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Summer for grown-ups

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  • Breaks with the boys
  • Summer arts festivals
  • Get cooking
  • Summer horse racing
Get back to nature It’s time to plan that boys' bonding break you’ve been promising yourself for months.

From adrenalin pumping endurance events to getting back to nature, there's no shortage of thrilling ideas for a getaway with the guys.


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Get your fill of culture and fun Fire up your imagination and stimulate your senses this summer with a packed calendar of arts and cultural events.

From film to art, performance to music, there's no excuse for staying on the couch, so let's get cultural.


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Start cooking up a storm There's lots brewing in the kitchen this summer. Conquer the kitchen this year and find the recipe for healthy, wholesome, home cooked meals.

Browse Discover Ireland's resources for a great menu of cookery school suggestions.


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A great day out See what the finest race courses of Ireland have to offer by treating yourself to a day’s racing.

Check out some of the many exciting racing fixtures taking place this summer season.


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Bright ideas

Sports and outdoorsBrowse our listings for motorbike rallies, cycling races and endurance events

FestivalsPlan a festival outing for spring, whether it's food, music or literature-related

Fairs and marketsHave an outing at one of Ireland's bustling fairs or markets for a great day out


For night owls

Music and theatreSit back - or jump up and down - just enjoy the show!

Lectures and readingsUncover a variety fascinating topics explored by international speakers.

Pubs and barsEnjoy the comforts of your local or the buzz of somewhere new.

NightclubsCome alive as the sun goes down with Ireland's vibrant nightlife.


For culture vultures

Craft your breakCome alive with contemporary Irish craftwork

Visual arts & architectureExplore cutting edge design, past and present

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



Fun for grown-ups

With glorious summer in full flow, why not make it one to remember with a jam-packed calendar of events?

From film festivals to music, there's plenty of grown-up fun to be had across Ireland, especially as Limerick continues its exciting year as City of Culture.

Horse racing enthusiasts will be looking forward to a busy summer programme of events, with the Tramore and Killarney racing festivals just around the corner.

Whatever your interests, get planning now to make the most of summer in Ireland!

For foodies

Farmers marketsDiscover the unique atmosphere of a famous Irish farmers market

Cafés and restaurantsForget the washing up and get together for a good meal

Find a food trailPop into any one, or all, of Ireland's food trail venues to tempt the taste buds

Guide to eating outBe inspired by our pick of great food websites


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A stroll on the Wexford quays
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