Happy Weekend !

We are all looking forward to the coming Bank Holiday weekend and the start of the Summer festivals!   As well as a break from the office 😊.


Here in Limerick the May Bank Holiday weekend promises lots of fun and excitement as the Riverfest kicks off. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Riverfest!  Be sure to check out the various events/activities in the link below.  riverfest-limerick-2024-digital-guide.pdf

The highlight of the weekend is the Great Limerick Run and we wish all those participating the best of luck in this event on Sunday 5th May.  This event has been growing in popularity since the inaugural race in 2010.  Thousands of runners take part in this event each year raising over €200,000 for various charities last year.  Runners have the options of a full marathon, half marathon and a 6 mile event.  https://greatlimerickrun.com

For those of you heading further afield there are lots of events being held nationwide to keep you busy.  Here is just a handy guide of just some of the events that are on.


A Taste of Galway Food Festival – May

This food network & festival will start this week, celebrating Galway’s unique year-round hospitality.  Blas na Bealtaine will celebrate people and food from across the globe through workshops, talks, events, and collaborations. From traditional feasts to innovative wine explorations, the festival offers something for every palate and every curiosity.  Blas Na Gaillimhe


Bealtaine Festival Nationwide – May

This is an Age & Opportunity arts initiative consisting of a month-long festival featuring performances, exhibitions, discussions, workshops and readings by artists working in different art forms all over Ireland.   https://bealtaine.ie


Connemara Hillwalking Festival – May 3rd to 5th

The Connemara Hillwalking Festival will take place in Leenane, on the shores of the Killary Fjord, promising fitness and fabulous scenery.  Connemara Mountain Walking Festival | Home


Cork International Choral Festival – May 1st to 5th   

Bringing Cork to life with music.  Cork International Choral Festival – Bringing Cork to Life With Song Since 1954 (corkchoral.ie)


Viking Invasion of Craggaunowen in Co. Clare – May 4th to 5th

The open-air museum of Craggaunowen, in County Clare, will be transformed into a Viking village this May Bank Holiday Weekend. The event will feature battle recreations, workshop tents, Viking vessels, coin making and more.  https://www.craggaunowen.ie


Dublin Dance Festival – May                                 

A twelve-day dance festival showcasing the best Irish and international dance performances in venues across Dublin to a growing and appreciative audience celebrating the transformative power of dance.  https://www.dublindancefestival.ie


Greenfields in Kildare – May 3rd to  6th

This is a weekend of glamping, camping and music from Kildare.  https://thegreenfieldsfestival.ie/

Enjoy !