Christmas in Ireland

O'Connell Street, Dublin

Twinkling lights, frosty winter air and festive cheer around every corner – welcome to Christmas in Ireland

The most wonderful time of the year? We think so! And in Ireland we celebrate the season in style. Think bustling streets filled with festive shoppers, hot drinks enjoyed in front of a roaring turf fire and carol singers belting out your favourite Christmas tunes.

But if you REALLY want to experience Christmas in Ireland, dive in! Brave the freezing waters at Dublin’s Forty Foot swimming spot for the traditional Christmas morning swim. Find the perfect gift among the stalls at the Belfast Christmas Market and show off your Irish language skills with a breezy ‘Nollaig Shona Duit’ (Happy Christmas to you!). At Christmas, Ireland is one big party... and everyone's invited! 

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