What’s on in Ireland – September 2014
Planning to visit Ireland this September? With so much going on, you couldn’t have picked a better time.
From arts and culture to food, fashion and more, you’ll be spoiled for choice for things to keep you entertained.
To help you make the most of your visit, here’s our pick from just some of the best events and exhibitions taking place in Ireland this September.
Dublin Fashion Festival
September 4th – 7th 2014
Various venues across Dublin With over four days and nights of fashion spread out across over 250 of the city’s most popular venues, the Dublin Fashion Festival is packed with a host of events, shows, activities and more.
The best part? Most of them are absolutely free. Why not take a first look at Ireland’s next big names in fashion at the 2014 Young Designer of the Year event on September 4th? Or perhaps drop in to one of the many participating retail stores, bars and hotels to sample the best in fashion and beauty?
Whatever your style, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes.
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A Taste of West Cork Food Festival
September 5th – 14th 2014
When you’re done sampling the finest threads in Dublin, journey over to West Cork for nine days of gourmet goodness at the heart of Ireland’s food capital.
Among the culinary delights on offer, you’ll find open air markets, tours of West Cork’s famous organic farms, cooking demonstrations and much more, with many events free to attend.
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Game of Thrones TV set Archery Sessions
Daily until October 4th, 2014
Castle Ward, Strangford, Downpatrick, County Down
Did you know that the hit TV show Game of Thrones was filmed on location right here in Ireland? Now, thanks to the Clear Sky adventure centre, not only can you tour the medieval castle, surrounded by stunning views, which made for the Stark family’s Winterfell home, you can also put yourself right in the action on the Winterfell Archery Range.
Dressing up in costumes to become your favourite characters from the BAFTA winning show, you’ll recieve training from themed instructors on how to shoot ancient bow and arrows, not to mention all the backstage gossip from the show.
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September 15th – 21st, 2014
Various venues, Derry-Londonderry
With over 15,000 people attending last year’s event, CultureTECH quickly earned itself a reputation as the place to be for the best in digital media, technology, music and the arts.
100+ events take place across the week, incorporating everything from gaming and film screenings to digital workshops hosted by leading professionals, and scores of live music throughout the city.
Most of CultureTECH is free to attend, though even the paid events cost very little.
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Terracotta Warriors Exhibition
Daily until October 5th, 2014
The Ambassador Theatre, Dublin
This world-renowned exhibition, featuring 150 perfectly-crafted replicas of The Terracota Army of the First Emporer of China takes up residency at Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre this summer.
Before he died in 210 BC, emporer Qin Shihuangdi ordered the creation of a spectacular tomb to be built where he could rest after his death. Within that tomb, a full, life-sized army of terracota warriors, horses and weapons were hidden, not to be discovered until 1974.
15 years later, this was declared as a World Cultural Herritage by UNESCO, and though the originals are being well-presered elsewhere, you can take in the next best thing with this exact replica.
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