- 27 May 19
Ireland has cultivated a worldwide reputation for its eclectic array of unique events and festivals. Covering all sorts of cultural, historical and musical activities and interests, every corner of the island plays host to marvellous variety of festivities throughout the year. So, next time you’re planning on travelling across the country for a festival, we say: ‘Why not extend your trip, and spend more time exploring the surrounding area?’ From beautiful Bantry to the beaches of Bundoran, and all along the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland is never short of surprises. We take a look at some of the best festivals in the west...
Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Sea Sessions has become one of Ireland’s most respected and eclectic festivals. This year it returns to the stunning beaches of Bundoran with a host of incredible acts, including headliners Sigrid, Clean Bandit and Two Door Cinema Door, as well as Irish trailblazers Dermot Kennedy, Wild Youth, Le Boom and Thumper, among many others. With surfing, skating, BMX, beach sports, yoga and more, Sea Sessions’ unique programme ensures that you’re never short of things to do. So, whether you want to kick up the sand while you party on the beach, or find inner-peace in deep meditation, anything goes at Sea Sessions.
• While you’re in the area:
You deserve time to chill, so why not visit Bundoran Seaweed Baths? There’s an incredible range of treatments to choose from, with seaweed freshly harvested from the Atlantic Ocean. For thrill-seekers, Donegal Adventure Centre, Ireland’s largest surf school and adventure centre, offers surfing, kayaking, climbing, abseiling and more. The Grand Central Hotel is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area. We’re big fans of the Chasing Bull, so drop in for a drink. And the Fox’s Lair Bar and Restaurant is a great place to eat. Remember to check out the Rory Gallagher statue in Ballyshannon and visit the Famine Graveyard in Donegal town.
For more details about planning your trip around Ireland, go to www.discoverireland.ie
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