Ireland is a land known for its incredible beauty, rich mythology and long, fascinating history, and if you haven’t visited the Emerald Isle yet then 2016 may be the year to do it. And if you’ve been before, why not visit again? There are all kinds of fantastic events planned across the country this year, and 2016 is the year that marks the centenary anniversary of several historical events.
St Patrick’s Festival
Arguably, a trip to Ireland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Dublin, the capital city. The St Patrick’s festival is a huge part of Irish culture too, and anyone interested in celebrating Ireland’s culture should definitely consider heading to Dublin to take part in the parades and enjoy live music, the arts and, of course, the beer! You can check out all kinds of events, and you don’t even have to celebrate the festival in Dublin. St Patrick’s day is a countrywide celebration.
Irish Horse Racing
Horse racing is a popular spectator sport in Ireland, and there are fixtures through the year and all across the country. If you’re looking for something specific, there are events like the Galway Races, a weeklong festival in the summer, commencing on the 28th of July this year. There are all kinds of fun events and plenty to offer beyond the thrill of horse racing.
If you plan a trip to a horse racing event, then you might consider placing a few bets; after all, it’s part of the tradition. Worried about the fact that the odds are subject to change? With Betway, you can check out the odds in real time along with a wealth of information to help you navigate the adrenaline filled world of horse racing. A brand like Betway can be trusted, and may prove to be a valuable resource to anyone thinking about having a flutter.
The Puck Fair
Taking place in August, the Puck Fair has the prestigious title of ‘Ireland’s Oldest Fair’ and an absolute must for fans of Ireland’s culture and history. The fair has been taking place annually for over 400 years and shows no sign of slowing down.
The Puck fair spans three days and involves the crowning of a mountain goat as king of the festival. There’s a little bit of everything on offer; storytelling evenings, music and dance, and even a horse fair. What’s not to love?
This is only beginning to scratch the surface of all the amazing events taking place over the year in Ireland, and bit of searching will reveal so many more wonders and delights. Remember, 2016 is going to be a big year for Ireland, so now’s the time to visit!
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