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Experience some unique Irish heritage Celebrate National Heritage Week in Ireland and immerse yourself in rich Irish history and culture.

Explore historic houses and castles, take guided tours and walks of museums and archives and enjoy spectacular seasonal festivals and events.


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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.

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 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.

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


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Things to do this week

Hear bluegrass in WaterfordSoak up the strains of banjos at the International Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival.

Feel free on a fjord in GalwayStride out on the old Green Road, a famine relief project at Killary Fjord.

Enjoy an Offaly nice dayWatch medieval jousting reenactments at the Irish Game and Country Fair in Birr.

Wait for Godot in DublinCatch Beckett's best work, Waiting for Godot, at the historic Smock Alley Theatre.

Catch the angling bug in CorkBait your hooks and reel in a great time at the Baltimore Deep Sea Angling Festival.

Have a crafty pint in DublinSlake your thirst at the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival in the RDS.

Meet your match in ClareHead to Lisdoonvarna for the famous Matchmaking Festival—the original Tinder!

Have designs on CorkDiscover locally crafted products or visit studio open days at Cork Craft and Design.

Get your claws out in DublinDon your bibs for the annual Dalkey Lobster Festival, with smooth jazz and seafood.

Enjoy pedal power in GalwayCatch some great cycling at the Bogman 2-Day Cycle event in Connemara.


A day at the fair

People at an Irish country fair

The Irish Game and Country Fair features great family entertainment like an action-packed main arena, international country sports events, a 'living history village', food village and a tented village of country living trade stands.

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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 summer.

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