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  1. Waterford 1100 Birthday - Ireland's Oldest City

    Waterford City, Waterford

    In 2014, Waterford City will celebrate 1100 years since its foundation by Vikings in 914 AD. To celebrate this significant birthday, Ireland's Oldest City has prepared a series of cultural activities... Read more

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  2. Sam Maguire Festival & Welcome Home Gathering

    Dunmanway, Cork

    A celebration of the life and ethos of Sam Maguire with a parade of county colours, flags & jerseys; an underage GAA Blitz; old-time threshing, a vintage exhibition; open air dancing; and more. Read more

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  3. Sliabh Aughty Furnace Festival

    Mountshannon, Clare

    A festival of fun and learning around the 17th and 18th century ironworking industry on the western shores of Lough Derg. See a sword fight, join the tour or listen to one of the many talks! Read more

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  4. Dublin Festival of History

    Dublin City, Dublin

    Calling all history buffs! The second annual Dublin Festival of History will take place this Autumn in Dublin Castle and city libraries with a programme of lectures and events on a variety of history... Read more

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  5. Shackleton Autumn School Festival

    Athy, Kildare

    The 14th Shackleton International Autumn School with lectures, drama, film, annual dinner, excursions, Antarctica re-enactors and exhibits. Read more

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  6. WW1 Centenary Commemorative Event

    Athy, Kildare

    A commemoration of those men who served in or lost their lives during WWI with a living history display, lectures, exhibits, an on-site military historian, original film footage and more. Read more

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  7. Traditional Old Year Celebration

    Portmagee, Kerry

    For over a century and a half, the arrival of each New Year is celebrated in Portmagee with a unique custom called The Old Year. Read more

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