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  • Brilliant beaches for sandcastles
  • Fun family summer discoveries
Get your summer going This summer, it's time to get active in Ireland.

From adventures on the water to exploring the country by bike, we have some great ideas for making the most of the summer holidays.

Browse our suggestions to get started.

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Grab yourself a summer treat Summer wouldn't be summer in Ireland without a classic 99 or ice pop.

We've rounded up some of the best places across Ireland to cool down with a cone on a summer's day so get your pocket money ready.

Browse these four suggestions to get started.

Pack your bucket and spade This summer, make the most of the beautiful beaches of Ireland with a family day out.

Choose from our collection of blue and green flag Irish beaches, perfect for a relaxing day in the sand and (hopefully) the sun.

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Make every day an experience Ireland is steeped in legends and stories, waiting to be unlocked this summer.

From the Hill of Tara to Newgrange, take your family on a journey of discovery at great locations across Ireland.

Browse our suggestions to get started.

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Boy swimming underwater

Gear up for the summer by practising your strokes in a swimming pool or water park.

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What to do on a rainy day

Find an aquarium in GalwayIt's full of water - but you won't get wet. Enjoy the amazing Galway Atlantaquaria.

Find an underground caveVisit Ailwee Caves and the Birds of Prey Centre for a fantastic family day out.

Visit an Irish farmIt doesn't matter if it rains at Causey Farm near Navan in Co Meath.

Visit The Ark in DublinGet the whole family interacting with art, theatre and science at The Ark in Dublin.

Visit Dublin ZooVisit Dublin Zoo for an amazing animal experience.

Go bowlingIreland has plenty of leisure centres to choose from so get your bowling shoes on.

Find arts & crafts in IrelandWatch your budding artists blossom with a course of painting, pottery or craft.

Ride a steam engine in ClareExperience train travel "1892 style" on the restored West Clare Railway.

Summer for families

Family riding bikes on greenwayMake the most of your summer with a family holiday in Ireland.

There's plenty to enjoy for all ages, so go cycling, walking or get out on the water.

Enjoy some culture or try some craft work if it rains - there's lots to do!

Seize hold of summer
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