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  • Tread Softly 2015 - Yeats Festival
  • BeatlesFest on the Lough
  • Spraoi International Festival
  • Birr Vintage Week
  • Cahersiveen Festival
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150 years of W.B. Yeats

28 July - 8 August
Learn more about brothers William and Jack Yeats and their Sligo connections at this arts festival.

With 26 plays, music, art, dance and poetry readings, there is something for every Yeats fan.


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  • Band playing BeatleFest
Move to the beat

30 July - 2 August
A festival fit for any fan of the fab four! Beatles music fills the streets of Moville, Donegal, with outdoor venues and pubs playing host to live bands.

So bring the family along and relive the 60s.


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  • Night Parade
  • Families partying
  • Bands entertain the crowds
Take to the streets

31 July - 2 August
The streets of Waterford city come alive with the colours and sounds of Spraoi. Street performers and musicians from all over the world entertain by day and night.

Come along and join in the fun!


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  • Enjoy the parade
  • Vintage vehicles
  • Colourful characters
Step back in time

31 July - 07 August
Now in its 47th year, the Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival will transport you back in time. The town comes alive with music, art, crafts and a vintage parade.

Take the family along and enjoy a colourful week in Offaly.


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  • Bands entertaining the crowds
Celebrate Culture

31 July - 02 August
One of the highlights of Kerry's summer, the Cahersiveen Festival of Music and the Arts is now in its 20th year.

From fun runs to fancy dress parades and lots of live bands, there is sure to be something to entertain everyone.


See Cahersiveen Festival

August Bank Holiday

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Best places for ice cream

The Blackberry CafeGrab some delicious ice cream in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.

Butlers Ice CreamExperience some Italian style ice cream in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Cliffs View CaféHave a bit to eat then top it off with some dessert in Liscannor, Co. Clare.

The Chocolate GardenExplore the incredible Chocolate Garden of Ireland in Tullow, Co. Carlow.


Fun family discoveries

Waterford's Viking TriangleDiscover Ireland's oldest city's history at the three museums in Waterford.

Hill of TaraFind out more about the High Kings of Ireland and the passage grave in Meath.

Museum of Vintage RadioLearn about Morse code at Ye Olde Hurdy-Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio in Howth.

Bru na Boinne Visitor CentreExplore Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth's ancient history at this Meath centre.


Brilliant beaches

Cahore BeachBuild sandcastles on one of Wexford's finest beaches, the award-winning Cahore Beach.

Narin/PortnooIn a sheltered cove, Narin and Portnoo in Donegal are perfect for families.

CarrowmoreMayo's Carrowmore beach is a blissful bay set between two rocky outcrops.

Rosses PointEnjoy captivating mountain views while digging in the sand at Sligo's Rosses Point.


Awesome family activities

Dunmore East Adventure CentreLearn to stand up paddle board, rock climb or kayak at this fun Co. Waterford centre.

Electric Bike TrailsTake the strain out of the hills on the open roads of Leitrim with an electric bike.

The Adventure IslandsMake merry in Mayo with land and water based activities galore.

Atlantic Sea KayakingTake to the sea in Skibbereen, Cork to explore caves and coves from your kayak.


Bank holiday offers

Relax this August bank holiday weekend and take some time out with an unforgettable Irish getaway.

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