3. Get spooked in a haunted castle
Imagine you’re lying in bed fast asleep, when a knock on your door wakes you from your slumber. You slide from under the covers, turn the knob, and open it to find... nothing! Such occurrences aren’t uncommon at Ballygally Castle, one of the most haunted sites in Ireland. This 17th century castle is home to the ghost of Lady Isobel Shaw, who jumped to her death from the turret when her husband locked her in the tower room for birthing him a daughter instead of a son. The castle is now a hotel, and Lady Isobel's specter is regularly spotted by guests wandering the halls, seeking her lost daughter. Stay the night if you dare, but prepare for a fright...
4. Put on your dancing shoes
Legs kicking, hair flying, music pumping – nothing quite beats the excitement and exhilaration of a hooley show at Johnnie Fox’s. Famed as the highest pub in Ireland, enjoy a four-course seafood dinner before the band strikes up with a rousing session of traditional music and sing-along ballads. As the lights dim, and the dancers take to the stage, prepare to hear the thumping beat echo throughout your body, making your foot tap and your heart leap at the sound of these infectious tunes.