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Festivals in Ireland's Ancient East Ireland's Ancient East has such diverse experiences to offer from Carlingford to Cork, and from Cavan to Carnsore.

Historic sites representing over 5,000 years of Ireland's past can be visited and are brought to life through stories, storytelling, interactive displays and festivals.

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Experience new things Broaden your horizons and try something different in Ireland.

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From pulse-pounding adventures to relaxing breaks away, you're guaranteed to find something fresh and enjoyable.

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Take some time out Start the year as you mean to finish—feeling fresh, rested and rejuvenated!

Whether you're looking to find your inner peace and centre yourself or you just want to be pampered all day long, you're sure to find plenty of rest and relaxation in Ireland.

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Visit an island in West CorkA ferry from Glengarriff are the magnificent gardens on Garnish Island

See an historic site in GalwayExplore the preserved ruins of the 7th Century Cong Abbey

One of Dublin’s great gardensSee the acclaimed 1916 exhibition at the National Botanic Gardens

Experience Donegal’s coastTake a cliff walk on Slieve League and enjoy some of Donegal's most sensational views

Enjoy a Shannonside city parkHave a picnic in the beautifully maintained People’s Park in the heart of Limerick

Arts in Ireland Ancient EastSee a show at the architecturally striking George Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow town

Longford’s beautiful peatlandsLearn about the rich plant and animal biodiversity on a looped walk of Edenmore Bog.

Go to the dogs in the WestEmbrace the giddy thrills of greyhound racing at Galway City’s greyhound stadium

Get an appetite in KilkennyTake a tour of Kilkenny’s vibrant food scene

Escape from it all in WicklowTake a mountain walk at Tonelagee and admire the heart-shaped Lough Ouler.

Ireland's Ancient East

Rock of CashelSee a collection of medieval ecclesiastical buildings in the Golden Vale, Tipperary.

Hill of TaraThe Hill of Tara in Meath is best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland.

CobhCobh is famous for its colourful exteriors and is an important watersports centre.

Clonmacnoise - Monastic siteClonmacnoise is an ancient monastic site near Shannonbridge in County Offaly.

WaterfordRevel in the refreshing beauty of Waterford with a relaxing break.

Celebrate creativity

Drogheda Festival

Drogheda Arts Festival has established itself as a very special celebration of creativity and imagination, combining a programme of innovative arts events with a genuinely warm welcome, beside where the River Boyne meets the sea.

Drogheda Arts Festival

Dance the night away

Man and woman dancing on stage

Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on Ireland’s cultural calendar. Each year in May, the festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland.

Dublin Dance Festival

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