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Make it a mid-term to remember This October, use the mid-term break to have some fantastic fun for the whole family.

From arts and crafts in Offaly, to classical music in Mayo, we've lined up four ideas to help you get started.


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Some spooky ideas for Halloween There are hauntingly good Halloween celebrations happening this year all over the country that you'd be ‘batty’ to miss out on.

From pumpkins, ghosts and dressing up, there are so many ways to put the fright back into your Halloween.


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Expand your mind and have a laugh Eager to broaden your horizons this autumn? There's plenty of ways to do it, with a range of arts festivals, debate, comedy and workshops taking place across the country.

Don't hibernate at home - get out and about in Ireland with these suggestions.


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Lights, cameras, action! As the days grow shorter, prepare to head indoors for a great line up of world-class film festivals this October and November.

From adventure films to local Irish film makers, movie buffs will be spoiled for choice.


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Autumn in Ireland

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Autumn in Ireland is known for a packed programme of events, with a host of great festivals, music and walking weekends taking place across the country.

Follow the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's stunning coastal route that spans seven counties, or head to Limerick to get involved in its year as National City of Culture. From the Hullabaloo! Offaly Children's Arts Festival to the Savour Kilkenny Food Festival, the country will have something for everyone, whether it's culture, food, adventure or music.

Start planning an action-packed mid-term break now, with a host of great events and festivals just around the corner. Use our resources to make it an autumn to remember in Ireland.

Enjoy the arts in Wexford

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Wexford Fringe Festival is an annual open-access arts festival, now in its 62nd year. Wexford Fringe offers an eclectic mix of over 300 events over 17 days including cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, puppetry, music, and visual art, many of which are free to attend.

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Scare yourself in Cork City

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The Nightmare Realm, Ireland's premier scare house walk-through attraction, will once again be opening its doors, and this year the nightmare is going to be bigger and freakier than before! This event is not suitable for children under 13 years.

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Celebrate Halloween in DublinThe Bram Stoker festival, inspired by the Irish novelist, has spooky fun for all ages

Go underground this HalloweenThis Halloween, find 10 spooky places to go underground in Ireland with our playlist

Scare yourself in DonegalScare yourself silly on a spine-chilling ghost tour of 17th century Huntington Castle

Kick off Halloween in CrokerEnjoy some sporting family fun on the Halloween Trick or Treat Trail in Croke Park

Get spooked in WexfordLearn about the weird world of the paranormal at Ghost Busted! in Enniscorthy Castle

Discover the BurrenClimb over the Burren’s rocks for a view over the Atlantic with Adventure Burren

Make creepy treats in MayoMake Halloween-themed dessert at the WhistleBlast Family Festival of Music, Belmullet

Get away to an islandSnuggle up by a warm fire in a cosy pub on a break on one of Ireland’s islands

Enjoy Halloween in OffalyTake bog making classes at Clara Bog Visitor Centre, for Hullabaloo Arts Festivall

Explore Castlecomer woodlandMake your way through new orienteering trails at 80-acre Castlecomer Discovery Park





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