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Galway Film Fleadh

Galway Film Fleadh

This well established and popular event will see more than 100 films screened over 6 days, covering Irish and World film, shorts, documentaries and …

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The Avant

The Avant

The Avant is an umbrella name for a series of mini-festivals and events, all involving avant-garde approaches to the arts, which take place concurrently …

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SeaFest

SeaFest

Taking place in Ringaskiddy, a place rich in maritime culture, SeaFest is a celebration of life in, on and around the water. Map & Directions …

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City Spectacular

City Spectacular

This event is build around free events in two city parks – Merrions Square in Dublin and Fitzgerald Park in Cork – during which …

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Places to See »

Graiguenamanagh sunset

Barrow Valley

The Barrow Valley is a quiet and unspoiled area, much loved by walkers and little visited by tourists. The river that meanders though is popular …

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Donegal Castle

Donegal Castle

When it was originally built in 1474 by Hugh O’Donnell, chief of the O’Donnell clan, Donegal Castle was among the most impressive castles in the country, …

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Inside Marble Arch Caves

Marble Arch Caves

Marble Arch caves are Ireland largest caves, both in terms of the extent and the sheer hugeness of some of the internal spaces. The caves …

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Glendalough

Glendalough

Glendalough in Co Wicklow with its famous round tower was one of the most important Christian monastic settlements in Europe. It is a mystical and …

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Things to Do »

Golf in Ireland

Tips for Golfing in Ireland

Most golfing visitors to Ireland are especially keen to play on our famous links courses, but you'll need to be equipped for the challenge. Don't …

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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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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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Touring Ireland »

People on a Dublin Street

How to Behave in Ireland!

People in Ireland are generally pretty laid back and casual but it is useful for visitors to know how a little about to behave …

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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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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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Heritage Card

The Heritage Card

If you are touring Ireland for more than a couple of days, this card will certainly save you money, possibly quite a lot of …

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Ireland & the Irish »

placenames

Irish Place Names

The origin and meaning of place names in Ireland can be tricky to decipher, but they are a vivid reminder of our varied past, …

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tea-brack

Irish Tea Brack

This deliciously fruity cross between cake and bread is traditionally eaten at Halloween in Ireland. There are a number of fun traditions associated with brack, …

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Irish surnames

Origin & Meaning of Irish Surnames

Although many of the most common surnames or family names in Ireland have a history that stretches back to our Celtic ancestors, quite a …

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Crubeens

Traditional Foods of Ireland

From Irish stew to soda bread, black pudding to drisheen, these are some of the dishes and recipes that Irish people have cooked for …

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