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Festivals in Ireland's Ancient East Ireland's Ancient East has such diverse experiences to offer from Carlingford to Cork, and from Cavan to Carnsore.

Historic sites representing over 5,000 years of Ireland's past can be visited and are brought to life through stories, storytelling, interactive displays and festivals.


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Experience new things Broaden your horizons and try something different in Ireland.

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From pulse-pounding adventures to relaxing breaks away, you're guaranteed to find something fresh and enjoyable.


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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

Ancient monuments in WaterfordTake a coastal walk around Ardmore & admire its fully preserved monastic round tower

The wild side of LeitrimSurvive in the wild with ‘wilderness therapy’ with guides from Lough Allen Adventure

Explore Limerick on two wheelsCycle among the trees at the 774-acre Curraghchase Forest Park, near historic Adare

Visit an architectural wonderSee one of the city’s grandest buildings at the Custom House Visitor Centre

Enjoy history in WestmeathA guided tour of the Hill of Uisneach, one of the wonders of Ireland’s Ancient East

Have a dip in sunny WexfordEnjoy a bracing swim in water at Duncannon Beach, a short drive from Fethard-on-Sea.

Horse around in Clew BayHave an equestrian break with the family on Clare Island, with Macula Horse Farm

Old Cork WaterworksBring the kids to the fun-filled Lifetime Lab at Old Cork Waterworks on the River Lee

A wooly museum in GalwayLearn about Connemara’s agricultural past at the Sheep and Wool Centre in Leenane.

Pedal to the metal in MonaghanQuicken your pulse on Rally School Ireland’s purpose-built race track in Scotstown.


Ireland's Ancient East

Rock of CashelSee a collection of medieval ecclesiastical buildings in the Golden Vale, Tipperary.

Hill of TaraThe Hill of Tara in Meath is best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland.

CobhCobh is famous for its colourful exteriors and is an important watersports centre.

Clonmacnoise - Monastic siteClonmacnoise is an ancient monastic site near Shannonbridge in County Offaly.

WaterfordRevel in the refreshing beauty of Waterford with a relaxing break.


Surf & Music Festival

Man and woman dancing on stage

Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on Ireland’s cultural calendar. Each year in May, the festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland.

Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival



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