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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.
I just want to tell you that we really enjoyed our vacation in Ireland and the places you chose for us to stay were exactly what we were looking for. The Hotel in Kinsale was terrific, as well as the one in Ennis.
The B&B in Dingle was very nice and Denise, the owner was especially nice. The Hotel in Dublin had absolutely the best breakfast we had in Ireland, or here at home, for that matter. We also had dinner there and found the quality of the food and service surpassed anything we expected - the food service was on a par with a luxury hotel in Manhattan.
Again, we want to thank you for the great job you did for us in a very short
timeframe. We will be sure to contact you for our next trip, and recommend
that our friends use your service as well.
John & Joan Taylor, MA, USA