Clonmel Junction Festival

3-9 July: The programme of events includes live music, theatre, street performance, comedy, visual art, food events and more. Swan Lake tickets are on sale now at www.junctionfestival.ticketsolve.com. See www.clonmeltourism.ie

The Wexford County Flower & Garden Festival

1-9 July: Wexford, with its temperate maritime climate, is the perfect place to cultivate all sorts of things – trees, flowers, and of course, its famous strawberries. In celebration of the Wexford Garden and Flower Club’s 50th anniversary at Johnstown Castle, the fun with be shooting up all over the county. See www.wexfordgardentrail.com



30 June - 2 July: Féile Traidphicnic is one of the liveliest music festivals you’re ever likely to attend. July will overheat with a lineup of incredible trad musicians in locations around Spiddal, Co Galway. For more information visit the website www.traidphicnic.com


The House

30 June: Andrew J Cohen directs this romp about a mother and father (Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell), who blow their daughter’s college fund and start an illegal casino in their basement to recoup the losses. With those two as the leads, this promises to be hilarious. R rating, which might not be suitable for a younger audience. For a release date in your area contact your local cinema.



4 July: Landmark Productions, in association with MCD, are delighted to announce that this is the first ever all-Irish cast in any production, worldwide, of Once. Over the last five years, Once has played on Broadway and across America, in London, Seoul, Melbourne and Toronto, but only this summer will this quintessential Dublin story have an all-Irish cast for the very first time. See www.mcd.ie



Mayo: Claremorris, McWilliam Hotel, Big Band, 30th June, Declan Nerney. Kavanaghs Bar, 30th June, Carmel McLoughlin, 1st July, Paddy Byrne, 2nd July, Paddy Byrne (8-10). Social Dancing (5-8pm), 2nd July, Limelite


Dublin: Dublin, Red Cow, 29th June, Gerry Guthrie

Kilkenny: Pilltown, Pilltown Gaa, 2nd July, Checkers

Kilkenny: Slievrue, Rhu Glenn, 1st July, Patrick O’Sullivan

Westmeath: Moate, The Well, 1st July, Declan Nerney, 2nd July, Robert Mizzell (6-8pm), John Molloy (9-11)


Cork: Mallow, The Hazel Tree, 30th June, Jim Devine

Cork: Glanmire, The Vienna Woods, 5th July, Michael Collins

Cork: Macroom, Riverside Hotel, 3rd July, Michael Collins

Limerick: Caherconlish, Millenium Centre, 1st July, John McNicholl

Tipperary: Roscrea, Racket Hall, 1st July, Gerry Guthrie

Tipperary: Tipperary, Times Hotel, 9th July, PJ Murrihy

Tipperary: Newport, Ballymackeogh, Aherns, 1st July, Singing Jarvey


Derry: Coleraine, Bushtown Hotel, 3rd July, Robert Mizzell

Donegal: Bundoran, Allingham Arms, 1st July, Robert Mizzell

Down: Newry, Mourne Country, 1st July, Eamonn McCann

Donegal: Letterkenny, Josies , 30th June, Eamon Jackson

Monaghan: Monaghan, Hillgrove Hotel, 2nd July, Patrick Feeney

Monaghan: Castleblayney, The Glencarn, 30th June, Lisa McHugh

Tyrone: Moy, The Ryandale, 1st July, Cliona Hagan

Tyrone: Omagh, Mellon Country, 1st July, Mick Flavin