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Festivals in Feb/March?

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Festivals in Feb/March?

My husband and I took advantage of the cheap AerLingus flights to book a trip in late Feb when a friend in Derry is having her 60th birthday. After, we plan to head down the western coast to Galway and then do the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, etc...the only part of Ireland we really missed out on on our 2 week road trip last March. We'll have about 8 days and we fly out of Shannon.

We're not committed to any particular itinerary, so just curious if there's anything going on that time of year that we should go out of our way for?

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1. Re: Festivals in Feb/March?

I guess I should mention we arrive the 27th of Feb and fly out I think the 10th of March.

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2. Re: Festivals in Feb/March?

You could search on

www.discoverireland.ie/what-to-do/events.aspx

or on

http://www.entertainment.ie

But St Paticks day, 17th March is the focus of most events at that time of the year. There are not many other events because it is the low-season, and because the weather would not be sunny enough to plan for out-door events.

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3. Re: Festivals in Feb/March?

thanks...we didn't really expect much to be going on and we were in Ireland 3/17 this year so we have a pretty good idea what to expect weather wise and all. But I just wanted to make sure we don't miss something obvious! I kind of like Ireland in the off-season anyway.

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4. Re: Festivals in Feb/March?

If you are interested in Irish literature, and if you will be staying anywhere nearby Shannon town before your departure, this may be of interest:

http://www.ennisbookclubfestival.com

Hope plans go well.

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5. Re: Festivals in Feb/March?

Thanks! We will be in that area as we're flying out of Shannon...now if I can just get my husband to share my interest in that type of thing...

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