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Soak in the festive atmosphere Find some treasures and take the stress out of Christmas shopping at one of Ireland's great Christmas markets.

Relax with a cup of mulled wine and have a great day out with the whole family.


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Strap on your hiking boots Looking for some excitement and exercise this autumn?

Look no further than the range of great walking events just around the corner.

Here are four festivals to get your blood pumping.


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Festive family fun For children eager to have a word in Santa's ear, the perfect family outing is at hand.

He'll be making appearances at several spots across the country, so make sure you're first in line for an audience with the man in red himself.


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Enjoy New Year's with four days of fun in Dublin Dublin will be the party capital of the world as it explodes into life with the spectacular New Year Festival Dublin.

This magical programme will see the city transformed into a massive outdoor playground with music, dance, fireworks, pageantry and plenty of fun for all ages.


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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, or head to Limerick to get involved in its year as National City of Culture. As the weather gets colder there's still time to enjoy the great outdoors, as well as sheltering inside with a great range of November film festivals.

Start planning an action-packed November now, with great arts, film and learning events across Ireland. Use our resources to make it an autumn to remember in Ireland.

A date for film buffs

Film festival programme

Each November, Subtitle offers audiences a unique opportunity to catch some of the most popular European films, many of which have never been screened theatrically in Ireland.

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Browse the markets in Waterford

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Waterford Winterval takes its inspiration from the enchanting winter markets of Europe, bringing the collective sights, sounds and charms to the South-East, along with lots of fun the whole family.

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10 things to do

Taste Tipp!Stock up on delicious Christmas goodies at A Taste of Roscrea.

Warm up in MeathWrap up warm and enjoy a magical Christmas experience on a visit to Santa's grotto.

Spin a yarn in WicklowHear some tales at the special Christmas storytelling session with Aideen McBride.

Have a Merrion ChristmasStep back in time to a traditional festive season and wander grand Georgian Houses.

On your skates to SwordsCelebrate Christmas with a glide across Swords’ first ever real ice skating rink.

All set for KilkennyHead to Kilkenny for a mighty gig from Printer Clips in the Set Theatre.

Exhibit yourself in DublinDelve deep into the mind of iconic Irish writer, James Joyce, at Marsh’s Library.

Tea for two in GalwayEscape to the luxury surroundings of one of the stunning lounges at the G Hotel.

Stretch your legs in SligoBrush away the cobwebs on a bracing walk up Knocknarea Hill outside Strandhill.

Go underground in KerryStep into one million years of history and wonder and explore Crag Cave.





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