A selection of events taking place in Ireland this weekend.
Did you know that Elvis came from Carlow? Celebrating the ancestral home of the King with a fun-filled family festival all weekend featuring live music, talent contests and one or two men with sideburns dressed in jumpsuits. More Details.
The Sligo Jazz Project has two strands. A 6-day summer school alongside a world class jazz festival. The unique format provides excellent workshops, fantastic performances and informal pub sessions featuring students, teachers and artists. More Details.
A fun-filled family day out in Monaghan featuring Treasure Hunt, Bouncy Castles, Teddy Bears' Picnic and more. Details
Running from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th, events and activities throughout the week include sports events, walks, demonstrations, farmers' market, music, street entertainment, tours and fireworks. More Details.
The festival will launch with a Sky Diving Spectacular when the team of Black Pig Skydivers parachute onto the beach on Friday 28th July. On Saturday 29th July there will be a huge fireworks display and on Sunday there will be a family fun day. More Details.
Sunrise Children's Festival is a unique weekend festival dedicated solely to children and their families that will take place in Brigit’s Garden in Galway. There will be four tented entertainment areas with loads of activities and games for the children to enjoy. Camping on Saturday night is included in the price of a weekend ticket. More Details.
A world music festival takes place in Smithfield on Sunday 30th. The free family event celebrates the cultural diversity in Dublin city with a packed programme of feel-good rhythms and exciting performances of music and dance from around the world from 3 pm - 9 pm. More Details.
Over twenty thousand people are expected to attend the largest and most successful open-air comedy event of its type in Ireland. The four-day event features an impressive line-up of international and Irish comedians entertaining everyone in the Iveagh Gardens from July 27th to July 30th. More Details.
An intimate celebration of the crafts and traditions of the Donegal Gaeltacht. For the last 30 years, the festival has brought the community together to show off the best the area has to offer. Tourists stop by, and enjoy life at a slower pace, in this place where arts, culture and language remain acutely important. More Details.
The Wild Air Run is an experience with a difference. All ages (7+) and fitness levels can enjoy Ireland’s first inflatable obstacle course. With lots of different venues throughout the summer, this weekend the race will be in Fota House in Cork. More Details.
Featuring a strong line-up of national and international artists, the two-day music festival takes place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of July. Headlining acts include Tom Jones, Culture Club, Bonnie Tyler, Deacon Blue and Boney M. More Details.
Fun family day out featuring lots of activities and events for all ages, including bouncy castles, pony rides and stalls featuring the wonderful organic produce from the farm. More Details.
Miss Battersby’s sketchbooks in the National library are full of beautiful watercolours of exotic birds. Be inspired by Miss Battersby and create your own bird picture - or a flock of birds, on Thursday, 27th from 14:30-16:00. More Details.
A fun filled day for all of the family with activities such as make your own Teddy Magnet, bring your Teddy to the Teddy Hospital for a check up, having a picnic with Goldilocks, decorating a Shortbread Teddy Bear, Magic Show, Animal Petting, Bouncy Castles and so much more!! More Details.
Two hundred thousand attended last year as the Galway International Arts Festival presents and produces programmes of the highest quality across all art forms featuring theatre, music, visual arts, opera, street spectacle, dance, discussion and comedy. This year's festival runs from July 17th to Jul 30th. More Details.
A wonderful programme of events and live music over eleven days in Boyle featuring top acts include Brian Kennedy, Declan O'Rourke and The Three Tenors and Miriam O'Callaghan will interview Carol Coleman. More Details.