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Escapes with friends

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  • Something different for friends
  • Food festivals
  • Irish horse racing
  • Irish walking festivals
This is what friendship is made of Get out and about this month and test the bonds of your friendships with some exciting challenges.

From adventures to festivals, get your gang ready for some fun.


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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 and find a food festival in Ireland.


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Irish horse racing season Start preparing now for an exciting year of horse racing in Ireland.

Check out some of the many great racing fixtures taking place at top class Irish racecourses across the country.


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Strap on your hiking boots Looking for some excitement and exercise?

Explore the Irish countryside with one of many great Irish walking events just around the corner.

Here are some festivals to get your blood pumping.


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Forbidden Fruit Festival

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Forbidden Fruit is simple unmissable for those who live for summer music. New additions to this year's festival include The Workshop Stage, a new Odessa cocktail bar and the Glastonbury favourite, The Inflatable Church Collective.

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Sports events and ralliesRaise the adrenalin this year with a motorbike rally or sports event in Ireland

Festivals in IrelandFrom food and art, to history and heritage, there's a festival waiting for you

Irish fairs and marketsPlan a visit to one of Ireland's bustling fairs or markets for a great day out

Find a romantic walkLose yourself and get close to nature amongst this breathtaking scenery


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Downton Abbey spotsExperience a bygone era in these beautiful country houses

Visual arts and architectureExplore cutting edge design, past, present and future

Gallery exhibitionsKeep in touch with Ireland's fast-paced and incredible arts scene

Irish craftInspire your inner artist with contemporary Irish craftwork


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Fun for grown-ups

This summer, make some time for the special people in your life - your friends! Dare your pals to to go abseiling in Kerry or challenge each other at a cookery class in Dublin, but whatever you do, make sure it's good fun. 

Find new ways to have fun with your friends from the trendiest music festivals, to the most delicious food markets, farmers markets and food trails. Sample Irish produce at Taste of Dublin, have a flutter at the Irish Derby or enjoy some music at Forbidden Fruit Festival.

After dark, there's plenty to keep the party going, whether it's with a pint at a famous Irish pub or a night out in Dublin. Get planning the holiday of a lifetime with friends in Ireland now!

Girls' day out

Ladies day at the racesHave a great day out with the girls at the famous Curragh Racecourse in Co Kildare.

Go diving in the BurrenDiscover an underwater world in Co Clare with the Burren Outdoor Education Centre.

Find an adventure dayGo zip lining, sailing and climbing with the girls at Carlingford Adventure Centre.

Go glamping with the girlsDiscover the great outdoors in style with a break in a luxury Yurt in North Donegal.


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Escapes for the boys

Go blowkarting with the boysJoin the blowkarting craze and sail in a three wheeled kart in Co Waterford.

Go paragliding in CorkEnjoy some high flying paragliding adventures with the lads in Bantry.

Find an adventure day outHone your survival skills and enhance your mind and body with Lough Allen Adventure.

Enter Dingle Adventure RaceTake part in the Dingle Adventure Race for an energising challenge in Kerry.


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