Time for you Monday festival highlight fix. We’ve picked out another selection of some of the most unique and action-pakced festivals coming up towards the end of July. Check them out here:
The Boyle Arts Festival: July 25th - 3rd August 2013
Boyle Arts Festival is a magnificent festival gem with an emphasis on small, intimate events in historical and architecturally interesting buildings. Blossoming into an annual 10 day event, it has built a significant reputation, earning it a place as one of Ireland's best celebrations of the arts each summer. Read more.
Durrow Scarecrow Festival: 28th July - 5th August 2013
The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is now in its 4th year. Nominated for ‘Best Festival of 2012′ in the Irish Times Ticket Awards, the festival is fast becoming one of national acclaim. With a recorded attendance in the Scarecrow Village for the past two years of over 10,000 people (while an estimated 2,000 more rambled through the streets of this picturesque village,) this festival has something for everyone and represents great family fun and value for money. Read more.
The Wicklow Adventure Race: 27th July 2013
The WAR: Wicklow Adventure Race Glenmalure combines two of the most iconic cycles in Wicklow - Shay Elliott and Slieve Mann. Couple this with two spectacular runs, Kirakee Mountain and Croaghanmoira Mountain, and finish up with a dip in a river and a muddy obstacle course; and you are bound to feel great about yourself. Read more.
Carlow Garden Festival: 27th July - 5th August 2013
From bulbs to borders and woodland to wildlife, Carlow’s Floral Festival Trail is a great opportunity for budding and experienced gardeners and nature lovers to obtain practical advice and tips from some of Ireland’s most respected gardening and nature personalities. Read more.
Tread Softly: 25th July - 9th August 2013
Following a successful first outing last year, Tread Softly returns to Sligo, a festival celebrating the link between the northwestern town and the Yeats family who drew such inspiration from it. The story of these famous artists - Nobel Prize winning poet, William Butler, painter Jack B, embroiderer Susan and fine press printer Elizabeth - will be brought to life over 16 days of music, theatre, exhibitions, spoken word. Read more.