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Festival of World Cultures
New this year, are an exciting range of themed events, which include the highly anticipated Feast Americana that offers a banquet of live music and food in celebration of the quintessential American country fair. The new tranquil Health and Harmony fair offers a chance to reclaim control of your well-being, while Salon Culture offers traditional adornment techniques and an opportunity to get festival fresh!
A definite highlight will be the spectacular audio-visual show Hotel Kiev, a night time visual montage projected onto the façade of the Royal Marine Hotel. Created by Dún Laoghaire artist Ciaran McClelland the show features a live soundtrack by the compelling Ukrainian quartet DakhaBrakha, who last year received a standing ovation on the main stage.
The Festival would not be complete without perennial favourites the Global Village, in association with Oxfam Ireland, the World Dance Plaza and the vibrant Mela festival in celebration of South Asian Arts. Now in its 9th year, the Festival attracts over 250,000 people making it Ireland’s largest intercultural celebration. With a diverse world music line-up, food fairs, art exhibitions, workshops and cultural demonstrations as well as a Festival newspaper and nightly Festival Club where Irish artists jam with world musicians, this family-friendly celebration is a round-trip ticket to a world of culture. And, with over 90% of the events free of charge, the Festival is the top value-for-money event on the summer calendar, appealing to all the senses as well as to the wallet.
My girlfriends and I had the most wonderful trip! Ireland was absolutely beautiful, even with all the rain. I drove and had a ball on all the narrow roads and the opposite side of the road and all!! The people were fantastic and so helpful and kind. All of the places we stayed were nice and clean and the people were friendly. We especially loved the B&B and hostess at Doolin. All of the places were within walking distance of a pub which made it nice in the evenings. We happened to be in Kilkenny the night they won the hurling championship so it was one big party in town and everyone was in high spirits. We even all got kissed by Irishmen that night! Yoohoo!! Thank you for making our vacation such a wonderful experience. We plan to come back next year, so we will definitely contact you again if we do.Thank you again, Tina, for giving us the best trip of a lifetime!
Nancy Caldwell, USA