Boyle Arts Festival
Jul 24 2014 - Aug 02 2014
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Various Venues, Boyle, Roscommon, Republic of Ireland
Follow in the steps of Sky One's 'Moone Boy', and visit Boyle at its best for Co. Roscommon's biggest festival. A winner of several national awards, this festival features cultural events and workshops for all ages.
Boyle Arts Festival is a magnificent festival gem with an emphasis on small, intimate events in historically and architecturally interesting buildings. Blossoming into an annual ten day event, it has built a significant reputation, earning it a place as one of Ireland's best celebrations of the arts each summer.
Previous festival highlights include Cathy Davey, The Coronas, Seamus Heaney, Colm Toibin, Joseph O'Connor, Kevin Barry, Michael D. Higgins, Ardal O'Hanlon, Claudia Boyle, Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney and Anúna. While music and art continue to be the cornerstones on which the festival established its reputation, other events catered for include drama, film, literature and story telling, comedy, singers' nights and street theatre, and an appealing mix of workshops and childrens programmes.
In recent years, local art exhibitions, pop up galleries and craft trails have been incorporated into the festival programme to utilise unused spaces and truly enliven a spirit of community and creativity. Making art accessible to all, Boyle Arts Festival is renowned for punching well above its weight and offering festival goers superb value for money. So follow in the steps of Sky One's 'Moone Boy' and visit Boyle at its best for County Roscommon's biggest festival and winner of several national awards.