1. Cross the city of Dublin without passing a pub.
This famous challenge from James Joyce is apparently possible. If you get frustrated during your attempt, you could always just call it a day and head inside for a pint.
2. Join a pick-up game of hurling.
3. Attend the World Bog Snorkelling Championships.
4. Head to Connemara and run a Connemarathon.
5. Meet Rory in Donegal.
Rory Gallagher is one of the greatest blues guitarists ever to pick up a plectrum. The annual Rory Gallagher Festival of blues, rock, and clinking glasses in Rory's hometown of Ballyshannon, county Donegal, is known by people across Ireland as one of the best weekends of the summer. Who knows what mischief you can make...
6. Challenge a local to a game of Conkers.
7. Climb Croagh Patrick barefoot to atone for sins.
Have you been up to no good? Do as the pilgrims do and climb the 2,500-foot-high Croagh Patrick barefoot on Reek Sunday. We can't spoil the view for you, but trust us: It's incredible. Worth a few blisters, we'd say.
8. Have a Bloomsday stroll.
9. Take a REAL small-town festival by storm.
Check out the Boley Fair, a tiny village festival in Hilltown, County Down. There you can enjoy piglet racing, tractor reversing competitions, and lots of other crazy country antics. The pubs are all open, families are out in force, and good times are had by all.