Festivals this September 2018 on the Island of Ireland
There’s a bite in the air that’s for sure – and it makes sense that it’s already Autumn, well by the Gaelic Calendar anyway. Come on Indian Summer – you still have time! But if the sun decides it has given us enough of its warmth this year, we should be okay with it, after all this year we did have a heat wave that lasted most of our summer days.
The kids may be back to school. College is starting soon. My little three year old superstar is already dictating what he wants to wear for Halloween but before all that there are the festivals of September to enjoy!
Roll up, roll up, because these are my top festival picks for September 2018 on the Island of Ireland.
My Top Festival Picks in Leinster this September 2018
Festival: Vitality Expo
Where: RDS Industries Hall, Merrion Road, Dublin 4
When: September 8th and September 9th
Ireland’s largest natural health and wellbeing event will take place in Dublin’s RDS on the 8th and 9th September.
Sponsored by LifeForce and presented by Health Stores Ireland and INM Events, Vitality Expo will feature four stage areas where Irish and international experts on natural health, wellbeing, nutrition and natural skincare. Topics will include healthy living, natural remedies, stress management and mindfulness. There will also be 160 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and innovations in health and wellbeing. Other highlights over the weekend will include demonstrations and discussions on the cookery stage as well as yoga, Pilates and workouts in the outdoor entertainment area.
Festival: Dublin Fringe Festival
Where: Various Venues across Dublin City
When: September 8th – September 23rd
“Followed by fans and first timers alike, Dublin Fringe Festival draws more than 30,000 spectators for 16 days and nights each September, transforming Dublin into an exposé of great creative talent from around the globe. The scale and environment of the festival broadens arts participation, introducing artists and audiences and playing a pivotal role in the fabric of Dublin and Irish cultural life.
Dublin Fringe Festival is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the finest international contemporary performing arts. For artists, Fringe facilitates opportunities to innovate, to cross boundaries and strengthen the conditions in which they work. For audiences, Fringe is the place to discover meaningful, exciting and unforgettable cultural experiences.” fringefest.com
Festival: Dublin VegFest
Where: Griffith Conference Centre, South Circular Road, D 8
When: September 22nd and September 23rd
“Dublin Vegfest takes place in Griffith College on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September 2018 @ 11:00-18:00. It is a two-day celebration of a vegan lifestyle, the country’s biggest vegan food event with a large outdoor area, Speakers area, Vegan Food Village and Chill Zone. Expect vegan cheeses, falafels, burgers, hot dogs, pizzas, ice cream, chocolates, healthy salads, cakes and drinks. There’ll be cruelty free cosmetics and body care producers too. Diet and nutrition talks by experts, demo’s, performances & lots more! We’re expecting thousands of people to flock down over the weekend.
You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy the event! Everyone is welcome to try new foods, take a talk or hangout among a super friendly environment. Activities on the day include demo’s, talks by diet experts and stars of the plant based world, award winning bloggers, live music.” dublinvegfest.com
Festival: Dublin Theatre Festival
Where: Various Venues, Dublin
When: September 27th – October 14th
“Established in 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival is Europe’s longest running theatre festival, running for 3 weeks each autumn. We bring world-class theatre to Dublin, support artists in creating outstanding work and provide a platform to showcase the best of Irish theatre to the world. The 2018 Dublin Theatre Festival will take place from September 27 – October 14.
At the heart of the festival is the city of Dublin – its people and its stories – and a commitment to contributing to the vibrant social and cultural life of our capital. Our mission is to present a programme of exceptional theatrical experiences that will appeal to the diverse communities that make up our city.” dublintheatrefestival.com
My Top Festival Picks in Munster this September 2018
Festival: Clonakilty International Guitar Festival
Where: Mainly The Showgrounds, Clonakilty, West Cork
When: September 17th – September 23rd
Celebrating the 14th edition “From the Mon 17th – S