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

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

Here are four festivals to get your blood pumping.


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Festive family fun For children eager to have a word in Santa's ear, the perfect family outing is at hand.

He'll be making appearances at several spots across the country, so make sure you're first in line for an audience with the man in red himself.


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Enjoy New Year's with four days of fun in Dublin Dublin will be the party capital of the world as it explodes into life with the spectacular New Year Festival Dublin.

This magical programme will see the city transformed into a massive outdoor playground with music, dance, fireworks, pageantry and plenty of fun for all ages.


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Autumn in Ireland

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Autumn in Ireland is known for a packed programme of events, with a host of great festivals, music and walking weekends taking place across the country.

Follow the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's stunning coastal route, or head to Limerick to get involved in its year as National City of Culture. As the weather gets colder there's still time to enjoy the great outdoors, as well as sheltering inside with a great range of November film festivals.

Start planning an action-packed November now, with great arts, film and learning events across Ireland. Use our resources to make it an autumn to remember in Ireland.

A date for film buffs

Film festival programme

Each November, Subtitle offers audiences a unique opportunity to catch some of the most popular European films, many of which have never been screened theatrically in Ireland.

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Browse the markets in Waterford

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Waterford Winterval takes its inspiration from the enchanting winter markets of Europe, bringing the collective sights, sounds and charms to the South-East, along with lots of fun the whole family.

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10 things to do

Kilkenny film festivalBook a ticket for the Subtitle European Film Festival in Kilkenny

Dundalk Festival in LouthEnjoy the pre-Christmas Dundalk Festival of Light and Culture in Co Louth

Santa's Workshop in ClareVisit Santa in his special workshop at Aillwee Cave in Ballyvaughan, Co Clare

Visit Imaginosity in SandyfordStretch the imagination at Imaginosity Dublin Children’s Museum in Sandyford

Outlet Village in KildareKildare Outlet Village - the perfect place to bag lots of festive bargains

Visit Santa in Co WicklowVisit Santa's Lakeshore Wonderland in Wicklow for a magical festive experience

Limerick on IceExperience the magic of real ice and show off all your moves at Limerick on Ice

Yeats Country Drive in SligoSoak up history and culture on the Yeats Country Drive in Sligo

Hike or bike in KerryExperience a winter walk or bike ride in the magnificent Kerry Mountains

Visit Glow in CorkEnjoy the warm festive cheer at Glow, a Cork Christmas celebration





Autumn days out
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