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Dylanfest

DylanFest on the Lough

A must for all Dylan fans, Ireland's only annual festival dedicated to Bob Dylan and his music takes place in Moville, Co Donegal …

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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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Places to See »

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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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Ulster American Folk Park

Ulster American Folk Park

The Ulster American Folk Park tells, in a vivid and entertaining fashion, the parallel stories of emigration from Ireland and the discovery of the …

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Ogham Stone

Ogham

Ogham is an ancient form of writing, which takes the form of linear cuts made in stone. It is found in Ireland on stones …

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Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey was founded in the 1160s by Cistercians, a contemplative order of monks which originated in France, on land granted by the King of Ossory, Donal …

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Things to Do »

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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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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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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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 »

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O’Bama and other Irish presidents

Many US presidents have had connections to Ireland, from Andrew Jackson in the early 18th century right up to Barack Obama. But none of …

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Explore Yeats Country

WB Yeats is one of the most romantic poets ever and this is his ancestral home, a place he dearly loved and where he …

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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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Free admission in Ireland

Ireland for Free!

The fact that all these places are completely free to visit does not in any way make them inferior - some of the most …

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Ireland & the Irish »

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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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Elephants at Dublin Zoo

Being an elephant in Dublin Zoo in the past was not much fun, confined for life to a tiny concrete enclosure, but things have …

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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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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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