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Spring for grown-ups

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  • Horse racing
  • Spring walking festivals
  • Breaks with the boys
  • Love is in the air
Racing specials 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 racecourses across the country.


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

Look no further than the range of great walking events just around the corner.

Here are some festivals to get your blood pumping.


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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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Inspiring spots to make a proposal It’s the season to get loved up and rediscover romance – and no better time for cupids to plan a fun, romantic break!

To get you started, we've picked four romantic destinations - the rest is up to you...


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Bright ideas

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

FestivalsPlan a festival outing for winter, 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

Why not make a fresh start this season with a jam-packed calendar of spring events?

From film festivals to markets, 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 fans will be looking forward to a busy programme of events, while food enthusiasts are in for a treat with plenty of farmers markets and food trails to be found.

Whatever your interests, get planning now to make it an unforgettable spring 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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