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Cat Laughs Comedy

Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

This annual event is a fixture on the comedy circuit and brings not just the cream of Irish comedians to Kilkenny but some of …

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Live at the Marquee

Live at the Marquee

This eclectic series of events, held in a marquee in Cork's Docklands, started when the city was European Capital of Culture in 2005 and …

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Taste of Dublin

Taste of Dublin

This annual foodie fest features tastings from some of the best restaurants in Dublin, alongside cookery demonstrations, food markets, outdoor music performances and more. It's …

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Glencolmcille

Glencolmcille Pilgrimage

The annual pilgrimage here each June is now a devoutly Christian event, but with origins that stretch back to pre-Christian Celtic Ireland. It's an area …

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Places to See »

The Wonderful Barn

The Wonderful Barn

Built on the original grounds of Castletown House, this amazing and beautifully named building really is wonderful and well worth a post all of …

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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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Foals at the Irish National Stud

The National Stud and Japanese Gardens

If Kildare is the home of the horse in Ireland, this is it's headquarters. With stallions, mares and foals to see and a museum …

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Irish National Heritage Park

The history of early Ireland is brought vividly to life here, through reconstructed buildings and re-enactments of the life and work of Irish people …

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Things to Do »

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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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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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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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 »

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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Bunavalla Harbour from Castlecove

Ring of Kerry Tour

The Ring of Kerry is one of the great drives of the world and a must see for many visitors to Ireland. But it …

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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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The English Market, Cork

20 Recommended Places to Eat in Cork

This selection of 20 great places to eat in Cork city has everything from market stalls to sushi bars, from the best places …

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Ireland & the Irish »

Road Bowling near Drogheda

Irish Road Bowling

Rad bowling is a very old sport, now played mainly in Cork and Armagh, in which a cast iron ball is thrown along a …

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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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Theatre Royal, Dublin

Hawkins St and the Theatre Royal

If there was ever a place that 'progress' did nothing to improve, it has to be Hawkins St, and in particular the site of …

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Afternoon Tea

History of Irish Food

The food people ate in the past in Ireland has always been closely interwoven with other aspects of our history, particularly so because for …

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