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Escapes with friends

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  • Something different for friends
  • Food festivals
  • Horse racing
  • Walking festivals
This is what friendship is made of Get out and about this month and test the bonds of your friendships with some exciting challenges.

From adventures to festivals, get your gang ready for some fun.


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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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Racing specials Start preparing now for an exciting year of horse racing in Ireland.

Check out some of the many great racing fixtures taking place at top class racecourses across the country.


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

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

Here are some festivals to get your blood pumping.


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Forbidden Fruit Festival

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Forbidden Fruit is a must for those of us who live for the summer and its music festivals. New additions to this year's festival include The Workshop Stage, a new Odessa cocktail bar and the Glastonbury favourite, The Inflatable Church Collective.

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Blow away those cobwebs and treat yourself to an exciting break in Ireland this spring.

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Sports events and ralliesRaise the adrenalin this year with a motorbike rally or sports event in Ireland

FestivalsFrom food and art, to history and heritage, there's a festival waiting for you

Fairs and marketsPlan a visit to one of Ireland's bustling fairs or markets for a great day out

Romantic ramblesLose yourself and get close to nature amongst this breathtaking scenery


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Downton Abbey spotsExperience a bygone era in these beautiful country houses

Visual arts and architectureExplore cutting edge design, past, present and future

Gallery exhibitionsKeep in touch with Ireland's fast-paced and incredible arts scene

Irish craftInspire your inner artist with contemporary Irish craftwork


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Fun for grown-ups

Why not make a fresh start this season with a jam-packed calendar of events? From breathtaking islands to exciting festivals, there's plenty of grown-up fun to be had across the country.

If you're looking for new ways to have fun with your friends we have you covered, while foodies are in for a treat with our guide to farmers markets and food trails.

After dark, there's plenty to keep the party going, whether it's with a pint at a famous Irish pub or a night out in Dublin. Whatever your interests, get planning now to make an unforgettable stay in Ireland!

Escapes for the girls

Giddy up to KildareGlam up and bet on a great day out at the famous Curragh Racecourse in Co.Kildare.

Dive into the BurrenDiscover an underwater world in Co. Clare with the Burren Outdoor Education Centre.

Zip-it in LouthReach new heights swinging, screaming and climbing at Carlingford Adventure Centre.

Go girlie glampingDiscover the great outdoors in style with a break in a luxury Yurt in North Donegal.


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Escapes for the boys

Blowkart along the CoastJoin the blowkarting craze and sail in a three wheeled kart in Co Waterford.

Be a high alti-dudeEnjoy some incredible high flying paragliding adventures with the lads in Bantry.

Man vs. WildHone your survival skills and enhance your mind and body with Lough Allen Adventure.

Dash to DingleTake part in the Dingle Adventure Race for an engerizing challenge in Kerry.


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