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Uniquely Irish Experience what it means to be Irish this St Patrick's Day with a host of festivals and events taking place around the country.

Whether it's listening to Irish music, sampling the finest Irish whiskey or just participating in the unique celebrations, there's something for everyone to enjoy.


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Grown-up fun Take your friends out for an experience like no other with a host of exciting and unique places to see and explore.

Take on new challenges together or simply escape from the hustle and bustle of a hectic life.


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Start cooking up a storm This year, get off to a creative start. Conquer the kitchen and find the recipe for healthy, wholesome, home cooked meals.

Browse Discover Ireland's resources for a great menu of cookery school suggestions.


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Things to do this week

Brew up a storm in DublinPropose a toast at the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair in the Convention Centre.

Follow the Boyne Boot up and wander through meadows, castles and woodland along the Boyne Towpath.

Step back in timeRelive important Irish history at the Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum in Laois.

Be on target in OffalyHit the bullseye with some archery lessons at Birr Equestrian Centre in Offaly.

Go wild in Cork See wild animals thrive in a free environment at Fota Wildlife Park in East Cork.

Pedal power in PortumnaSee wooded glades and the lovely lakeshore around the Portumna Forest Park in Galway.

Chase waves in WaterfordCelebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge chasing waves with Freedom Surf School in Tramore.

Get hooked in WexfordGo sea kayaking around Hook Head with Shielbaggan Outdoor Education Centre.

Soak in SeaweedExperience luxury in a bath pumped with seawater and therapeutic oils in Ennsicrone.

Be a master in DublinSee paintings from the early Renaissance period at the National Gallery in Dublin.


Lights, camera, action!

Coastline at Dingle International Film Festival

The Dingle International Film Festival offers a unique screening experiences with a high calibre of talent in attendance, along with seminars and workshops.

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Sounds of Ireland

Marching band in Kilkenny Castle

This four-day featival headlines indoor and outdoor concerts featuring the best-loved acts in Irish Music in the beautiful surrounds of Kilkenny City and Castle.

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Grab some grub in Galway

A variation of different oysters

The Galway Food Festival features five days of exceptional food and free events for all the family in Ireland's favourite festival city.

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Music in Ireland

From jazz to rock, traditional Irish to classical, Ireland's music calendar has what it takes to get your foot tapping this spring.

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