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Enjoy a one-hour Guided Walking Tour of Armagh City - Ireland’s ecclesiastical capital. From pre-historic Ireland to an unmatched Georgian architecture, Armagh is built against a rich backdrop of history, clearly visible through its historic buildings and open spaces. Hear about its history, stories and anecdotes; learn about its architecture and stroll along the distinct cobbled streets as you unearth hidden gems. Tours operate Wednesday to Saturday from June 15 to August 27. Two departures on each day from Armagh Visitor Information Centre at 11:00 and 13:00hrs. Tickets cost £3 per person. Suitable footwear and clothing recommended. There are some steps, slopes and hills along the route. Book online at www.armagh.co.uk/walkingtour or at Armagh Visitor Information Centre.



January 1 - December 31 2017

Revolution in Galway, 1913-1923 - at the Galway Museum

Location: Galway City

Revolution in Galway, 1913-1923 - at the Galway Museum

Revolution in Galway, 1913-1923 is an exhibition which looks at the involvement of between 500 and 700 Volunteers alongside 50 members of Cumann na mBan in Galway during Easter Week 1916 - a Rising that would change the course of Irish history. Among the objects displayed is a the Piper's Hat worn by Éamonn Ceannt in Rome in 1908 and a wooden chess piece carved by Liam Mellows while prisoner in 1922. Visitors can also enjoy short silent footage from the period, a touch screen interactive with further information on Galway people, places and memories and a reading of the Proclamation by Galwegians. 

Event Details: www.GalwayCityMuseum.ie

January 1 - December 31 2017

Christ Church Cathedral Events

Location: Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Christ Church Cathedral Events

Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of Dublin City, and one of Ireland's top visitor attractions. It is also a wonderful events venue with a year-round progamme of events, including concerts, lectures, workshops and the famous Christ Church Cathedral Choir. It's an ever-changing programme, so well worth visiting their website frequently.

Event Details: www.christchurchtickets.com/

January 2 - September 30 2017

Dead Interesting Tours at Glasnevin Cemetery

Location: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Dead Interesting Tours at Glasnevin Cemetery

The new tour of Glasnevin Cemetery will give an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland’s largest cemetery holds and the history within its walls.  Visitors will learn of its sculpture, symbolism, architecture, art, sporting heroes, horticulture, natural life and much more. Monday to Sunday at 13:00hrs

Event Details: www.glasnevintrust.ie

April 3 2017 - September 15 2018

Events at The F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio

Location: 200 Newry Road, Banbridge, County Down

Events at The F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio

The F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio in Banbridge, Co. Down, is an award-winning museum and art gallery, celebrating the work of the sculptor, Frederick Edward McWilliam, who was born in Banbridge in 1909. They have changing exhibitions throughout the year. You can view their events programme here. 

Event Details: www.femcwilliam.com

May 29 - September 30 2017

GRACE (photographs 1955-1960) at Castletown House

Location: Castletown House and Parklands, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

GRACE (photographs 1955-1960) at Castletown House

The OPW is delighted to present this wonderful exhibition curated by Guillaume Aral, Virginie Journiac and Leonardo Saviano. The 124 original photographs in this collection capture the fascinating transformation of Hollywood icon Grace Kelly into Princess Grace of Monaco. Admission to the exhibition is included in your ticket price.

Event Details: www.castletown.ie

September 15 - September 24 2017

Fermanagh Restaurant Week

Location: Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Fermanagh Restaurant Week

Fermanagh Restaurant Week aims to highlight the wonderful local produce on offer in the Lakelands, as well as its wealth of fantastic scenery, historic monuments, the iconic Lough Erne and the great range of eateries in the County. This is the perfect event for food enthusiasts with cookery demonstrations, courses and competitions, wine tasting, craft beer events and themed menus - there really is something for all tastes and budgets.

Event Details: www.fermanaghlakelands.com

September 22 - September 22 2017

Culture Night around Ireland

Location: Throughout Ireland

Culture Night around Ireland

Arts and cultural attractions and organisations around Ireland, including many of Heritage Island members, open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks & performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy. Culture Night is FREE but some venues may require advance booking. Check venue listings for details.

Event Details: www.CultureNight.ie

September 23 - September 24 2017

Festival Lough Erne @ Enniskillen Castle

Location: Enniskillen Castle, Co. Fermanagh

Festival Lough Erne @ Enniskillen Castle

Celebrate Fermanagh’s finest food and the waterways at Enniskillen Castle. Ireland’s only island town, Enniskillen, will host Festival Lough Erne, a celebration of the very best of local food and the Fermanagh Lakelands, for a third year, on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017. The weekend will see a host of activity on and off the water with cookery demonstrations by celebrity chefs, local artisan food and drink producers and live entertainment all taking place at the newly refurbished Enniskillen Castle. The weekend promises to be a feast of food and water based activities celebrating the very best of the Fermanagh Lakelands.

Event Details: www.festivallougherne.com

September 24 - September 24 2017

Harvest Day at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Location: Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Co. Clare

Harvest Day at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

The annual gathering of the Harvest will be celebrated in style at Bunratty Folk Park, Co. Clare with a traditional 19th century Harvest day. Owners of vintage tractors and machinery will come from far and wide to proudly display their wares for what promises to be a great family day out.

Event Details: www.ShannonHeritage.com

September 24 - September 24 2017

Amazing Winterfell Festival at Castle Ward

Location: Strangford, Downpatrick, Co. Down

Amazing Winterfell Festival at Castle Ward

The National Trust invites you to step into the world of the Stark family at Castle Ward on Sunday 24 September 2017 for Northern Ireland’s very own Winterfell Festival. It’s an opportunity to discover the setting of the Stark family home, see first-hand theatrical re-enactments from the fantasy TV series, meet an actor from the show, watch spectacular games unfold in a mystical landscape and enjoy lively music, local food and much more.

Winterfell Festival promises to fully immerse Game of Thrones fans into George R. R. Martin’s mythical world of Westeros. Set within an 820 acre historic demesne on the shores of Strangford Lough - Westeros and Winterfell Festival await you. 

Festival gates will open at 11am on 24 September and at 12 noon a fanfare will herald the arrival of the King’s procession as he visits House Stark at Winterfell for The King’s Tournament Games. Irish Arms, a historical reproduction company, will perform a series of medieval jousting shows on horseback throughout the day. Sword sparring, archery demonstrations, jesters and falcon flights will add to the atmosphere in the tournament ring where visitors will be able to feast on roast hog washed down with local cider.

Amongst the medieval themed stalls, armourer Boyd Rankin, who starred as Mikken in Game of Thrones will showcase a selection of the weapons he forged for the world famous TV series.

Winterfell Festival is a ticketed event only and they will sell out fast. See

Tickets are £22.50 and can be purchased at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/winterfell

Event Details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/winterfell

October 28 - October 30 2017

Halloween at Hook Lighthouse

Location: Hook Head Lighthouse

Halloween at Hook Lighthouse

Hook Lighthouse is worth visiting at any time of year but these special Halloween tours are only for those who like the ghoulish and the terrifying. Venture into darkness as you ascend the 115 steps of Lighthouse tower for a nighttime view of the graveyard of 1,000 ships, explore the original keepers’ quarters and learn of the true terrifying tales behind the Lighthouse and its grounds including the paranormal experiences of previous guests and staff. Atmospheric lighting, hanging spiders and creepy nooks and crannies along the way create an experience which is not for the feint-hearted.

The faint light thrown periodically by the lighthouse beacon adds to the atmosphere of terror, these tours are suitable for brave adults and braver kids but are not for anyone of a nervous disposition.

Halloween tours at Hook Lighthouse must be booked in advance. To book your tour place for Halloween call 051 397055.

Event Details: www.hookheritage.ie

October 28 - October 31 2017

Halloween Fest at Westport House

Location: Westport House, Co. Mayo

Halloween Fest at Westport House

Get ready for ghastly ghouls, jumping Jack O’Lanterns and hair-raising hocus pocus.The annual Hallowe’en Fest at Westport House is bringing back the black cats and broomsticks for a fangtastic fright fest from 10am to 6pm daily. Indulge your little ones in fun and games, workshops and activities inside the devilishly decorated Westport House. Freaky family fun is guaranteed!

Event Details: www.WestportHouse.ie

October 30 - October 30 2017

Halloween at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Location: Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Co. Clare

Halloween at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

A special programme of chilling events with hair raising surprises await at this spooky fun filled bank holiday event, perfect for all the family. This very special day includes spine tingling monsters, live reptiles and scary creatures, a haunted house, creepy crypt, ghost train rides, grime and gore magic shows as well as all the traditional 19th century hallows eve activities the Folk Park has to offer and lots more.

Event Details: www.ShannonHeritage.com

November 25 2017 - January 7 2018

Winter Wonderland & Christmas Carnival at Westport House

Location: Westport House, Co. Mayo

Winter Wonderland & Christmas Carnival at Westport House

Winter Wonderland features the new format of a guided experience this holiday season full of festive family fun. Families will enjoy Storytime with Mrs Claus, Gingerbread Man decorating, Face Painting,  a personalised chat with Santa Claus himself followed by Yule Tide Log Making, free drinks for everyone and a ride around the grounds on the Westport Train.  
 
The Christmas Carnival will feature the largest mobile ferris wheel in Europe – at 35 meters tall, it will afford awesome views of the heritage town, Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick and the estate. The Carnival also includes a range of more “grounded” rides including chair-o-planes, bumper cars, formula one, hot air balloon and airplane rides as well as games and refreshments too!

Event Details: www.WestportHouse.ie

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