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  1. Loughcrew Autumn Equinox Festival

    Oldcastle, Meath

    Celebrate the Autumn Equinox like our ancestors - stand in their footsteps as they did over 5,000 years ago and celebrate the sun alignment with the ancient Loughcrew Cairn T. Read more

  2. Easter Rising Centenary

    Dublin City, Dublin

    With the launch of an extensive programme of events, Easter 2016 brings about a massive commemoration centred in the city where the Easter Rising took place 100 years ago, Dublin. Read more

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  3. The Daniel O'Connell Summer School TBC

    Cahersiveen, Kerry

    The overall purpose of the school is to examine aspects of the historical career of Daniel O'Connell as well as to consider the challenges which they pose for the direction of modern Ireland. Read more

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  4. Celtic Fringe Festival

    Grange, Sligo

    The Celtic Fringe Festival explores the connections made by the Spanish Armada voyage of 1588 between Ireland, Spain and Europe. Experience Irish culture, heritage and our unique landscape. Read more

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  5. Féile Brian Ború

    Ballina, Tipperary

    An annual festival commemorating Ireland's Greatest High King, Brian Ború, in his native place. Come along and enjoy a huge and varied programme of fun events for all the family. Read more

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  6. Easter Ceremonies at the GPO

    Dublin City, Dublin

    Join the crowds that will line O’Connell Street and be part of this monumental day of ceremonies to mark the centenary of The 1916 Easter Rising which will also be aired by the State broadcaster, RTÉ. Read more

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  7. Boyle Arts Festival 2016

    Boyle, Roscommon

    A gem of a festival with an emphasis on small, intimate events in historical and architecturally interesting buildings. This annual 10 day event has built up a significant reputation. Read more

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  8. Loughcrew Spring Equinox Festival

    Oldcastle, Meath

    Celebrate the Spring Equinox like our ancestors - stand in their footsteps as they did over 5,000 years ago and celebrate the sun alignment with the ancient Loughcrew Cairn T. Read more

  9. Festival of the Pirate Queen

    Westport, Mayo

    A celebration along the coastline of Clew Bay of Ireland's Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley featuring traditional music, Irish drama, Achill yawl racing and craft beers at The Grainne Ale Festival. Read more

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  10. Great Lighthouses of Ireland Shine a Light on Summer

    Fanad Head, Donegal

    For hundreds of years, lighthouses have helped seafarers find their way. Now Great Lighthouses of Ireland shine a light on summer by inviting all to a May weekend of family fun & great storytelling! Read more

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