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1.Dublin

A)Dublin Maker
When: 20th July
http://www.dublinmaker.ie/
The Dublin Maker is a community run event which i taking place in Merrion Square this July. Open to the public it is an event where makers/inventors have the opportunity to showcase their creations and creativity to the public. It is set to be a wonderful day for the family, where children can be inspired as the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors.
Admission: Free
 
B)The Sensory Garden at The Chester Beatty Library
When: 20th July
https://chesterbeatty.ie/about/the-roof-garden/
Created to use all of your senses, the rooftop garden at the Chester Beatty Library will bring members of the public on a sensory trail. Located in the heart of the city, the garden will be divided into a series of different surfaces. There will also be an introduction to the plants found both in the museum and gardens.
Admission: Free
 
C) ALSOS @ The Science Gallery
When: 21st July
https://dublin.sciencegallery.com/alsos-festivalocuriosity
Presented in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland, ALSOS is an interactive installation that links nature with technology. This is the perfect event for the whole family and uses the light from your smartphone. Get down with the whole family and feast your eyes on this wonderful exhibition.
Admission: Free
 
2. Wicklow

Wings Food Festival
When: 19th-21st July
https://www.bray.ie/summer2019/
This summer Wings Food Fest is back with lots of activities for everyone to enjoy.  Starting on Friday the 19th there will be rocking music to get the festivities in full swing. The festival is dedicated to the much loved chicken wing and  includes over 15 top notch wing pop-ups who will be serving some of the most delicious, finger lickin’ chicken wings going. The highly anticipated wing eating competition is back, which if you don’t want to take part will be a great watch for any bystanders.
Admission: Free
 
3. Cork

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular
When: 20th-21st July
https://www.cityspectacular.com/
Cork’s Fitzgearld Park will be transformed into Ireland’s busiest summer festivals. You can expect over 150 street performers, which includes sword swallowing, acrobatics, magic and more. At the event there will be a feel good family health and wellness area, JustEat Street Food market with delicious food. Kids can enjoy hands-on lego model building, children’s storytelling and creative writing.
Admission: Free
 
4. Derry

LegenDerry Street Food Festival
When: 19th to 21st July
https://www.visitderry.com/Details/LegenDerry-Street-Food-Festival-Londonderry-Derry-P84261 
This 3 day festival in Guildhall Street will bring together the very best of local street food, complemented by craft drink producers.
Throughout the weekend there will be an amazing array of foods with everything from mini sliders, smoked slow barbecued meats, burritos and even cotton candy! Come for the evening, graze your way around and soak up the atmosphere. It’s a day for food lovers and not to be missed!
Admission: Free
 
5. Kerry

Sneem Summer Festival
When: 17th to 22nd July
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sneemsummerfestival/about/?ref=page_internal
Make sure to visit one of the top festivals in Kerry this summer.
Throughout the week there will be an array of activities catered to all, from a children’s fancy dress parade to the village barbeque and funfair your schedule is sure to be busy. There’s even sheep shearing. A fun weekend for all the family  in the heart of the Kingdom!
Admission: Free
 
 
6. Galway

Summer Drama Festival
When: 19th-27th July
https://socsbox.nuigalway.ie/index.php?route=product/category&path=71
To celebrate the city of culture and the huge amount of dramatic talent in Galway the university is partnering with local theatres to bring you a brand new festival.  The festival features nine productions over nine days from award-winning student-led productions to established theatre practitioners. There really is something for everyone including a show for children.
Admission: €10-€15
 
7. Belfast

The Summer Rose Festival
When: 20th-21st July
https://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events/Event-104230.aspx
The Summer Rose Fair is a celebration of the international Rose garden at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park. It is one of the world’s leading rose gardens, attracting thousands of visitors each year. On Friday a panel of international Judges will complete the final judging of the City of Belfast International Rose Trials. Included over the weekend is a magnificent flower show, fair music and much more.
Admission: Free
 
8.Laois

The Folly
When: 19th-20th July
http://thefolly.ie/
One of the first equal opportunity/ gender balanced festival in Ireland and is supported by Electric Picnic. Set on the 15th Century Cullohill Castle. The folly is now in its 2nd year and really has something for everyone. There will be music, comedy and culture, as well as food and craft market, a family fun day, street entertainers and art exhibition.  Events run from Friday until Saturday at midnight.
Admission: Children under 12 go free. Adults €25
 
9. Waterford

Midsummer Fairy Festival
When: 13th -20th July
http://lafcadiohearngardens.com/upcoming-events/
The Midsummer Fairy Festival takes place daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm. It is the perfect event for a family to attend as children are sure to enjoy this wonderful day out. During the festival expect a fairy jar workshop, storytelling, fairy crafts, a magic woodland walk, facepainting and much more.
Admission: €5 per adult / €2 per child
 
10. Roscommon

Boyle Arts Festival
When: 18th - 27th July
https://www.boylearts.com/
Boyle Arts Festival is celebrating its 30th birthday and what a way to mark this by planning a 10 day celebration of the Arts and Culture of Roscommon and Ireland with events of local and national appeal, with a full schedule of visual arts, music, literature, drama and family events. Included will be evening concerts in the magnificent surroundings of kIng House, whch is also the venue of the main art exhibition.
Admission: Free - €15
 
11. Sligo

Rathcormac Artisan Food Festival
When: 20th July
https://sligohub.com/rathcormac-artisan-food-and-craft-market-sligo/
Rathcormac Artisan Food Festival is back on Saturday the 20th of July from 10:00am - 3:00pm. This  food festival celebrates local vendors who want to showcase their produce. It is the perfect event to enjoy with the whole family and a great way to introduce children to many different types of cuisine. The market itself in Branley’s yard so there is no excuse if the weather is bad.
Admission: Free
 
12. Offaly

That Beats Banagher
When: 20th-21st July
http://thatbeatsbanagher.com/
That Beats Banagher annual festival is back and its main focus is around the River Shannon and the rich history that surrounds the town of Banagher. Each year the festival runs events around historical and cultural significance, with workshops, demonstrations and leisure events on the Shannon. It includes a local food and craft festivals, sporting events and eclectic range of workshops. It is the perfect event for the whole family and shouldn’t be missed.
Admission: Free
 
13. Limerick

Family Adventure Day
When: 21st July
https://www.limerick.ie/discover/whats-on/kids-family-fun/family-adventure-day
This is the perfect family day for the whole family with a packed programme full of activities for  a range of different ages. The outdoor adventure activities are aimed at beginners and people who have little to no experience with these activities. Enjoy lunch at the venue with the many food vendors that will be there on the day. Also on the day will be
 
 
14. Belfast

The Lost City
When: All year
https://www.lostcityadventuregolf.com/belfast/
Perfect for budding explorers and adventurers of all ages, The Lost City is situated in Cityside Retail and Leisure Park and houses two separate 18 hole indoor adventure golf courses. It is the perfect day out for the whole family.
Admission: £5
 
15. Cavan

Cavan Burren Park
When: All year
https://www.cavanburrenpark.ie/
With some of the most wonderful trails in ireland, Cavan Burke Park has over 10km of trails in total with trails to bog bridge trails. It is some of the finest prehistoric features in Ireland. If the weather is good, this wonderful walk is the perfect way to spend your weekend with the whole family. Just make sure the weather is good!
Admission: Free
 
16. Kildare

Kerrygold Irish Oaks
When: 21st -22nd July
https://www.curragh.ie/kerrygold-irish-oaks
The Kerrygold Irish Oaks is set to be a wonderful day of racing for the whole family. Be a spectator in the beautiful setting of The Curragh and have a great day. Children under 18 go-free with an adult so make sure you book your tickets soon.
Admission: Adult €15/ children under 18 go free
 
17. Carlow

A)Brownshill Dolmen
When: All year
http://irisharchaeology.ie/2016/04/brownshill-portal-tomb-co-carlow/
One very unmistakable monument dating back to prehistoric times is the great Brownshill Dolmen the east of Carlow town. Brownshill Dolmen has a granite capstone weighing over 100 tonnes, making it the largest of its kind in Europe. The massive capstone rests on two portal stones which flank a door stone and slopes downwards to the west where it rests on a low boulder. This is the perfect day out to have on a Sunday to get out into the fresh air.
Admission: Free
 
B)Carlow Pride Festival
When: Sunday 22nd July
https://www.gofundme.com/carlowpridefest?fbclid=IwAR37untxMbwWJETwchYhPOrln6aGlUrmsELtL7g6T8cIgLNukkQ-vAG56jI
This is the first ever Carlow Pride Festival, so get down and support this wonderful event with family fun and entertainment. The parade itself will go through Carlow town with hopefully many spectators and bystanders to cheer them on. This event is going to bring some fun, happiness and inclusion to the town and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
Admission: Free
 
 
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