Ballyhoura International Walking Festival, 3 - 6 May 2013 : The festival offers over 30 guided walks, led by people from local communities and the Ballyhoura Bears Walking Club. There are walks for all levels of ability from undulating green pastures, woodlands & rolling hills to the high peaks of the Galty Mountains.
2013 celebrates the Year of the Snake. Established in 2008 the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) showcases the best of Sino Irish Culture in Ireland and 2013 marks the sixth year of this internationally recognised festival.
Barrow River Arts Festival, 9 - 11 May 2014, Borris House, Borris, Co. Carlow - presents, in one packed weekend, a programme of classical music, improvisations, theatre, poetry and visual art in the beautiful setting of Borris House