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Lisdoonvarna Match Making Festival

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival

Non stop merrymaking for an entire month with the chance of meeting your life partner thrown in - who could resist? Well, lots of people. …

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Harvert Time Blues

Harvest Time Blues

Lovers of blues from all over Ireland and beyond converge on Monaghan in September for this festival which has grown in stature every year …

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Fringefest, Dublin

Dublin Fringe Festival

The term 'fringe' may suggest this is a relatively small event. It isn't, running in the weeks prior to the Dublin Theatre Festival it …

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Waterford Harvest Festival

Waterford Harvest Festival

Waterford Harvest Festival celebrates the food and food heritage of Waterford and is all about local food. As a coastal county with a rich …

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Places to See »

Irish National Print Museum

National Print Museum

This fascinating museum tells the story of book and newspaper printing in Ireland with a collection of printing presses, woodblocks and old printed items. Time …

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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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Bru Na Boinne

Brú na Bóinne

The cluster of ancient structures around Bru na Boinne are designated as a World Heritage Site pre-date the pyramids and are extremely sophisticated in …

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Ailwee Cave

Ailwee Caves

Ailwee Caves are Ireland's largest cave system, deep beneath the Burren in Co Clare, and can be explored during a guided tour. There is a …

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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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Errislannan Manor

Errislannan Manor

Connemara ponies are a favourite all over the world, and it's not surprising, they are well-mannered, versatile and very beautiful. There is little to beat …

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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 »

Chatting with Joyce and Wilde

A Walk around James Joyce’s Dublin

This walk takes you on a stroll around Dublin to places associated with James Joyce or with characters from his books or short stories. Although …

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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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Kids enjoy Bunratty

A Guide to Touring Ireland with Kids

Children are welcomed almost everywhere in Ireland, but touring anywhere as a family can have its moments! We've loads of advice and tips here to …

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Packing for Ireland

Packing for Ireland

It's tempting to bring nothing but waterproof gear when packing for a trip to Ireland, but the sun does shine sometimes - honestly! We've some …

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Ireland & the Irish »

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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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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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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Dublin People

Fast Facts about Ireland: People & Society

Ireland's population is growing for the first time in over 150 years, which is affecting just about every aspect of life here. The changes are …

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