Events Selection for November

Posted by Neil Hand on the 6th of November 2014 at 15:05:16

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As the Christmas season bears down on us, the days get shorter and the temperature dips, Irish events begin to take on more of an indoor feel. Check out these three fabulous events that will keep you warm and cosy in November:

Corona Cork Film Festival

For all you film-buffs out there, the Corona Cork Film Festival is almost upon us. It kicks-off today and runs until the 16th of November. Feast your eyes and ears on the very best in contemporary European Cinema, with screenings taking place at Cork Opera House, the Triskel Christchurch and the Gate Cinema.

There is also plenty for music lovers at the festival, with screenings of live concerts by Christy Moore & Bjork taking place. Also, for all you little and big kids alike, there’s a sing-along version of the smash-hit movie Frozen being screened at Cork Opera House which is sure to be great fun for all.

There’s also some fantastic, informative and thought-provoking documentaries being screened throughout the duration of the festival. Check out the official website here and see what you’d like to attend.

Sneem International Folklore and Storytelling Festival, County Kerry

What could be more Irish than a festival of folklore and storytelling in the ‘Kingdom’ of County Kerry? Stories have always been a massive part of Irish culture and tradition, and what better place to celebrate and share them than Sneem. Taking place this weekend, running from the 7th of November to the 9th, there will be lots of events taking place including workshops, walks with storytellers, plays, music-sessions and pub trails. This weekend will be the 3rd annual addition of the festival, and we hope this one is going to run for centuries.

The Sneem area and County Kerry itself are stunning parts of Ireland and always towards the top of any tourist’s must-visit list. Sneem is located on the Iveragh Peninsula on the Ring of Kerry, and with its blend of culture and nature is somewhere you must go at least once. A visit to this festival will truly serve up the authentic Ireland experience. Check out the official site here for more details.

Dublin Book Festival 2014

Following on from the folklore and storytelling festival in Sneem, we take a natural step back towards Ireland’s capital and the Dublin Book Festival 2014. Running from the 13th to the 16th of November, mainly in Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, but also in nearby venues, the festival celebrates Irish published authors and publishers.

There will be plenty of opportunity to learn about Irish authors, hear their stories and inspirations, and of course get your hands on some of their books. There'll be book talks, walking tours, photography exhibitions and much more to enjoy. With an eye on our future literary stars, the festival offers plenty for the kids also, with a dedicated children’s programme of events such as writing workshops and a treasure hunt. The official site has full details on all events.

Aside from our picks for November, there's always lots to see and do in Ireland, whatever the weather. Get in touch with us today and find out more about how you can see it all!

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