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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 indie, jazz or opera 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.

Check out the Laya Healthcare's Spectacular or enjoy arts, music and celebrations at Clonmel Junction Festival in Tipperary.


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Immerse yourself in art Experience culture and creativity at one or more of the arts events happening across Ireland this summer.

With visual arts, music, film, workshops, comedy, street performance, food and crafts to choose from, there's something for everyone.


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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.

Get started on your culinary adventures with the Home Grown Food Festival in Letterkenny.


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Discover your adventurous side Get active this summer with an adventure break in Ireland.

Nourish your inner sailor at the Dun Laoghaire Regatta, challenge yourself in Killarney with a High Peaks Challenge and if that's not worn you out, head to Dublin for a swim.


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Things to do this week

Shutters down in DublinGet into focus at one of the 40 inspiring exhibitions at the Photo Ireland Festival.

Walk the NoreRamble the river on the 11km Kilkenny to Bennettsbridge Nore Valley Walk.

Take to the streets in ClareRevel in a colourful mix of circus, theatre and comedy during the Ennis Street Fest.

Row your boat in KerryCanoe around the lakes of Killarney with Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre.

Celebrate America in WexfordCelebrate the close Irish-American bond at the JFK Dunbrody Festival in New Ross.

Steal away to West CorkEscape daily life and wrap yourself in the romantic peace of Dursey Island.

All aboard in GalwayBreathe in the sea air at the Kilkieran Traditional Sailing Regatta in Connemara.

Take a day trip to WaterfordTune in for Daytripper, a 2-day festival catering for all music tastes in Waterford.

Brew up a storm in MayoHop to West Mayo Brewery in Islandeady and see how natural craft ales are brewed.

Get your water kicks in SligoHave an adrenaline-pumping white water canoe experience with North West Adventures.


Fireworks and fun in Ballina

Ballina fireworks

The Ballina Salmon Festival is one of the longest running festivals in Ireland, founded 50 years ago. It promises an action-packed festival of entertainment and fun for all the family.

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Music in Castlecoote House

House in the countryside

The Percy French Festival, a celebration of the life and times of the multi-talented William Percy French, is set in the wonderful historic building of Castlecoote House in French's native Roscommon.

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A classic returns

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Woman singing on stage

This award-winning musical, based on the smash-hit film The Bodyguard, comes to Dublin direct from its West End run this summer. The perfect excuse for a girls' night out, it features all of Whitney Houston's biggest hits.

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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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