Things to do this weekend in Ireland | April 12 - 15

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A selection of things to do around Ireland this weekend

Celtic Escape Rooms

Where else should a superstitious person be this weekend but locked in a room with family and friends and only one hour to escape?

Celtic Escape Rooms in Athlone offer two options to test your skills. They go mobile at the end of June so try these fun rooms while you still have the chance.

Tayto Park

Tayto Park Theme Park & Zoo will host another Autism Awareness Day on Saturday 14th, from 9am - 12pm on April 14th with the intention of allowing parents of children with autism and their children to enjoy everything the park has to offer.

There will be no music played, queues will be kept to a minimum and the hand dryers will be turned off. All staff will have taken part in their annual Autism Awareness training with Autism Ireland and they have also published Social Stories to to aid understanding of all the attractions.

 Lough Erne Canoe Rally

The Lough Erne Canoe Rally is a not for profit, competitive canoeing/kayaking event open to all abilities and age groups on Saturday & Sunday and entry fee includes access to all events, BBQ dinner on Saturday evening and entry to Fancy Dress Disco.

Funderland, Cork

Due to popular demand, Funderland is extending thier Easter stay in Cork for another week. If you haven't already been, or you want to go again, you can enjoy all the thrills and spills of a fun family day out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Creamfields site on the Tramore Road.

Lismore Heritage Centre

The Lismore Dramatic Society performance of 'Musical Magic' with the big hits from broadway's biggest shows continues this weekend in the Courthouse Theatre. The show features songs from Grease, Matilda, Wicked, The Sound of Music and many more. Tickets available from the Lismore Heritage Centre.

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On Thursday, 12th April, sit back, relax and enjoy having some of the wonderful stories from The Long Gaze Back being read aloud to you in the comfort of dlr LexIcon with actor Michelle Read! 11.00am, 12.15pm, 3.30pm & 4.45pm. Free, no booking necessary.

Go With The Flow

A guided canoe tour passing through the beautiful and wild rural countryside along the Carlow/Kilkenny border takes place on Sunday. Tavel along some of the old navigation previously used by the Guinness barges and see some spectacular wildlife including herons, kingfishers, dippers, duck, swans and even otters.

Botanic Gardens

There is Sunday Kids Drop by Activities tbis Sunday in Glasnevin where you can sow seeds, make seed bombs, design bug hotels and re-use everyday items to create your own piece of eco-art. Available slots at 11.00am, 11.30am, 3.00pm and 3.30pm. 

The Delphi Tri-Event: Swim, Cycle, Run

The Delphi Tri-Event is a fun, challenging endurance event hosted by Delphi Resort in Connemara. The event is designed as a taster event for aspiring tri-athletes, or as a fun, multi-sport challenge in its own right. 

On this sprint style event, you’ll swim 250m in Killary Fjord, cycle 20km through the stunning Doolough Valley, and run 5km on off-road forest trails, before returning back to the resort for refreshments.

Castle Espie Pond Dipping

Net and identify a huge range of species that live in the raised ponds at Castle Espie, between 1-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

This fun event showcases the newly renovated Pond Zone at Castle Espie, which now contains a state of the art aqua tank and underwater camera, so you can see exactly what lies beneath. Suitable for children of all ages (and big kids too!), you'll uncover creatures like diving beetles, smooth newts, water boatmen and many others!

Dublin Castle | Making Majesty

Why did Dublin Castle retain its royal emblems after Irish independence? Was Daniel O'Connell late for the Viceroy’s levée?

The answer, and more, are revealed as the Making Majesty programme in Dublin Castle continues over the weekend. There is also a Family Activity called Entitled to Title – The Throne Room Paintings. Booking in advance required.

Axis Ballymun

A fun, family show about courage, trying new things and stepping outside...whatever the weather! There are three shows on Friday, 13th at 10am, 12 noon and 3pm.

Trad for Babies

A joyful introduction to traditional music for little ones! Join us for an unforgettable concert featuring traditional Irish music which will delight and enchant babies, parents and grandparents alike.

There are two shows in the Roscommon Arts Centre on Saturday 14th and two shows in the Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo on Sunday 15th.

Siamsa Tire

The Tralee Musical Society presents Children of Eden, a fast-moving, uplifting and creative show portraying the story of creation, following Adam and Eve and Noah and his family. The award-winnning show features an amazing score by Stephen Schwartz, composer of Pocahontas and Wicked, with evening performances from Wednesday to Saturday.

 

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