Get your bells on for the Jingle Bells run and much more in Ireland this December

Check out the 18th annual Jingle Bells run in the Pheonix Park in Dublin. Don some Christmas clobber and off you go! Or join thousands of others in the Killarney 5km Santa Run with Spot prizes for best dressed Santas!

More serious athletes should take part in the Waterford Half Marathon for fun runners and serious athlethes to run through one of Ireland’s oldest cities, or the Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon, which is a great event to keep everyone fit in the dark days of winter!

If you’re looking to get out and about on Christmas day, don’t miss out on the Goal Mile at one of the 83 Goal Mile events throughout the country. Or take part in a Christmas Day swim. The annual plunge is growing in popularity every year with thousands taking part at bathing places around the coast such as the 40 Foot in Dublin and the Guillamene in Tramore.

If you’re a rugby fan, you’ll know Ireland is one of the best nations in the northern hemisphere. And club rugby is flourishing on the Emerald Isle, with Munster and Leinster opening up their RaboDirect Pro12 and Heineken Cup campaigns with home fixtures against Glasgow, Saracens and Ulster in Thomond Park and the against Zebre, Clermont Auvergne and Connacht in Aviva Stadium respectively.
Sea Safari is an exciting and fun-filled sea tour of Dublin Bay.  What better way to explore and take in the spectacular sights and attractions of Dublin Bay and its wonderful surroundings.  Experience the thrill of these specially designed speed-boats as they battle the Dublin waves, take in the sights, wildlife and marine life on this highly recommended tour whatever the weather!