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HB Ice Cream Fundays
It is that time of year again when we are planning the HB Ice Cream Fundays Campaign. If you are interested in hosting an ice cream party this June, please fill in the form
or call 1890 37 37 37
. We will be sending out party packs as soon as possible which will include posters, invitations, balloons and of course vouchers for your HB Hazelbrook Farm Ice Cream. Don’t forget, you can have your party anywhere and for any occasion – your home, school, sports club or office. Why not have an ice cream party to celebrate your birthday, communion, anniversary, graduation or just to celebrate your love of ice cream!!
Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland on 11th June, hosted by you and your neighbours. They can be anywhere really – out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden. There are lots of good reasons to have a Street Feast, but it’s really just a great excuse to eat great food, celebrate your local community and meet new people who live near you.
Nationwide on a Street near you!
Carlow Arts Festival
Celebrate the many extraordinary riches the arts has to offer from national to international artists at the Carlow Arts Festival. Festival organisers have hand-picked world premieres, award-winning shows, immersive visual arts projects and lots more to ensure that your artistic adventure over the festival week is something you’ll never forget. There’ll be a whole host of family-friendly and free events so there’s no excuse not to take part in this vibrant festival from June 7th to 13th.
Various Carlow locations
Free and €5-10 events
June 16th is Bloomsday, the very day in 1904 on which all the action of James Joyce’s renowned novel Ulysses takes place. A lively celebration of all things Joyce, join avid Joyceans from all over the world as they descend on Dublin on June 16th. In Dublin, where the novel is set, the Bloomsday celebrations take place across the week, with most of the fun and frivolous activities taking place on the day itself.
Various Dublin Venues
Free to various
The Howth Literary Arts Festival
Now in its third year, the unique cultural experience that is the Howth Literary Arts Festival returns to the stunning grounds of Howth Castle. Featuring the very best in Irish and international contemporary writing, enjoy drama performance, cultural history talks, visual arts displays and more from 2017’s broad literary and artistic programme.
This full-day celebration allows you to explore and discover all that UCD has to offer through a fantastic and inspiring programme of events. Enjoy tours, talks, debates, exhibitions, performances, picnics and plenty of family fun events at the inaugural UCD Festival.
Belfield, Dublin 4
Fusion Sundays: World Culture Market
This unique market celebrates food culture from around the world. A free event offering an excellent selection of international stalls, as well as workshops, live music, and entertainment for all ages, you can sample traditional food from across the globe, with exclusive artisan treats. Alongside the market activities, enjoy ethnic dance performances, yoga workshops for adults and children, and live music to add to the authentic, culturally-diverse atmosphere.
12 Newmarket Square, Merchants Quay, Dublin
NCAD 2017 Show
Students graduating from the National College of Art & Design this year will be exhibiting their work at the College’s annual graduate show, which is open to the public from Saturday, 10th June until Sunday, 18th June.
National College of Art & Design, Thomas Street, Dublin, Ireland
All Ireland Turf Footing Championships
Huge Country Fair including BBQ, Pony rides, cake stalls, horse shoe throwing, face painting, kids racing and much more at this family fun day!
Ballyteague GFC, Kildare
The Irish Maritime Festival
The Irish Maritime Festival is the perfect excuse to get out in the June sun. With six tall ships settled in the harbour and lots to do on the quays, a pretty wonderful weekend awaits you in Drogheda. All the family will be entertained with live music on Ballast Quay, Finn MacCool’s Fairground, and even some mind-bending magic on the King Neptune’s Kids Stage.
Drogheda Port, Louth
National Flower Festival
The AOIFA National Flower Festival 2017 will take place in Ardee from Friday June 9th to Sunday June 11th 2017 St. Mary's Church of Ireland & Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Ardee, Co. Louth. Supporting Irish Association for Cancer Research. The 2017 festival, this year called ‘Celtic Way’, will come to Ardee two years after it’s last outing in Ennis, Co. Clare. AOIFA is the Irish Association of Irish Floral Artists and comprises of 90 clubs across the country and has around 6,000 members in total.
St. Mary's Church of Ireland & Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Ardee, Co. Louth
Féile Samhraidh Baile Iuiliáin - Julianstown Summer Festival
The Julianstown Village Garden welcomes visitors to their Summer Festival on June 11th to enjoy an afternoon of summer festive fun. All Welcome.
Julianstown, Co Meath
€5 per family
Clareen Traditional Festival
Clareen is a village between Birr and the Slieve Bloom mountains in County Offaly, it is rich in historical and agriculture tradition. Of course we can’t forget the wonderful hobby that has being handed down from Cuchulain namely Gaelic games and its wide range of activities. Clareen traditional day has become a much anticipated event in our local calendar and is very popular with families. There are lots of events and sideshows to keep people of all ages entertained. We would be delighted if you could join with us and the performers on the day.
Clareen, Co Offaly
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre hosts the 5th Annual Medieval Fair on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June, from 12pm – 5pm. Visitors will get an opportunity to step back in time and experience live demonstrations of fencing and Medieval weapons, taste samples of Medieval food treats, challenge themselves with some Medieval games as well as learning about the dress and customs of our Medieval ancestors.
NT Live: Peter Pan (Recorded)
This recorded live show is showing on Saturday 10th June at 7pm.
All children, except one, grow up…
Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie's much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.
, Raheenagurren East, Courtown Road, Gorey
Sheep Shearing at Killruddery
Come and watch this fantastic skill in action and learn where your woolies, start out. This event is highly weather dependent, so please watch out for updates in case we have to change the date.
Killruddery House, Killruddery Demesne East, Bray
€2 children €7.50 adult
Wicklow Seafood Festival
Wicklow Seafood Festival will take place on Sunday, 11 June 2017 from 11-7pm on the South Quay. It will be a collaboration by local restaurants and businesses taking part in Chef Demonstrations, providing delicious seafood dishes to whet your appetite. There will also be artisan food producers and crafts.
To make this a real family day out, there will be boat trips to Wicklow Head and water based activities, not to mention that it will also be Sammy the Seal’s Birthday that day, and no doubt he will cause a stir at feeding time! There will also be puppet shows, face painting, train rides, music and much much more.
S Quay, Wicklow Town
€2.50 per person, and children under 12 will be free.
Atlantaquaria- World Oceans Day
Welcome to World Oceans day at Galway Atlantaquaria....
Take A Tour Of Galway Aquarium or just enjoy at your leisure, talks throughout the day include the Big Fish Feeding, Touch Pool tours, Fresh water Fish Feeding. Staff are on hand at all times to assist and answer questions.
Salthill promenade, Galway city.
Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival
In what’s often referred to as Ireland’s acoustic music capital, Westport, Co Mayo celebrates 11 years of hosting this fantastic festival. Featuring acts from America, the UK, Europe, and of course Ireland, you’ll be spoiled for choice at the Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival with its delectable programme bursting with gigs, more than one massive festival, workshops, and craft showcases by local-instrument makers.
Various Westport venues
Most day events free
Bookworms Children Literary Festival
The Bookworm Festival is back! Roscommon’s Children’s Literary Festival runs from Wednesday 7th
June to Saturday 10th
in a number of locations including Roscommon Arts Centre. Roscommon Library, Molloy’s Artisan Bakery, Gleeson’s Townhouse, The Abbey Hotel and The Quad Centre. There are theatre events, storytelling, workshops, book clinics, poetry reading, bookswap shops and lot’s more family friendly events taking place throughout the festival.
Various Roscommon locations
Most events free
Sligo Tapas Food Trail
Sligo Food Trail presents the Sligo Tapas Trail as part of the Yeats Weekend celebrations from 8-10th
June 2017. An astounding variety of creative, tapas sized specialities will be offered along the Sligo Tapas Food Trail for just €5 per dish. Sligo’s best restaurants, gastro pubs, cafes and food providers will showcase Sligo’s finest fresh produce and culinary innovation in tapas form so everyone can try some.
Various locations across Sligo
A celebration of Irish Alternative Music through the ages! Beginning with a series of short films that showcases the Irish creative well.
And concludes with a DJ set of Classics (Boomtown Rats, Blades, Frank And Walters), Lost Classics (JJ72, Hal, Pony Club) and Future Classics (Blaming Hannah, Aine Duffy). Expect tracks from artists that stirred the music scene, but never quite, for various reasons, got to boil.
The Friary, 62 Shandon Street, Cork
Spraoi Chiarrai now entering its 13th season returns this summer to thrill and entertain audiences with a selection of Fee Concerts both indoor and outdoor over the summer months. Spraoi Chairraí is an Irish Traditional Performance Collective based in Killarney presenting the finest young performers in Traditional Irish Music, Song Dance & Storytelling. They have had great success in recent years and this year celebrate their 13th Birthday. Open to all, this is a free family entertainment
St Marys Church of Ireland, Killarney
Maxi Zoo Waterford Demo Day
Join us in store for a range of fun and free events at Maxi Zoo this June! Get money off and expert advice on our demo days, plus enjoy lots of fun activities hosted by our Pet Experts throughout the month!
Butlerstown Retail Park, Cork Rd, Butlerstown North, Waterford
Waterford Country Fair
Enjoy the country life like a genteel member of the aristocracy for one day only in Portlaw, Co. Waterford. The opulent Curraghmore House is home to one of Ireland's most charming country fairs, a family-oriented day of good old-fashioned fun.
Curraghmore House and Gardens, Portlaw
UK Pipe Band Championship
These championships allow local pipers, dancers and drummers to compete with participants from across the UK, Ireland and further afield. This event is free to attend and the competition will feature over 100 bands from varying competition grades ranging from juvenile right up to Grade One. Drum majors and highland dancers will also pass through the gates of the Stormont Estate, all hoping to be crowned UK champions. Between competitions there'll be a number of food and drink, tartan stalls and fun activities for young and old to enjoy. Or simply pack up the picnic blanket, come along and enjoy the fun.
Stormont Estate Upper, Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SH
The Midsummer Vintage Fair
Frock Around The Clock will be returning to beautiful Malone House Belfast for the fabulous Midsummer Vintage and Handmade Fair on Sunday 11 June and will feature approximately 50 stalls of vintage, handcrafted and upcycled fashion, furniture, homewares and collectables, textiles and decor, jewellery, sweet treats, toys, art, craft, gifts, artisan food and much more!
Malone House Barnett, Desmesne, BT9 5PB
Armagh County Agricultural Show
The Armagh County Agricultural Show and Country Festival will be held on Saturday 10th June 2017 in the beautiful surroundings of Gosford Forest Park, close to the village of Markethill, on the main Armagh / Newry Road, 6 miles from Armagh and 12 miles from Newry. Armagh County Show is one of the longest-running Shows in Ireland with a report of a Show being held in the City of Armagh as far back as 1829. The agri-food and rural focus of the Show remains its central theme and this continues to be the driving force behind its organisation. However, in addition, every effort is made to cater for all tastes and interests of the thousands of visitors that attend the event each year and the programme is constantly updated to reflect and respond to those interests.
Gosford Forest Park, Markethill, BT60 1UG
£10 adult, U16 free.
Causeway Coast and Glens Bike Week
Bike Week will spin into action with a Pedalling Picnic on Sunday 11th June at 14:45. Enjoy a 12 mile cycle on the Causeway Coast, mostly within the Binevenagh Area of Outstanding Beauty. This event is not suitable for children of primary school age.
Coleraine, BT52 1EY
Visit Oakfield Park
Oakfield Park – Gardens, Railway and Tea Rooms. A wonderful landscape of parkland, woodlands, lakes and formal gardens set around a restored 18th centaury deanery. The grounds include walled gardens, ponds, lakes, a lakeside Nymphaeum, Heritage trees, sculptures, extensive walks and trails, a new tea room called ‘Buffers’ and a 4.5km narrow gauge railway with a Diesel & Steam Train operating passenger trips each day.
Oakfield Demesne, Raphoe
‘Open Book’ Fair at Castleward
Come and browse through thousands of quality used books and uncover a great bargain. There will be something for everyone from rare and vintage classics to children's favourites.
Castleward, Strangford, Down, BT30 7BA
Bioblitz on Cuilcagh Mountain Park
Over a 24-hour period, scientists, naturalists and members of the public work will together to find as many species as possible within the Cuilcagh Mountain Park.
Legnabrocky, Florencecourt BT92 1EW
Free – must register
Boogie in the Bog
The annual Boogie in the Bog returns again this year with plenty of entertainment. A night not to be missed. Doors open 9pm.
Aghabog Gaa Club Grounds
€10 at the door
Summer Jamm in Strabane Music Festival
Join us for the best music festival in the North West this year with music, stalls, family fun activities, funfair, street acts, busking competitions and lots more over three days. Canal Basin Strabane will welcome The Blizzards (fronting The Voice of Ireland Coach Bressie), The Academic, Ryan McMullan who is just back from supporting Ed Sheerin on his UK tour and Róisin O. Country stars will also be taking to the stage on Sunday including David James, Cliona Hagan and Johnny Brady in an afternoon country concert suitable for the whole family.
Strabane, Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone, BT82 8EF
Cork Harbour Festival
Description Cork Harbour Festival continues its celebrations until the 11th
of June 2017. The festival features events taking place in Cork City as well as 15 harbor towns and villages. There are a variety of events to dive into, from water activities to guided walks, open days to open sails, seafood market to seaweed foraging and so much more.
Cork Harbour and Beyond
Variety are free.
Killarney Park Run
Killarney park run is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, The National Park, Killarney, Co Kerry. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.
It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability.
Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, The National Park, Killarney, Co Kerry.
of June @9:30am