IMMERSE yourself in film at the 64th Cork Film Festival from 7 to 17 November in Cork City. The latest and best international and Irish features, documentaries and shorts will be showcased at the festival. The programme caters for schools and families, with a focus on film, mental health and specialist industry days. More than 80% of the films shown at the festival are the only opportunity that they can be seen in Ireland. Last year over 250 films were screened, with award-winning films, new discoveries and cinema classics to be shown in 2019. For more information see www.corkfilmfest.org.
ENJOY the annual Queen of the Land Festival hosted by Offaly Macra na Feirme in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore from 8 to 10 November. This annual three-day event is celebrating 55 years in existence. Young women will compete for the title of Queen of the Land based on their personality, energy, confidence, rural knowledge and eloquence. The festival aims to celebrate the talents and achievements of the young women of Macra na Feirme. Tickets start at €10 with a full weekend ticket costing €65. For more information see www.queenofthelandfestival.com.