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  • Top 10 things to experience in 2016
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Patience concentrated Start as you mean to go on this new year—pushing your limits and reaching new heights! Set some personal goals and work hard throughout 2016 to accomplish everything you want.

All the while seeing some more of Ireland and the fabulous countryside too.


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  • A plate with Irish salmon and vegetables
  • Friends hiking in the countryside of Ireland's Ancient East
  • A couple walking around the library in Trinity College Dublin
A year of adventure From exploring the Ireland's Ancient East, sampling platters of delicious food, and losing yourself in Irish history and books, you're guaranteed to find everything you're looking for.

Make 2016 the ultimate year in Ireland, and experience the country and culture like never before.


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A fresh start Have you got your New Year’s resolutions sorted yet?

If not, we can help you with some great New Year's resolution ideas and suggestions!

From pulse-pounding adventures to relaxing breaks away, you're guaranteed to find something to make your year amazing.


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Take some time out Start the year as you mean to finish—feeling fresh, rested and rejuvenated!

Whether you're looking to find your inner peace and centre yourself or you just want to be pampered all day long, you're sure to find plenty of rest and relaxation in Ireland.


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Things to do this week

Learn about angling in CorkMaster fishing on the River Blackwater with instructors from Ballyvolane House.

Look to the stars in DublinEnjoy a new exhibition of astronomical images at the Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin.

Spread your wings in LimerickVisit the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, Ireland’s only aviation museum.

Take time out in LaoisRelax and walk around the stunning grounds and lake of Emo Court in Laois.

Get close to the AtlanticStroll one of Ireland’s most beautiful ‘hidden’ beaches at Keem Bay, Achill Island.

Savour the beauty of MonaghanExplore the Sliabh Beagh mountain on horseback with Mullaghmore Equestrian Centre.

Go kayaking in KerrySee the gorgeous lakes of Killarney on a kayaking adventure courtesy of Mór Active.

Visit a farm in WexfordFeed your kids’ imaginations with a visit to the Kia Ora Mini Farm in Gorey.

Get close to a Donegal delightWitness the majesty of Glenevin Waterfall—a striking natural attraction in Inishowen.

Get a view of Kilkenny CityTake in 360-degree views from the top of the round tower at St Canice’s Cathedral.


Eat, drink and be merry!

Man pulling a pint from a tap

The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair comes to Dublin for three days this February. The fair will feature a host of local and international craft beverages as well as local culinary delights. Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the event and food experts will be on hand throughout to help excite your palate with unique food pairings.

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Climb every mountain

Poster for the RBS 6 Nations Rugby

The 2016 RBS 6 Nations begins this February and Ireland’s first test of the championship will see the side come up against Wales at home in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. Always a tournament of drama, surprises and edge-of-your-seat anticipation, join thousands of passionate rugby fans and cheer on your heroes.

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Lights, camera, action!

Poster for Audi Dublin International Film Festival

The Dublin International Film Festival continues its commitment to celebrating film as an art form in 2016 by presenting over 120 films from across the globe to Irish audiences. A citywide event that takes place in many of the city's cinemas and venues, the festival is a veritable filmic feast for lovers of this rich medium.

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Killeen Castle in autumn
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