43 Things to do this weekend – August 18th – 20th

1.The Womens Rugby World Cup

Ticketed event*
But free to watch from local bars showing the games live.
August 9th – 26th

2.Malbay Swim 2017, Open Water Race

Malbay Swim 2017, Open Water Race
The inaugural Malbay Swim at Whitestrand will be held on August 20th, 2017. Open water distances of 1km and 2km will be on offer. Pre-register now! https://goo.gl/forms/IGBpkgx5IFuG4XQr2 For more details download our Information PDF https://goo.gl/tcQhfS or send an enquiry to malbayswim@gmail.com
20th August – Free

3. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the most important event in the traditional music calendar. For many, it is the culmination of months of hard work and practice as they compete against fellow musicians, singers and dancers to achieve the recognition of being an All-Ireland champion. For others it is a unique and welcoming festival of the best of traditional arts that offers a wide range of activities to be enjoyed by all.
It is often said, as another Fleadh draws to a close, “This was the best Fleadh yet…!” And there is always some truth in that because each Fleadh builds on the success of its predecessors, adding the uniqueness of its own place and traditions to the experience gained by hardworking Fleadh Committees down through the years and each host town seeks to emulate the achievements of other towns that have earned Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann the reputation that it has today. Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2016 in Ennis was an outstanding success, drawing almost 400,000 visitors to the town, recalling the magic of the 1956 and 1977 Fleadhanna. Now Ennis and Co. Clare are preparing to host Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann once again and through a co-operative effort involving Comhaltas branches, local authorities, business people, sporting organisations and local volunteers, we will work hard to ensure that The Fleadh Down In Ennis 2017 is not just the best Fleadh yet, but maybe the best Fleadh ever!
13th -21st- Various

4. Dublin Dip at Dollymount

heads up for our next party! we’re doing an all day thing at dalymount park. join us pitchside for a dance.
tickets are a 5er and available on the door/turnstile. cheap pints on sale. music till late from the usual 3 freaks, cáit, enda and robbie.
life is a party.
DJs Cáit // Enda // Robbie
19th August 17 – €5 Admission

5. Annual Celebration of Phil’s Birthday At The Bloody Stream in Howth

Come and Join us for our Annual Celebration of Phil’s Birthday At The Bloody Stream in Howth. The party will be kicking off from 3pm till late! Lots of great bands playing Phils music all day rain or shine! Amazing food & drink deals Special guest Philomena Lynott A day not to be missed! #Vibe4Phillo
Located just below the Howth DART station, its live music and late night bar create a real party atmosphere that’s proven a major attraction for locals as well as those travelling from Dublin city centre. In the heart of the picturesque town of Howth and its impressive harbour, The Bloody Stream has plenty of parking nearby and is particularly popular among tour groups. It’s the perfect spot for those looking for great food and drink in pleasant surroundings …..and with that indefinable craic added in for good measure!
20th Of August – Cost TBC

6. Dublin Quays Festival 2017

Thursday 17th August 2017 | Sunday 20th August 2017
The festival will see a number of free gigs take place in The Workmans Club, The Sound House, The Liquor Rooms, The Grand Social, The Wiley Fox, Sin E and Bagots Hutton. As well as a live music programme, the festival will also curate afternoons of spoken word, cultural talks, literary events, pop up performances and club nights.
17th August- 20th August 17 – Free – Various

7. Summer Family Fun day Temple Bar

If you’re looking for a way to entertain the kids this month, the Temple Bar Summer Family Fun Days are the answer to all your prayers.
The events are totally free and feature live music, ballet and folk dancing classes, arts and crafts, a book corner and nibbles.Furry family members are welcome, and there’s even a doggie dance contest!Folk funk pop combo The Pale will headline each afternoon, while trad ensemble Call the Dancers and Irish/Congolese group Jambo Jambo will also be performing.The family fun days will take place across three Saturdays this month (August 12, 19 and 26).
19th August – Free

8. National Museum of Childhood

The National Museum of Childhood is a voluntary project based in Dún Laoghaire that aims to establish a Museum of Childhood.
As part of Heritage Week and supported by the Heritage Council, we are organising a day of events aimed at both children and adults in Dún Laoghaire on Saturday the 19th August. There will be a wide range of events happening across various locations in Dún Laoghaire. Please see the attached poster and programme for further details.
All events are free. For further details see museumofchildhood.ie and
19th August 17 – Free

9. Jazz Sunday Session, Brian Boru pub, Glasnevin Dublin

join us for some jazz on Sunday the 20th of August with act Heads up set to perform you are in for an evning of entertainment.
20th August 17 – Free admission

10. Wicklow
Wendy Herbst Cup

(Wicklow 3 Kilometre) This is a fund raising swim for Wicklow RNLI In 2015 the swim raised 1,000 Euro and 2016 the swim raised 1,200 Euro. All profits from the race will go to Wicklow RNLI Lifeboat Station
19th August – Free to watch

11. Family Fun Day

Fantastic fun day for all the family please come along
Inbhear Mor AC is located in Arklow, Co. Wicklow. The club was founded in January 2017 as an AAI registered adult athletics club. The club evolved from Coral Runners which was founded by Mary Hickey in 2010. Coral Runners under the guidance of Mary Hickey had grown from a handful of runners to a sixty strong competitive running club.
Sunday 20th from 4-6 fundraising in aid of the kinsella family.
There will be facepainting cake sale refreshments
20th August 17 – Free Donations welcomed

12. The Groove Festival

Groove Festival runs on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August. Visitors can purchase a ticket for either day, or come for both with our great value Weekend Tickets. Children of all ages are welcome at Groove Festival, and children 12 and under are free when booked with an adult ticket (offer ends midnight 18th August).
Groups at Groove – Book together, Save together.
Whether it’s an office outing, a family fun day, a sports group, hen party, or simply a group of friends, Groove Festival provides a truly unique festival experience for young and old alike. Talk to us about special rates and bespoke packages for groups of 10+ adults  bookings@groovefestival.ie
19th – 20th August 17 – TICKETS ARE €59 + Booking fee but Children fo free.

13. Hook light house family fun Sunday

Fun is to the fore… the BBQ will be fired up at Hook Lighthouse, games on the lawns and music will be in full swing and there are reports of Pirates on the horizon.
Sunday 20th August 17
Free to various

14. Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz Saturday 19 August 12.00noon-1.00pm, for 8-12 year olds The Bricks 4 Kidz programmes provide a unique approach to educational play using LEGO bricks, motors, and remote controls. Children will explore and learn the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM). This is a free event and all are welcome. Booking essential. Tel: 053 9196760 to book your place. Should you require additional supports to enable you fully participate in this event, please contact us. See Less
19th August

15. Kildare
Family fun day in Wallaby Woods

Join us on Sunday 20th August, for a family fun day in Wallaby Woods, Derryvarroge, Co. Kildare from 12.00pm to 5pm in aid of the Lorna Byrne Children’s Foundation. A day for young and old alike it will include guided tours around the exotic and small animals of Wallaby woods, live entertainment, obstacle course, raffle, lawn games and a meet and greet with international bestselling author Lorna Byrne. All proceeds will be split equally between the Lorna Byrne Children’s Foundation’s chosen charities for 2017 Unicef Ireland, Blue Box and APA – A Partnership with Africa.
20th August
Tickets €10 single ticket

16. Relay for Life Kildare

Relay for Life is an event to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. It is always a great event, that brings together the whole community to celebrate the lives of Cancer Survivors, with entertainment, music and fun! After dark, a Candle of Hope Ceremony takes places to honour the people who have been touched by Cancer and to remember loved ones lost to the disease.
19th – 20th August 1
Free to attend donations appriciated

17. Greybridge Harvest Fair

Greybridge Classic Club will host their annual Family Harvest Day on Sunday August 20th . The event which is run on a voluntary basis takes place in Meanus, Co. Limerick, with all funds on the day going to our selected charities which this year are Cliona’s Foundation and Limerick Marine Search and Rescue. Lots of activities for all the family including Static flight display Charity Dyno Power Test Vintage tractor displays, Emergency services including demonstrations ofrom .Gardaí, Fire brigade and Ambulance crew Free bouncy castles, face painting and lots more fun and games, variety of novelty games including mechanical bull, guess the weight and penalty shoot-out Free tea and coffee will also be available. Entry to the event is €10 per adult; kids go free,
20th August 17
€10 ticket Kids go free

18. Junior parkrun

Oranmore junior parkrun is coming to Renville park! A free, weekly, 2km running event for children aged 4 – 14. Every Sunday at 9:30am. Similar format to the senior event, besides the shorter distance and they take place on a Sunday as opposed to the Saturday (and are lots of fun! 😃). This will be our launch event – save the date! More information to follow in the coming weeks via the facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/oranmorejuniorparkrun Junior events require a lot more volunteers due to a requirement for a large amount of marshals (we will likely need around 20 people each week). Typically some parents will volunteer whilst their children attend. We will be relying on your help to run the event however. So if your interested in getting involved please get in contact.
20th August

19. Blas at Brownes – Tuam Food Festival

A celebration of the best from the West! A fun free family day out. Meet local food and drink producers, sample their offerings, fill your belly and your cupboards!
20th August 17 – Free

20. Summer Outdoor Party

We are holding our Annual Summer Outdoor Party on Saturday 19th August from 12-5pm. The annual Outdoor Party will be held in the Centre car park and is free on the day to shoppers and all donations will be going to the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club. Children can enjoy a variety of inflatables such as a large obstacle course, a castle with a slide and a pirate ship which can hold up to 15 children at a time. And for the big kids among us, there will be giant board games such as giant jenga and Connect 4 and a rodeo bull for both adults and children to try and not fall off that rocking bull! The party will be hosted by our DJ and who will be holding lots of party games for the children and adults to join in. There will also be balloon modelling, face painting, magic tricks, games and music
19th August 17

21. Cork Loves Music in partnership with Cork YMCA

Cork Loves Music in partnership with Cork YMCA and GroundFloor presents: #CORKLOVESMUSIC: YOUTH AND MUSIC SATURDAY AUGUST 19TH UPSTAIRS @ YMCA, MARLBOROUGH STREET @ 1PM AN ALL-AGES EVENT DRUGS AND ALCOHOL STRICTLY PROHIBITED FEATURING: God Alone. (Cork post metal, launching debut E.P.) Sewing Club – Bandb (Cork indie/alternative) Outsider Rapha (acoustic hip-hop set, part of Outsiders Ent. crew) SPEAKERS: Jamie Coughlan (Overblown.co.uk) @Eilis Dillon (Records & Relics/EQUAL Ireland) Spekulativ Fiktion (Cuttin’ Heads Collective) M.C. Aoife James (GroundFloor Blog) #CorkLovesMusic, in association with Cork YMCA and GroundFloor Productions, presents its first in a series of talk and performance events, taking aim at younger musicians and prospective music professionals. On the afternoon of August 19th, upstairs in the historic YMCA building on Cork’s Marlborough Street, three of Cork’s finest young and upcoming acts showcase their music: experimental rock five-piece God Alone launch their debut extended-player Intivim with a start-to-finish live performance; young folk outfit Sewing Club make an appearance; and Outsiders Entertainment presents a live set from collective member Rapha. They will be joined by a selection of locally-based music industry professionals, who will be recalling their own formative experiences, including rapper Spekulativ Fiktion, record-slinger Eilís Dillon and music journalist Jamie Coughlan, imparting the knowledge that they’ve gained over the course of their careers.
19th August
Free admission

22. Cork Heritage Open Day

The stories behind the built heritage of Cork city are to be celebrated on Saturday, August 19th with more than 40 buildings throwing open their doors free-of-charge for the 13th annual Cork Heritage Open Day.
Critically acclaimed novelist, playwright and documentary maker Cónal Creedon is the ambassador for this year’s jam-packed event, which is the biggest to date. For a full list of events seehttp://www.corkheritageopenday.ie/.
Many of the buildings taking part in this year’s Cork Heritage Open Day are not usually accessible to the general public, including The Masonic Hall on Tuckey Street and Heineken Ireland (Murphy’s Brewery) on Leitrim Street. New heritage gems on the 2017 programme include the recently renovated Nano Nagle Place on Douglas Street and University College Cork’s Crawford Observatory.
There will also be an exciting programme of free guided tours, including a walking tour by Marcus Connaughton of the favourite Cork haunts of legendary musician Rory Gallagher. A ‘Looking Up’ Heritage competition will take place throughout the day, encouraging people to glance upwards to the unique architectural elements atop of Cork’s historical buildings.
Of the many exciting events on the day, people are also invited to sample soup made for Quaker Soup Kitchens during the Famine; hear a talk on the history of the City Bridges with Antoin O’Callaghan; and find out more about the Navvies, the men who built the railways in Cork, in a talk by Patrick Walsh. There will be family friendly activities such as the much-loved Coal Quay Festival on Cornmarket Street and a fun-filled Medieval Day at Elizabeth Fort.
Cork Heritage Open Day will mark the start of Cork events for National Heritage Week, running from 19-27 August. For a full list of events see www.corkheritageopenday.ie or pick up a brochure at Cork City Library or Cork City Tourist Information Office on Grand Parade.
Further information will also be available on Facebook at ‘Cork Heritage Open Day’ and on Twitter at @corkheritage.
19th August 17

23. Youghal Medieval Festival

Celebrating National Heritage Week, Youghal Medieval Festival will bring together over 150 performers, entertainers, musicians, historians, re-enactors and over 40 events spanning 2 days and evenings on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August 2017. Click here for Festival Programme of EventsFrom medieval gardens and churches, to town walls, the town of Youghal will reverberate with a stunning programme of exciting medieval battles, intriguing walks and inspiring talks, traditional kids’ entertainment as well as mesmerising music over the course of the weekend.  Now in its 11th year, the newly revamped festival programme will see over 10,000 visitorsdescend on the East Cork town of Youghal.  The two day event is funded by The Irish Walled Towns Network (The Heritage Council of Ireland) and Cork County Council.  Youghal is a founding member of The Irish Walled Towns Network.  Highlights of the 2 day event include The White Horse Vikings setting up a virtual ‘Medieval Village’ in St. Mary’s College Gardens, and immersing themselves in the medieval way of life. This year the group will bring over 30 ‘warriors’ who will take to battle at 12pm and 3pm in the gardens on the Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will see a range of events taking place in St. Mary’s Collegiate Church including a keynote presentation by Daniel Noonan Archaeologist on some of the most spectacular finds in the Church following recent essential conservation works. Saturday evening will also see a first for the festival with a free gala concert in St. Mary’s (6-8pm) with acclaimed soloist Caroline Fraher and St. Colman’s Cathedral Choir, Cobh.  Sunday will see the traditional ‘family fun’ day return but with even more in the way of events and performances.
19th -20th August 17
Free to Various

24. National Heritage week

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.
Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.
19th -27th August 17
Free to Varied

25. Killkenny Castle Open to the Public

Enjoy exploring Kilkenny Castle on a self-guided visit free of charge on both Sundays of Heritage Week.Parts of the Castle may not be suitable for people with limited mobility. Parking is available near site.
20th August 17

26. Cycle Against Suicide SpinOff series

On Saturday, August 19th, the community of Tralee will once again host a 50km cycle as part of the Cycle Against Suicide SpinOff series. A SpinOff is a locally organised cycle that takes place monthly after the main 14-day Cycle around the island of Ireland ends. The events are locally organised, owned by the community and championed by Cycle Against Suicide ‘Local Leaders’. A SpinOff has all the colour, energy and fun of the annual Cycle but is packed into a single day. The Tralee SpinOff promises to be a particularly special event. It will depart from Austin Stacks GAA Club, in Rock Street, at 2.30pm on Saturday, August 19th. The 50km route will once again visit the picturesque coastal village of Ballyheigue, where entertainment, refreshments and a mental well-being presentation will take place. The cyclists will then have the tremendous honour of leading in the 2017 International Rose of Tralee parade
19th August
Free to watch


We are delighted to announce our BIG BRASS SUNDAY! Saxoustic Duo will kick off the live music at 3pm. Waterford’s world famous Barrack Street Concert Band will be playing in the marquee at 4.30pm. And then Delta Bonehead and the Brass Blues will keep us entertained into the evening. We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a great day of live music. PLUS Delicious menus from 12.30pm Outdoor and indoor bars. Bouncy castle (weather permitting)
20th August 17
Free admission

28. Alice through the Looking Glass

The story of Through the Looking-Glass is a family favourite, following Alice’s fantastical adventures in the strange world she enters through the mirror above her drawing-room fireplace. What she finds there is a world laid out in the form of a giant chess board and before long Alice finds herself entering the game as a white pawn. The story follows her travels across the board until she reaches the eighth square and is finally crowned a queen. Alice Through the Looking Glass is packed full of Carroll’s most memorable and enduring characters as well as many of his finest nonsense poems and songs and Michael Whitmore’s delightful adaptation captures all the quirky charm of the original in a fanciful and fabulous treat for Carroll fans as well as all the family. Bring along a Blanket or low backed chair, we will go on no matter the weather! Adults €10 Children €5 Family (2&2) €18 Tickets on sale in courtyard tearoom, Thursdays – Sundays, 1pm – 6p
19th-20th August 17
€10 adults €5 children

29. Clonmellon Potato Festival 2017

Clonmellon Potato Festival 2017 will take place on Sunday 20th of August 2017 in the Market Square Clonmellon between2pm and 6pm
20th August 17
Free- Various

30. Carlingford Wilderness Festival

​On the 19th of August, as part of National Heritage Week – come join our celebration of health food and fitness Wilderness style.
Carlingford Wilderness Festival embraces the theme of National Heritage Week 2017 ” It’s in your nature”The festival will embody all the elements of the ethos of the week through theatrical performance, inspired workshops from forest school & bushcraft practitioners, wild food and medicine walks , WILD RUNS & WALKS, Wilderness Athletic Games, archery, musical acts, and experts in the field of fitness, nutrition, yoga, mind health, body work and much much more
Our main event of this wild shindig will take the form of a 10k WILD TRAIL RUN & WALK with music and performance to entertain along the way. The Wildwood Way!!The Wildwood Way is an off road loop that begins and ends at Wildwood Cafe. It leads you up through the forest trails of the Cooley Mountains and in along the Great Eastern Shoreline Greenway. En-route you will experience the most stunning scenery the north east of Ireland has to offer…. and that’s a promise!!!On return from the run/walk you will receive a post run recovery nutrition ball, replenishing green juice shot, and healthy curry especially formulated and made by our in-house chef and naturopath at Wildwood Cafe.
Join your friends and family, relax and unwind at the Wilderness Finish-Line Festival as our line up of musicians sing their song in to the August air ……. sure who wouldn’t love all that!

31. Tullow Agricultural show

Tullow Show 2017 will take place on Sunday the 20th of August at the showgrounds in Coppenagh. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the landowners for their generosity. Without this goodwill, it would not be possible to have a show.Our schedule is now in circulation and it can also be viewed on this website. We have classes to suit all ages from cattle to sheep to horses and ponies, to art, flowers, farm produce, home and dairy, photography, crafts and many more. I would encourage you to view the schedule and if you see something you like to please make an entry. Again everything you need to know is on this website. I would like to thank our many sponsors for their generosity and I would encourage you to support them as much as you can. I would also like to thank the committee and all the voluntary help for their hard work in running this annual event. Tullow Show is a trade show that helps promote local business and in turn, helps build a stronger local economy. It is also a family day out with many attractions, such as a Punch and Judy show, dog show, music and much more.I want to thank you for taking time to view this website and I hope to see you in Coppenagh on August 20th where there will be something for everybody
20th August

32. National Heritage Week @ Offlay

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.
19th and 20th August 17
A number of events Free- Various

33. Foxford River Fest

Foxford RiverFest 2017 will run from Friday 18th August to Sunday 20th August in Foxford. It is a celebration of the river and its beautiful valley.
This family friend event is fully packed with activities and entertainments on and around the River Moy including angling demonstrations and competitions, kayaking, Stand Up Paddling and rowing.
On Friday night the ceremony “Candles to the Sea” will open the festival. The event will come alive with the spectacular Fireworks and the Drumming Parade. Local and national musicians will perform live music in many local pubs.
Also visitors will enjoy cookery demonstrations, traditional arts and crafts demonstrations, food stalls, pollinator walks and busking competitions.
Children will enjoy seed-bombing, face-painting, Lego Bricks Club and the special Kids Zone
Foxford River Fest will be a fun filled festival for all held in the Capital of the Moy, Foxford Co.Mayo from 19th August 2017.
19th August 17
Free to Various

34. Donegal Bay Maritime Festival

Donegal Bay Rowing Club look forward to welcoming the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation All Ireland Rowing Championships to Donegal from 18th – 20th August 2017 in the Lakeside Centre Ballyshannon.
During the same weekend the Donegal Bay Maritime Festival takes place at the pier in Donegal Town. Don’t miss this amazing maritime family-friendly weekend, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
18th– 20th August 17
Free to Various

35. Free audio guide to this North Tipperary village

Free audio guide to this North Tipperary village, the birthplace of Thomas MacDonagh, poet and 1916 Rising leader. Simply download the free Guidigo App and search for Cloughjordan.Located in a picturesque corner of North West Tipperary, Cloughjordan is surrounded by lush green pastureland and damp peat bogs. The guide introduces the story of Thomas MacDonagh, Cloughjordan’s most famous son, a loving father and husband, a teacher, a poet and one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, a martyr for Irish freedom. It also explains how a brave crusader gave the town its unusual name in the medieval period and how the railway connected Cloughjordan to the world.
19th August 17

36. Senior Hurling Championship

Kilmessan v LongwoodOn 20/8/2017
In Pairc Tailteann
@ 1.00pm Ref -F. Smyth
Please come along to support the lads.
20th August
Free to watch

37. Dawn Chorus at Newgrange

Celebrate National Heritage Week 2017 by joining in an open air singing extravaganza.
The family friendly event is free of charge and no experience is necessary – dress for the weather. Arrive at 7.30am for 8am start. To book a place and receive song list email heritage@meathcoco.ie or contact Mary on 046-9097407.
19th August 17
Free admission

38. Heritage Stlye Farmers Market

The Courtyard Market will have an ‘auld style’ theme to include cultural food demonstrations from bygone years, cookery demonstrations, plant swapping, seed spreading and a High Nellie bike display.The Courtyard Market will take on an ‘auld style’ theme to include cultural food demonstrations from bygone years, cookery demonstrations, plant swapping, seed spreading and a High Nellie bike display. At 10am there will be a ‘How to build a BUG Hotel’ demonstration. At 11am for the children, there is a King House tour ‘Through the Eyes of a Child’ conducted by Anna for children 6yrs to 12yrs (pre-booking essential as limited numbers).
19th August

39. Walk with the Big Boats

To celebrate 200 years of the Royal Canal you are invited to walk the towpath of the canal in the company of the Heritage Boats who were the working cargo boats of the inland waterways.There will be associated lectures, displays and events at Keenagh (Mosstown), Killashee and Richmond Harbour (Clondra).
19th and 20th August 17
Free Admission

40. Bell Ringing Workshop

An exclusive opportunity to visit the bell tower of the Church of Ireland and take part in a bell-ringing workshop.Come and visit the Bell Ringing room in the tower of the Church of Ireland, Manorhamilton. Each tour will last about 45 minutes and will give a brief history of the tower, followed by a demonstration by a Campanologist. Following this, there will be time for questions and you will be encouraged to have a go yourself. Places are limited to 8 per tour. No wheelchair access.
19th August 17
Free Admission

41. Bellaghy Fest 2017

Sat 19 August 2017 at 2.09pm
Bellaghy fest 2017. Family fun day, live mysic, street entertainment, fun and games for young & not so young. Delicious food. Craic agus ceoil agus a chairde.
19th August 17
Free- Various

42. Dig Discover and Design Workshop

Participants will engage in a range of activities with an emphasis on discovery, fun and learning through crafts, games and archaeology experiments, suitable for all children aged between 7 – 12.Experienced and friendly staff from Heritage House Abbeyleix will provide the highest standard of fun, interactive sessions and will explore themes including: Vicious Vikings Savage Stone Age Crazy Celts Nasty Normans
19th August 17 – Free

43. Corravahan House & Gardens Tour

Informative hourly tours of the historic Georgian-style country house, exploring its architecture and history, and its connections to the Beresford and Leslie families.Dating to 1840, and carefully conserved over the past fifteen years, Corravahan retains all its original period features. This “architectural gem” remains an extraordinarily intact example of Italianate Classical architecture and stands as a fitting tribute to the works of William Farrell, some-time architect to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. A tour of the house will be followed by access to the surrounding gardens. Tours will be conducted on the hour; last admission one hour before closing.
19th August – €5

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