Escapes with friends

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  • Christmas fairs & markets
  • Gems of the Lakelands
  • Forest rambles
  • Something different for friends
Soak in the festive atmosphere Find some treasures and take the stress out of Christmas shopping at one of Ireland's great Christmas markets.

Relax with a cup of mulled wine and have a great day out with the whole family.

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Explore the Lakelands Discover some of the best scenic and historical attractions that Ireland's Lakelands have to offer.

From castles to forests and parks to mines, you'll never be stuck to find an exciting adventure.

Take a look at some of the incredible locations on our list.

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Take a hike! This winter discover nature with a walk through some of Ireland's forest parks.

Follow a trail deep into the woods for a day of fresh air and fun.

To get started, we've gathered some of our top tips for forest walks in Ireland.

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This is what friendship is made of Get out and about this month and test the bonds of your friendships with some exciting challenges.

Learn a new skill or take up cycling - from adventures to festivals, get your gang ready for some fun.

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Friends having dinner and drinks

Banish the winter blues with these great holiday deals around Ireland.

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Sports events and ralliesGet your adrenaline going with a sports event in Ireland.

Festivals in IrelandBundle up against the cold - there's a festival near you in Ireland this winter.

Irish fairs and marketsVisit an Irish fair or market. Get started with Irish Game and Country Fair

Find a romantic walkExplore Ireland and get close to nature amongst Ireland's breathtaking scenery.

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Irish literatureOn cold winter days, get cosy in the world of books. Find a literary event

Visual arts and architectureExplore cutting edge design from the past, present and future.

Gallery exhibitionsKeep pace with Ireland's arts scene at landmarks like IMMA and the National Gallery.

Irish craftInspire yourself with modern Irish craft trails or visit the National Craft Gallery.

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Fun for grown-ups

Friends walking in the parkThis Christmas, plan a holiday with friends in Ireland. From festive Christmas markets to live shows, there's so much to choose from.

Whatever your tastes, craft the perfect getaway in Ireland with your mates.

Find a taste of Ireland

Atlantic Irish SeaweedIrish seaweed is delicious - join a workshop in Kerry to sample it for yourself.

Irish Food TrailsEnjoy traditional Irish cuisine and hear some great yarns at this Dublin experience.

Cloughjordan HouseLearn how to grow vegetables and gain an understanding of a working farm.

Wilde Irish ChocolatesFeast your eyes and taste buds with a visit to this tasty factory shop in Co Clare.

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Find some pampering

Brandon House HotelSolas Croí Eco Spa at Brandon House offers a variety of treatments and therapies.

Hayfield Manor HotelA visit to Beautique Health and Treatment rooms at Hayfield is sure to rejuvenate.

Lyrath EstateOasis Spa at Lyrath Estate and Spa Hotel, Kilkenny is a sanctuary of tranquillity.

Lough Eske CastleIts picturesque location makes Lough Eske Castle the ideal choice for a spa retreat.

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