The Darklight Festival is a four-day event celebrating cutting-edge film, animation, art & technology. While it’s in town there will be a wide variety of workshops, screenings, events, talks etc. There really is something for every interest. I’ve never been before, but it sounds like an incredibly interesting and fun few days.
Want to get even more involved? They are looking for volunteers. If you’re interested and you’re attending anyway, why not help out. See here for more information: http://www.darklight.ie/pages/volunteers.htm
To get the most up-to-date information, subscribe to the Darklight blog here: http://darklightfestival.blogspot.com/. They have a few podcasts on there as well.