In July, Bantry House hosts the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. President M. D. Higgins opens the Percy French Summer School at Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon. Lodge Park Steam Museum hosts the ‘Newcomen Celebration'. Glenarm Castle, Co. Antrim has ‘Clash of the Titans'; Blarney Castle & Gardens holds ‘Blarney in Bloom', while Kylemore Abbey presents a Writing Course and there is outdoor theatre at Powerscourt Gardens - ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream'. For details see www.hcgi.ie.