Green Events

The following events and destinations are being greened across Ireland.

Making Waves Music Festival, Glaslough, Monaghan

The Making Waves Music Festival in Glaslough, County Monaghan took a number of measures to green their local music and food festival, including a series of exhibitors on a sustainable lifestyle like repairmystuff.ie, refill.ie, and the concious cup campaign. The festival used compostable glassware for the bar area. The festival took place in August 2018.

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Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Drogheda 2018

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann came to Drogheda in 2018, and will stay in the town for 2019 as well. Continuing on from the greening of previous fleadhs, the committee in Drogheda carried out a number of greening measures in 2018. This included a Green Fleadh local business programme, a reusable fleadh beer glass, bike hire, […]

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Biddy’s Day Festival, Killorglin

This year, the festival organisers are taking steps to green Biddy’s Day Festival. Supporters and participants at the event are being encouraged to: Use all the special segregated waste and recycling bins; Use public transport or car sharing to go to the event; Buy local goods where possible; Use the provided composting facilities; Only use biodegradable materials in the Biddy hat/cross production

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Body & Soul Festival waste and water audit

Westmeath County Council, along with the EPA’s local Authority Prevention programme, worked with the Body & Soul festival to investigate measures that could be taken towards a more sustainable event. This involved a waste survey during the festival along with an assessment of water use.

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World Predator Boat Angling Championships and Food Festival, Lanesborough and Ballyleague

The World Predator Boat Angling Championships and Food Festival on the river Shannon took measures to green their event in 2016.

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Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, Inis

Clare County Council in conjunction with the Fleadh Executive Committee made great efforts in 2016 and 2017 to green Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann. The Fleadh was held for both years in Ennis.

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The Connemara Mussel Festival

The Connemara Mussel Festival partnered with Galway County Council’s to take part in the Green Your Festival initiative. Particular focus was put on waste. Only certified compostable food containers, implements and coffee cups were used so they could be placed in the compost/food waste bins provided. Galway County Council Environment Department gave a demonstration on home composting, providing guidance […]

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Adare to Survive

Adare to Survive is a 7.5km military style obstacle race taking place in Clonshire Equestrian Centre Adare, Co Limerick on Sunday September 29th 2013. Organisers are gearing up to accommodate 1000 contestants and approximately the same number of spectators. http://www.adaretosurvive.com/ This year, with support from the Regional Waste Management Office, Adare to Survive is going […]

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Baltimore Harbour

Baltimore is a coastal village in West Cork, lying adjacent to a natural harbour and Carbery’s Hundred Isles. Baltimore Harbour is one of two private marinas in West Cork piloting the Local Authority Waste Prevention Programme clean marinas initiative.

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Barrowfest/Carlow County Fleadh

Barrowfest/Carlow County Fleadh, 24th – 26th May, 2103 is going green this year in cooperation with Carlow County Council. The beautiful village of Leighlinbridge is home to the Carlow County Fleadh and Barrowfest which runs from 24th – 26th May 2013. Carlow County Council are helping the organisers of this community festival to begin greening […]

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Killarney Mountain Fest 2019

Killarney Mountain Fest celebrates the mountains around Killarney through a weekend of walks, talks, film screenings, family activities, and live music. The festival has already taken some measures to green its gathering in 2018, including branded reusable coffee cups, discounts for using reusable cups, a ‘gearfest’ where festival goers could buy and sell unwanted second-hand […]

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