Carlow Regatta is one of the oldest rowing festivals in the country celebrating its 157th year in 2016. Eights, quads and scull racing takes place from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Teams travel from all over the country and further afield to compete.
River Barrow, Carlow Town
4 - 5 June
FREE for spectators
Dublin Port Riverfest
Organised by the Dublin Port Company and the Docklands Business Forum, expect a unique celebration along the historic quays with a jam packed programme of entertainment and family fun.
North Wall Quay
4 - 6 June
Bloom Fringe Picnic - Your City, Your Dublin. Hosted by Connect the Dots
Why not head to the Your City, Your Dublin pop-up picnic at the Dubhlinn Gardens of Dublin Castle to share food and exchange ideas on greening the city, community, and sustainability!
Down the Milky Way
My Art is a unique creative school, which provides both dance & visual art education for children adults with no age limit. My Art are huge proponents of the benefits art in the lives of old & young alike, & strives to endow students with life skills that go far beyond just being able to dance or paint.
6/7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar
Down with Jazz
Swivel your hips & dance your heart out to the country's finest jazz musicians!
4 - 5 June
Enjoy relaxing yoga sessions courtesy of event pioneers Happenings every Saturday morning!
Dartmouth Square, Ranelagh
Leixlip Festival - Smash Hits
Smash Hits, the unique tribute band to the golden era of 90's dance, pop and R'n'B will perform on Bank Holiday Monday. Fully decked out in 90's outfits and possessing an energetic set overflowing with chart hits. Smash Hits are a throwback to a feel-goodtime of old skool nightclub DJs, all-night raves and packed out dance floors.
Court Yard Hotel
2 day family festival with lots of fun activities!
4 – 5 June
Boyne Valley Walking Festival
Get your hiking boots on for the Boyne Valley Walking Festival 2016 over the June Bank Holiday Weekend. A variety of walks are planned - from easy to moderate to challenging - through some very scenic routes.
Boyne Valley - Various locations
3 - 5 June
Family Fun Evening Campbell's Bridge Ballycommon
Ballycommon Canal Renewal Group are hosting a family fun evening at Campbell's Bridge Ballycommon Co Offaly From 4 to 7pm. All activities are free. Fun run/walk is €5 & BBQ is €7
This year the community of Kilbeggan will join together to commemorate the events of 1916 by Celebrate the Centenary with a 1916 Themed Festival
3 - 5 June
Midland's Craft Beer Festival
A craft beer and food festival taking place in Don's Bar, Moate on Saturday June 4th with live music and entertainment.
Don's Bar, Moate
The All Ireland & All Nations Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Championships
More than 200 competitors will shear 2,200 sheep across 19 different categories in two days of intense, international competition.
Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard
4 - 5 June
Movie in the Park – The Big Lebowski
This summer This Is Galway and Galway’s Westend bring you ‘Movies in the Park’ in Fr. Burke Park. There will be lots of screenings of popular classics and blockbuster movies.
Fr Burke Park
Galway Street Club
The incredible talented Galway Street Club headlines their first gig this weekend in Galway’s Westend. They play the Roisin Dubh on Saturday June 4th at 9pm. Tickets are €5 and on sale now.
Roisin Dubh, Lower Dominick Street
A 10-day long Carnival offering fun for all the family with many free events, a massive fireworks display, live music, food exhibition, street performers and events on the River Shannon.
Carrick On Shannon
3 - 12 June
Most events are FREE
CEOL AT THE CROSSROADS – FÉILE UKULELE
There will be lots of local bands, especially young local, original talent who will be putting on a showcase of music, original songs, rap and more with all performers coming from the area.
5 - 6 June
The Doonbeg International Jazz Festival 2016
The Doonbeg International Jazz Festival will be inviting old friends and new to come together and celebrate 17 years of Jazz in Doonbeg, and, once again, the June Weekend promises to be a great one for Jazz fans. With excellent bands from the Germany, USA, Scotland and all over Ireland, and a full programme of performances throughout the weekend, there will something for everyone to enjoy.
3 - 6 June
Ennistymon Book Town Festival
An annual pop-up celebration of books, reading & the imagination, on the edge of the Burren.
Burren Art & Craft Fair
This craft fair showcases the vibrant art and craft scene in the Burren region and features many different, unique, quality handcrafted products.
Ballyvaughan Village Hall, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Cork Harbour Festival
Join thousands of visitors for the largest annual event in Cork Harbour, now in its second year. The festival programme highlights the importance of the River Lee and Cork Harbour as a natural and cultural resource, and celebrates the communities at the heart of it.
4 - 12 June
Ireland Bikefest Killarney
Grab your helmet and get set for Ireland BikeFest Killarney, which takes place this June Bank Holiday Weekend, Friday 3rd to Monday 6th June 2016. BikeFest is Ireland’s largest free open biker festival. Killarney
Listowel Writers’ Week
Listowel Writers’ Week is an internationally acclaimed literary festival devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in the historic and intimate surroundings of Listowel County Kerry.
Listowel, Co Kerry
1 - 5 June
Various activites are FREE
Yoga and Tai Chi
Limerick Milk Market has something for mind, belly and soul every Sunday. Open for fresh food from 11am to 3pm. Yoga with Vanessa from 11am – 12pm Tai Chi/Qi Kung with Nadine from 12pm – 1pm
Mungret Street, Limerick
Clancy Brothers Festival of Music and Arts
The Festival honours the musical legacy of the Local world famous influential Irish Folk music group - The Clancy Brothers - whom together with Tommy Makem were the first Irish singers to achieve international fame during the folk revival of the 1960s.
1 - 6 June
Fun Day at Walton Park
A fun filled day for all the family with vintage cars, refreshments, food stalls, children's playground & bouncy castle.
Walton Park, Dungarvan
Frock Around The Clock - Midsummer Vintage & Handmade Fair
Frock Around The Clock returns to Belfast Castle for the Midsummer Vintage & Handmade Fair on Sunday 5th June and will feature 50 vintage & craft stalls.
Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival
Celebrating the culture, cuisine and coastal treasures of Rathlin Island and its surroundings, the ten-day Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival is a jam-packed programme of exciting sea-focussed events for every age group.
Rathlin Island and Ballycastle
3 - 5 June
5th annual Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Soapbox Race
It’s the 5th annual Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Soapbox Race and it takes place on Astoria Road, Bundoran, County Donegal at 1pm. Prior to that there will be a skate jam as long boarders from all over the country come to skate down the course. There will also be the €1000 ball race. Balls are sold for just €5 - all the balls are then dumped down the hill and the first one home wins €1000! All proceeds on the day go to Bundoran RNLI - The charity that saves lives at sea! The event is staged by the local volunteer crew of the lifeboat.
Sea Bangor Festival
Bangor's popular maritime event returns for 2016 featuring a tented village, food fayre, live entertainment & children's activities. Sailing into Bangor for the event is the impressive tall ship "The Mercedes"
4 - 5 June
Holywood Harmony Festival
A whole host of Belfast bands will descend on County Down as part of the newly renamed Holywood Harmony Festival, running from Friday, June 3 to Sunday, June 5
Holywood, Co Down
3 - 5 June
Experience one of the most enjoyable weekends of this summer and share in the mystical, fun and laughter of the Carrickmacross Festival 2016.Carrickmacross, Monaghan
3 - 6 June
Festival of the Lakes
3-6 June 2016 Killeshandra Festival of the Lakes 2016 fishing competitions run over the weekend. Killeshandra is home to a beautiful Loop the Lakes scenic walk, which starts at the picnic area on the Cavan Road and meanders through a wooded trail around the Pleasure lake and Castlehamilton Estate back to the picturesque Strand lake shore amenity.
3 – 6 June
Join Maxi Zoo in store for a range of fun and free events this June! Get money off and expert advice on their demo days, plus enjoy lots of fun activities hosted by their Pet Experts throughout the month!