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Festivals in Ireland's Ancient East Ireland's Ancient East has such diverse experiences to offer from Carlingford to Cork, and from Cavan to Carnsore.

Historic sites representing over 5,000 years of Ireland's past can be visited and are brought to life through stories, storytelling, interactive displays and festivals.


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Experience new things Broaden your horizons and try something different in Ireland.

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From pulse-pounding adventures to relaxing breaks away, you're guaranteed to find something fresh and enjoyable.


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Take some time out Start the year as you mean to finish—feeling fresh, rested and rejuvenated!

Whether you're looking to find your inner peace and centre yourself or you just want to be pampered all day long, you're sure to find plenty of rest and relaxation in Ireland.


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Things to do this week

Get an art fix in Sligo townSee great Irish paintings at the Model’s permanent Niland Collection.

Hit the road in the Kingdom.Follow in the footsteps of Top Gear with a drive on Kerry’s stunning Dingle Peninsula

Explore Wicklow ParkTake a stroll in Victoria’s Way, a quirky and surreal park near Roundwood.

Off-Road biking in TipperaryThrilling off-road cycling on the challenging 22km open mountain loop at Clogheen.

Roller in the Royal CountryBrave Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster, Cú Chulainn, at Tayto Park, Ashbourne.

One of Dublin’s great housesBook a Saturday tour of the President’s residence, Áras an Uachtaráin.

Take a walk with a difference See the captivating beauty of the Burren, Clare with guides from Burren Wild Tours

Mayo’s magnificent Clew BayTry stand-up paddling on the Wild Atlantic Way with Clew Bay SUP

Revive your spirits in WexfordExplore John F Kennedy Arboretum in New Ross, that boasts 4,500 types of trees

Let off steam in Co CavanEnjoy ‘rage buggy rallying’ at Out-Doors and Dirty near Lough Brackley.


Ireland's Ancient East

Rock of CashelSee a collection of medieval ecclesiastical buildings in the Golden Vale, Tipperary.

Hill of TaraThe Hill of Tara in Meath is best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland.

CobhCobh is famous for its colourful exteriors and is an important watersports centre.

Clonmacnoise - Monastic siteClonmacnoise is an ancient monastic site near Shannonbridge in County Offaly.

WaterfordRevel in the refreshing beauty of Waterford with a relaxing break.


Celebrate creativity

Drogheda Festival

Drogheda Arts Festival has established itself as a very special celebration of creativity and imagination, combining a programme of innovative arts events with a genuinely warm welcome, beside where the River Boyne meets the sea.

Drogheda Arts Festival

Dance the night away

Man and woman dancing on stage

Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on Ireland’s cultural calendar. Each year in May, the festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland.

Dublin Dance Festival



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