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Celebrate unique festivals with your family Take your family out and enjoy some incredibly diverse festivals this summer in Ireland.

Check out the water sports on offer at the Dublin Docklands, experience art in all its forms at the Carlow Arts Festival or enjoy good food, shopping and entertainment at the Tattersalls Country Fair.


May your day be filled with adventure Start planning your May bank holiday now because there's a wealth of exciting festivals and events to enjoy all across the country.

Stop by a traditional art festival in Kerry, listen to some live music in Kilkenny and Louth or grab some delicious grub in Connemara.


Book some time in Immerse yourself in the art and craft of incredible writing. Surround yourself with celebrated authors and avid readers alike.

Listen to poetry, stories and songs from some of Ireland's greatest talent and experience new literary worlds.


Get your toes tapping With summer just around the corner, it's time to get ready for some festival action.

From old-time Americana sounds to brand new music, get out and about this month and get involved in Ireland's vibrant music scene.


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A unique celebration Yeats2015 is a year-long programme celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Irish Nobel prize-winning poet William Butler Yeats.

Experience exhibitions, festivals, events and performances throughout the course of the programme.


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Things to do this week

Hit high notes in WaterfordTune into great contemporary music at free events during Waterford New Music Week.

Step it out in DonegalSoak up stunning views of Donegal Bay on the 12 kilometre Teelin/Sliabh League walk.

Taste GalwayEnjoy a food village and delicious restaurant trails at the Galway Food Festival.

Chase Leprechauns in LouthFind lots of treasure on the slopes of Slieve Foy with the National Leprechaun Hunt.

Turn over a new leaf in ClareEnjoy everything from writing workshops to poetry at The Doolin Writer's Weekend.

Crack up in CrokerHave eggstraordinary fun on the Easter Egg Trail in the unique setting of Croke Park.

Segway in RoscommonExperience nature a different way on a Woodland Segway Tour of Lough Key Forest.

Conquer KinsaleConquer the heights of the Old Head of Kinsale on an amazing rock climbing adventure.

Feel the love in KilkennyStroll around the Victorian gardens in Woodstock Estate in the village of Inistioge.


Grab some grub in Galway

A variation of different oysters

Indulge in five days of exceptional Irish food and enjoy free events for all the family.

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Adventure awaits!

Malahide Castle exterior

Embark on an adventure in the magical botanical gardens at Malahide Castle.

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Feel the beat

Musicians playing at the Kenmare Music Festival

Head south and celebrate music with the cream of Irish traditional and folk artists.

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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 spring.

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