Make the most out of the Summer in Ireland this year and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There is plenty to see and do, check out our Top five picks for Summer 2015.


1.    The Jeanie Johnson Famine Ship 

Stationed at Custom House Quay Dublin this working replica of Dublin’s most famous famine ship (the boats that took victims of the potato famine across the Atlantic to a better life) had been excellently restored and there’s a fascinating museum inside which is only €5 to enter.


2.    Cork Cycling Festival 20th-28th July

Cork Cycling Festival celebrates the bicycle as a fun and clean way to get around Cork. The festival is 100% free event so there is no excuse not to get involved. The event includes themed city cycles, tourist countryside tours and bicycle parades, to DIY workshops, fashion events and a bike beauty pageant - Cork Cycling Festival has it all. And if you don’t have a bicycle, you could try out the great new Cork bikes option.

3.    Galway International Arts Festival- runs until July 26th

Fancy some culture this summer? Well there is something for everyone at this years’ festival and there are still a few days of highlights left. The last weekend is sure to have some serious gems! Explore the different performances including Experience, Theatre & Dance, Visual Art, Comedy, Spectacle and First Thought Talks. Tickets start at €5.00 and some shows are even Free. 



4.    Foynes Air Show in Limerick 

Foynes Air Show 2015 will no doubt be a thrilling and exciting Air Show of an international standard, tied with the rich aviation history of Foynes and its location on the Wild Atlantic Way providing a outstanding backdrop to the display. This is a Free event and certainly not something you experience everyday. The Air Show has now become an annual event and the 2015 date has been set for Sunday, 26th July 2015.

5.    Medium Extra Value Meal at McDonald’s 

After all of that fun and excitement you will need to refuel. You can head to your nearest McDonald’s and for only €5 with your Student Leap Card you can choose from a Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, Quarter Pounder, McChicken Sandwich or 6 Chicken McNuggets.