Sport and Outdoor

Punchestown Racing Festival

This is Ireland's Cheltenham and a very big event in the area - kids are even given time off school to attend! It is a friendly occasion, very much a family …

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Rally of the Lakes

One of the foremost events in the Irish motor racing calendar, with competitors coming from Ireland north and south as well as overseas. It's not been without controversy though, and there …

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Leenane Mountain Walking Festival

There could hardly be a more perfect place to have a festival dedicated to walking. There are walks to suit everyone, with low level, medium and hard walks offered each day …

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Balmoral Show

The biggest event in Northern Irelands equestrian calendar, with the cream of show jumpers as well a show horses and young stock in attendance. There is plenty for the non-horsey set …

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The Irish Derby

One of the richest races in the world, and at the centre of 3 days of great racing, this is the highlight of the annual racing calendar in Ireland. But it …

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The Irish Open Golf Championship

The Irish Open, which dates back to 1927, is extremely popular as a spectator event, as is the pro-am which takes place before it - so if you plan to …

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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 Events take place at the campus National Maritime …

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Calves Week

This is every bit as much as social event as a sailing regatta, which isn't to say that the competition is not keen, it is, fiercely. Day time sees quality racing …

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Warriors Festival

The origins of the run at its heart of this festival go back to a pub bet in 1979, when a group of drinkers began to speculate on the fastest …

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Irish Hot Air Balloon Championships

Taking place this year in Co Waterford, where Lismore Castle will be among the launch locations, a spectacular backdrop for the hot air balloons. It is all fairly dependent on …

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The Turf Warrior Challenge

You'll cross obstacles, jump from cliffs, wade through bog, climb through, under and over trees, and plunge into the icy waters of Killary Fjord. All this over a 10km course …

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Christmas Racing at Leopardstown

For many people Christmas is not Christmas without a day or two at Leopardstown races. It's a very festive event, with families very much in evidence. For those serious about the …

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Westport Christmas & New Year Walking Festival

Walk off the Christmas guilt (and pounds) while still continuing the good times with guided walks across mountains overlooking lovely Clew Bay in Co Mayo. …

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Castlecomer Wellie Race

An annual fixture on the New Year calendar in which the denizens of 'Comer take to streets in outrageous fancy dress, before entering a highly competitive race, shod in wellies. It's …

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Fairyhouse Easter Racing Festival

One of the premier events on the the Irish racing calenders, this 4 day festival always has highly competitive racing, especially in the featured events, the Powers Gold Cup Novice …

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