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Celebrate Limerick's reign as City of Culture This is the year that sees Limerick cement its well-deserved reputation as a top cultural destination.

From music to exhibitions, theatre to film, join Limerick as it celebrates its year as National City of Culture 2014.


Limerick City of Culture
Join the fun in the capital Come to Ireland's capital city this autumn, for a host of exciting events to choose from.From theatre to coffee culture, there something for everyone to enjoy.

Try these four suggestions to get you started.


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Tempt your taste buds Come meet the farmers and fishermen, the artisan producers and the new wave of inspired chefs, all wrapped up in a great day of foodie fun for all.

Get started on your culinary adventures with these suggestions for food festivals in Ireland.


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Have some fun along the Wild Atlantic Way There's more than scenery and landscape to enjoy as you follow the course of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Look out for a host of exciting events from Donegal to Cork to plan your trip around.

Here are four suggestions to get you started.


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Autumn in Ireland

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Autumn in Ireland is known for a packed programme of events, with a host of great festivals, music and walking weekends taking place across the country.

Follow the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's stunning coastal route that spans seven counties, or head to Limerick to get involved in its year as National City of Culture. From the Limerick Jazz Festival to the Galway Oyster Festival, the country will have something for everyone, whether it's culture, food, adventure or music.

Culture fans will enjoy the Kinsale Arts Festival, while the Cork Folk Festival beckons to those looking for a dance. Use our resources to make it an autumn to remember this year in Ireland.

Get in the spirit

Crowd at a festival concert

The Spirit of Folk Festival is a family friendly feast for the senses hosted on the beautiful grounds of Dunderry Park. Across the 25 acres of lake and woodlands, and around the original Georgian house, Ireland's folk and trad musicians will play their finest tunes deep in the forest.

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Jazz fans gather in Limerick

Jazz performers gathered

Limerick Jazz Festival enters its third year and promises a full and exciting programme of events. Enjoy some of the best home grown Irish talent as well as world-class acts from the US, the UK and central Europe.

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10 things to do

Discover the Wild Atlantic WayExplore the Wild Atlantic Way, a famous coastal route spanning seven Irish counties

Make your away around IrelandBrowse our #this is living playlist to find 10 different ways to get around Ireland

Get creative in West CorkChurches, boats and harbours will become cultural spaces for Kinsale Arts Festival

Hear some music in WexfordDon’t miss the New Ross Piano Festival, with piano performances in St Mary's Church

Celebrate the harvest in ClareCelebrate a 19th century harvest day with vintage tractors at Bunratty Folk Park

Taste the flavours of MacroomEnjoy the flavours of Macroom Food Festival with theatre, puppet shows and food demos

Go ballooning in WaterfordSoar to new heights at the Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships in Waterford

Be bowled over in BrayLine up for some action at Bray Bowl in Wicklow, with a Hollywood themed pool hall

Visit a cathedral in DublinSee the grave of famous Irish writer Jonathan Swift at St Patrick’s Cathedral

Enjoy the craic in KilkennyJoin Cleere’s Traditional Irish Music Monday featuring a host of local musicians





Walking in autumn
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