It's that time of week again where we compile some of the best festivals coming up this month. With it being October and the month of all things scary and ghoulish we have a number of Halloween inspired festivals along with some great music festivals.
Up first we have the The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2013 which returns from 25th - 28th October 2012, when it will once again become Europe's jazz capital for the weekend. Each year the festival goes from strength to strength with a superb programme of world class jazz and jazz related sounds playing in some of Cork's most iconic venues like Cork Opera House and The Everyman Theatre. Read More.
October is the month for all things ghoulish and what better way to celebrate this then at the Bram Stoker Festival. After a hugely successful first year, Bram Stoker Festival is back this bank holiday weekend, running from Saturday 26th to the Monday 28th October 2013.The Bram Stoker Festival, an initiative of the Dublin City Council, is inspired by the Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel 'Dracula' to celebrate all things macabre, strange and supernatural mixed with some good old fashioned Halloween fun. Read More.
Dublin isn't the only place gearing up for Halloween. If you happen to be in Galway make sure to check out The Galway Aboo Halloween Festival which runs from October 26th – 28th and will see the city's medieval streets packed with many fun and free events for a weekend with high-spirits guaranteed. Read more
Keeping with the spooky theme if you are looking for fun for all the family, the Halloween Fest at Westport House in Co. Mayo from October 26th – November 3rd is where you need to be. Read more.
And last but not least Sligo offers up some great music with Sligo Live running from October 23rd-28th. Get ready for another great Sligo Live, Ireland’s folk, roots and indie festival which takes place from 23rd - 28th October 2013. In the year of The Gathering it is the festival that brings together Irish and U.S. musicians to show the influences that are evident in both directions on Folk, Roots and Indie music. Read more.