One of Ireland's biggest annual sporting events, Ireland's oldest festival, arts in Kilkenny and a whole lot more - it's all coming up this August. Here’s what you’ve got to look forward to:

Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show: 7th - 11th August 2013
The Dublin Horse Show will take place on August 7th - 11th 2013. The show is a wonderful day out, offering something for everyone whether you are a horse enthusiast or not The Horse Show is a Dublin institution. A celebration of Ireland's affinity with the horse, from the best show horses to the best international show jumpers. Read more.

Carlingford Oyster Festival: 8th - 11th August 2013
Featuring the nationally renowned "Morgan’s Fine Fish Carlingford Oyster Pearl" Competition - 12 Ladies will compete for the Crown in a weekend of fun filled activities, a sense of humour is essential! The winner will be crowned "Morgan's Fine Fish Carlingford Oyster Pearl 2013" and receive €1000 CASH with a One year’s full membership to The Four Seasons Hotel Leisure Centre in Carlingford. Read more.

Puck Fair 400th Anniversary: 11th - 18th August 2013
Puck Fair is one of Ireland's oldest festivals, celebrating 400 years of documented evidence. Where else but in Ireland would a wild mountain goat be crowned King and reign over a town for 3 days? Killorglin - where a goat is King and the people act the goat! The festival celebrates 400 years in 2013 with a four day event. Read more.

Kilkenny Arts Festival: 9th - 18th August 2013
Kilkenny Arts Festival is set celebrate 40 years in 2013. Kilkenny's largest festival and Ireland's oldest multi-disciplinary arts festival brings over 25,000 visitors from Ireland and abroad into Kilkenny City every year for a feast of the very best in Irish and international acts. Read more.

AIB National Livestock Show, Tullamore: 11th August 2013
Enjoy an exciting, educational, cultural and social event which reflects country living in its many forms. Blending many elements of competitions involving livestock, equestrian, home industries, entertainment, fashion etc. to acres of exhibitions and displays. Read more.