Food fairs will spring up across the country over the next three months. Ciara McDonnell whets the appetite by looking ahead.JUNEBloom 30th May – 3rd JuneThis weekend sees the Phoenix Park in Dublin transform into the most beautiful garden in Ireland as Bloom rolls into town. Not just a garden-lover’s paradise, one of the great draws of the festival is its food village. There’ll be food demonstrations, markets showcasing the best of Irish food and drinks. The Bloom Farmyard has become a huge fixture of the Food Village — it’s a great opportunity for families who meet some of Ireland’s most popular animal herds.Tickets are €20 per adults and children under 16 go free.https://bloominthepark.comSeafest Cork, 7th- 9th JuneIreland’s largest free maritime festival celebrates all things seafaring this weekend, when Cork embraces its waterways. There’ll be over 100 free events for the whole family to enjoy at the Port of Cork for the … [Read more...] about The best food festivals this summer
The enjoyment of music 10th edition
A WOMAN holding the world in her hands above the blue Mediterranean sea.This is a fitting image for Estepona and is the subject of the town’s latest mural.Called Atlantis, it is the 49th work in the town’s series of street art, located up the steep hill of Avenida de los Reales, which offers unparalleled views down to the sea.But this new painting by Jose Fernandez Rios, unveiled on International Women’s Day, reveals more than just a celebration of women’s contribution to society.It captures the constantly evolving nature of Estepona and its impressive global credentials, despite being a medium-sized town. Within Estepona’s mural series alone, you have the largest vertical mural in Europe, and even the first braille mural in Spain, using ceramic pieces, to assist the learning of the visually impaired.Perhaps one of the most unusual examples of Estepona’s worldwide appeal is Disney’s discovery of the area in the early 1990s – the town was … [Read more...] about ESTEPONA: Is it the crown jewel of Spain’s Costa del Sol?
MUSIC fans have called out Janet Jackson for sneakily photoshopping a Glastonbury poster to give herself the top billing for this year's festival instead of The Killers. The 52-year-old popstar revealed her excitement at playing the Worthy Farm gig for the first time by uploading a poster of the line-up on Twitter – but couldn’t resist editing her name to feature in front of The Killers, The Cure, and Stormzy, who all headline the main Pyramid Stage. On the original line-up poster, Jackson is fifth on the bill, behind those three Pyramid Stage headliners and Kylie Minogue, who takes this year’s Sunday afternoon ‘Legend’ slot. The RnB star reshuffled the order then shared the edited image, writing: “Can’t wait to see you UK.” It didn’t go unnoticed though, and Scottish DJ, Callum Gallacher, expressed his appreciation of the comical change, writing: "Howling. Janet Jackson has reposted the Glastonbury line-up and bumped herself … [Read more...] about Janet Jackson caught editing Glastonbury poster to give herself top billing instead of The Killers