Thursday 29 September 2016

Irish 'Pride' isn't just about football this weekend

Published 25/06/2016 | 02:30

Music legend Rod Stewart is set to perform at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny today as part of his
‘The Hits Tour’. Photo: Simon Cooper/PA Wire
Music legend Rod Stewart is set to perform at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny today as part of his ‘The Hits Tour’. Photo: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

For those not gripped by football fever this weekend the music festival Sea Sessions has kicked off in Donegal.

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Tonight Scottish rockers Primal Scream will top the bill, while tomorrow Gavin James will be on the main stage.

Music legend Rod Stewart is set to perform at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny today as part of his 'The Hits Tour'. The 'Maggie May' singer will be on stage from 6pm.

For a more rustic touch, there's the Fingal's County Show.

Welcoming a food village, agricultural fair and family area to the grounds of Newbridge House and Farm in Donabate, local farmers will also display their finest animals in all of their freshly groomed glory.

There will be sheep dog and horse-riding competitions too.

Since Dublin is a great city for a cup of coffee it is fitting then that the city is hosting the 16th World Barista Championship.

Of course, the biggest party in town this weekend remains the Pride festival.

Celebrating one year on from the marriage referendum, thousands are expected to walk, dance and hula-hoop their way across the city during the parade at 1.30pm.

Once Dublin is finished showing its pride, its bars are throwing open their doors from 2pm to late to celebrate the city's LGBTQ community.

Irish Independent

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