Things to do this weekend in Ireland | August 3 - August 6

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A selection of things to do and events on in Ireland this weekend

National Wax Museum Plus

A lot more than just wax statues, the museum is full of fun, interactive exhibits that will keep active children entertained - an engaging way to spend a couple of hours this summer, just avoid the Chamber of Horrors if you want to sleep that night!

They are also offering up to 15% off all tickets - including your own Wax Hands - only with bookings on YourDaysOut during July & August.

Castlecomer Discovery Park Summer Deal

Home to Ireland's longest Zipline as well as lots of other family activities including the Octagon, Tree Top Walk, Boats, Canoeing and Archery, the Discovery Park in Kilkenny is the perfect family day out that makes the most of the summer weather.

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Dragon Boat Racing

The Donegal Dragons, for Breast Cancer Survivors and supportes,  host their second Regatta on Saturday. If you're around Donegal town on Saturday, pop along for some family fun.

Kildysart Street Festival

A weekend of fun in Clare with a Monster Field Day on Sunday with music, BBQ, bouncy castles after the Parade of the Floats and a Family Fun Day on Monday from 1pm with Tug-O-War, Ireland's Fittest Family and lots more.  

Belturbet Festival of the Erne

A full programme of activities and events in one of Cavan's largest family festivals with the highlight being the Funday on the Erne on Monday afternoon featuring races, games, play zone and a cruiser flotilla!

Durrow Scarecrow Festival

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival concludes on the Bank Holiday Monday with events over the weekend including Wobbly Circus and Street Theatre Company, Once Upon A Scarecrow Puppet Shows, Workshops, live IWW Wrestling, food & craft fair, arts and crafts exhibition, scarecrow village music and the All-Ireland Scarecrow Championship Awards Ceremony on Sunday.

Mary of Dungloe Festival

The 51st Mary from Dungloe International Festival starts on July 28th and centres on the selection of the ‘Mary from Dungloe’ which brings young women from all parts of the world to the town of Dungloe in County Donegal.

The Playcentre Summer Deals

Visit the Playcentre in KIngscourt, Cavan this summer with fantastic savings of up to 53% OFF with a summer deal on YourDaysOut. Tickets are limited but you can Buy Now, Play Later anytime in July and August.

Gorey Market House Festival

A fun-filled weekend witha family fun day, exhibitions, live music featuring the Hothouse Flower & Jake Carter.

Enniscorthy Rockin' Food Festival

Featuring an impressive schedule of chefs, producers and special guests in the free Food Marquee, an impressive Artisan Food, Drink and Craft Market, free live Outdoor music, a program of food and drink workshops, events and classes as well as lots of family fun in the new Kid's Marquee.

The weekend also hosts the Enniscorthy Arts Trail Festival with free workshops, Galleries, talks, music & art performances, along with an interactive creative doodle space for kids.

Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival

The 50th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival runs from the 3rd to 12th August and features an extensive programme including the fantastic vintage festival parade on Sunday, the annual air show and family fun day on Monday, a spectacular fireworks display on Thursday and lots more.

Muff Festival

Family festival in Donegal over the August Bank Holiday weekend with fun events including a pet show, Teddy Bears' picnic, circus skills, treasure hunts, lorry pulling and even a wife-carrying competition as well as lots, lots more.

Galway Races

The popular summer festival continues through to Sunday offering exciting horse racing, live music and entertainment, fashion and family fun.

Kilmihil Festival of Fun

Featuring a fun programme of events over the weekend including sports competitions, kids tractor and trike run, Knockalough Lake family afternoon, street entertainment, cultural parade, monster field day, fireworks and lots more. They even changed the schedule to accomodate the Clare hurlers replay on Sunday.

Jervis Street Shopping Centre

Every Saturday in July and August, Jervis Street has a programme of free family events in their Enchanted Summer Garden.

The Beatyard

The Beatyard festival returns to Dun Laoighre with tasty food, games and top class music including a performance from The Jacksons.

Tubercurry Old Fair Day Festival

Winner of the Best Cultural Festival and Overall Best Tourism Award Sligo Business Awards last year, the festival starts this weekend with another programme to entertain the whole family leading up the Old Fair next Wednesday, August 8th.

There is free entry to the opening night, live music with Declan Nerney, Family Fun Day with BMX stunt displays and the Tubbercurry Old Fair Day with Lisa McHugh, over 50 demonstration, 100 stalls, vintage, kids zones and workshop in our Heritage and Craft Village.

Camp Freddo

Cadbury's host the ultimate family day out in the wild surroundings of Blessington Lake, Co Wicklow next Tuesday to Saturday. Tickets are only €5 each with all proceeds going to Barnardos.

Spraoi Waterford

This is the 65th Annual Waterford Spraoi, turns the streets of Waterford into an open-air venue for some of the best entertainers. The highlight is the Annual Parade that takes place on Sunday night, starting at 9.30pm from Johnstown Industrial Estate heading downJohn’s Street, Michael Street, Broad Street, John Roberts Square and Barronstrand Street, and finishing on the Quay with a spectacular fireworks display.

North Tipperary Agricultural Show

Fun, family event on Bank Holiday Monday in Nenagh featuring all the usual competitions including horses, cattle, ponies, sheep, dogs, poultry, and show jumping. The Nenagh Classic Car Club will also be there as well as lots of family fun, pet farm, dog show, bouncy castles, trade stands and more.

Electric Zoo @ Wells House

There is another fantastic day of fun with Electric Zoo and a tasty barbecue this Bank Holiday Monday in Wells House in Wexford. The Electric Zoo is a selection of different electric zoo animals that children can ride around on the lawn in front of Wells House. Price included in admission.

Clonmany Festival

The annual festival starts in Sunday with the Opening Parade and Fancy Dress and Children's Sports in Uuris GAA pitch and a Treasure Hunt on Monday as well as live music every night during the week.

Dinosaurs Around the World

Dinosaurs Around the World will transport you into the era of the dinosaur for a tour of an Earth very different from today.

With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life! 

Stradbally Steam Rally

The 54th steam and vintage show takes place this weekend with a wide range of working exhibits. The event starts with the Steam Engine and Tractor parade on Saturday night followed by the show at 10am on Sunday and Monday.

Cork Puppetry Festival

The fifth festival has a fun line-up of international and local performers all weekend, leading up to the popular, and free, Puppet Picnic in Fitzgerald’s Park on Monday from 12pm - 3pm.

Rush Harbour Festival

Popular festival in North Dublin, taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend with outdoor movies, live music, air display, bouncy castles, Wooly Wards Farm and lots more.

Ballyconnell Fair Day

The Ballyconnell festival runs from the 3rd to the 5th with lots of fun events over the weekend including Ballyconnell's Biggest Brain, It's a Knock-Out,, colour run, Marry Me Daughter Game Show and more. The Fair Day takes place on Main Street on Saturday from 12pm with an afternoon of free family fun.

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