28th Jan Donadea Forest Park
53.346938884835524° N, -6.740970609072292° W
Parking @ €5 – coins only
18th. Feb Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Horse ploughing & Country skills
11:00 - 16:00,
17th Mar St Patrick’s Day Parade
21st-24th Apr Holiday Inn Express- Antrim
Junction 1 Leisure Park, 132 Ballymena Road, Antrim, Co. Antrim, BT41 4LL
Single Room - £64.00
Double/Twin Room - £72.00
This rate is per room per night inclusive of Fully Cooked Irish Breakfast, Wifi & Parking.
If you require a three course buffet dinner then the price for this is £12.95 per person.
Jackie Kelly | Sales & Marketing Manager
May 6th Bluebells – Boyle – Derreen Woods - (53.983349, -8.200473)
Take N4. About 2km before Boyle take R285 on right towards Knockvicar. Pass Ardcarne Garden Centre. Woods on right.
June 10th Dublin Zoo
Suggest we meet at ticket desk at 09:30
If we have 10 or more, then price is €14.20, otherwise it’s €17 – unless you’ve got a bus pass in which case it’s €13.20
June 24th Dublin Pride
At 1.30pm up to 50,000 people – on floats, in bands, in happy groups – will explode out of Parnell Square in a riot of colour, music, glitter and sequins, to dance, sing and celebrate their way through the centre of the city to the Pride Village in Merrion Square
July 9th Dublin Horse Show
More than horses…
Adullt €22; OAP €16
Xth Jul Ballyferriter / Baile an Fheirtéaraigh
Beal Ban Races 2017
The horse and pony racing at Beal Bán beach take place annually at Ballyferriter, Co Kerry
5th & 6th Aug Stradbally Steam Rally
13th Aug Fleadh Cheoil - -Ennis
15th–20th Aug Connemara Pony Festival
4th-6th Aug Spraoi – International Festival of Street Arts – Waterford
19th Aug National Heritage Week
10th-13th Aug Puck Fair
1st-4th Sep Harvest Time Blues 2017
Lovers of blues from all over Ireland and beyond converge on Monaghan in September for this festival which has grown in stature every year since it began
1st Sep-1st Oct Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival
5th Sep Laytown Races
15th Sep Culture Night
17th-22ns Sep Hot air Balloon Championships – Waterford
It is all, of course, weather dependent
19th-21st Sep National Ploughing Championships 2017
Widely referred to as “the Ploughing Match” or simply “the Ploughing” this is rural Ireland’s biggest annual event by far.
30th Sep-8th Oct Ballinasloe Horse Fair
This is Ireland’s, and maybe Europe’s, oldest traditional fair and an annual gathering has taken place here since at least the time of the High Kings of Tara.
The main purpose of the fair is the sale of horses, and watching the hundreds of horse dealers gathered with their stock and doing business on the Fair Green is a highlight of the week
13th-15th Oct Open House Dublin
22nd. Oct Weekend away - TBA
18th-28th Oct Halfway Dead:
Haunted House at Tooban 2016
You’ll find yourself lost in a maze of corridors and rooms full of evil and madness. Corpses will come to life, there will be vampires and mutants and zombies and thats just the beginning.
28th Oct The Turf Warrior Challenge 2016
The Turf Warrior challenge takes place on the banks of Killary Fjord, so for those watching it will be in glorious surroundings. Whether those taking part will fully appreciate the scenic beauty of the location is another matter.
4th Nov Annual Pilgrimage to Clochlea
- Old bridge, tumbling water and woodland – perfect location to practice your “furry” water effects with golden autumn colours.
- GPS Coordinates: 304894, 216594
18th Nov Powerscourt Waterfall