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Culture and Craic in Ireland Tour A fun-filled festivals road trip starts in Dublin, where you can enjoy a myriad of festivals, including famous celebrations such as St Patrick’s Day and Bloomsday. Your next stop is Galway, which is world-renowned for its captivating folk music festivals, such as the Galway Sessions. Don’t miss lively Celtic and arts festivals at Kilkenny, and the fine opera festival at Wexford, before you head back to Dublin with amazing memories of your whirlwind festival tour. Festive Festivals If there’s one thing for sure about the Irish, it’s that they are always on the lookout for some ‘craic’! Irish festivals offer the opportunity to celebrate the country’s rich cultural traditions and have bucketfuls of fun while you’re at it. There are countless events and get-togethers across the nation focused on everything Irish. The summer months explode with traditional music and dancing ‘Fleadhs’ (festivals) all across the country and the whole nation .es together in celebration on St Patrick’s Day. Shamrocks and Celebrations There’s no greater or more popular Irish festival than St Patrick’s Day. The man now known as St Patrick travelled to Ireland to convert the pagan Celts to Christianity. He picked a Shamrock from the ground and used its three leaves to explain the premise of the Holy Trinity to the druids and the king. His explanation was accepted and he was given the king’s blessing to spread Christianity around Ireland. St Patrick became the patron saint of Ireland, and the anniversary of his death, 17 March, is celebrated throughout the globe as St Patrick’s Day. It is the day where everyone wants to be Irish, and where else can you get the full spirit of the day than in Ireland? While you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere in Ireland without an official celebration, it is in Dublin where the party is at its most extravagant. On par with the great world festivals like Carnival and Mardi Gras, St Patrick’s Day in Dublin is a spectacle not to be missed. Music, street theatre, carnivals, dance and street performances happen all around the city in the days leading up to the vibrant St Patrick’s Day Parade on 17 March. So put on your greenest clothes and party like only the Irish can. Truly Irish Festivals If you’d like to really get a taste for authentic Irish culture, visit one of the many festivals around Ireland which are devoted to traditional Irish and Celtic folk traditions. These include arts, music and and dance festivals, where musicians and dancers from all over Ireland and the world gather to .pete, play and just have a good time. Fleadh Cheoil na hireann, based in Tullamore, is the largest festival of Irish music, song and dance. The lively festival plays host to 230,000 people who gather from all over the world to celebrate Irish culture. Over 100,000 musicians, singers and dancers take part in this feast of Irish tradition, and there is also a .petitive aspect to the festival, as performers play for top prizes. For foot-tapping fun, attend a festival devoted to those who love to hear and play brilliant traditional Irish music. The Ennis Trad has a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and features internationally renowned musicians. Different styles of traditional music are showcased at the sessions, and masterclasses and Irish dancing add to the festival’s exciting line-up. Ireland’s Fantastic Festivals James Joyce is one of Ireland’s most famous and celebrated writers, renowned for his modern epic, Ulysses. The novel revolves around a single day in the life of its hero, Leopold Bloom, in Dublin. ‘Bloomsday’ as the special day is called, is celebrated each year with a range of events around Dublin. Readings of the classic work are held throughout Dublin and theatre groups re-enact scenes from Ulysses in the original locations around the city. Walking tours of Dublin trace Bloom’s steps through Dublin’s streets, pubs, and historic landmarks, and there are even concerts where the music featured in Ulysses is sung. A quite unusual Irish festival is the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, a massive singles event that has been hosted for 150 years. Thousands of hopeful singles descend on Lisdoonvarna, near Ballyvaughan, every September and October in the hope of meeting that special someone. In years gone by, the local matchmakers knew the farmers with eligible sons and daughters and invited them all to Lisdoonvarna to get acquainted. The modern festival features lively celebrations, including the Lisdoonvarna Meeting, a horse race for amateur jockeys, and many parties and singles events, including the latest trends such as speed dating. The festival closes with a grand final, in which the best-matched couple are chosen and awarded the titles of ‘Mr Lisdoonvarna’ and ‘Queen of the Burren’. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: