Things to do this weekend in Ireland | Mar 1 - 3

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Seachtain-na-Gaeilge

An fhéile Ghaeilge is mó in Éirinn & ar fud an domhain - The biggest Irish language festival in Ireland & around the world! Bain triail aisti - 1-17 Márta!

Seachtain na Gaeilge is a community festival and the community organizes the events. From music nights in the local newshouse to historical tours through Irish in the country's castles, there is an event for everyone

Jawsome Sharks | Sea Life Bray

Take a dive into the deep this spring and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfil the mission of finding the missing shark teeth. Guests will be tasked with helping Professor Finn locate the large Play-Doh model shark teeth in the tanks.

Peat | The Ark

The Ark presents the world premiere of a brand new theatre show for ages 8+ running from 28th February to 31st March. On the edge of a town, in the middle of a bog, half way between a school and a housing estate, Rayy and Jo have come to dig a hole. Peat is the story of the things they bury, and the things they find. With lightness and humour, this new play for children asks big questions about life, death, time and history.

Ennis Book Club Festival

After another hugely successful Festival last year, the annual Ennis Book Club Festival will be back with its unique mix of readings, discussion, comedy and chat in one of Ireland's friendliest towns. Events this weekend include Children’s Book Club, Family Story Time, Pop-up Book Club with Lunch and the Rick O’Shea Book Club Special.

Engineers Week

Engineers Week is a week-long festival of nationwide events running celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland from 2nd - 8th March.

Activities in Dublin will include Lego Bricks Challenge Workshop,Silly Billy Science Show and Electric You by Explorium. NUI Galway hosts a Family Fun Day on 2nd March with plenty of science and engineering shows, movie screening, workshops and hands-on activities that will inspire young (and older!) people and help them learn about the world around us while the Lifetime Lab at the Old Waterworks host a free family fun Engineering Open Day on Sunday from 11am to 4pm.

Old Cork Waterworks Family Day

Celebrate Engineers Week with Old Cork Waterworks Experience with their family fun engineering themed open day on Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Admission is free and children and adults may enjoy a series of stands and activities to discover the many roles of engineering.

Mother Tongues Festival, Dublin

A celebration of the thousands of languages that exist around the world, the unique Mother Tongues Festival is being held at the Rua Red Arts Centre and the Civic Theatre this weekend with two days of live performances, hands-on workshops and a full immersion into the fun world of languages.

Croke Park Junior Explorers Tour

The GAA Museum at Croke Park is bringing back its popular Junior Explorer Tour every Saturday Saturday morning until May 18th. The family-friendly tour was created to bring to life the magic of the home of Gaelic games for younger visitors, with the countries littlest GAA fans set to take over the iconic stadium. 

Scene + Heard Theatre Festival

The Dublin 8 festival provides a platform for new work in the historic Smock Alley theatre with the audience providing feedback directly to the artists that can help in the future development of their work. The festival concludes this weekend with Dirty Old Town, Powerpoint, Dancing Queen, Fred Cooke and more.

Dublin International Film Festival

The DIFF concludes this weekend with a mixture of shorts, film and documentaries including Dublin on Screen, Prisoners of the Moon, The Merger, Tyrel and more.

Dabbledoo Music Workshops - Belltable

Dabbledoo Music, this Saturday, makes music more engaging and fun for all the family, regardless of ability. Everyone is provided with instruments to play along to Igor The Octopus, learn melody with Jazz Cat and even play an Irish Polka. Workshops for 5-8 at 12pm and 8-12 at 2pm.

 

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