Festivals In West Waterford
Féile na nDéise - Traditional Music Weekend
Held Annually In May
Official Web Site: Féile na nDéise
Guinness Féile na nDéise is a traditional Irish music and culture festival held in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland every May Bank Holiday weekend. It feature's the best that Waterford has to offer in terms of top quality traditional musicians and dancers and also diverse range of street entertainment and exhibitions. Since the foundation of the festival in 1995 performers and musical groups from all over Ireland and Europe have performed at Féile na nDéise.
Brendan Bowyer, Cara O'Sullivan, John Spillane, Louis de Paor, The Waterford Comhaltas Céilí Band, Donnchadh Gough, Danú and Bodhrán have appeared at this festival in recent years. The festival normally has a range of events such as storytelling, street pageants and art exhibitions taking place over the festival weekend.
Immrama Festival Of Travel Writing
Held Annually In June
Official Web Site: Immrama Festival Of Travel Writing
The festival is titled Immrama (an old Irish word for journey). Immrama is held in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland, on a weekend in June each year since 2003. Immrama has been dedicated to the art of Travel Writing, Good Music, and Fine Entertainment since its inception. The organising committee has created a festival of outstanding quality.
Micahel Palin, Robert Fisk, Brian Keenan, Catherine de Courcy, Hadani Ditmars, Bríd Rodgers, Martin Mansergh, Charlie Bird, Louis de Paor, Ann Roper, Dick Warner & Donald Brady are just some of the names that have featured at Immrama in recent years.