Made In Ireland: Happenings And Building Community With Socially-responsible Cultural Events

Made in Ireland is a series by Stint Ireland highlighting the best Ireland has to offer, whether it’s an exciting new Irish business you should know about, an individual with ambitions of changing the world, or an organization that hopes to transform the way people interact by running socially-responsible cultural events in public spaces at a low cost to the event-goers and the environment. In this episode, we interview Peter O’Brien, founder of an organization called Happenings that does just that.


This episode of Made in Ireland was released in conjunction with week two of our “I Dream of Ireland” campaign, celebrating the amazing country of Ireland!

Music Under the Irish Sun: 13 Festivals for Summer Craic

There’s something magical about walking around a sea of people, under the summer sun (fingers crossed), surrounded by chatter and laughter. Ice cream and beer. Tents and stars. Music. Music. Music.

Luckily, festivals are aplenty in Ireland.

At this point in the spring, most of the summer festivals have finalized their lineups. Recently, Electric Picnic, one of the biggest music festivals in Ireland, announced their lineup featuring the recently reunited Outkast. Big news!

Longitude is looking to make a splash in South Dublin again as it enters its second year. And, after a subpar showing in 2013, the future of Oxegen is currently unknown. No worries though! There are various other festivals that will suit anyone’s needs from surf parties on the beach to weekends packed with independent and local artists.


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