If you have time off this weekend, don’t just sit at home. Explore what Ireland has to offer. We’ve sourced the top things to do this weekend with the help of Discover Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way’s helpful websites.
- Connemara Coast Road Drive
This coastal driving route takes you from Clifden to Galway City visiting Ballyconneely, Roundstone, Carna and Spiddal along the way before returning to Clifden - a distance of approximately 123km (77 miles) through a wonderfully scenic Connemara landscape brimming with granite rock and countless sea inlets. For more details about the route, click here.
- YuleFest Kilkenny
It's the most wonderful time of the year so come and celebrate Yulefest in Kilkenny city. Discover the best enchanting festival of music, food, craft and entertainment with friends and family, while rambling through the cobble streets and slipways and find a gift for everyone on your Christmas shopping list. Click here for more info.
- British and Irish Cup: Leinster A v Scarlets
This Saturday 10th December at Donnybrook Stadium, you can watch the clash between two Welsh and Irish teams. The rugby match is sure to be exciting, so click here for more details.
- Christmas at Birr Castle Demesne
Bring the children and enjoy Christmas in Offaly this year on December 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th at Birr Castle. Visit Santa, Mrs Claus and the busy elves and listen to festive stories in the library. You can even follow a trail with the elves through the magical gardens to meet Santa Claus in the castle. Read more about it here.
- Ring of Kerry – Skellig Ring Drive
The Ring of Kerry traces the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula, and the combination of ocean, islands, mountains, towns and villages makes it a diverse journey of discovery. Visit the Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, which features exhibitions on the unique wildlife and archaeology of the Skellig Islands. Continue on to the Signature Point Skellig View, at the southern tip of Valentia Island, for an enjoyable two-kilometre stroll and stunning cliff-top views of Skellig Michael, the Blasket Islands and Dingle Peninsula; plus plenty more. Read about it here.