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Celebrate Limerick's reign as City of Culture This is the year that sees Limerick cement its well-deserved reputation as a top cultural destination.

From music to exhibitions, theatre to film, join Limerick as it celebrates its year as National City of Culture 2014.


Limerick City of Culture
Join the fun in the capital Come to Ireland's capital city this summer, with a host of exciting events to choose from.From theatre to coffee culture, there something for everyone to enjoy.

Try these four suggestions to get you started.


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Tempt your taste buds Come meet the farmers and fishermen, the artisan producers and the new wave of inspired chefs, all wrapped up in a great day of foodie fun for all.

Get started on your culinary adventures with these suggestions for food festivals in Ireland.


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Have some fun along the Wild Atlantic Way There's more than scenery and landscape to enjoy as you follow the course of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Look out for a host of exciting events from Donegal to Cork to plan your trip around.

Here are four suggestions to get you started.


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Summer in Ireland

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Summer is in full flow! Squeeze every ounce of fun out of the season while you can, with a host of great festivals, music and walking events taking place across the country.

Celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf with a programme of events revolving around legendary Irish hero Brian Ború, or head to Limerick to get involved in its year as National City of Culture. From the Giant's Journey in September to the Limerick Jazz Festival, the country will have something for everyone in its action-packed programme of events.

Cool down with an outing to one of Ireland's beautiful beaches and a dip (if you dare) in the chilly waters or taste to your heart's content at an artisan food festival near you. Use our resources to make it a summer to remember and make every moment count.

Tralee's famous festival

Rose of Tralee contestants

The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland's largest and longest running family events. Connecting the global Irish community since 1959 through the annual selection of a Rose of Tralee, the festival also features street entertainment, live concerts, fireworks and the internationally renowned Rose Parade.

Rose of Tralee International Festival

Enjoy Kilkenny's heritage

Kilkenny Castle

Heritage Week is a feast of events offering something for everyone. From medieval fairs, night-time bat walks, wildlife walks and traditional music sessions, storytelling, historical re-enactments, and workshops for children, National Heritage Week aims to involve you in something unique and memorable.

Kilkenny National Heritage Week

10 things to do

Discover the Wild Atlantic WayExplore the Wild Atlantic Way, a famous coastal route spanning seven Irish counties

Find a fun family outingBrowse our #this is living playlist to find 10 ways to get a true taste of Ireland

Go back in time in West CorkSee life as it was in the 1940s on a visit to the Model Railway Village in Clonakilty

Have family fun in GalwayClimb frames and bounce on castles at the Monkey Business play centre in Knocknacarra

Go fishing in MeathGo fishing for your supper in the trout-filled Rathbeggan Lakes of Dunshaughlin

See double in SligoSee double at Twin Fest in Keash, an event for twins, triplets and their families

Enjoy some music in DonegalJoin folk music fans in Moville for DylanFest, for sessions by top Bob Dylan acts

Try some new beer in ClareVisit the Doolin Craft Beer Festival for a range of Irish beers, music and local food

Go to the races in KerryHave a great day out at Killarney August Racing Festival for racing, craic and style

Discover the Blueway in GalwayTry a snorkelling trip in the pools of Mannin Bay, part of the new Blueway Trail





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