Christmas Markets in Ireland

Christmas Markets in Ireland

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Whether you are traveling from Dublin Airport, Kerry Airport, Shannon Airport, Dublin City or any Irish destination the best to experience Irelands beautiful Markets cannot be missed.

When the weather is bad we would suggest taking a look at our indoor actitives , Spa Getaways , Museums and Galleries or any of our Driving Routes to keep dry and warm away from the widy Irish weather.

Narrowing down all the spots for Markets in Ireland to one short list was an very hard task, but we did it, we’ve created a list of what Car Rental Ireland think are the 4 of the best Christmas Markets in Ireland.

There’s something wonderfully Christmassy about wrapping up in some cosy winter gear and strolling around a frosty Christmas market, while soaking up the festive atmosphere and folding your hands around a cup of hot chocolate or a nice warm glass of mulled wine.

If you are lucky enough to be spending the holidays in the green isle of Ireland and you’re looking to begin the festivities look no further than the Christmas markets here in Ireland.

The Galway Christmas Markets: 17th Nov. – 22nd Dec. 2017

Proudly holders of the title of Ireland’s longest running outdoor Christmas market, the Galway Christmas markets have been on the go for over six years.

The markets span across Galway City from Eyre Square to Spanish Arch, boasting over 50 spectacular stalls buckling under a fine selection of food and drink.

There’s also amusements to keep the kids happy and a couple of beer tents where you can rest your feet for a few hours.

Waterford Winterval: Nov. 17th – Dec. 23rd 2017

When it comes to Christmas Markets, Waterford doesn’t mess about. Every November, the city is transformed into a winter wonderland with activities for all the family to dive into.

Throw on a pair of skates and brave the festively decorate ice rink, or sit back and relax on the Christmas carousel taking in the ambiance and enjoying some of the festive food.

This winter wonderland was certainly created with the little ones in mind! Families can have a wander around and browse some of the many stalls, or take the kids to visit Santa’s Grotto, the Toy Museum and the Winterval Express Train. Brilliant for all ages!

Glow – A Cork Christmas Celebration: Nov. 24th – Dec. 18th 2017

Cork City’s Grand Parade and Bishop Lucey Park house Cork’s Christmas markets and, if you’re planning a visit, expect delicious artisan food, vintage carousel rides, choral performances, mulled wine and entertainment that would put even the biggest Grinch in the Christmas spirit.

The Belfast Christmas Markets: Nov. 18th – Dec 23rd 2017

For over eleven years now, Belfast’s City Hall has been transformed into a traditional German-style Christmas market, packed to the brim with stunning handcrafted wooden chalets. Get in the Christmas spirt in this unique styled market


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