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Get your toes tapping Looking for something different to do this summer? Don't let the glorious days pass you by – with so many summer music festivals to choose from, there's no excuse for staying indoors.

Plan some excitement now, whether it's roots, jazz or trad music you're into.


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Celebrate unique festivals with your family Take your family out and enjoy some fantastic festivals for all ages this summer in Ireland.

Celebrate Irish culture and heritage at the Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival or enjoy live music, theatre and family fun at the Kilkenny Arts Festival.


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Immerse yourself in art and culture Experience some unique performances at a whole host of cultural festivals happening across Dublin.

With visual arts, music, theatre, fashion street performance, food and crafts to choose from, there's something for everyone to enjoy.


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Find fabulous food festivals Feast on a fantastic food event this summer.

Meet the farmers and fishermen, the artisan producers and the inspired chefs, all wrapped up in a great day of foodie fun for all.


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Things to do this week

March your way to MacroomAssemble your army at the fascinating Prince August Toy Soldier Factory in Macoom.

Walk in WicklowMake for gorgeous Glendalough and enjoy a gentle ramble on the 5km Miners’ Road Walk.

Rock your way to Wexford!Enjoy some great grub and entertainment at the Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Fest.

Step back in time in OffalyEnjoy an antiques fair, music and more at the Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival.

Soar to SligoSee a wide variety of birds of prey at the Raptor Research Centre in Ballymote.

Seek some thrills in LouthReach new heights with zip wires, high ropes and zorbing at Skypark in Carlingford.

Let love bloom in WaterfordSteal your true love's heart on a visit to Mount Congreve Estate Gardens.

Board a Dublin Bay CruiseMake waves on an idyllic cruise across Dublin Bay from Howth to Dun Laoghaire.

Discover dolphins in ClareTravel on the Shannon Estuary with Dolphinwatch to see some of the local dolphins.

On your bike to TippExperience a gravity defying mountain cycle with Bike Park Ireland in Roscrea.


Giddy-up to Dublin

Horse and jockey jumping

The 142nd Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show takes place this August, and is one of Ireland's biggest annual sporting and social events. From live music and entertainment, to the best in national and international show jumping, you won't want to miss this incredible event!

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A celebration of medieval Ireland

Athenry walled town

Athenry Walled Towns Day is a free family event that illustrates the history of the best preserved medieval town in Ireland. It's a showcase for local artisan crafts and a place where history comes alive with weapon displays, falconry, music and interactive activities for children.

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An Oscar Wilde favourite

Actress in theatre play

The Importance of Being Earnest satirises the shallow Victorian social conventions of the great writer’s day. Wilde’s hilarious observations are particularly relevant today in our modern society obsessed with filtered selfies, status updates and celebrity worship.

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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 summer.

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