Green Events

The following events and destinations are being greened across Ireland.

Savour Kilkenny Food Festival

Savour Kilkenny celebrates the produce and food culture surrounding Kilkenny, highlighting local artisan products and the city’s restaurant and café scene. The festival is now in its 13th year and attracts over 40,000 visitors. The festival itself has signed a Green Charter and took steps to green the event in 2018 and plan on expanding on […]

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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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Savour Kilkenny continues its greening steps

Savour Kilkenny food festival is building on the steps that were taken in 2018 to green the event. The festival asked its stallholders to sign up to a Green Festival charter as part of its 2018 activities where each stallholder committed to taking certain steps to green the event. A Stop Food Waste stall was included […]

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