Too skint for even the cheaper end of the festival market? Don't despair, there are some excellent freebies on offer too . . .
JOE DOLAN INTERNATIONAL WESTMEATH BACHELOR FESTIVAL
Ah, there's still no show like a Joe show. The good people of his hometown keep his memory alive by amalgamating a festival in his honour with the annual Bachelor hooley.
WATERFORD SPRAOI FESTIVAL
Spraoi is the biggest street parade in the country and also boasts a host of street theatre events and live music attractions. On Sunday night, a spectacular fireworks display will close the proceedings of the 21st Spraoi with a literal bang.
Delorentos didn't just release the best Irish album of last year in the Choice-winning Little Sparks, but they also graduated to become one of the best live acts in the country. Royseven and Goats Don't Shave also perform in the open air.