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  • Galway

- Féile na Sléibhte

 
When:  August 26th, 27th & 28th 2022
Link:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/feile-na-sleibhte-august-26th-27th-28th-2022-tickets-367091690127?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Admission:  Free Events

Féile na Sléibhte is a walking and hiking festival with something to appeal to all skill levels, from a casual weekend walker and hiker, to those who enjoy more of a challenge. Even an accomplished hill walker will find a gem or two here.
Over the course of the weekend, we will use the opportunity to showcase Joyce Country and all it has to offer. Family Events include;

  • C Walk Sat 2pm Siúlóid Eas Dearg / Waterfall Walk
  • Sunday 2.30pm 'Teddy Bears Picnic' at Petersburg
  • Sunday 3.00pm Fossil Hunt & Bug Hunt at Petersburg
  • Sunday 12.00pm A Bog Walk with Art O'Suilleabhan

 

  • Cork

- Cu Chulainn the Brave

 
When:  Sun, 28 August
Link:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cu-chulainn-the-brave-tickets-395144075567?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Admission:  Free

Join Irelands greatest hero as he is called to action to protect the warriors of Ulster and as he meet lots of other characters, some enchanting and magical, some downright ridiculous, on his journey from ordinary boy to the extraordinary mythical warrior we learned about in school in this modern, hilarious retelling of his most famous tales.
 

  • Wicklow

- Blessington Reserve Biodiversity Walk

 
When:  Sat, 27 August
Link:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/blessington-reserve-biodiversity-walk-tickets-394286992007?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Admission:  Free
 
The Native Woodland Trust invites you to their Blessington Nature Reserve on Saturday 27th August at 11 am.

Come along for a biodiversity walk and picnic at our Blessington Reserve and investigate the plants and animals that call this reserve home.

We will walk around this reserve, exploring some of the different habitats which are found in the area. We’ll follow this up with a sit-down picnic (tea, coffee and biscuits) to get to know one another and discuss what we’ve seen. Please bring your own packed lunches too!
 

  • Tipperary

- Courtney's Daredevil Circus

 
When:  Sun, 28 August
Link:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/courtneys-daredevil-circus-roscrea-tickets-401613525867?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Admission:  Tickets start at €12

 
Join us under the big top for an amazing show of Circus Acts and plenty of surprises. Make plenty of memories and enjoy the perfect family fun day out with us .
 
We would like to invite you to come along to our production of what we believe is the greatest live show on earth, THE CIRCUS. So tell your neighbours, family & friends
 

  • Dublin

- Heritage Week Workshop for Kids

 
When:  Sat, 27 August
Link:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/heritage-week-workshop-for-kids-tickets-230337534767?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Admission:  €10
 
Join us at the Rediscovery Centre to celebrate Heritage Week with a fun-filled craft workshop for kids! We will be exploring the richness of Ireland’s natural heritage and creating wildlife- inspired art and crafts. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.
 

  • Kerry

- Kilflynn Fairy Festival

 
When:  Sat, 27 Aug 2022, 16:00 –Sun, 28 Aug 2022, 17:30
Link:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/kilflynn-fairy-festival-tickets-323034754647?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1
Admission:  €8 per person, under 2s free
 
The festival will open on Saturday 27th August at 4.00pm with a parade, street and on stage entertainment. The fun continues on Sunday morning, along a fairy trail, entertainment throughout the day with lots of your favourite characters. The fun begins from 11am.
 

  • Limerick

- Antique Vintage and Craft Fair

 
When:  28 August 2022
Link:  Visit Antique Vintage and Craft Fair with Discover Ireland
Admission:  Free

Enjoy the Antique Vintage and Craft Fair located in the famous Limerick Milk Market, with 30 plus dealers.

In conjunction with the Antique Loft there will be lots of vintage items and antiques including jewellery, clothes, silver, furniture, paintings, ceramics, furniture and crafts.
 

  • Donegal

- Savour the Flavour of Donegal Town

 
When:  26 August - 28 August
Link:  https://www.discoverireland.ie/donegal/savour-the-flavour-of-donegal-town
Admission:  Free
 
Savour The Flavour of Donegal Town is a new once off foodie themed event which will take place from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th August 2022 in various locations throughout Donegal Town.
A three-day programme of events showcasing the best of Donegal Food and Drink.

Cookery demonstrations will take place on the Diamond with local and celebrity chefs.
A Donegal Food & Drink Producers market.
 

  • Clare

- Caherconnell International Furnace Festival

 
When:  27 August - 28 August
Link:  https://www.discoverireland.ie/clare/caherconnell-international-furnace-festival
Admission:  €6
 
Iron smelters will make their own iron from Irish iron ore and blacksmiths will forge it into replicas of medieval objects excavated at Caherconnell Fort. A unique combination of spectacle and learning for the whole family.

Since its discovery, iron has thoroughly changed our world. Its ores are rather common and it can be made harder and sharper than other metals. With iron tools, wood and stone can be turned into castles and cathedrals, with iron ploughs more wheat can be grown and the army with the best steel weapons likely wins the war.
 
At the Caherconnell International Furnace Festival, you can see iron being smelted form Irish ion ore and forged into arrowheads, knives and buckles. On the free guided tours you can learn about the history of iron in Ireland and the connection with Caherconnell Fort.
 

  • Meath

- Martry Mill Open Days

 
When:  Saturday, 20 and 27 August
Link:  https://www.discoverireland.ie/meath/martry-mill-open-days
Admission:  €10 per person (includes a tour, bread tasting, tea or coffee and a 2kg pack of flour), u16's go FREE!
 
Martry Mill will be opening their door on Saturday, 20 and 27 August, 2022. The Open Day includes a tour of a fully functional watermill on the River Blackwater, bread tasting, tea or coffee and a 2kg pack of flour!

Martry Mill is a fully functional watermill on the River Blackwater, with the earliest records dating back to 1641. In 1859, the Tallon family took over the mill and have been running it ever since. The current owner, James, is the fourth generation of Tallon men to run the mill.
Duration: 2 hours
 

  • Waterford

- The Haven Sunday Market

 
When; Every Sunday from 1st May until September
Link:  https://www.discoverireland.ie/waterford/the-haven-sunday-market
Admission:  Free
 
The Haven Sunday Craft Market features up to 20 local crafters, designers & artists plus now food stalls!
 
Featuring up to 20 local crafters, designers & artists plus now food stalls on the lawns of The Haven Hotel in Dunmore East.
 

  • Offaly

- Tullamore Food Fayre

 
When:  Saturdays 11am-1pm
Link:  https://www.facebook.com/Tullamorefoodfayre/
Admission:  Free

The largest indoor farmers market in the Midlands, with a range of foods from local and regional producers. At intervals and on special occasions, local craft producers also sell at the market. High quality is paramount, and much of the products on offer are grown or made locally (coffee, olives and pineapples are obvious exceptions!). Fresh produce (organic and non-organic), meat and poultry (organic and free-range); bread, cakes and confectionery; savoury bakes; delicatessen products (olives; oils/vinegars; dairy; pasta); microgreens and juices; hot beverages (including the best coffee in the Midlands!) and food.

Vegan options are available. After shopping, a seating area awaits where you can continue to enjoy your leisure while sampling some of the delights you've acquired — a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate; a burger BBQd as you wait.
 

  • Antrim

- Nature Kid's Club at Broughgammon Farm

 
When:  27 Aug 2022
Link:  https://discovernorthernireland.com/whats-on/nature-kids-club-at-broughgammon-farm-p801511
Admission:  £9.60

Get wild at the Nature Kid's Club at Broughgammon Farm! Discover amazing things in nature, go on wild sensory walks and make nature crafts in this forest school inspired kid's club. Adaptable for all ages but recommended from 3 -10 years old. Parents are required to stay with their child/children during the duration of the club, there is an onsite cafe, toilet facilities, shop and the farm is also open to wander around afterwards.
 

  • Down

- Paws for Nature at Castle Ward

 
When:  27 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
Link:  https://discovernorthernireland.com/whats-on/paws-for-nature-at-castle-ward-p798141
Admission:  The event is free, but normal admission charges apply.
 
Celebrating International Dog Day, Paws for Nature is taking time to honour our furry friends. With tasty treats from artisan dog bakers, doggy apparel to kit out your pooch in the latest fashion, expert advice from trainers, and even some dog charities it's not to be missed!
 
Meeting Point - Stable Yard
 
Please ensure dogs remain on the lead at all time unless advised otherwise. Dogs are permitted to be off lead only in our dog exercise field located just off the car park next to the admission hut.
 
 

  • Dublin

- Totally Terrific Tomato Festival

 
When:  Saturday 27th August - Sunday 28th August
Link:  https://dublin.ie/whats-on/listings/totally-terrific-tomato-festival/
Admission:      Adult €12.00
Child (4-17 yrs) €6.50
Child (3 years & under) Free
 
The Totally Terrific Tomato Festival will take place on 27th & 28th August at Airfield Estate. has been running since 2012 and was founded by Nicky Kyle – an organic grower and sustainable food advocate. After a 2-year hiatus during covid, we are delighted to be hosting this event at Airfield Estate on August 27th & 28th.
 
Designed to celebrate all things tomato, which Nicky feels in all the thousands of varieties is a perfect and appealing demonstration of genetic diversity.
 
This festival shares the importance of preserving old varieties and useful new ones in case their genes are needed for future breeding programmes.
 

  • Dublin

- Ukulele Hooley

 
When:  Saturday 27th August - Sunday 28th August
Link:  https://dublin.ie/whats-on/listings/ukulele-hooley/
Admission:  Free
Europe's longest running ukulele festival, returns to Dún-Laoghaire in 2022.
 
The Ukulele Hooley is Ireland's international ukulele festival in the lovely seaside town of Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin and will take place over the weekend of 27th and 28th August.
 
It’s our 11th Ukulele Hooley, and we’re really excited to bring you a fun filled musical weekend. Covid forced us to take a break but we’re really excited to be back in 2022.
 

  • Dublin

- IFI Family Film Festival

 
When: Friday 26th August - Sunday 28th August
Link:  https://dublin.ie/whats-on/listings/ifi-family-festival/
Admission:  €6.50 per ticket; €20 for a family ticket (1 adult, 3 children/ 2 adults, 2 children)

This year we are 12! IFI Family Festival celebrates its 12th year of film, fun and frolics, showing some of the best international family films and new Irish animations. We get off to a pig-tastic start with hilarious stop motion Oink, a Dutch-Belgian animation in which 9-year-old vegetarian Babs gets a birthday piglet from her long-lost grandfather, who has nefarious plans for the porky pet.

From Germany, Laura’s Star is a live action adaptation, in which a young girl finds friendship in the big city from a wandering lonely star. Last Film Show is a glorious tribute to cinema from India, through the eyes of 9-year-old Samay. Other highlights include Panda! Go Panda! based on a concept by Hayao Miyazaki, our popular short film programmes, artist workshops and more.

 

  • Donegal

- East Donegal Family History Festival

 
When:  Monday 22nd August to Saturday 27th August
Link:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/east-donegal-family-history-festival-tickets-396491375377?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Admission:  Free
A week-long festival celebrating the history of East Donegal. Starting Monday 22nd August and finishing Saturday 27th August.
 

  • Limerick

- Limerick Show 2022

 
When:  Sun, 28 August
Link:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/limerick-show-2022-tickets-392252727467?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1
Admission:  €10

Limerick’s largest family & agricultural festival returns to Limerick Racecourse on Sunday August 28th 2022.
 
Up to 15000 visitors, 1000 competitors and 150 trade exhibitors will descend on Limerick Racecourse to experience a unique event which aims to bring the people of Limerick City and County together.

 

  • Mayo

- Swinford Agricultural Show

 
When:  Sun, 28 August
Link:  www.swinfordagrishow.com

The 32nd Annual Swinford Agricultural Show takes place on Sunday the 28th of August at Heeran's Farm, Kiltimagh Rd (F12 HF78). Mayo's premier livestock show is back, bigger than ever and with some new classes added! All the usual categories, Cattle, Sheep, Equine, Poultry, Home Industries, Baking, Flowers, Vegetables, Arts & Crafts. Entertainment on the day for all the family!
 

  • Leitrim

- Happy Hiking - Hill Skills Day

 
When:  27th August
Link:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/happy-hiking-hill-skills-day-27th-august-leitrim-tickets-388685026377?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Mountaineering Ireland are delighted to announce their Happy Hiking Programme. This is a great opportunity for anyone new to the hills or those who want to learn navigation to join a qualified instructor for a full days training and gain useful information and skills that will help keep you safe on the hills.

There will be up to 40 skills days in 17 locations to choose from. Full details are available when registering.

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