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  • Great places for ice cream
  • Beaches for a splash around
  • Fun family summer discoveries
Express yourself! Get creative with your family and show off your artistic skills.

Whether it's through pottery, painting or music, there's plenty of exciting ways to create something new.

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 eat ice cream 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, explore the 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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Coloured mushrooms at a children's festival

Make the most of the summer with one of Ireland's fantastic festivals for the whole family.

Find a children's festival

Rainy day activities

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 do, whether it's cycling, walking or getting out on the water.

Explore a museum or try a pottery making session if it rains - there's lots to enjoy!

Seize hold of summer
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