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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 Children's Festival to the Savour Kilkenny Food Festival, the country will have something for everyone, whether it's culture, food, adventure or music.

Racing enthusiasts will enjoy the Munster National, 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.

Plan a family day out

Horse racing

The Munster national steeplechase horse race, one of the oldest races in Ireland, takes place each year at Greenmount Park. It attracts the best of Irish and international race horses, while family fun entertainment includes a bouncy castle, face painting, go karts and a horse simulator.

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Get your running shoes on in Limerick

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The magnificent grounds of the University of Limerick will host the second annual Human Race, which challenges participants in three individual races: a 10K, half marathon and 30K.

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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

Explore Irish historyBrowse our #this is living playlist to find 10 spots to feel the history

Go gourmet cycling in KerryVisit the Dingle Peninsula Food Festival and enjoy a gourmet cycle around Slea Head

Celebrate World Animal DayCelebrate World Animal Day with fun activities in front of the Hunt Museum, Limerick

Learn to write in TipperaryPractice short stories at the Flash Fiction workshop at Dromineer Literary Festival

Go walking in CarlowStretch your legs on the Blackstairs Mountains for the Carlow Autumn Walking Festival

Take a drive in DublinTreat your loved one to a coastal drive around Dalkey for romantic views of Dublin

Get artistic in CorkFind your inner Picasso at the free Sunday workshops at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery

Rev it up in MonaghanGet into top gear with some handbrake turns at Rally School Ireland in Scotstown

Go to the races in SligoTake a bet on an exciting day out with the whole family at Sligo Races





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