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Join the May-hem!

Here is parkbytext’s pick of the top five events happenning around the country this May. 

 Don’t miss a minute of the action! with parkbytext available at all luas sites and 66 Irish rail locations across the country, we can make your trip quick, easy and convenient. You can pre-book your parking to the left!

Dublin Dance festival
17 – 28 May

Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Each year in May, the Festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. Throughout the duration of the festival the finest international choreographers and dance companies perform alongside emerging and established artists from Ireland in a variety of venues and spaces around the city. Audience members can look forward to experiencing both the celebrated classics and new contemporary pieces. Workshops, discussions, symposia, film screenings and other events are built around the programme to create new opportunities for audience members to encounter dance and to explore the art form more deeply. Whether you are a long-standing lover of dance or completely new to that world, this festival is one not to be missed. For futher information as well as a full programme of events, please click here.

Kerrygold Ballymaloe Litfest:
20-22 May 2016

This is a perfect outing for lovers of food as well as lovers of literature! Boasting a location that is famous throughout all of Ireland, Thel Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine is set in the grounds of Ballymaloe House and Cookery School. It is a weekend filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks. Playing host to assembly of national and international authors, chefs, foragers, educators, wine experts, gardeners, publishers, TV presenters, bloggers and journalists, this is the only festival of its kind in Ireland and has created an important hub for food and drinks enthusiasts worldwide to meet and share ideas with each other.
For more information and everything else you need to know about this great event, pop over to litfest.ie


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International Literature Festival Dublin 2016
21st May -29th May 2016

The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’, International Literature Festival Dublin line-up is sure to impress.
With readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it’s the mix poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters, International Literature Festival Dublin brings new faces and house-hold names together in ways that surprise and inspire. Children’s fiction is well represented and visitors will be spoiled for choice with the quality of Irish language writers. For more information, click here.
Wexford Food and Wine Festival 2016
27th May -29th May 2016
The Wexford Food and Wine Festival is having its 8th Birthday, and following the huge success of the last seven festivals, the festival has established itself as a must attend premier food and drink event Down in the Sunny South east. Hop on a train and don’t miss out on any of the scrumptious action. This year the programme of events is bigger and better than ever before. At this stage, events are being added all the time, so be sure to keep an eye out! Click here for more information. 

Dublin City Soul festival.
28th May- 29th May 2016

Founded in 2007, ‘Dublin City Soul Festival, a celebration of peace, unity & love’ is Ireland’s feel-good festival, a unique annual celebration built by a dedicated group of people living and working in Dublin. Now in its 10th year, this is a festival with a vibrant, multi-cultural and positive feel celebrating what’s best about Ireland and the Irish People. Taking place in the heart of the city centre at Merrion square, it boasts wide variety of acts and performers sure to entertain the whole family! Click here for more information.



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