Things to do in Ireland this weekend | June 8 - 10

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A selection of things to do around Ireland this weekend.

UCD Festival

A free day of hands-on science, workshops, talks, debates, performances, tours, exhibitions, family fun and so much more.

Castlecomer Discovery Park

Home to Ireland's longest zip line, the Discovery Park is perfect for a fun, family day out this weekend. You can also save 20% on tickets for the Zipline and Octagon every Saturday and Sunday in June exclusively available on YourDaysOut.

Funderland Limerick

Last week Funderland ran a free special needs event for local schools, centres and families with over 1,500 people able to enjoy all the fun of the fair thanks to the staff who volunteered their time. You too can join in the fun before this year's event finishes on Sunday. 

World Oceans Day at Galway Atlantaquaria

Galway Atlantaquaria is celebrating World Oceans Day with a family fun day on Sunday. The fun runs from noon until 5pm with exhibitions, presentations, experiments, workshops, games and activities.

Salmon & Whiskey Festival

The Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Festival is a two-day event celebrating food and drink producers from the Causeway Coast & Glens and extending right across Northern Ireland with tastings, workshops, food demos, live music, dance troupes, artisan stalls, street performers. Irish Feast will be running a special Bushmills Food Tour with samples from the festival. 

Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival

The 12th annual festival features acts from America, the UK, Europe, and Ireland with a programme bursting with gigs, workshops, and craft showcases by local instrument makers

Carlow Arts Festival

One of the first big festival of the summer with a line-up with music, theatre, visual art, dance, circus, as well as plenty of family event and delicious food and drink.

Dinosaur Encounter at W5

Starting on June 6th, let W5 take you on a journey back in time to the lost world of the dinosaurs this summer. Join them on a safari through dusky primordial landscapes and marvel at moving, ROARING dinosaurs!

Cork Harbour Festival

This year's Cork Harbour Festival concludes this weekend with events including Surf Lessons, Sunset Coasteering on Inch Beach on Friday evening, crab fishing on the Promenade on Saturday and family orienteering in Marlogue Wood on Sunday and lots more.

Castlerock Clydesdale Show Funday

The annual Clydesdale horse show in aid of Marie Curie is a fun day out for all the family at the seaside.

The main event of the day will be the horse show followed by a parade of the Clydesdales through Castlerock. At the playing fields there will be craft stalls, a BBQ and loads of fun activiites including a bouncy castle and penalty kick competition.

Carrick Carnival

The Carrick Carnival runs until Sunday with events this weekend including A Taste of Carrick on the Quay on Friday evening, Air Stunt Show, vintage car display a Kids Fun Day in the People's Park on Saturday and Sunday and lots more.

Danny Boy Jazz Blues Family Fun Day

The Danny Boy Jazz & Blues Festival have teamed up with Carrowmena for a Family Fun Day on Sunday. There will be lots of different activities on offer, at reduced prices, for the whole family along with live music from the Guinness Jazz Band!

Dublin Kite Festival

With lively music, exciting games, kite making workshops, a kite flying competition and buckets of enthusiasm you’re sure to have a great day at Dublin Kite Festival at North Bull Island in Clontarf from 11am on Sunday.

Carnival of Culture | Wells House

Irish communities are steeped in heritage and full to the brim with talent so join Wells House on Sunday from 1pm, as they celebrate their community with a fun-filled day of local acts, theatre, face painting, basket making, urban dance, Irish dance, seal rescue, hurl makers, trad hub, story-telling, children’s disco and clowning around for all the family!

Celebrate Our Shore | SEA LIFE, Bray

This week is Clean Coasts Week and you can join SEA LIFE as they ‘Celebrate our Shore’ on Bray Beach on Saturday from 11am - 1pm. There will be lots of family friendly, fun activities including; marine touch pool, treasure hunt, marine litter games & art!

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