The Irish Game and Country Fair

25 - 26 Aug

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Location: Birr, Offaly

The Great Game Fairs of Ireland are famed for being the centres of Irish country life. Lifestyle aficionados often make their way to the grand, historic estate of Birr Castle to live the good life. On the last weekend in August, head down to County Offaly to see it for yourself; there'll be international country sports competitions and displays aplenty, a tented village with fine food and craft stands, and a Living History Festival featuring a historic village, medieval jousting and reenactments. If you are a keen shooter or hunter, you will enjoy entering various world-class competitions with equally world-class prize funds. Live the horse-and-hound lifestyle in all its messy, mucky glory; pack your wellies and pull up your britches - it is going to be good, old-fashioned, tally-ho fun. Tickets €15