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Join the fun in the capital Come to Ireland's capital city this summer, with 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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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
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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Summer in Ireland

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Summer is finally here! Squeeze every ounce of fun out of the season while you can, with a host of great festivals, music and walking events taking place across the country.

Celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf with a programme of events revolving around legendary Irish hero Brian Ború, or head to Limerick to get involved in its year as National City of Culture. From art to film, theatre to music, Limerick will have something for everyone in its action-packed programme of events.

Cool down with an outing to one of Ireland's beautiful beaches and a dip (if you dare) in the chilly waters or taste to your heart's content at an artisan food festival near you. Use our resources to make it a summer to remember and make every moment count.

Discover the world of Yeats

Attendees at the Yeats summer school

The Yeats International Summer School is the longest running summer school in Ireland, offering a unique blend of learning, art and fun in beautiful Yeats country. Visit the town of Sligo to discover the power of the imagination through the work of Ireland's famous poet.

Yeats International Summer School

Experience the atmosphere

Horse jumping obstacle

One of the high points of the summer holiday season, the Galway Racing Festival describes itself as the Irish equivalent of Mardi Gras. Mark your diary now and enjoy exciting fixtures, fashion, fun and atmosphere.

Galway Racing Festival

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Discover the Wild Atlantic WayExplore the Wild Atlantic Way, a famous coastal route spanning seven Irish counties

Experience a festivalBrowse our #this is living playlist to find 10 unusual days out to enjoy with friends

Dig the Kilkenny Pop-up MuseumJoin the “Big Dig” and learn about Ireland’s rich medieval past at the Pop-up Museum

Enjoy a fair day in SligoRelive the sights, sounds and smells of yesteryear at the Old Fair Day Festival

Get your fill in CavanWhet your appetite at Taste of Cavan with sumptuous demonstrations from top chefs

Dance with dolphins in KilrushEmbark on a fascinating marine adventure and meet magnificent bottlenose dolphins

Gallop in KerryFeel the wind in your hair as you traverse the Dingle Peninsula on a trusty steed

Rev it up in MonaghanGet into top gear behind the wheel of a Porsche or a more modest mini-Cooper

Meet mother nature in MeathMake friends with mother nature on a Meath Eco Tour and discover a world of wonder

Zorb through MayoGet pumped up for the ultimate adrenaline rush - tumbling in a giant plastic ball





Summer adventures
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