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Eyre Square, Galway at Christmas


IRELAND’S CHRISTMAS MARKETS

CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND 2018

Fine foods and libations, gifts galore, holiday carolers and did we mention Santa and Mrs. Claus? Christmas in Ireland is full of good cheer. If you’re in Ireland this holiday season, don’t miss these Christmas markets and celebrations, where artisans, holiday activities, live music and bustling crowds make this a perfect atmosphere for enjoying one of Ireland’s most popular holidays.

BELFAST
Belfast Christmas Continental Market
Just across from Belfast City Hall, local produce and European fare draws food lovers from everywhere to stock up on holiday treats.

CORK
Glow – A Cork Christmas Celebration
Cork’s Grand Parade sports a giant Ferris Wheel and Merry-go-Round, the famous English market and Santa’s Wonderland just down the street.

DERRY
Guildhall Square Christmas Market
Artisan traders offer a thrilling selection of specialty foods, homemade jams, breads and cakes plus handmade crafted products.

DUBLIN
George Street Arcade and Grafton Street
Ireland’s capital city is full of lively street scenes during the holidays, at these two bustling gift destinations.

GALWAY
Christmas Markets
Eyre Square is Ireland’s oldest Christmas market, with carolers, Mrs. Claus and vendors selling food and crafts setting the stage.

LIMERICK
Christmas at Milk Market
Artisan foods, crafts and gifts, plus choir competitions, live music and coloring competitions for children.

MORE TRADITIONS

CHRISTMAS MORNING SWIM
Every Christmas morning hundreds of brave souls gather in Sandycove, Dublin, at the Forty Foot, an iconic deep sea inlet, for a bracing dip in the Irish Sea. The atmosphere is unbeatable – as are the free post-swim sausages.

YULEFEST KILKENNY
This curated Christmas festival includes dozens of great events through December, from family festivities to fine dining, from music and dance to the Santa Charity Run at Kilkenny Castle.

WINTERVAL WATERFORD
Waterford Winterval 2018
Ireland’s oldest city is a winter wonderland of food and crafts, music, light shows, an ice skating rink and Santa’s Kingdom.

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