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Westport comes alive with Festivals from now until the year end

Westport comes alive with Festivals from now until the year end

As we draw to the close of another Summer season, one town in Ireland is only beginning with it's festivals! The beautiful town of Westport in Co. Mayo has a fantastic array of Festivals over the coming months.

See below for some details:

Westport Food Festival

Westport - 5th – 7th September

The festival incorporates day and evening events in and around Westport Town, Murrisk and the Quays, with activities to suit all ages and food interests.

www.westportfoodfestival.ie

 

Westport Festival of Chamber Music

Westport (Westport House and Holy Trinity Church) - 5th – 7th September

Artistic Directors violinist Catherine Leonard and pianist Hugh Tinney will be joined by Katherine Hunka (violin), Jennifer Stumm (viola), Guy Johnston (cello), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Chen Halevi (clarinet), and Finghin Collins (piano) to perform works by the great master composers Beethoven, Mozart, Fauré, Schumann, Poulenc, Bartok, Dutilleux, Brahms for duo, trio and quartet ensembles. Peter Regan (piano) will give the 'Young musician invitation concert' and a 'meet the musican' morning will take place. Nb. The Friday evening gala performance in Westport House is now SOLD OUT!

www.classicallinks.ie Madeleine 091 799258

 

Grace Kelly Film Festival

Newport - 26th – 27th September

Come and celebrate the life and works of Ms.Grace Kelly: Hollywood starlet! Film screenings each night at the Newport National School with Gala ‘Oscar’s themed-night’ on the 27th.

Tel. (098) 41895 / www.gracekellyfilmfestival.ie / info@gracekellyfilmfestival.ie

 

Westport Arts Festival

Westport - 1st – 5th October

Westport Arts Festival is a celebration of the Arts every autumn. The programme is always different, interesting and exciting, with promotion of many local artists as possible along the way.

www.westportartsfestival.com

 

Clare Island Film Festival

Clare Island - 3rd – 5th October

Featuring independent Irish filmmaker, writer and photographer Bob Quinn. Including film screenings, a children's film workshop, and live music.

clareislandfilmfestival@gmail.com Tel. 098-26525 or 087-7961360

 

Rolling Sun Book Festival

Westport - 14th – 16th November

The Rolling Sun Book Festival, set in Westport, County Mayo, is a quirky boutique festival that indulges bookworms and connoisseurs of music, song and poetry.

www.rollingsunbookfestival.com

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