.

Dublin Writers Festival: 20th - 26th May 2013
Dublin Writers Festival, Ireland's premier literary event, gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke , delight and enthrall. Described by the press as "boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent" and "the country's most successful and easily the best annual literary event", Dublin Writers Festival line-up is sure to impress. Read more.

Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival: 24th - 26th May 2013
A celebration of the traditional timber sailing boats of Ireland. The Festival runs from Fri 24th - Sun 26th May 2013 - with more events and more boats. Sailors and boat-lovers are invited from near and far to join us in Baltimore in May for a weekend of sailing, talking, learning and partying in true West Cork style. Read more.

Fastnest Short Film: 22nd - 26th May 2013
Each year over the last weekend in May, the 5-day Festival plays host to in excess of 200 short film screenings. The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival is an independent festival dedicated to bringing together established and first-time filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short film. The commitment in Schull is to screen all of the short films entered into competition during the festival in as many different venues throughout the village as possible and to have them available on our archive for Wi-Fi viewing on smart devices within the network of Schull. Read more.

Dublin City Soul Festival: 23rd - 26th May 2013
Founded in 2007, Dublin City Soul Festival is a celebration of peace, unity and love. It's Ireland’s feel-good festival, a unique annual celebration built by a dedicated group of people living and working in Dublin. Read more.