Irelands autumn festivals suit all tastes

first_imgWith an array of activities to choose from, it is one big festival in Ireland during the autumn time.Ireland’s autumn festivals will always keep you well fed and nowhere more than at ‘A Taste of West Cork’ (September 7 – 16). Celebrating the bounty and beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way, the festival flaunts the wonderful local food creators and food products in markets, cooking demos, tastings, talks, exhibitions, children’s events and numerous activities along the dramatic coastline.Visit the Dublin Fringe Festival (September 8 – 23), where 16 days and nights, 80 shows and 26 venues will let you discover exciting, meaningful and memorable cultural experiences. Circus, club comedy, dance, gigs, cabaret, live art performance, music, party – it is all there in a fresh and innovative approach to the arts from Irish and international makers.This year at Dublin Theatre Festival, Europe’s longest-running theatre spectacle (September 27 – October 14), there will be international productions, engaging and provocative Irish work, theatre for children, as well a series of critical talks and artist development programmes which will all be on offer over three amazing weeks.The autumn is Ireland’s oyster festival time and foodies will love the world-famous Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival (September 28 – 30).Meanwhile, Belfast, Lonely Planet’s No. 1 destination to visit in 2018, will reflect a changing, exciting and culturally vibrant city as the Belfast International Arts Festival rolls into town (October 16 – November 4) with over 120 world-class theatres, performance art, visual art, dance and music events.Highlights will include multi-Grammy award winner Angélique Kidjo touring her version of iconic Talking Heads album, Remain in Light; critically acclaimed Nina – A Story about Me and Nina Simone; and American folk and blues legend Eric Bibb.last_img read more