irish music festival

would like to plan our vacation in Northern Ireland. I believe that is when a famous music festival is

Posted by Nancy
Bloomington, IL, USA
8212 posts

What festival? When? What do you want to know?

Posted by bethdodds
2 posts

The ballyshannon music Festival in Donegal. It is the end of July or the first part of August. That is what we want to see most. But will stick to Northern. Ireland, as there is only about 5 days we will spend in the area.My daughter and and r thinking about doing a bike tour. Too many things to see. Don't know were to start.

Posted by Nancy
Corvallis OR
1696 posts

When you say Northern Ireland are you talking about the country that is part of Great Britain or are you talking about the northern part of the Republic of Ireland? Donegal is in the Republic of Ireland, albeit the northern most part of that country, it is not in Northern Ireland.

The folk music festival is in Ballyshannon, which is in county Donegal in the Republic of Ireland. The 2014 festival is July 31-Aug 3.

Posted by Nancy
Bloomington, IL, USA
8212 posts

Are you talking about next year? If it's this year, you are woefully late to be trying to find housing, etc., in Donegal for a music festival. With only five days, you really need to decide what your priorities are. Even if you are talking about next year, you will want to secure accommodation in Donegal as soon as possible. Since that is what you really want to do, get that in place first (once you are set on your dates). Decide how much time you want to spend on that before trying to determine what else you can do.