Brush off those post bank holiday weekend blues and look ahead to the rest of June. It’s starting to look like we might actually start to get a summer this year, so why not spend some of your June kicking back with these festivals:

The Galway Sessions: 16th - 23rd June 2013
The Galway Sessions 2013 is a week-long event which taps into and showcases the unique and vibrant culture- and heritage of Galway and its environs. Galway is home to a great many of Ireland's top traditional & folk acts, household names that travel the globe widely performing top class traditional music. Read more.

The Sea Sessions: 21st - 23rd June 2013
Sea Sessions is Europe's best surf, skate and music festival. This three day long event will take place in Bundoran, Donegal from the 21st - 23rd June this year. Besides giving you the chance to hang out on a beach and take in the surf, Sea Session also attracts some of the biggest names in music with headliners this year including: Bastille, Fat Freddy's Drop and Xavier Rudd. Read more.

Earagail Arts Festival: 21st June - 21st July 2013
The annual bilingual Earagail Arts Festival is celebrating its 25th year of artistic programming in Co. Donegal. The festival is renowned for hosting the very best of music, theatre, visual arts and literature and this year will be no different. Read more.

Dublin Pride Festival: 21st June - 30th June 2013
Dublin Pride 2013 will be a phenomenal festival celebrating three very important historic milestones. This festival will represent the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Irish Gay movement, the 30th anniversary of the Dublin Pride Parade and the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland. Read more.

Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fishand Fun: 21st - 23rd June 2013
At the 5th annual Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fish & Fun sample some of the foods, music and craic on offer over three days. Watch the coastguard helicopter practise manoeuvres, visit the RNLI open day, watch the annual blessing of the boats, shop at the farmers markets on Saturday and Sunday, take part in seaweed foraging, sand castle competitions, farm walks, cookery demonstrations, workshops with local producers, regatta in the harbour, sailing events, angling competitions, fish filleting demonstrations, and tee-shirt printing. Read more.