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The Ultimate Irish Summer Bucket List - Here's What You're Doing Every Weekend

By clodagh

May 15, 2017 at 3:45pm


The summer is a magical time in Ireland.

Sure, it may be raining for half of it but thanks to the neverending string of festivals and events that are happening, we barely even notice.

With such a hectic schedule, it can be hard to keep track and decide what to do with your precious time off.

But worry not my friends, we've got it all under control.

We've planned out every weekend for the next three months and packed your whole summer full of adventures that you'll remember for years.

Tag your mates and see how many you can tick off the list...

20th & 21th May

Horseriding in the Wicklow Mountains

Jump in the car and take a spin out to Wicklow for a day of enjoying some amazing scenery from a whole new angle. 

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27th & 28th May

Killarney Beer Festival

The perfect opportunity to learn about your favourite drink of choice, while also drinking your favourite drink of choice. Win-win. 

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3rd & 4th June

Bloom In The Park

Not into gardening? It doesn't matter. The incredible Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park is a mix of awe-inspiring floral creations, food and all-around relaxation. 

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10th & 11th June

Killarney National Park

Take a road-trip down West, and take in the views of Killarney National Park . Don't forget to stop for a 99 on your way out, no matter the weather. 

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17th & 18th June

Cork Midsummer Festival

Spend some time at this 10-day festival celebrating all things creative. Our recommendation? Go see Prodijig perform. Thank us later. 

Looking for something in the East? Taste Of Dublin takes over the Iveagh Gardens from 15th to 18th June.

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24th & 25th June

Sea Sessions

Music, surfing and camping: can you really go wrong with that mix? Head up to Donegal for this small but mighty music festival. 

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1st & 2nd July

Wild AIR Run

This 5K run in Kilkenny is like no other. Yes, there are obstacles, but they are the inflatable kind as you'll be battling blow-up pinball machines and mazes. 

The fun event runs at several locations so have a look on the website to find one that is near you. 

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8th & 9th July

Laya City Spectacular 

How does a free festival sound? The Laya City Spectacular takes place in Merrion Square in Dublin complete with street performers, food, and Dustin The Turkey. 

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15th & 16th July

Giant's Causeway

You've seen the pictures and heard the story about its name, but have you ever actually visited the Giant's Causeway? Take a weekend out to view one of our most famous sites.

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22nd & 23rd July

Bray Air Display

Take in the sites of hundreds of planes making shapes in the sky, as you snack on food from the markets. Nice.

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29th & 30th July

Galway International Arts Festival

From theatre and dance to comedy to talks, Galway Arts Festival truly is a completely unique experience and the buzz around the city is insane. Do it.

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5th & 6th August

Camping in Achill

Forget basic camping in tents, kick things up a notch with a night in a pod - in one of the most underrated but beautiful parts of the country.

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12th & 13th August

Dursey Island

To get to this little island off the shore of Cork, you have to take a cable car. And it's the only one in Ireland. 

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19th & 20th August

Fleadh Cheoil

It's time to practice your haon, dó, trí's at the biggest trad music festival in the country.

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26th & 27th August

Taste of Donegal

Round off your ultimate summer in Ireland with a selection of the finest food in Donegal

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