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Cork Folk Festival

Cork Folk Festival

A feast of folk music and dance events of all kinds to more than 40 venues, including an outdoor ceili with more than 10.000 …

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Westport Arts Festival

Westport Arts Festival

Westport Arts Festival brings a feast of dance, theatre, music and art shows from around the world to the Co Mayo town each …

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Dingle Food Festival

Dingle Food & Wine Festival

Dingle is a known for its great restaurants and local artisan foods - this festival gives you a taste, literally, of the best of …

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Sligo Singing Weekend

Frank Finn Traditional Singing Weekend

Traditional singing is an art that it takes a little time for the uninitiated to appreciate - for lovers of the style this is …

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Places to See »

Cogh Heritage Centre

Cobh Heritage Centre

This fascinating centre tells the often tragic story of Irish emigration in a most vivid way and also commemorates the departure of the Titanic …

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Charles Fort Kinsale

Charles Fort & James Fort

Charles Fort is a massive structure, with walls up to 6m thick and five defensive bastions around its perimeter. Its star shape provided better …

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Rock of Dunamace

Rock of Dunamase

Dunamase Castle, built on a high limestone outcrop overlooking a flat plain, has been a ruin for almost 700 years, but is still …

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Skellig from the sea

Skellig Michael

Skellig Micheal is a World heritage site, site of an ancient Christian monastery and an important wild bird sanctuary. And now a Star Wars …

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Things to Do »

Killary Harbour

Killary Adventure Centre

Located on the shore of the remote and lovely Killary Fjord, this busy and popular adventure centre offers, among other things, kayaking, wind surfing, …

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Delphi Activity Centre

Delphi Activity Centre

Delphi Adventure centre is located in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Ireland and provides a range of water sports and …

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fishing-galway

When & Where to Fish in Ireland

Despite declining stocks of some fish, Ireland remains an excellent fishing destination, whether you are an angler in search of trout and salmon or …

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Island Golf Club

The Island Golf Club

A less well known links golf course than many other in Ireland, The Island is a classic links course more than 100 years old. Build …

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Touring Ireland »

Road signs in Ireland

Irish Road Signs & Traffic Signals

Many Irish road signs - such as the STOP sign - will be familiar, but there are others which are not so readily identified …

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Ireland tour bus

Choosing a Tour Operator

Picking the right tour company to organise your trip to Ireland is the first major decision you take when planning your vacation - and …

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Windy weather and struggling umbrellas

When to Visit Ireland

When choosing the best time to visit Ireland you need to take account of the weather, but since nobody comes here for sunshine the …

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Soup - Lunchtime bargain in Ireland

10 Money Saving Tips for Visiting Ireland

Your precious vacation is for enjoying treats, having a little more luxury than normal and being able to relax – you don’t want to …

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Ireland & the Irish »

irish-stew

Irish Stew

The ingredients are simple, lamb, potato, onion and carrot, but the result is a hearty and warming dish which the Irish have enjoyed for …

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Kissing the Blarney Stone 1913

Kissing the Blarney Stone

People flock still to kiss the famous stone and, allegedly, gain the gift of loquaciousness. These days they are far less likely to injure …

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Kindergarten St Annes

Irish First Names

An introduction to the origin and meaning of baby names or Christian names in Ireland. …

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Hurling

Hurling: A traditional Irish Sport

Hurling is a traditional Irish sport whose origins go back more than 700 years and which is still hugely popular today. Its a fast paced …

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