Ireland offers lots of possibilities for family fun and enjoyment. Here is a selection of things to do.
Ireland Premier show cave
Ailwee Cave and Birds of Prey Educational Centre Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
Aillwee Cave continues to welcome visitors to The Burren for over 40 years. The Birds of Prey Educational Centre is home to one of the largest and most varied collection of Birds of Prey.
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famous Belleek fine parian china
Belleek Pottery 3 Main Street, Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Established in 1857, this Neo-Georgian building is home to Ireland's oldest working fine china pottery.
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award winning gardens
Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Turning back the clock to the elegance of the Georgian era, Birr has stayed true to its 18th and 19th Century character, with tree-lined malls and avenues and wonderful Georgian Architecture
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Once Centre of the Aviation World
Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum Foynes, Co. Limerick, Ireland
The role played by Foynes in the establishment of passenger flights across the Atlantic is excitingly captured in the Museum which is located in the original Airport Terminal Building.
Open Daily Mar to Nov
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Hidden history from connemara
Glengowla Mines and Working Farm Experience Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Glengowla Mines and working farm are steeped in history, old cuttings from well before the mine opened in 1850.
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history and legends coming to life
Irish National Heritage Park Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Through 9000 years of Irish History. Enter a special place where Ireland's heritage comes alive with sights and sounds that shaped a country and helped to shape the world.
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The picturesque town of Kenmare
Kenmare The Square, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The picturesque town of Kenmare is the perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara.
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Most haunted house in ireland
Loftus Hall Hook Head, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Loftus Hall is a large mansion house situated on the Hook peninsula. Loftus Hall stands alone and austere on the bleak landscape. This backdrop adds to its eery story.
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Home to a wide range of objects
National Museum of Ireland– Decorative Arts and History Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
See examples of silver, ceramics, glassware, weaponry, furniture, folklife, clothing, jewellery, coins and medals and take part in one of the many events hosted by the Museum.
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fun eco-nature cruises
Seafari Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland
SEAFARI Seal and Eagle watching cruises is the most popular tour in Kenmare. Hop aboard to explore the naturally beautiful paradise that is the Kenmare Bay.
Open Apr to Nov
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Time to explore
The Old Rail Trail Greenway Athlone to Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
The Old Rail Trail traces the historic Midlands Great Western Railway track, past restored station houses and under pretty stone arched bridges.
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Worlds largest model battle scene
Toy Soldier Factory Kilnamartyra Village
, Macroom, Co. Cork, Ireland
The Toy Soldier Factory offers groups a combination of fun and hands on experience with a difference all in one location! Where fantasy becomes reality. One of Ireland’s best-hidden secrets
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Visit Clare, County of Culture
Visit Clare Co. Clare, Ireland
Clare combines the stunning natural beauty of its long, meandering coastline with unique windswept landscapes and choice dollops of Irish culture.
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Visit Offaly Co. Offaly, Ireland
Offaly has a wide range of places to visit and hidden gems to explore. From water sports to pet-farms and science discoveries to tree-house adventures.
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people, places, stories.....
Youghal Clock Gate Tower Main Street, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland
Youghal Clock Gate Tower is the most visible landmark in the centre of Youghal’s Main Street. Although built in 1777 as a gaol, this story spans 600 years of history.
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Exhilarating treetop adventure
Zipit Forest Adventures (Boyle) Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
Climb high into the treetops, swing into cargo nets, surf with a difference or try cycling a bike over a narrow treetop bridge before zipping down one of the many ziplines.
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Exhilarating treetop adventure
Zipit Forest Adventures (Dublin) Tibradden Wood, Dublin 16, Ireland
Zipit Forest Adventures is an exciting day out for all the family or anyone looking for an exhilarating and challenging outdoor activity in a natural setting.
Open Feb to Nov
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Something for all the family
Achill Island Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Achill is the place for painting and photography and offers visitors spectacular views, natural landscapes and several Blue Flag beaches.
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Passenger Ferry to the Aran Islands
Aran Island Ferries City Office, 37-39 Forster Street, Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland
The award-winning family run ferry company, offer daily sailings to each of the islands from Ros a Mhil Port, with an average sailing time of 40 minutes.
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Aran Islands, Co. Galway
Aran Islands Aran Islands, Co. Galway, Ireland
The Aran Islands offer visitors spectacular views and natural landscapes and are a great getaway destination.
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Birthplace of Brian Boru
Ballina Killaloe Birthplace of Brian Boru Ballina, Co. Tipperary and Killaloe, Co. Clare, Ireland
Killaloe connects Clare and Tipperary with a 13 arch bridge to the village of Ballina.
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18th Century Georgian Villa
Belvedere House, Gardens and Park Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
Belvedere House boasts a magnificent 160 acre lakeside estate & 18th Century Georgian Villa & Victorian Walled Garden.
Open Daily Year Round
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One of the best preserved forts
Prominent archaeological site which has yielded magnificent results and also offering sheepdog demonstrations
Open Mar to Oct
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Explore four galleries
Carlow County Museum College Street, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Carlow County Museum is located in Carlow Town’s ‘Cultural Quarter’.
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It's playtime!
Clare Playgrounds Various locations, Co. Clare, Ireland
Imaginative and interactive play areas for children aged 0-12 years.
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Scenic mountains and woodland
Connemara National Park Letterfrack, Co. Galway, Ireland
Much of the present Park lands formed part of the Kylemore Abbey Estate and the Letterfrack Industrial School, the remainder having been owned by private individuals.
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A great family day out
Crag Cave Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Crag Cave is an ancient fossil cave system, older than mankind itself, within which can be seen the natural forces that created the complex and beautiful passages.
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Experience the magic
Dingle Peninsula Dingle Tourist Office, The Quay, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Famed for its rugged beauty and indigenous cultural heritage, Dingle Peninsula has something to offer every visitor.
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Explore more with a DoDublin Card!
DoDublin Bus Tours 59 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
With unlimited trips on the Dublin Bus network, you’ll make the most of your time in Dublin with the DoDublin card!
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Get close to the masters of the sky
Eagles Flying Irish Raptor Research Centre Ballymote, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Ireland’s largest Bird of Prey Centre offers the incomparable experience of being up close to eagles, falcons, owls and vultures.
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Northern Ireland's only aquarium
Exploris Aquarium The Rope Walk, Castle Street, Portaferry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Visitors can now experience the powerful presence of our resident African Nile Crocodile, Reticulated Python, as well as Madagascan Geckos, Corn Snakes and more.
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Irelands Wildest Attraction
Fota Wildlife Park Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
If you’re wondering what to do for the weekend in Cork, then why not make your way to Fota Wildlife Park and enjoy a day outside amongst some of the world’s most amazing animals and plants?
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On the scenic N69 driving route.
Foynes Heritage Town Foynes, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Foynes is a Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way and is part of the N69 Coastal Driving route (Limerick to Kerry).
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National Aquarium of Ireland
Galway Atlantaquaria The Promenade, Salthill, Galway City, Ireland
Take A Tour Of Galway Aquarium, or just enjoy at your leisure, talks throughout the day include ' Big Fish' feeding, Touch pool tours, fresh water fish feeding.
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Can you beat the clock?
Great Escape Rooms 27 Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland
Create memories you will treasure with your family and friends in an hour of excitement, challenge, fun, laughter and team work.
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Guaranteed fun
Harbour Splash Harbour Splash, The Stella, Old Pier, Dún Laoghaire Harbour, Co. Dublin, Ireland
The Aqua Park is an inflatable obstacle course offering the most fun you will have on the water this summer!
Open Apr to Sept
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Ireland's Premier family pet farm
Kennedy’s Pet Farm Glenflesk, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
This all-weather pet farm & playground is perfect for a family day out. The Irish Tourist Board approved pet farm is conveniently located just 5 miles from Killarney.
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outdoor fun for all ages
Kia Ora Mini Farm Courteencurragh, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
A hands on open farm where children get to interact with, hold and feed animals of the usual farmyard variety and some more exotic such as llamas, emus, alpacas, pot bellied pigs etc.
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Outdoor Activity centre
Killary Adventure Company Leenane, Co. Galway, Ireland
Killary Adventure Co have everything you need for a fantastic activity holiday in Ireland including over 20 of the most exciting adventure activities to choose from and a stunning location.
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Explore West Clare
Kilrush Heritage Town Kilrush Town Council, Town Hall, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
Kilrush is located near the stunning seascape of the River Shannon, the islands of Hogg and Scattery and the picturesque village of Cappa.
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A fun Day out for all the family
Kiltimagh Pet Farm and Wildlife Park Develeash, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, Ireland
A wide variety of exotic and domestic animals for you to come and meet. This farm is nestled in the heart of the West of Ireland boasting beautiful scenery and friendly people.
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Historic 1,000 acre Estate
Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden Kylemore, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
Nestled in the heart of Connemara, Kylemore offers history, romance, nature and spirituality - making it the perfect day out for all the family.
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An archaeological gem
Lough Gur Heritage Centre & Lakeshore Parklands Lough Gur, Bruff, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Lough Gur is an area of extreme beauty encompassing over 6,000 years of living history. Home to Ireland’s largest and oldest stone circle.
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Fun activities for all
Lough Key Forest and Activity Park Rockingham, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
A Lakeside Visitor Centre is the gateway to more than 800 acres of parkland and forest at Lough Key.
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The Park of the Privileged
Merrion Square Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Merrion Square has many associations with significant figures in Ireland’s political and cultural history. Former residents include Daniel O’Connell, Oscar Wilde and William Butler Yeats.
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Famous food and variety markets
Milk Market Limerick Cornmarket Row, Limerick City, Ireland
The Milk Market provide Limerick residents and visitors with access to a wide variety of fresh, local, in-season products, typically directly from the producer.
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With lots to see and do
Moher Hill Open Farm Cliffs of Moher Road, Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park is situated overlooking Liscannor Bay and is much more than a fun family filled day out.
Open Apr to Oct
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Indoor entertainment for all
Perks Family Entertainment Centre & Indoor Funfair Seafield, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland
Enjoy a great family day out with entertainment for visitors of all ages. Bowling, Bungee Trampoline, Carousel, Ladybird Ride, Bumper Boats and a video games arcade.
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swashbuckling fun
Pirates Cove Courtown Harbour, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Activities available for all the family such as 18 hole mini-golf, bumper boats, bubble rollers, paddle-boats, fun-caves, 10-pin bowling, electric go karts and games arcade.
Open Daily Jun to Aug
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Medieval Town on Lough Derg
Portumna Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland
Portumna is a picturesque heritage town in the south-east of Co Galway, just west of where the River Shannon enters Lough Derg.
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Exciting interpretation of events
Rebellion at the National 1798 Rebellion Centre Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Meet the key figures of the Rebellion, participate in the state of the art 4D battle of Vinegar Hill Experience and discover how weapons from the period worked.
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A journey of amazing discovery
Sea Life Bray Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Embark on a journey of Amazing Discovery at the National Sea Life Centre on Bray's beautiful Seafront where you will come face to face with fascinating marine and freshwater creatures.
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discover the wonders of this park
Secret Valley Wildlife Park Coolnacon, Clonroche, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Why not come and enjoy a day out in the sunny southeast and experience wildlife from around the world at Secret Valley Wildlife Park .
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wild and wonderful fun for all
Splashworld Railway Square, Tramore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Wave machine, water slides, bubble pool, paddle pool, water cannon, rolling rapids, steam room, sauna & a 4 lane 25 metre pool.
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Unique setting for a Wildlife park
Stonehall Wildlife Park Curraghchase, Kilcornan, Co. Limerick, Ireland
This location offers a unique setting for a purpose built Wildlife park which has now developed from a pet farm into a wildlife park/Zoo for families to experience fun and education.
Open Apr to Oct
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Exhilarating & fun
Wakedock Wakeboard Park Grand Canal Dockyard, Ringsend, Dublin 4, Ireland
Wakedock is Ireland’s first cable wakeboard park, located in the heart of the Dublin Docklands area.
Open Mar to Nov
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experience the magic of rail
Waterford and Suir Valley Railway Kilmeadan Station, Kilmeadan, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley from a period carriage and take in the wonderful panoramic views of the River Suir.
Operates Apr to Sept
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premier indoor aqua playground
Waterworld and Bundoran Seaweed Baths Atlantic Way, Sea Front, Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland
A completely enclosed indoor waterpark ensures a fun filled water based adventure, where you can enjoy the waves without the sand and the heat without the sunscreen
Open Easter to Mid Sept
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Great family fun
Westport House Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
There is something for everyone at Westport House: the beautiful historic Westport House, stunning grounds, the Pirate Adventure Park and the Birds of Prey centre.
Open March to December
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Seaside resort town
Youghal Youghal Tourist Office, Market Square, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland
Youghal has many historic buildings and monuments within its ancient town walls. It is one of the few towns in Ireland where the medieval town walls still survive.
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Exhilarating treetop adventure
Zipit Forest Adventures (Cork) Farran Forest Park, Farran, Co. Cork, Ireland  
Zipit Farran Park is a treetop high ropes course with a difference with 91 activities and over 800 metres of Ziplines for you to enjoy.
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For a splashing good time
Aqua Dome Dan Spring Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The Aqua Dome is one of Irelands Largest Indoor Waterworld's & Premier Tourist Attractions located on the Wild Atlantic Way.
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Family attraction
Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo Ballykilmurry, Ardmore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
A family attraction like no other, with a wide range of exotic and rare breed animals, as well as a host of reptiles. Ardmore Open Farm is a haven for children with endless hours of fun.
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The elegance of the Georgian era.
Birr Heritage Town Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Birr has stayed true to its 18th and 19th Century character, with tree-lined malls and avenues and wonderful Georgian Architecture.
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The place to be!
Bowling Buddies Unit 2 Manor Business Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Bowling Buddies is not just any ordinary bowling centre…it’s so much more! It’s the place to be. It’s extraordinary!
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Buddies is best for play!
Buddies Play Centre 4a Woodlands Industrial Estate, Park Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Family-run play centre for children up to 12yrs of age with on-site café for adults to relax in, offering a full menu and speciality teas and coffees.
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Enjoy the magical Burren
Burren Nature Sanctuary & Café Cloonasee, Kinvara, Co. Galway, Ireland
Stroll through the hedgerow of native Irish trees lining the ancient green road or boreen. Explore the fairy village in the ancient ash and hazel woodlands.
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Exciting and fun for all the family
Carnfunnock Country Park Mid and East Antrim BC, Coast Road, Larne, Co. Antrim BT40 2QD, Northern Ireland
Whether it’s adventure or escape you’re looking for, there really is something for everyone at Carnfunnock as it offers a host of activities and onsite facilities.
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All aboard the train!
Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway The Railway Station, Market Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down, BT30 6LZ, Northern Ireland  
Ireland’s only mainline heritage railway covering approximately 2 miles of a restored section of the former Belfast & Co. Down Railway
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Southeast Special Discoveries
Dunmore Adventure The Harbour, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Aquapark, Kayaking, Sailing, SUP, Archery, Climbing, Caving and Team Building.
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Shannon Region Special Discoveries
Fairy Wood Fairy Woods, Stradbally North, Castleconnell, County Limerick, Ireland
As you stroll through these woods keep your eyes peeled for the woodland fairies Dixie and Pixie and their colourful fairy houses!
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Interactive children’s museum
Imaginosity Dublin Children’s Museum The Plaza, Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin 18
Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum is Ireland’s only dedicated interactive children’s museum, a child-centred, creative, educational space for children under 9 years and their families.
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Shaped by Sea & Stone
Mid & East Antrim The Gobbins – Information Centre, 68 Middle Rd., Islandmagee, Co. Antrim BT40 3SL
Discover a region that has been Shaped by Sea & Stone and home to The Gobbins Cliff Path and many Game of Thrones filming locations.
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Shannon Region Special Discoveries
Shannon Region Festivals Various locations in Ireland’s Shannon Region
Do you want to dance the night away, taste the delights of the region or simply kick back and listen to music??
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for daredevils young and old
The Clonakilty Park Adventure Centre and Park Cinema Clogheen Road, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
Clonakilty's family activity centre in the heart of West Cork. Located on on the complex of the Clonakilty Park Hotel, this superb adventure centre offers a host of exciting activities.
Open Daily July to Sept
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Modern bustling town
Tralee Tralee Tourist Office, Ashe Memorial Hall, Denny Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The Tralee we see today took its form in the 18th century. There is plenty to see and do for all the family.
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Explore 1940's West Cork
West Cork Model Railway Village Inchydoney Road, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
See the old West Cork railway line portrayed in delightful miniature serving the towns.
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