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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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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
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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Summer is finally here! Squeeze every ounce of fun out of the season while you can, with a host of great festivals, music and walking events taking place across the country.

Celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf with a programme of events revolving around legendary Irish hero Brian Ború, or head to Limerick to get involved in its year as National City of Culture. From art to film, theatre to music, Limerick 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.

Discover the world of Yeats

Attendees at the Yeats summer school

The Yeats International Summer School is the longest running summer school in Ireland, offering a unique blend of learning, art and fun in beautiful Yeats country. Visit the town of Sligo to discover the power of the imagination through the work of Ireland's famous poet.

Yeats International Summer School

Experience the atmosphere

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One of the high points of the summer holiday season, the Galway Racing Festival describes itself as the Irish equivalent of Mardi Gras. Mark your diary now and enjoy exciting fixtures, fashion, fun and atmosphere.

Galway Racing Festival

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

Go shopping for Irish craftBrowse our #this is living playlist to find 10 spots to go shopping for Irish crafts

Go Celtic in ClareSnatch a glimpse of life in Celtic times at the Lughnasa Festival at Craggaunowen

Conquer ConnemaraExplore country roads and landscapes on a cycling tour with Connemara Wild Escapes

Do battle in WexfordJoin the rebels at the Vinegar Hill Battlefield Re-enactment Festival, Enniscorthy

Dive into DingleExplore the underwater deeps of the Blasket Islands with Dingle Marina Dive Centre

Kick back in KerryYou’re guaranteed some craic at the Dan Paddy Andy Festival in the Stacks Mountains

Go vintage in OffalyVisit Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival for the magical Olde Time Traditional Fair

Get running in DublinDon’t miss the Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon with music and craic along the way

Enjoy some music in CorkHead to the Indiependence Music and Arts Festival on Deer Farm in Mitchelstown





Summer adventures
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