- Dublin Maker 2018
Saturday 21st June 2018
Dublin Maker is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. The festival event itself is a culmination of ‘hack, craft and make’ activities, which began with the launch of the open call in March 2018 and has been slowly building throughout the year in preparation for the main festival event, held this July. Makers range from tech enthusiasts and crafters to educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds, coming from all over Ireland and beyond. Maker Ireland’s mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors. Dublin Maker will again take place during the Festival of Curiosity, Dublin’s outstanding science festival. Partnering with Curious, this year will again see the two groups helping to make a truly unforgettable weekend full of science, creativity and curiosity. Get down to Merrion Square this July for a free family festival in celebration of making.
- Curiosity Carnival
Thursday July 19th - Sunday July 22nd
Step inside Smock Alley Theatre and experience an exciting carnival of hands-on workshops, adventures in electronics, interactive installations, crafty creatures and curious games for all the family. To celebrate our 6th birthday, we’re bringing the best of the festival to the Curiosity Carnival in 2018 along with some very curious new & playful pieces. From Lego building to curious crafting, musical circuits, playable electronics, and art machines come out to play at the Curiosity Carnival and try your hands at some of the most curious and playful gadgets & gizmos of 2018. Bring your Bear friends! Don’t forget to bring along your favorite teddy bear for a health check at the Teddy Bear Hospital using some very curious technology, virtual reality and some loving care from our Bear Doctors. Kindly supported by Elastoplast we’ll make sure your trusty friend has all the bear essentials for a healthy, happy bear life. Important Info: Family Event. Suitable for 4 to 10 years of age. Not recommended for children under 4 years. Each carnival session is 50 minutes long. Please book tickets for all attending, including adults. Pick a day and time below to book tickets. Please double check the day, date and time
- Tech Tales at EPIC: Family Tech Tour
Sunday 22nd July 2018 11am - 12pm
This July we’re celebrating all things science at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We needed some incredible technology to honor the incredible stories in our vaults! In this special tour we’ll be looking at all the amazing digital technology used in the museum. If you have any budding computer scientists or engineers in the family this is the tour for you! Simply purchase a ticket to our museum for 11am on Sunday 22 July. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Admission: Child €7, Adult €14
- Doggie Detectives
Saturday 21st July - 12pm - 2.30pm
Have you got a nose for detective work? Are you a Sherlock Bones, or perhaps a Jessica Fetcher?Well then, we need your help. On July 21st, The Education team at Dogs Trust are hosting our annual “Doggy Detectives” event. This very special event needs a secret undercover team (you) to take part in our mystery and discovery themed workshops. As one of our doggy detectives, you will embark (get it, bark!) on a behind the scenes tour of our rehoming facility in Finglas, while sniffing out clues in our educational treasure hunt that centre's on the theme of responsible dog ownership. You will also be asked to carefully inspect our “Inspector Paws” video footage (you’ll get some snacks to munch on during this section), and to top it all off, we will be undertaking some experiments to determine how good a dog’s senses are. If all that wasn’t enough, all participating detectives will receive some amazing free goodies as well. The event takes place from 12 to 2:30, and is for children (aged 7-13) and their families. Single Tickets cost €5, while a family ticket for 4 costs €18. Tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
- Sweet Pea Show
Saturday 21st July - Sunday 22nd July
We are delighted to host the RHSI - Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland
's annual Sweet Pea Show. This is your opportunity to see a display of sweet peas grown on cordons by the leading growers in the country. On Saturday morning, over a dozen growers will arrive at the Teak House to transform it into a sweet pea wonderland before the plants are judged.
Spanish Food Tasting at Stock Butchers
Saturday 21 July 11.30am - 3pm
We here at Stock Butchers believe that high quality food and ingredients are important in meal preparation and creation. Commitment to local products is essential. Our goal for all your day to day cooking is to provide the best we can, but we do understand there is a broad range of pallets, tastes and people live in Carlow. Some products are just too good not to get from the source. We have partnered up with Jamon y Salud
and imported a number of Spanish products we want your feedback on. We have succulent cooked meats, aged cheeses and olive oils to try . We will pair these foods with a number of products and drinks, so you can enjoy them to the fullest. Come down on Saturday 21st to try these great products and give us feedback on what you like. We want to invite any of our customers, local chefs & restaurateurs and the Spanish community to join us on this new adventure for Stock Butchers.
Summer Fun Celebrations
Sunday July 22nd @ 11am
There are plenty of fun activities taking place at the Irish National Stud & Gardens, Co Kildare, during the Summer months. Every Tuesday and Sunday throughout the months of July and August enjoy a wonderful experience for the whole family. Free pony rides are scheduled for 11:00am until 12:30pm and 2:00pm until 3:30pm along with face-painting and a fun and interactive Mobile Farm for all the family to enjoy and learn. It is also the perfect time to see all of the foals frolicking in their paddocks. Tickets can be purchased on the day but to avail of discounted rates, book online!
Admission: Child €6.50, Adult €11.50
Sunday 22nd July 2018
The Fairytale Festival is an annual, screen-free day out for all the family. Enjoy storytelling, fairy trails, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts, archery, bouncy castles, food stalls and so much more. Woodstock Gardens Inistioge is the enchanting new venue for Beat's third annual festival. Last year over 3,000 people attended the event and this year, the organising team has been working hard to make the festival even more magical
Admission: Under 2 Free, Single
Music Generation Laois Present TALISK
Saturday July 21st @ 7pm
Talisk, Sat 21 July, The Courtyard @ Kavanaghs, Main St, Portlaoise 7pm (family-friendly gig)15/10, book tickets online kavanaghsportlaoise.com
or in person in Kavanaghs Live Music VenueEpic Scottish Trad Band, recent winners of BBC 2 Folk Band of the Year 2017Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Graeme Armstrong (guitar) create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that, in just a couple of years, has earned them multiple award wins, unwavering nationwide media praise, and standing ovations far and wide. Atop their collective titles, Amini was the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, and is now the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year, adding to a trophy cabinet that far belies their years. So too does their touring history, though with appearances at world-leading festivals including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tnder, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Fairports Cropredy Convention and Celtic Connections, as well as countless others alongside live sessions on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotlands flagship folk programmes. With further tours and showcases throughout Europe and the US on the horizon, theirs is a star firmly, and rapidly, on the ascent.
Admission: U18s €10, Adult €15
Aughnacloy Festival 2018 - Fishing Competition
Sunday 22nd July @12.30pm - 5pm
Registration from 10 am. This year’s festival is in aid of the Northern Ireland Transplant Association and Freemans Heart and Lung Transplant Association.
Admission: Seniors £10, Juniors £5
Free Recital in the Park Featuring Dundalk Brass Brand
Sunday July 22nd @ 3pm - 4.15pm
Dundalk Brass Band presents Free Recital In The Park ,st Helena's ,with free snacks and refreshments. All Welcome.
12th Guth Gafa International Documentary Festival
Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd July 2018
Guth Gafa is the largest independent documentary festival in Ireland. In the stunning setting of 18th century Headfort House and its grounds, the festival hosts award-winning international and Irish films, live music and great food, and is now in its 12th year. The festival is recognised both in Ireland and internationally for bringing award-winning, critically acclaimed films and filmmakers to Kells, allowing rural audiences to enjoy a long weekend of great films, discussion and debate. This year's programme features many Irish premieres including the Finnish documentary Punk Voyage, and Irish film, I, Dolours. The Guth Gafa creates its own festival village in the splendorous grounds of Headfort House, complete with unique pop-up screening venues like an 18th century Robert Adam designed ballroom, and The Roadhouse, Ireland’s only mobile cinema. The programme, as ever, will be diverse and thought-provoking throughout. To go with the array of films on show, there is also an entertainment tent with live music each night, gourmet food, craft beer, and children’s entertainment for young audiences – a complete festival experience
The Beats Banagher Festival
Saturday 21st July and Sunday 22nd July
That Beats Banagher festival takes place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of July. It is an annual festival focused around the river Shannon and the rich history of the town of Banagher. Each year the festival includes events of historical and cultural significance, workshops and demonstrations, and leisure events on the Shannon. This year activities include a local food and craft market, the reopening of the popular Martello Tower Bookshop, afternoon tea, sporting events, and an eclectic range of workshops and courses including computer coding, children’s and teenagers illustration workshops, willow weaving and CPR training. Following an evening of live music alongside the river, Saturday evening concludes with a fireworks display. Sunday is packed with events on the Shannon, including Wakeboarding, Zorbing, and open Canadian Canoeing. The big highlight though is the Galway Community circus on Sunday, and if you’re lucky you may glimpse ‘Monsieur Les Pompadu’ around the town. You can’t miss him though, he’s very very very tall. Come along and enjoy a fun weekend on the Shannon.
Admission: Free - €11.50 (events vary)
Raharney United Funday
Sunday July 22nd 12-6pm
Raharney United Annual Family Funday is here, come on down for a day of fun & games. Hot food will be there on site along with a shop to keep everyone fed & watered. Spread the word, bring as many family & friends, the more the merrier.
Viking Shield Making and Brass Rubbing
Friday 20th July - Sunday 22nd July 11am - 6pm
Design and paint your own Viking Shield or make a brass rubbing at The Irish National Heritage Park. Every day for July and August (11am-6pm).
Saturday 21st July - 6th August
Roll up, roll up, for all the fun of the fair! The Seafront Funfair is coming to Bray from the Saturday 21st July until Monday 6th August, bringing with it all the classic carnival games and rides. There are bumper cars for thrill-seekers and carousels for those looking for something a bit more sedate. There will be stalls, games, and candy floss available every day from 12 noon to 10pm at night. Also returning to Bray this summer as a part of the Seafront Funfair is the Summer Special where you can ride any ten funfair attractions for just €15. These special discounted tickets are available onsite only and some restrictions do apply. Get down to Bray and smell the sawdust and feel the excitement the carnival this summer.
Little Red Riding Hood and The Silly Billy Wolf
Saturday July 21st 2pm - 3pm
This colourful, fast-paced all singing and dancing show is a fun and gentle re-telling of the classic fairy-tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood is adventuring through the woods to visit her Granny, but somewhere along the way the Silly Billy Wolf is waiting. Children with have great fun joining in on the action, singing songs and playing games and meeting some amazing characters in this original show, written especially for this touring spectacular. Find out why Granny is the coolest Granny in the world! Play games with Granny’s Crazy Cat! Meet the Lumberjack Bear. Find what happens when Granny decides to give Little Red Riding Hood the surprise of her life! With beautiful costumes, stunning stage sets and hilarious characters, making this a fun-packed show not to be missed. Two shows on the day, 2pm and 4pm. Booking 065 9060769 www.culturlannsweeney.ie
Tickets €10 / €8 / €35 family of 4
Free Family Tour at the Crawford Art Gallery
Sunday 22nd July 2pm - 3pm
Join our FREE family-friendly tour at 2pm Sunday and explore your Gallery! Meet your guide in the Sculpture Gallery. Duration: approx. 35-45 minutes.No booking required | Free entry | All welcome!
Circus World 2018
Friday 20th July - Sunday 22nd July @ 4.30pm & 8pm
CIRCUS WORLD 2018 TOUR
Here at Circus World we are celebrating this season as it is the 250th anniversary of Circus and we present to you our brand new 2018 Circus World Show which is Touring all over Ireland throughout 2018. Over 250 years ago this year Phillip Astley invented The Modern Circus with his skills and talents as a horseman and many skilled and talented performers he combined it into a show. This entertainment soon became very popular all over the world with circus shows appearing all over, including Ireland. Many circuses have come and gone in the years in Ireland, but Circus World has always stayed in Ireland and is proudly One of Ireland’s best Irish Circuses. We are proud to say that the Philip Astley’s Legacy Lives On within the Circus World.
Market Day Limerick Milk Market
Saturday 21st July from 8am
Pop down to Limerick Milk Market where you will find us and our beautifully scented candles for sale. We will be there every Saturday from now on! Return your used jar or tin for a refill or a 20% DISCOUNT on purchases that day and don't forget to leave us a happy review on the page too. Thanks everyone and see you soon!
Saturday July 21st - Sunday July 22nd
The hugely popular International Wheelbarrow Extravaganza will feature again at this year’s Borrisoleigh Festival which takes place on July 21st and 22nd. The competition is open to everyone to submit their modified wheelbarrows to be in with a chance to win some great prizes. Your imagination is the only limiting factor in this unique competition!
There are five categories in which you could have a chance to win:- Best Homemade Wheelbarrow, Best Floral Display, Best Use of Recycled Materials, Best Use of Technology and Best Artistic Creation. The wheelbarrows must meet the eligibilty criteria of having one single wheel at the front and two supporting legs and two handles at the rear and be capable of being moved by one person. There is fantastic scope for individuals, community groups and businesses to come up with their own unique designs, decorations and modifications. Whether you want to make a wheelbarrow from old pallets, show off your prize begonias, decorate in your club colours or add solar panels and gadget charging stations to your wheelbarrow, the choice is up to you and the fame and glory is yours for the taking! The wheelbarrows will be on display to the general public on Sunday 22nd July when the judging will also take place. There will of course be plenty for everyone at the festival with Line Dancing, Kiddies Disco, Guided Mountain Walks and live music in The Square to name but a few.
Keep up to date with all events on our Facebook page
Ardmore Circus Gerbola
Friday July 20th 4.30 pm & 7.30 pm
Circus Gerbola, Ireland's Favourite Family Circus, is making its first visit in many years to Ardmore bringing the very best live entertainment to all circus lovers in Ireland from children to grandparents and everyone in-between! Truly, Ireland's Favourite Family Circus. This is a must see show for everybody. In the 2018 show, be watch in amazement as Circus Gerbola, for the first time brings you - Flying Trapeze with artists from Mexico and Austria. Be enchanted with our glamourous artists who are the masters of quick change and with beautiful aerial acts to delight the whole audience. Enjoy the beautiful animals of the Spindler family of Germany who present their horses, dogs, and goats. Laugh until you split your sides with our resident clowns as they fall into various comic sitiations.
Handmade in Galway Indoor Market
Saturday 21st July 12pm - 6pm
We are back on the Saturday 21st of July! During Art festival time! 11 stalls full of goodies from your local artists, designers, crafters! The only handmade ONLY market in town! Message the page if you wish to run your stall!
Plein Air Pop Up Artists Studio Painting Demonstrations
Saturday July 21st @ 10.30am
Enjoy Painting Places a series of ‘Plein Air’ painting this summer. Visit our pop up artist studio on The Dock plaza every Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm, July 14th to August 18th. See how the artists and invited guests respond to the surrounding cultural quarter. Painting Places, a Creative Ireland Programme, is a bridge between inside and outside spaces, between artist and historian, between people and places and between past and present.
McHale Business Celebration
Saturday 21st July 2pm-4pm
Can you believe that we're celebrating 35 years in business?
To mark this momentous occasion we're having a FUN and interesting event at McHale Marine to celebrate. Join us on the 21st July 2018 from 2pm-4pm for: CPR demos, Lifejacket testing, Free Food, Bouncy castle for the kids, Music, €100's off stock. This is a 100% FREE event and we'd love to see you there to celebrate with us.
Boyle Magic Marker
Saturday July 21st 10am - 1pm
The Hermit Collective are back in Boyle farmers market, in the courtyard of King House, during Boyle Arts Week 2018. Poetry, music of all sorts, and a small selection of our art. We always bring the sun, but if not bring an umbrella and enjoy an eclectic morning.
Shell’s Yoga and Brunch
Saturday, July at 8am – 8.45am
Shells Cafe Saturday Yoga and Brunch Club with Salt and Soul Studio.
Start your Saturday with a yoga class designed to build strength, flexibility and focus in the spacious and light filled Salt & Soul studio.
The class is suitable for all level and aims to promote a healthy, strong and mindful attitude through movement, breath and awareness.
Afterwards join us in Shells Cafe, facing the Atlantic for a yogi Brunch table filled with house made granola, fruit salads, Greek yoghurt, pastries and a warming drink of your choice.
Yoga 8am-8.45am (at salt and soul studio)
*please arrive 10 mins before class
Shells yogi brunch 9.00am (at Shells Cafe)
Bundoran Street Party
Saturday 21st July 2pm - 5pm
The street party is back! Join us on Saturday 21st July for 3 hours of fun on the Main Street including bouncy castles, rodeo ring, mechanical bull, bungee run, face painting and special guests! Admission free! Thanks to Macks Amusements and Olympic Amusements.
Guided Waterloo Walk
3km Guided tour of Waterloo Golden Way, moderate roadway walk.
Walking footwear advised.
Fiddler on the Roof
Friday 20th July - Sunday 22nd July
Based on Sholom Aleichem’s Tevye and his Daughters, Fiddler on the Roof is the beloved story of the small, tradition-steeped town of Anatevka, Russia, where Jews and Russians live in delicate balance. During the course of the show, the time honored traditions of Anatevka are both embraced and challenged by Tevye and his colorful community, as they witness his daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava, grow up and fall in love in a time of extraordinary change. Fiddler on the Roof’s Broadway premier became the longest-running Broadway musical in history, a title it maintained for almost ten years. It is a story that captures the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, family, and meaning. Fiddler features such iconic songs as the beautiful “Sunrise, Sunset,” the boisterous “If I Were a Rich Man”, and the classic “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.” Box office 047 39777, Online @ garagetheatre.com.
Pop-up Camping & BBQ
Saturday 21st July 6pm -11.45pm
Come along to our pop-up camping event at Florence Court for a summer evening under the stars. Pack your tents, rugs and picnic supplies and join us for a delicious barbecue and music round the campfire. Take a guided estate walk with one of our rangers, play some traditional games out on the lawn and cap the night off with a campfire classic, toasted marshmallows.
Admission: Adult £20, Child £15
Charity Coffee Morning
Saturday July 21st 9.30am - 12.30pm
We are hosting a charity coffee morning on the 21st of July between 9.30am and 12.30pm in memory of a legend Conall McCrory, all the money raised on the day will be in honour of the family members that are climbing Ben Nevis on August 4th and then donated to the Children's Cancer Unit in Belfast. It's an amazing cause and who doesn't love a nice cup of coffee. There will be a raffle on the day and a donation bucket... there is no donation too small or big as it all adds up to make a huge difference in someone's life! This coffee morning will have a big variety of buns/cakes etc including gluten free, dairy free and vegan options .....along with some naughty options for this one day only. If anyone would like to bake anything or donate any buns you can contact us regarding this. Anyone who can't make it on the day but would like to make a donation can do so by contacting us directly or calling in! Thanks from all the team at Fit To Snack.
Sunday July 22nd - Friday July 27th
SuperCupNI, the international youth football tournament, is one of the premier annual sporting events in the province. Teams from all over the world compete against each other at venues in Coleraine, Ballymoney, Limavady, Portrush and Ballymena.The much anticipated event begins on the Sunday evening with a colourful, lively parade of the teams through Coleraine town centre to the Showgrounds on the Ballycastle Road. Crowds line the parade route to greet the players and to welcome them to the town. The tournament, which features a new mini section this year for players under the age of 13, in addition to its Junior and Premier competitions, has established itself across a global stage over the years since it first kicked off in 1983. Souvenir programmes can be purchased to find out match fixtures. Please visit the web site for up-to-date information about the tournament.
Admission: Adults £8, Children U16 £5
RSPB NI’s Big Wild Sleepout
Saturday 21st July
RSPB NI is delighted to be returning to the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra to camp out under the stars on Saturday 21 July 2018. The museum is the perfect place for families to try camping for the first time. Toilet facilities, 24-hour security and designated safe spaces to cook your own food and set up camp mean you can get on with just having fun! Gates open at 2pm and activities begin at 5pm sharp! There’ll be something to keep all ages entertained, from mini-beast hunting to bat detecting*, bushcrafts to stargazing. *Please note that bat detecting sessions are only suitable for children aged seven and over. Campers can also gain entry to the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum the next day with a 50% discount! Tickets are priced at £20 for adults and £17 for children (aged three to 16) + Eventbrite booking fee. Kids under three go free. All money raised through this event will go directly into giving nature a home in Northern Ireland.
Admission: Adult £20, Children £17
Summer Music Sessions
Sunday 22nd July 2.30pm -5pm
Bring a rug and a picnic and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a tranquil and beautiful setting listening to the musical melodies. The perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Admission: Adult £8.60, Children £4.30
Loughgilly Free Funday
Sunday 22nd July 2pm - 7pm
We celebrate a 1 month countdown to the World Meeting of Families. Join us for a free fun day for all the family young and old, we have bouncy castles, slides, paddle boats, BBQ, Live Music, Nerf Wars, Tractor Run, Rodeo Bull and Much Much More. Remember it is ALL FREE Donation only.