Dublin Horse Show

One of Ireland’s biggest annual sporting and social events returns to the country’s capital when the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show takes place from the 5th – 9th August. This will be the 142nd time the event has taken place in Dublin and returns to the RDS in Ballsbridge.

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Top 10 things in Dublin for tourists that like to go off the beaten track

The popular capital city of Dublin has received great reviews in an feature by Claire Money in the Irish Independent titled “10 off the beaten track things tourists will love about Dublin”. 

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LA Times feature on the spectacular West Cork region

The West Cork region is known for boasting some of Ireland’s most stunningly beautiful, scenic and rugged coastline. The area attracts many people taking a vacation in Ireland due to the fantastic whale watching and sea kayaking and coastal walking opportunities it offers.

The spectacular West Cork region has also recently received rave reviews from the LA Times reporter Margo Pfeiff in her article; “Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way makes a magical coastal adventure by car”. The West Cork region received the high accolade in the prestigious newspaper’s widely-read travel section in the popular California paper. Reporter Margo travelled from Shannon Airport, where she began her journey along the south-western leg of her Wild Atlantic Way adventure.

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Magical memories await at the Kilkenny Arts Festival

 One of Ireland’s oldest multidisciplinary arts festivals returns between the 7th and 16th August 2015. The Kilkenny Arts Festival fuses various performing arts disciplines including classical music, music, theatre & dance, street, literature, visual art, craft and a whole host of family friendly events

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Spraoi International Festival of Street Arts

The Spraoi International Festival of Street Arts will take place in Waterford City between the 31st July and 2nd August with a wide range of globally renowned street art performers and musicians to entertain and enthral visitors of all ages.

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West Cork Literary Festival

A range of international talent is set to descend upon the scenic West Cork region of Ireland this July with the return of the now world-famous West Cork Literary Festival.

The town of Bantry is set to come alive with a 6 day festival from the 12th until the 18th July with a range of talent descending on the popular town for the event.

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New standard introduced for “quirky or unusual” Irish accommodation

For those enjoying a vacation in Ireland and seeking accommodation that’s a little different then Fáilte Ireland will be introducing a new category for “innovative, quirky or unusual” accommodation providers in Ireland.

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Guinness Storehouse ranked one of Europe’s top tourist attractions

The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin was recently recognised at the World Travel Awards as one of in Europe’s leading tourist attractions  and in doing so became Ireland’s first such visitor attraction to be shortlisted.

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Irish Redhead Convention 2015

The popular Red Head Convention is set to take place from the 21st until the 23rd August in the sailing village of Crosshaven just 25 kilometres from Cork City. The festival started out as a joke by siblings Joleen & Denis Cronin, however it has now become a large and popular event with many people planning a trip to Ireland especially to take part in the festivities.

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Tourism Ireland to promote two Irish Arts Festival’s with online films

Two of Ireland’s most popular arts festivals, the Galway International Arts Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival, will be promoted with the help of two new online films produced by Tourism Ireland.

As a way of giving a global audience a sense of what to expect during their trip to Ireland this summer, both short films feature images of Galway and Kilkenny, including St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny Castle, the Black Abbey, St John’s Priory, Rothe House and The Hole in the Wall.

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