- 14 May 19
Ireland is renowned for its brilliant festivals, with dozens of intriguing events - covering all sorts of cultural, historical and musical activities - taking place throughout the year. We take a look at some superb festivals to plan a weekend break around...
Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival
(Wild Atlantic Way)
May 30 – June 2
Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
The Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2019 takes place in the south Donegal town of Ballyshannon, where the man widely considered Ireland’s greatest ever guitarist was born. Located just north of Bundoran, it’s the perfect place for this increasingly popular and successful event.
The festival, which celebrates the music and life of the G-man himself, has been running since 2002, with over 10,000 fans attending the free gigs. This year, over 30 acts will play across 15 stages. The 2019 line-up is a powerful one, with the Glenn Hughes Band (Glen played with Deep Purple, Gary Moore and Black Sabbath); Band of Friends (featuring Rory side-kick Gerry McAvoy doing Rory classics); The Bernie (Whitesnake) Marsden Band; Wishbone Ash, and many many more, lined-up.
• While You’re in the Area
Bundoran is just a few miles away from Ballyshannon. Activities in the Donegal Adventure Centre there include Surfing, Kayaking, Climbing, Abseiling, Orienteering and lots more besides. Dorian’s Imperial Hotel in Ballyshannon dates back to the 18th century and is a great place to stay. We love The Fox’s Lair Bar and Restaurant in Bundoran – but remember to book!
- 24 May 19