Ireland in Autumn
There is nowhere quite like Ireland in the fall. You’ve got festivals, pub sessions, magical countryside walks, and Halloween celebrations like nowhere else in the world.
Here are a few things for you to explore this autumn in Ireland..
The National Ploughing Championships have been going on for 87 years and is one of the most popular farm-related events in Ireland. For 2018 they will be held again in Screegan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, September 18 – 20, with over 250,000 expected to attend.
Ireland has been celebrating Halloween for more than a thousand years, dating back to the time when it was the pagan festival of Samhain. Today, no one does Halloween quite like Ireland. There are events across the entire island, with the biggest to be found on the banks of the river Foyle, where the City of Derry has been putting on an annual street carnival for 30 years.
Walking festivals have become very popular Ireland. Autumn is the perfect time to explore our countryside on foot. There are lots of fantastic walking festivals happening this September and October. Discover Ireland has downloadable maps and guides to hundreds of walks in the Republic of Ireland, as does Walk Northern Ireland in the North.
Visit a Museum
Autumn is the perfect season to visit a museum so you can stay dry on those rainy days. In Belfast there are loads of museums to choose from. You can learn about the city’s shipbuilding past and the history of its most famous ship at Titanic Belfast. Click here to see a list of the top museums in Ireland.