Things to do in Ireland this weekend | May 25 - 27

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Are you looking for some fun things to do in Ireland this weekend?

Rockin Road Festival

Fun family day out raising funds for equipment for students and children who use the services of Childvision. The event run from 12pm - 8pm on Sunday and features vintage scooters, bikes and cars, music, inflatables,  horse & carriage rides, market stalls and lots more.

Funderland, Limerick

Funderland returns to Limerick from May 24th to June 10th. Based on the Groody Road, Castletroy, they will have another exciting line-up of attractions to entertain the whole family.

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Battle for the Bay

The Battle for the Bay returns to Dollymount Beach in Dublin with the annual festival of fun, wind, water and fun! 

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

A multi-site festival highlighting the stunningly beautiful surroundings of Ballycastle town, Rathlin Island and the waters in between.

Bealtaine Living Earth

The biodiversity and natural heritage festival concludes this weekend with Science on the Farm at Copper Coast Mini Farm on Sunday afternoon. This is a fun way to explore science while getting up close to all the animals living on a farm and includes a treasure hunt, hands-on science experiments and a free family pass for the whole day.

Bealtaine Festival

Events this weekend include My Granny and Grandpa Storytime in the County Library, Tallaght, Kevin McAleer in Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo and The Piper and the Faerie Queen musical performance in in the O'Donoghue Centre as part of the Galway Early Music Festival.

Biodiversity Week

Biodiversity Week continues throughout the weekend highlighting the importance of sustaining our natural ecosystems. Events include Go Wild in Galway, indoor and outdoor events across the city featuring a wide range of biodiversity, Dublin City Green Trail, exploring biodiversity in Dublin city green spaces and free Family Forest Fun from 3pm on the 26th in John O’Sullivan Park, Clare.

Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival

Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival is a celebration of the traditional timber sailing boats of Ireland. Sailors and boat-lovers from near and far willenjoy a weekend of sailing, talking, learning and partying in true West Cork style!

Baltimore Seafood Festival

Baltimore is going to be busy this weekend as two festivals will entertain locals and visitors. The seafood festival is three-day festival showcase for the products of Baltimore's fishing and local food-producers. Visitors have the opportunity to sample some of the best of the fish, shellfish, smoked fist from the seas off Baltimore, together with other produce like cheese and home-baking in the food tents lining the pier.

Puppet Festival

Northern Ireland's only Puppet Festival will take place in Conway Square, Newtownards on Saturday until Monday. This year, it promises to be bigger and better than ever before with programme jam-packed with performances, street theatre, workshops and lots of fun for all the famiily.

Fort Lucan Adventureland

If your child's school is closed on Friday, don't panic. Fort Lucan Advenureland is opening all day to let your little ones burn off a little energy. Set within a huge wooden Viking Fort, the centre provides hours of outdoor fun for children aged between 2 and 12 years.

Portrush Raft Race Weekend

The Portrush Raft Race, in aid of RNLI, is one of the most popular family fun days on the North Coast. Large crowds of spectators gather to watch as the ‘home-made’ rafts race from the West Strand beach to the finishing line in the harbour while also enjoying other events including Super Hero Sunday and Dog Day Afternoon.

Bank Holiday Adventures at Foylehov Activity Centre

Over the late May Bank Holiday Weekend there is lots to do at Foylehov Activity Centre providing family and friends with a fun day out trying something a bit different among the stunning scenery of the Causeway Coastal Route.

Children's Workshop - Origami

Get creative with paper at a special children's origami workshop in the National Botanic Gardens and learn about the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Did you know ‘Ori’ means fold and ‘Kami’ means paper? Having mastered the basics of this elegant art, you can then transform a sheet of paper into something exciting like an animal, tree or flower. Suitable for ages 8 to 12 and materials supplied but booking is essential.

The Ark

Little Red: Family Fairytale Workshop takes place in The Ark on Sunday afternoon as part of theInternational Literature Festival Dublin. Rediscover the stories of Hansel & Gretel and Rapunzel - with wicked twists! - and help Bethan Woollvin build a 3D fairytale forest out of paper.

Balbriggan Summefest

Balbriggan Summerfest is back again, with a week of activities leading up to a fun-packed June Bank Holiday Weekend. Events include during the week include sports, music, art, table quiz and scavenger hunt.

Kinnity Castle

Kinnity Castel Vintage Day takes place from 12pm on Sunday hosted by The Sunrise Vintage Club. It promises to be another great family day out with lots of attractions & entertainment to suit all the family. All proceeds are donated to local charities.

Copper Coast Festival

The second Copper Coast Festival will take place between Friday, 25th May and Wednesday, 30th May highlighting the geodiversity along the beautiful Waterford coastline.

They involve as many of the Geopark villages and communities as possible in preparing an exciting programme full of fun activities and events including Ecological & Geological Walk, Geopark Visitor Centre Open Day, Explore It! Draw It! Eat It!, Seaweed Discovery Walk with Lunch,  Evening Surf Lesson and more.

Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival

The Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival promises two spectacular days of racing at The Curragh followed by live music and entertainment.

Cruagh Family Friendly Walk

Dublin Mountain Partnership have organsied an easy walk around Cruagh Forest suitable for all the family on Sunday, meeting in the car-park at 11am. The route difficulty is rated easy and will take about two hours. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed on this walk and booking must be made in advance before noon on Friday.

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