National Ploughing Championships 2017: the AA Roadwatch guide

Following a record crowd last year, Screggan is once again the venue for the National Ploughing Championships; Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade show. Based just outside Tullamore, the three-day event will take place from Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st September, bringing all things food, farming and culture to one place. Some 283,000 people […]

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Electric Picnic 2017: the AA Roadwatch guide

Main image – public domain The last big festival of the year, Electric Picnic, takes place in Stradbally, County Laois from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September. Main stage acts include Duran Duran, The xx and A Tribe Called Quest but there is also an excellent comedy tent, the Theatre of Food, an Other Voices […]

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Bray Air Display: how to get there

AA Roadwatch’s Adrian Harmon on the best ways to get to this year’s Bray Air Display – always a spectacular highlight of the Irish summer.
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Dublin Pride 2017: the AA Roadwatch guide

This year’s Dublin Pride Parade takes place this Saturday 24th June. Whether you’re joining in the festivities or wondering how to make your way through the city centre on the day, here’s all you need to know.

How to get to Punchestown Music Festival: the AA Roadwatch guide

Many Irish music fans have fond memories of festivals at Punchestown, and with a slogan like “Relive the Magic”, there’s a definite sense of nostalgia to this year’s event. Seventies, Eighties and Nineties are all on the menu over the two-day festival, which takes place on the 29th  and 30th July, with a weather-proof roller disco […]

How to get to Punchestown Music Festival: the AA Roadwatch guide

Many Irish music fans have fond memories of festivals at Punchestown, and with a slogan like “Relive the Magic”, there’s a definite sense of nostalgia to this year’s event. Seventies, Eighties and Nineties are all on the menu over the two-day festival, which takes place on the 29th  and 30th July, with a weather-proof roller disco […]

How to get to Longitude 2017: the AA Roadwatch guide

Photo credit: Dara Munnis Longitude Festival returns to Marlay Park in Rathfarnham, south Dublin, for its fifth instalment from July 14–16. The three-day festival features a mix of international stars like The Weeknd, Mumford & Sons and Stormzy, with a sprinkling of up-and-coming Irish talent including Picture This, Dermot Kennedy and Aine Cahill. Plus, as there’s […]

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How to get to Longitude 2017: the AA Roadwatch guide

Photo credit: Dara Munnis Longitude Festival returns to Marlay Park in Rathfarnham, south Dublin, for its fifth instalment from July 14–16. The three-day festival features a mix of international stars like The Weeknd, Mumford & Sons and Stormzy, with a sprinkling of up-and-coming Irish talent including Picture This, Dermot Kennedy and Aine Cahill. Plus, as there’s […]

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AA Roadwatch goes to Slane 2017

Main image – PR handout Words by Adrian Harmon Following a year’s hiatus, Saturday 27th May marks the much-anticipated return of the annual Slane concert. Over the last 36 years, the venue has attracted some of the world’s biggest acts including U2, the Rolling Stones, Oasis, Eminem and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This year’s […]

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How to get to Forbidden Fruit Festival: The AA Roadwatch Guide

AA Roadwatch’s Chris Jones previews Dublin’s Forbidden Fruit Festival – with info on the line-up, tickets and how to get there.
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