Holiday time is here. Nothing we all love more in Ireland than July and August, when the traffic is calmer, school buses have ceased their runs for two months, and long days mean a relaxed routine for most families. Beaches come alive on warm days. Woodland walks and nature trails reveal their secrets to young enthusiastic ears and eyes. Festivals take place in many towns and villages. By the sea, expect regattas and water based activities. In Ireland’s cities, street food markets, music, literature and the arts are celebrated in style. Rural locations feature heritage skills and crafts like butter and cheese making, alongside old fashioned fun events like bed pushing, tugs of war, tossing the Wellington, and children’s races. A diverse selection of typical summer goings on! Our dedicated Summer Family Fun page highlights events and summer breaks all the family can enjoy. Value Offers for all the gang in Good Food Ireland accommodations. Food events like themed cookery school courses, cookery demonstrations and chocolate making workshops around the country. Check our Events and Offers listings for details of these and more. Then avail of the Recipes listings to pick up some top summer tips for seasonal ingredients and dishes. Ireland has much to offer this time of year. Grab a piece of summer action in July and August.