Body&Soul Festival, County Westmeath
One of Ireland’s best-loved festivals, Body&Soul takes over Ballinlough Castle on the weekend of the summer solstice. Filling the June air with the sweet sounds of indie hits, acoustic sets, electronica, folk, disco and every kind of alternative beat you can imagine, this festival has a free-spirited, chilled-out vibe. Thousands flock to the unique grounds of Ballinlough to enjoy the music against the backdrop of visual art installations and secretive gardens. If you’re looking for a musical experience on another level, this is the spot for you.
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Named the Best Music Pub in the east of Ireland at this year’s Irish Pub Awards, the Palace Bar in Navan, County Meath, is the place to be for anyone looking to dance the night away, with a piano bar, outdoor terrace and nightclub.