July is just around the corner and with it comes a flurry of festivals to keep you busy for the summer. From Ireland’s biggest international film festival to Cork’s newest food festival, a cruise for The Gathering and two fantastic arts festivals, July is looks like it’s going to be a little bit great. Check out what’s coming up:

Galway Film Fleadh: 9th - 14th July 2013
The Galway Film Fleadh is Ireland's leading international film festival. Each July it welcomes to Galway City a diversity of filmmaking from around the world. The Fleadh is above all a film lover's festival and it attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Read more.

Kenmare Food Carnival: 12th - 14th July 2013
Kenmare has always been at top of it's game in when it comes to food so once again from July 12th - 14th it is set to throw open it's doors for the second Kenmare Food Carnival. The Carnival aims to celebrate all things food related and showcase the best of what Kenmare has to offer in a 'Carnival' atmosphere making sure there's enough food and fun for everyone. Read more.

The Gathering Cruise: 17th July 2013
The Gathering Cruise will see over 100 boats congregate in key Gathering Ports across the UK before sailing together to Ireland. Cruisers from Scotland, Wales, England, Brittany, Norway, Sweden will assemble in a series of Gateway Ports along the East and West coast of Ireland, Malahide, Howth, Dun Laoghaire, Wicklow, Kilmore Quay, Cork. Trans-Atlantic sailors will gather on the West Coast, Galway, Fenit and Dingle. Read more.

Galway Arts Festival: 15th - 28th July 2013
Galway Arts Festival is Ireland's largest international arts festival. The Festival showcases a wide variety of international artists alongside the best of Irish talent and includes music (popular, contemporary, jazz, world, classical and traditional), theatre (indoor and outdoor), visual arts, dance, talks, discussions, family events and comedy in its programme. Read more.

Kinsale Arts Festival: 6th - 14th July 2013
Kinsale Arts Festival is an annual celebration of international and local arts and culture, taking place in the unique setting of a seaside town in Co. Cork. Now in its ninth year, the festival has become an integral part of Ireland’s cultural calendar, welcoming a selection of the most exciting established and emerging artists, writers and performers to takeover the town for nine days each July. Read more.