Raise a glass to Dublin’s first no-alcohol bar   Fancy a great night out with some board game fun and without the morning after feeling? Head to Dublin’s first no-alcohol bar. Board is a new pub in Dublin’s city centre that offers an extensive range of non-alcoholic drinks together with over 200 board games that patrons can play for free. The recently opened dry...
Powerscourt prepares for a colourful and sustainable spring Even as winter closes in, preparations are underway at the magnificent Powerscourt Estate to plant a bee-friendly, bio-diverse, sustainable spring garden. Powercourt Estate and Gardens in County Wicklow is continuing its journey towards being recognised on a global stage for its sustainability initiatives. The stunning Palladian mansion set in 1,000 acres, which include...
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum assembles “the boys of the NYPD choir” to sing Galway Bay this Christmas   Exhibition launches in Dublin telling the story of The Pogues and Shane MacGowan The Pogues’ song Fairytale of New York is regarded by many as the anthem for Irish global emigration.  It remains one of the most played Christmas songs of the...
Shake off the gloom of winter with a stay in a city that offers the warmest of welcomes and a cosmopolitan calendar of events. From music and markets to theatre, art, fabulous food and cosy pubs, Dublin has everything you need for an amazing winter break. Here is a taste of what’s on offer: A night at the theatre There’s always lots...
This year’s New Year Festival Dublin will run over four days with more than 40 events staged across three iconic venues. Dublin City ramps up the party this New Year with its annual New Year Festival (NYF) extended to four days (29 December 2023 through to 1 January 2024). Some of the island’s top talents will perform across the city in the stunning surrounds of...
  Ireland’s largest trad and folk music festival will light up January with performances from icons of the genre and innovative new artists. Tradfest showcases the best of established and emerging musical talent in over 50 performances across Dublin over five days, 24–28 January.   From Irish harpists, Galician bagpipers and bluegrass banjoists to fusions of trad with hip-hop, New Orleans jazz...
Ireland to co-host Euro 2028 football tournament Two stadia on the island of Ireland will be among 10 across the UK and Ireland to host the prestigious Euro 2028 competition. The UK and Ireland’s joint bid to host the prestigious football tournament Euro 2028 has been formally approved by UEFA. It will be the biggest event ever hosted by the UK...
Fill your heart with festive cheer at the island of Ireland’s magical Christmas markets. The appearance of colourful Christmas markets across the length and breadth of the island of Ireland signals that the festive season has well and truly begun. And with many opening in mid-November this year, there isn’t long to wait. Galway, on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, will open...
Explore the island of Ireland’s awesome UNESCO sites The island of Ireland’s UNESCO sites are destinations of world-class natural and cultural heritage that should top your to-do list. Despite being small, the island of Ireland looms large when it comes to the number of UNESCO designated sites and cities it harbours. From ancient geological phenomena to vibrant cities steeped in culture,...
GAA-mad kids can learn more about Ireland’s ancient sport from the time of Setanta right up to the era of Cian Lynch! As the ancient Irish festival of Samhain draws near, the GAA Museum at Croke Park invites families to celebrate with a unique twist on Halloween at their much-anticipated "Hurloween" Tours.  Swop ghouls for goals and embark on a journey...

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