This autumn we are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities and events. From refined music festivals to the more adrenaline-fuelled activities, we've outlined some must-see events that are taking place across Ireland during the coming months.

Conamara Sea Week
Conamara Sea Week is a multi-disciplinary festival, celebrating the wonderful marine heritage of Connemara. Highlights include music workshops, art exhibitions, concerts, talks, walks, children’s activities, sports events, lots of great music and buckets of fun for all the family A special highlight of the festival for the last few years has been the wonderful ‘After the Light’ parade, a spectacular night full of myth, magic, madness and mayhem! Takes place from now until the 30th October. Discover more here >


Dún Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary
This festival will celebrate two hundred years of Dún Laoghaire harbour with history talks, contemporary art exhibitions, and even a live recording of the RTÉ Sunday Miscellany boasting stories, songs, and spoken word. Visit from now until the 31st October. Find out more here >


Féile Samhain at Hook Lighthouse
Experience a traditional Samhain Festival this Halloween at the 800-year-old Hook Lighthouse, the oldest working lighthouse in the world. From October 28th to 31st Féile Samhain takes over Hook, kicking off with an atmospheric guided Sunset Tour Experience. After being guided through the historic lighthouse – with plenty of tales of horror from the Hook Peninsula thrown in for good measure – tuck into Prosecco and canapes as the sun sets across the sea. Take a look here >


Macnas Parade
The largest, free event in the West of Ireland returns for another year of dazzling displays and colourful performances. Experience the famous Macnas giants appearing among hundreds of other performers Galway’s city streets are transformed on Sunday the 29th October. Discover more here >


Mayo Dark Sky Festival
Gaze at shooting stars and discover mysteries of the sky at night at the amazing Mayo Dark Sky Festival. If you’ve always been fascinated by the sky at night and want to find out more the Mayo Dark Sky Festival is unmissable. Visit from the 27th-29th October. Find out more here >


Savour Kilkenny
If you’re a food lover, Savour Kilkenny is the festival for you. Set against a backdrop of the beautiful medieval city in south-east Ireland, Savour Kilkenny brings together local and national top quality produce. Tuck in from the 27th-30th October. Discover more here >


Cork Jazz Festival
Celebrating 40 years of jazz in Cork, this year's festival takes place on the 27th-30th October in the city of Cork. Put on your dancing shoes and make your way to this musical extravaganza. Discover more here >


Galway Races
Look forward to an action-packed day out at the races this month, with beautiful horses and the opportunity to don your finest tweed jacket! Visit on the 10th, 29th & 30th October. Book your tickets here >


Guinness Series 2017: Ireland v South Africa
An exhilarating match between Ireland and South Africa kicks off the season. It's the first time they've played since Ireland beat the Springboks in South Africa last year. Be part of the action on the 11th November in Ballsbridge. Click here for more information >


Wexford Festival Opera
Discover rare and forgotten masterpieces at the 66th Wexford Festival Opera, one of the world's leading Opera Festivals from the 19th October to 5th November. Take a look here >

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