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1.Dublin
A).Dublin Pride Family Fun Sports Day
When: 23rd June, 02:00pm
http://dublinpride.ie/events/dublin-pride-family-fun-sports-day/
Head down to the Cabbage Patch Park for a family fun sports day perfect for the whole family. With the month of pride going down in June, let the family be part of the family and enjoy a variety of attractions including balloon modelling, face painting and magic shows. Hopefully the weather is good as it is guaranteed to be a wonderful day for all.
Admission: Free
 
B).International Day of Yoga
When: 22rd June, 10:30am-12:00pm
https://www.indianembassydublin.gov.in/event_detail/?eventid=131
Both The Indian Embassy and Dublin City Council bring to you the international Day of Yoga at Grand Canal Square. With a large crowd expected and some familiar faces the main event will be conducted on the 45-minute universal Yoga protocol where globally the world will partake in International Day of Yoga.
Admission: Free
 
C). Flavours of South Dublin
When: 23rd June, 11:00am
https://artisanevents.ie/events/flavours-of-south-dublin-2019/
This food festival is a great event to showcase the best local produce and cuisine from the local area. It will return to Rathfarnham Castle for its third year and is free to attend. It is the perfect event for the whole family to enjoy with entertainment for all ages. On the day there will be live music, dance, face painting and balloon modelling. For the adults they can enjoy the demo kitchen and taste the diversity and vibrancy of the food culture in the county.
Admission: Free
 
 
2. Tipperary
Nenagh Castlefest
When: 21st - 23rd June
https://www.discoverireland.ie/Whats-On/nenagh-castlefest-2019/519345
Nenagh Castlefest is back for the third year and has grown rapidly into a great event for the whole family to attend. Situated on the beautiful grounds of the castle, you will find live music, an open-aired barbecue, funfair and lots of activities for children to enjoy. Enjoy the many food stalls that will have local produce on offer or bring your own picnic and soak in the 12th century castle.
Admission: Free
 
 
3. Cork
Shandon Street Festival
When: 22nd June, 01:00pm - 06:00pm
http://www.shandonstreetfestival.com/
Located  in the cultural quarter local schools, community groups and artists have been creating artistic street furniture and banners in preparation for the festival. Expect on the day a local food fair , face painting, puppet shows, stilt walkers and music from traditional bands. It should be a wonderful day for the family to attend and will be a great support to the local community.
Admission: Free
 
4. Sligo
Knocklane Festival
When: 21st - 23rd June, 08:00pm
https://www.iomst.ie/event/knocklane-festival/
Head down to the third nocklane Festival with its opening starting in Jordan’s bar with an opening concert to kick off the festival. There will be local musicians along with visiting performers joining for a great night of entertainment. With lots of events happening over the course of the weekend it is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in traditional music.
Admission: Free 
 
5. Mayo
The Clew Bay Garden Trail
When: 1st June - 28th July
https://www.destinationwestport.com/event/the-2019-clew-bay-garden-trail
Located in Westport House Gardens, nothing is quite as beautiful as a garden in bloom during the Summer months. The perfect day for green-fingered fans. The gardens themselves have a wide range of unusual plants. The head gardener will be running guided tours where he will talk you through his expansive knowledge of gardens and wildlife.
Admission: Free. Donations welcome and will go towards the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice
 
6. Donegal
The Band festival
When: 22nd-23rd June
https://www.thebandfestival.com/special-performances-2019
This festival is a Bluegrass and Nashville Dunfanaghy 3 day music festival. It is a community initiative to promote the amazing village and what it has to offer. With events held over the weekend, three events are ticketed as world class singers and guitar players are coming from as far as Hawaii and Nashville. It is set to be a great weekend for the family so make sure you down early to get the best spots.
Admission: Apart from 3 events, all are free
 
 
7. Limerick
Lough Gur Summer Solstice Festival
When: 21st-23rd June
https://loughgur.com/summer-solstice-festival-2019/ 
The Lough Gur Summer Solstice Festival is a celebration of the first day of Summer and has been a local tradition for over 5,000 years. It is the perfect event for the whole family with many events and activities happening over the weekend. Situated just twenty minutes from Limerick City, it has beautiful scenery and stunning landscape. The perfect location for a wonderful family fun filled day. There will be a Solstice Cycle, Yoga and an Enchanted Fairy Fun Day.  Be sure to head down and have a wonderful day with the family.
Admission: Free
 
8. Galway
Coral Strand Connemara
When: Yearly
https://loveconnemara.com/item/coral-strand/
Located at the edge of Mannin Bay, this beautiful beach is a feast for the eyes. The coral sand is red calcified seaweed and algae which forms the gravel and feels like fine gravel underfoot. If the weather is good you can try your hand at swimming, kayaking, snorkelling and exploring in these super clean waters. If the sun shines on the weekend, be sure to head down and make the most of Connemaras best kept secret.
Admission: Free
 
9. Wicklow
Shaking Bog Festival
When: 22nd -23rd June
https://visitwicklow.ie/event/shaking-bog-festival/?instance_id=20515
Shaking Bog is a new two day nature walking festival that will take place in Glencree, Co Wicklow. The festival itself will feature literary readings, lectures, discussions and performances as well as children’s events. It will feature a number of national and international guests including best selling award-winning nature writer and farmer John Lewis-Sempel, poets Pascale Petit and Paul Durcan, Carlo Gebler and a host of others. It is a fully immersive festival that promotes enthusiasm and engagement with creative writing while being outside in nature.
Admission: Free
 
10. Wexford
Shedfest
When: 22nd June
https://lovegorey.ie/event/buffers-alley-shed-fest/
The eagerly anticipated Shedfest is back this June. Set to be a great day with headline acts such as chart topping DJ Mark McCabe with hits such as Maniac 2000. The Frisky Gypsies are a five piece Cork based band that are set to be a hit. Not only will there be great music but there will be a BBQ, two stages and a late night bar. Get your tickets quick as this event is bound to sell out.
Admission: €20
 
11. Offaly
Clara Bog Nature Reserve
When: Open May to October
https://www.clarabognaturereserve.ie/
Known as one of Ireland’s best known raised bogs and wildlife where you can learn all about the birds, animals, insects and plants that call this reserve their home. This is the perfect day out for the family where you can catch sight of some weird and wonderful creatures such as curlews, snipes, dragonflies and even lizards if it is warm enough.
Admission: Free
 
12.Waterford
Summer Break 2019 Project
When: 22nd of June
http://www.waterfordinyourpocket.com/events/summer-break-2019-at-shortts-project/
Summer break 2019 at Shortts and Project Waterford will take place on June 22nd. There will be Ireland’s 3 biggest DJs including John Gibbons, Welshy and Marty Guilfoyle. Set to be a great night you can dance until the early morning as it is planned to be open till the early morning.
Admission: €10
 
13. Down
Portaferry Sails and Sounds Festival
When: 20-23rd of June
https://www.visitardsandnorthdown.com/events/sails-and-sounds-festival-2019
Portaferry Sail and Sounds Festival is a 4 day festival to celebrate all types of boats, including classic, rowing boats, sailing regatta and parade of sail. Not only will there be a feast for the eyes on the boating front, but there will be music, traditional dancing and culture. There will also be food demonstrations held over the course of the four days along with boat tours, walking tours and kids entertainment.
Admission: Varies. Starts at €5
 
14. Fermanagh
Summer Solstice Celebration
https://sharevillage.org/summer-solstice-celebrations/
When: 21st of June
The perfect way to kick start the longest weekend of the year and do something that is unique and wonderful with your friends or family. The celebration takes place on Trannish Island on Upper Lough Erne where the island staff will have a tasty BBQ prepared for everyone to tuck into. There will be a variety of fun events for the children to partake in such as a scavenger hunt and arts activities. The main attraction is going to see the breath-taki gly beautiful sunset on the longest day of the year.
Admission: €15 pp
 
15. Kerry
Kerry Museum
http://kerrymuseum.ie/galleries/main-gallery/
When: Yearly
Visit Kerry County Museum in Tralee and explore the ancient relics that are on display. See the priceless archaeology objects, impressive life-sized dioramas and exquisitely crafted models. With plenty of hands-on activities for all of the family for the Summer months. With free admission for children and their grandparents it is the perfect activity if the weather is not good over the weekend.
Admission: Children go free/ adults €5
 
16. Kildare
The Curragh Community Ramble
http://kildareheritage.com/events/curragh-community-ramble/
When: 23rd June, 10:00am-12:30pm
This historic walk is taking place in Kildare Town Heritage Centre. It kicks off at 10am is to mark the end of Junefest festivities and the start of the Kildare Derby Festival. A community event, it is the perfect walk to get out and meet familiar faces and get some exercise at the same time. Head down with the family and learn about the Curragh’s racing history as you make your way to the racecourse.
Admission: Free
 
17. Belfast
Rock of Ages
https://www.goh.co.uk/whats-on/rock-of-ages/
When: 18th-22nd June
Rock of Ages is a LA love story that include 25 classic rock anthems. With Kevin Clifton playing the lead role it is set to be an amazing weekend. The musical will have you singing and laughing along with hilarious songs, including ‘Don’t Stop Believin’, ‘Can’t Fight this Feeling and ‘We Built this City’. Now a global smash and a hit on Broadway, The West End and Las Vegas, this is an event that you can’t miss out.
Admission: Starts at £18.50
 
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