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Celebrate Limerick's reign as City of Culture This is the year that sees Limerick cement its well-deserved reputation as a top cultural destination.

From music to exhibitions, theatre to film, join Limerick as it celebrates its year as National City of Culture 2014.


Limerick City of Culture
Join the fun in the capital Come to Ireland's capital city this summer, with a host of exciting events to choose from.From theatre to coffee culture, there something for everyone to enjoy.

Try these four suggestions to get you started.


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Tempt your taste buds Come meet the farmers and fishermen, the artisan producers and the new wave of inspired chefs, all wrapped up in a great day of foodie fun for all.

Get started on your culinary adventures with these suggestions for food festivals in Ireland.


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Have some fun along the Wild Atlantic Way There's more than scenery and landscape to enjoy as you follow the course of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Look out for a host of exciting events from Donegal to Cork to plan your trip around.

Here are four suggestions to get you started.


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Summer in Ireland

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Squeeze every ounce of fun out of the last days of summmer, with a host of great festivals, music and walking events 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 Giant's Journey in September to the Limerick Jazz Festival, the country will have something for everyone in its action-packed programme of events.

Cool down with an outing to one of Ireland's beautiful beaches and a dip (if you dare) in the chilly waters or taste to your heart's content at an artisan food festival near you. Use our resources to make it a summer to remember and make every moment count.

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People gathered at a beer festival

The Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival 2014 is a fun-filled festival that brings together Ireland's favourite craft brewers, cider makers and whiskey distillers. Attracting over 40 Irish producers, this festival is the perfect opportunity to meet the makers and taste the wares.

Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival 2014

Celebrate a legend of literature

Killary Fjord, Galway

The Oscar Wilde Festival, now in its 2nd year, will celebrate the life and work of one of Ireland's greatest writers. The West of Ireland is a location that Wilde visited regularly and described as 'majestic', making Galway the perfect venue for such an event.

Oscar Wilde Festival

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Discover the Wild Atlantic WayExplore the Wild Atlantic Way, a famous coastal route spanning seven Irish counties

Find some Irish delicaciesBrowse our #this is living playlist to find 10 ways to get a true taste of Ireland

Put West Cork on the menuWhet your appetite and tuck into the Taste of West Cork Festival in Skibbereen

Get crafty in LeitrimMeet top Irish craftspeople at award winning Leitrim Design House, Carrick-on-Shannon

Have some craic in ClareGet the toes tapping at Crotty Galvin Traditional Music Festival Weekend in Moyasta

Enjoy culture in DublinDip into 650 amazing events in over 40 venues during the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival

Go swimming in WicklowTake the plunge with the Glendalough Lake Swim & Iron Distance Lake Swim

Visit a church in SligoVisit the resting place of W B Yeats at Drumcliffe Church in the shadow of Benbulben

Try some beer in CarlowBrew up a storm at Carlow Brewing Company, makers of O’Haras craft beer

Get adventurous in LouthExplore the Wild Atlantic Way coastline on an Electric Escapes eco-friendly bike





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