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Sunday 3 December 2023 Dublin: 0°C

# Festival

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Fiddles at the ready: The world's biggest trad music session kicks-off in Sligo today
President Higgins will be on hand to open Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.
These people got washed out of it at Castlepalooza last night
It can’t rain all the time.
Compliation video makes the Longitude festival look absolutely amazing
Take us back.
All the results and the best pics from Day 1 of the Galway Races
A number of Irish rugby stars were in attendance as the festival got under way.
Tired of how women are represented in films? You're not alone
A Feminist Film Festival will be held in Dublin next month – the profits will benefit victims of sex trafficking.
Hozier got the Longitude crowd to sing Happy Birthday to his 12-year-old neighbour
9 struggles everyone faces at an outdoor gig in Ireland
We’re not built for it lads.
6 best quotes from Kanye's "f**k my face" rant in London
“I just wanna be awesome, and I wanna hang around my awesome friends…”
Over 40,000 expected to attend Dublin Pride Festival today
The parade will start at the Garden Of Remembrance and finish at Merrion Square.
Headliners, hot tubs, births & rebirths: 12 hours in the life of a music festival
Ever wondered how much effort’s going on behind the scenes to make sure the hot tubs are the right temperature… and that Gary Numan arrives in one piece?
7 ways 2FM has survived being "destroyed"
The station held a big launch today, but launching what?
Ponydance: Sexy, fun, irreverent... here's why you need to see these dancers
Here are two shows at the Dublin Dance Festival that show dance is for everyone.
Boston Bob and Ruby Walsh claim Gold Cup at Punchestown
Willie Mullins enjoyed a couple of winners at the County Kildare festival this afternoon.
Eirebrushed - the woman 'written out' of Irish history (and why this isn't unusual)
Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell was ‘airbrushed’ out of an important photograph from 1916.
The men dressed up as Vikings in Dublin at the weekend REALLY got into character
These amazing photos also show how sometimes a simple photographic set-up can be as effective as a studio.
10 insufferably smug tweets from SXSW
Yeah we get it, you’re all changing the world.
2 Many DJs and Public Enemy added to Forbidden Fruit line-up
They join Flaming Lips and Bell X1.
VIDEO: Dáil hears about 'three-day festival and orgy organised by the government'
It’s been x-rated stuff in the chamber this week…
Why are Cuban cigars getting shorter?
Is there a place for the Cuban cigar in a world that is starting to slowly hate tobacco?
Poll: Does the St Patrick's Day Festival need to change?
The Lord Mayor of Dublin says the St Patrick’s Day Festival needs to highlight Dublin’s literary and cultural heritage. What do you think?
Disclosure, Haim, JVMM and Ben Howard confirmed for Longitude festival
The festival takes place in Marlay Park in July.
Social media users asked to compose symphony using Twitter
A music festival in Germany has asked for melodies composed by music-lovers from all over the world, which will be arranged for an orchestra.
Column: A proper Halloween Festival in Ireland could have astounding economic benefits
Ireland is missing out on a key cultural and tourism opportunity by not fostering and encouraging a much larger and more evolved international cultural festival centred around Irish history and mythology, writes TD Catherine Murphy.
Giant Pumpkin Pic of the Day
That’s one whopper pumpkin.
Outrage as death toll from Hindu temple stampede hits 115
The tragedy was sparked by rumours a bridge was about to collapse. Authorities are coming in for criticism over their approach.
Drinking on the streets in Kilkenny could be allowed soon
The amended bye-laws will only affect certain times during specific events but there are still some who are unhappy with the decision.
21 pictures of this year's Electric Picnic festival
It looked epic and oh, so very colourful.
7 people who are bitterly jealous over Electric Picnic
Harsh words.
Tent, sleeping bag, glowsticks: Electric Picnic begins
Heading to the Picnic? You lucky so-and-so.
Tips: How to stay safe at Electric Picnic
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and have released their tips for staying safe.
Wipes, wellies and Alka Seltzer – it’s your essential festival checklist
As you pack up your festival luggage today, here’s a list of items you’ll be sorry you forgot.
Punters warned about "huge amount" of fake Electric Picnic tickets
Promoters have warned of a large number of very convincing ticket forgeries being offered for sale on the internet.
Here is the schedule for the main stage at Electric Picnic
The action kicks of at five o’clock on Friday evening.
Mary O'Rourke is running an 'Electric Picnic Parliament'
She’ll be putting together (and voting in) a manifesto on how to improve Ireland.
Interview: The arts have a unique ability to dissolve hostility
Festival director Sean Doran talks about hosting the world’s largest multi-arts festival in a small town in Co Fermanagh, and how the arts can melt away tensions in Northern Ireland.
The crowning of the Rose of Tralee 2013
All the action as it happened from the Dome.
Winona Ryder "saddened" at having to cancel Irish festival appearance
The actress was due to appear at the International Beckett Festival but had to pull out due to a sudden bereavement.
Here's the day-by-day music breakdown for Electric Picnic
Start planning!
Seán Quinn tells supporters he will be vindicated
Ireland’s one-time richest man believes the current government is anti-Seán Quinn because it has been “sold a pup”.
How to tell it’s day three at a music festival
Do you have what it takes to last?