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

Explore the Irish countryside with one of many great Irish walking events taking place this autumn.

Go walking in Ireland with this selection to get you started.

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Celebrate unique festivals with your family Take your family out and enjoy some fantastic festivals for all ages this autumn in Ireland.

Celebrate Halloween with a spooky time in Nenagh or get arty in Castlebar over the mid-term break.

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Immerse yourself in art and culture Experience some unique performances at a whole host of cultural festivals happening across Dublin.

With visual arts, culture, theatre, fashion street performance, food and crafts to choose from, there's something for everyone to enjoy this autumn.

Dublin Festival Season
Find fabulous food festivals Feast on a fantastic food event this autumn.

Meet the farmers and fishermen, the artisan producers and the inspired chefs, all wrapped up in a great day of foodie fun for all.

From gourmet treats in Togher to seafood in Galway, the world is your oyster.

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Things to do this week

Get your foodie fix in CorkFeast your way through the Cork Chowder Cook-Off at the Kinsale Gourmet Festival.

The past’s alive in DublinCatch the final days of the Dublin Festival of History with a host of guest speakers.

Film fun in the midlandsCinema buffs have plenty to excite them at the OFFline Film Festival in Birr, Offaly.

Uncover secrets in DublinExplore the world of secrets at the latest exhibition at the Dublin Science Gallery.

Let the young ones run amuckKids of all ages can get as dirty as they like at Mini Muckers, Naas, Co Kildare.

Trace your rootsStart working on your family tree at the Back to Our Past event in the RDS, Dublin.

Horse-play in GalwayVisit the Ballinasloe Horse Fair and Festival — a must for horse fans.

Indulge a passion for dramaSee Dancing at Lughnasa, written by the late Brian Friel, at the Gaiety Theatre.

Swim in Ireland’s only fjordExperience the bracing thrills of open water swimming at Killary fjord in Galway.

Explore Waterford's uplandsGet on your hiking boots for the Nire Valley Autumn Walking Festival.

Enjoy a classic Irish festival

Flags at Ballinasloe

Ballinasloe Horse Fair is Europe's oldest horse fair, dating back to the 17th century. Events include an equestrian parade, live music on the festival stage, street entertainment, fireworks, a craft market and dog show.

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Spark your imagination

Girl playing violin

Imagine Arts Festival 2015 is an exciting multi-disciplinary event that promotes the best of local arts mixed with top national and international work. Now in its 14th year, the festival offers unique events, an intimate experience and a friendly welcome to all.

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Chills and thrills

Kids in Halloween costumes

Lord Ghoulsley's Manor is an immersive and interactive Halloween experience for all ages. Meet the unusual occupants of the haunted manor in this hilariously ghoulish experience. Big and small Halloween costumes are encouraged!

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Adventures in Ireland

Dust off your runners this autumn and get into training for one of the many exciting events taking place around the country.

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