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

Whether it's through pottery, painting or music, there's plenty of exciting ways to make some memories together.

Browse our suggestions to get started.


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Grab yourself a summer treat It's summer in Ireland, and that means it's time for a classic 99 or ice pop.

We've gathered 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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Spend some quality time with your family and go for a weekend away together in Ireland.

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Rainy day activities

Find an aquarium in GalwayPlan a family outing in Galway at the amazing Galway Atlantaquaria.

Find an underground caveVisit Ailwee Caves and the Birds of Prey Centre for a fantastic learning experience.

Visit an Irish farmHave fun on the farm 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 IrelandTry arts and crafts for all ages with a course of painting, pottery or craftwork.

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



Summer for families

Boy on a surfboard in the oceanEnjoy the final weeks of summer with the perfect family holiday in Ireland.

Go swimming, try a family cycling tour or get out on the water in a kayak.

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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