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Get out and about this bank holiday Make the most of the August bank holiday weekend with plenty of great festivals to enjoy.

Head to Ballyshannon for some folk music, bring the kids to Spraoi in Waterford or enjoy some vintage fun in Birr.


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Get your toes tapping Looking for something different to do this summer? Don't let the glorious days pass you by – with so many summer music festivals to choose from, there's no excuse for staying indoors.

Plan some excitement now, whether it's roots, jazz or trad music you're into.


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

Check out the legendary Puck Fair or enjoy music and family fun at the Rose of Tralee Festival in Kerry.


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Immerse yourself in art Experience culture and creativity at one or more of the arts events happening across Ireland this summer.

With visual arts, music, film, workshops, comedy, street performance, food and crafts to choose from, there's something for everyone.


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Find fabulous food festivals Feast on a fantastic food event this summer.

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

Go north and get started on your culinary adventures with Taste of Cavan.


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Things to do this week

Conquer Connemara!Get your spoke in on a breathtaking cycling tour with Connemara Wild Escapes.

Try Tramore on the rocks!Rekindle precious childhood memories on a visit to sunny Tramore, Co. Waterford.

Dive into the Dingle PeninsulaExplore the sea around the Blasket Islands with Dingle Marina Dive Centre.

Lap it up in LahinchSplash out in family favourite and surfing capital of the west, Lahinch, Co. Clare.

Get the kids hooked!Let young anglers take the bait with Fishing for Kids on Lough Derg, Co. Clare.

Be a sea star in KenmareHave hours of family water fun at Star Outdoors Adventure Centre in Kerry.

Say 'I love you' in Lisfannon!Enjoy a lazy picnic for two at lovely Lisfannon beach near Buncrana in Co. Donegal.

Gorge on fun in BirrGo for an adrenaline-pumping gorge walk with Birr Outdoor Adventure Centre in Offaly.

Scare the crows in DurrowBet on the duck derby or join a craft workshop at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival.

Kick back in medieval KilkennyGo medieval with the fantastic theatrical walking tours of Kilkenny.


Giddy-up to Dublin

Horse and jockey jumping

The 142nd Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show takes place this August, and is one of Ireland's biggest annual sporting and social events. From live music and entertainment, to the best in national and international show jumping, you won't want to miss this incredible event!

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A celebration of medieval Ireland

Athenry walled town

Athenry Walled Towns Day is a free family event that illustrates the history of the best preserved medieval town in Ireland. It's a showcase for local artisan crafts and a place where history comes alive with weapon displays, falconry, music and interactive activities for children.

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An Oscar Wilde favourite

Actress in theatre play

The Importance of Being Earnest satirises the shallow Victorian social conventions of the great writer’s day. Wilde’s hilarious observations are particularly relevant today in our modern society obsessed with filtered selfies, status updates and celebrity worship.

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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 summer.

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