ENJOY an evening of music and theatre at the Cork Cultural Show on 26 June. This promises to be a wonderful way to enjoy the energy and charm of traditional Irish folk music and dance in a uniquely intimate setting. The finest traditional musicians and singers in Ireland will perform a variety of both well-known classics such as Danny Boy to local folk ballads and rousing Irish tunes that will have you singing along and stomping your feet. An award-winning cast of Irish dancers will showcase jigs, reels, hornpipes and more with spirit and flair. Tickets are €15, get yours at www.corkculturalshow.com.
CELEBRATE the Bia Lover Food Festival on 22 and 23 June at the Athenry Community Park, Co Galway. The festival returns for its sixth year to celebrate produce, place and people through food and drink. Established by a group of local volunteers and businesses in 2014, the Bia Lover Food Festival has since grown into a spectacular community celebration and has brought the town of Athenry to life through the west’s evolving food culture. Last year saw over 50 businesses from all over Ireland taking part and over 10,000 people attending the producer market and other events. This event is free to attend, visit www.bialover.ie for more.