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Strap on your hiking boots Looking for some excitement and exercise?

Explore the Irish countryside with one of many great Irish walking events just around the corner and into the autumn.

Go walking this autumn with a selection of festivals to get your blood pumping.


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

Celebrate Irish culture and heritage at the Oscar Wilde Festival or find family fun in the park at Whippersnappenings.


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Immerse yourself in art and culture Experience some unique performances at a whole host of cultural festivals happening across Dublin.

With visual arts, music, theatre, fashion street performance, food and crafts to choose from, there's something for everyone to enjoy.


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

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

From gourmet treats in Westport to your caffeine fix in Dublin, the world is your oyster.


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Things to do this week

Have family fun in DublinPack a picnic and head to Whippersnappenings Family Fun Day in Dartmouth Square.

Enjoy a grand walkBoot up and dip into part of the Grand Canal Way stretching from Lucan to Shannon.

Whet your appetite in WestportTease your tastebuds with delicious goodies at the Westport Food Festival in Mayo.

Spin a yarn in CorkListen to great stories during the Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Fest.

Go “Wilde” in GalwayCelebrate one of Ireland’s greatest writers at the Oscar Wilde Festival in Galway.

Take to the water in LeitrimGet your kicks canoeing the Shannon Blueway with Lough Allen Adventure.

Be romantic in DonegalTake their breath away with a romantic afternoon tea at Glenveagh National Park.

Get the picture in LimerickCheck out the Father Browne First World War photograph exhibition in the Hunt Museum.

Dance with dolphins in ClareGet up close and personal to dolphins and seals with Dolphinwatch in Carrigaholt.

Feel the rhythm in MonaghanCelebrate 20 years of the Blues in Monaghan at the Harvest Time Blues Festival.


A journey through time

People standing next to a tractor

Step back in time to experience the magic of a traditional rural festival. Visitors can enjoy rambling through the craft stalls at the Artisan Market and savour Wicklow's rich culinary landscape at the Food Fair.

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The legacy of the Kennedys

Kennedy Summer School poster

The Kennedy Summer School & Festival is an annual weekend of talks, debates and art held in New Ross, Wexford - the ancestral home of President Kennedy. The event explores themes and events surrounding the Kennedy presidency and the legacy of the family.

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An immersive experience

Poster for Checkov play

Chekhov’s First Play, a multi-layered production, relies on the audience to stand and move about for a short period during the performance while wearing headphones throughout. See the highly-acclaimed Dead Centre theatre company stage this challenging piece like it's never been done before.

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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 autumn.

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