The big day – 17 March – will soon be here, and once again people all around the world will be inspired to pay homage to St Patrick, Ireland, and Irish culture and heritage. As one of the most popular cultural events on the planet, St Patrick’s Day is celebrated by millions every year. Yet the enigmatic and larger-than-life figure...
A new festival full of incredible adventures in and around the celebrated Irish town of Killarney, County Kerry, is set to get underway this spring. The inaugural Wander Wild Festival, running from 25 – 27 March inclusive, promises a long weekend packed with unique experiences in some of the most amazing natural settings anywhere in the world. Offering an eclectic choice of...
A Global Celebration of Irish Culture and Heritage returns to the streets of Dublin, 16-20 March, 2022 The programme for Ireland’s National St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin has been unveiled, marking the return of the world’s most iconic St Patrick’s Day celebrations live and in-person for first time since 2019.The theme for this landmark event is Connections and the scope of...
The Irish capital will be thronging with literature lovers this year as the city celebrates the centenary of James Joyce’s revered masterpiece Ulysses. All over the globe in 2022 a host of literary events, exhibitions and artistic commissions are set to mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of one of the most iconic works of English literature.  However the author’s...
DERRY TO DAZZLE THIS FEBRUARY WITH ILLUMINATE Festival of music and light comes to the Walled City The historic Walled City of Derry will come to life in February with an immersive music and light festival called, ‘Illuminate’.  Illuminate will brighten up the dark winter nights with a trail of live projection shows across the city’s most iconic buildings, turning them into...
No matter where you travel around the island of Ireland, you’re always going to find something to put on your bucket list of things to see and do. A host of new attractions and experiences are open or will be ready to open for 2022, so make this year the one you find something different to explore on the greenest,...
West Cork’s spectacular landscape holds many secret places, just ready to explore with the family. Make amazing memories with these great family activities in West Cork. From fairy trails to dolphin watching, there’s so many things to do in West Cork for families, here are some of the places you just have to visit. Exploring Kinsale As the kids ask ‘are we...
Your ultimate hiking guide - explore 25 epic Irish trails There’s nothing quite like the feeling of fresh air on your face and rugged terrain underfoot as you reach the summit of one of Ireland’s majestic mountains. Wander down woodland routes, escape to the coast on stunning seaside walks and conquer the highest peaks in the country, where spectacular views...
Cliff divers set to soar feet first at Ireland’s Downpatrick Head The Irish leg of the 2021 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series awaits the cliff diving elite with rugged conditions in a brand-new location on September 11. Written by Katrin Strobl c/o RED BULL IRELAND Halfway into the season, the world’s best cliff divers – including the reigning champions Rhiannan Iffland from Australia and...
When you holiday in Ireland, it's good to know that the stunning views and gorgeous coastlines are not the only things you can enjoy for free. Discover amazing museums, spectacular landscapes and insightful visitor centres. There's no end to the exciting things to do in Dublin and fantastic places to go in Ireland Here's a list of 20 free things...

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