Art lovers in Ireland may wish to catch ferries from Belfast to Stranraer
to visit Scotland and enjoy the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival.
Taking place from May 25th to June 3rd, the event includes music, theatre, film, dance and literature, as well as plenty for the children.
Established in 1979, it includes events across the south-west of Scotland, offering the chance for people to enjoy the scenery, as well as the various towns and villages in the region.
Those who have come from Belfast and have been following all the Titanic-based events happening may want to take in the topical play entitled The Man who Left the Titanic, which will be among the plays performed at the Birchvale Theatre in Dalbeattie.
Dumfries itself is home to many events, as is Moffatt, while Kirkcudbright's many shows including A Hitchhiker's Guide to Galloway, on May 30th.
Music lovers visiting this part of Scotland in July will have plenty to enjoy as well, with the Wicker Man Festival taking place on July 20th and 21st.
Posted by Mark Robinson