June Bank Holiday

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  • Ireland Bike Fest Killarney
  • Cork Harbour Festival
  • Dublin Dance Festival
  • Festival of the Pirate Queen
  • Festival of Writing and Ideas
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29 May - 1 June
Ireland Bike Fest Killarney attracts tens of thousands of visitors and bike enthusiasts from all over the world.

Experience the Bike Village and check out slick, well-built machines, great food and free live entertainment in a unique party atmosphere.

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  • Row boats in Cork Harbour
Cork City

30 May - 6 June
Get ship shape in Cork this bank holiday weekend and join thousands of other visitors to watch hundreds of participant’s race from Crosshaven to Cork in a spectacular flotilla.

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19 - 30 May
Immerse yourself in culture and head along to the annual Dublin Dance Festival - an event that brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland.

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Clew Bay, Co Mayo

30 May - 1 June
Celebrate Mayo's infamous pirate queen, Grace O'Malley, one of the most inspirational women in Irish history. Events take place all over Clew Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way, the land base for her sea-faring adventures!

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Borris, Co Carlow

5 - 7 June
Be inspired by some of the world's most intriguing minds - from novelists and film-makers to poets and artists. Festival events take place in the beautiful grounds of Borris House, and spill out into pubs, libraries, and historic buildings around this quaint village.

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Couple relaxing in a hotel

Relax this June bank holiday weekend and take some time out with an unforgettable Irish getaway.

Grab a weekend special

Rediscover romance

Couple holding hands by Glendalough Lake

Get loved up this weekend and treat that special someone.

Be inspired by romantic ideas

Escape with friends

Friends hiking

Kick off the summer by planning a fun day out and spend some quality time with the gang.

Great ideas for fun with pals

June Bank Holiday

Get out there and make the most of this June bank holiday weekend! There are lots of great options for families, friends and couples with loads of exciting events happening all across the country.

Be inspired in Borris at the Festival of Ideas or take in some culture at the Dublin Dance Festival. Take a look at our weekend suggestions and grab some pals and experience a truly Irish day out. Or why not get the family together for some al fresco dining in one of Ireland's many breathtaking picnic spots?

Whatever you decide to do for the long weekend, it's sure to be memorable...

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Eight Irish experiences

Ted ToursGo on, go on... enjoy tea and cake or enter a Lovely Girls competition in Kilfenora.

Leprechaun and Fairy CavernJoin the hunt for these mythical little people in Carlingford, Co Louth.

GAA Museum Croke ParkExplore the history of Gaelic games from ancient times to present day in Dublin.

The Lartigue MonorailwayExperience a unique form of travel in Listowel, Co Kerry.

Horsedrawn Caravan HolidaysDiscover the beautiful Irish countryside with your horse and wagon in Co Mayo.

Waterford TreasuresUncover Ireland's oldest city and explore Waterford's Viking history.

Ireland's BluewayKayak and snorkel along Ireland's stunning coastline stretching from Mayo to Galway.

Croagh Patrick PilgrimageHead for the summit and soak up the views in Westport, Co Mayo.

Eight fab picnic spots

Kilfane Glen & WaterfallDine al fresco in this idyllic landscape in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny.

Johnstown Castle GardensPack your sandwiches, head for Wexford and dine out in these gorgeous gardens.

Curraghchase Forest ParkBecome one with nature at lunchtime in Kilcornan, Co Limerick.

St Columb's GardensEnjoy a picnic with a side of culture in Churchill, Donegal.

Heywood GardensStop for a snack while exploring lakes and woodlands in Ballinakill, Co Laois.

Woodland Cottage GardenChow down while discovering spectacular gardens in Birr, Co Offaly.

Grove Gardens & Open FarmStroll through parklands and say hello to the animals in Kells, Co Meath.

Powerscourt House & GardensPicnic in style and explore the estate in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow.

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