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Ukulele Hooley
When: 17th-18th August
Ireland’s International Ukulele Hooley by the Sea, is Europe’s longest running ukulele festival. Taking places in Dún-Laoghaire, it is in its 10th year and set to be a wonderful event for all. With the Bus Busk and an Open Mike on Saturday, followed by a whole day of excellent ukulele acts performing on the big stage in the People's Park, and the Jungle Jam mass ukulele performance. Over the weekend there will be ukulele players from all over the world who you can meet and greet and talk all things ukulele.
Admission: Free
Totally Terrific Tomato Festival
When: 17-25th August
The Totally Terrific Tomato Festival is happening at the National Botanic Gardens  and are delighted to once again host this amazing festival. The display is running in the Teak House where there will be a series of tomato talks and lots of fun activities for children. This is the perfect day for the family where you can introduce them to a world of tomatoes.
Admission: Free
National Heritage Week
When: 17th-25th August
Each year, in the last week of August, many of the local community organisations participate in Heritage Week by organising events throughout the country.  This week has grown into a highly anticipated week with over 2000 events expected to take place over the week. This is the perfect event for the whole family to attend.
Admission: Free
2. Donegal

Bundoran Bay Swim
When: 17th August
The Bundoran Bay Swim is back and is taking place on the 17th of August in the beautiful setting of Bundoran. The swim costs €20 to enter with all the proceeds for the swim, BBQ and fun day going to the Bundoran Community Centre. If you don’t want to participate in the swim itself head down to the family fun day and show your support to the swimmers.
Admission: €20
3. Kerry

Brendan Keeley Gig
When: 17th August
Join legendary singer song-writer Brendan Keeley on the 17th of August for a wonderful, intimate evening of entertainment in one of Killarney’s most vibrant Bar and Restaurant, K Town.
Admission: €14.77
4. Limerick

Cappamore Agricultural Show 2019
When: 17th August
One of Ireland’s leading one day show returns for another year with displays and competitions for all, including cookery, crafts and more traditional show selections like cattle and horse showing, and jumping classes, all taking place at  the showground, Ballyvoreen, Cappamore.
There will be free children’s entertainment available throughout the day so it’s an event for all the family to get involved in.
Admission: Free
Féile na Gréine
When:  16th-18th August
Féile na Gréine is a free music trail through the heart of Limerick City, bringing you loads of acts from Limerick and beyond across five venues. It is set to be a wonderful event for the whole family where you can experience many different genres and styles of musicians.
Admission: Free
5. Galway

Elves and Fairy Day @ Brigit’s Garden
When: 18th August
Enjoy a magical day in Ireland’s Award winning Celtic Gardens this Sunday 18th between 12.30pm and 4.30pm. There will be a list of activities including Tug-O-War, an Elf Hunt, a visit to the Fairy Garden, Arts & Crafts including create your own Fairy Door and many more. We encourage everyone to dress in their best fairy and elf costume! It’s guaranteed to be a fun magical family day for all, not to be missed.
Admission: €10, Under 2s go free
6. Mayo

Mayo News: Eighteenth Century News
When: 17th August
Head down to the Irish Workhouse Centre in Ballinrobe this Sunday for the launch of a new booklet by historian Steve Dolan on the eighteenth century newspaper reports from Co. Mayo.
Admission to the event is free but you can buy the booklet for €5 each with full proceeds going to the Ballinrobe Courthouse Project.
Admission: Free
7.  Kilkenny

Margaret-Work In Progress reading
When: 17th August
Taking place in the Devious Theatre this Saturday is a new piece of documentary theatre by Niamh Moroney. Margaret, is a story that has been passed down from generation to generation through word of mouth about a rebellious soul, a "floozy", a close family friend, a personal hero, a criminal; who was sentenced to death by the Irish State in 1937. The reading will be followed by a feedback session & a Q&A.
Admission: €5.60
8. Fermanagh

Share Afternoon Tea & Cruise
When: 17th August
Make sure not to miss the final date of the Spring/Summer 2019 Afternoon Tea & Cruises. This pre-booked event offers guests a wonderful afternoon of delicious tea spreads as well as a guided tour of the stunning Upper Lough Erne. Why not treat yourself, a friend or your other half? A beautiful afternoon to enjoy!
Admission: From €9
9. Monaghan

Walking Tours of Monaghan Town
When: 17th August
Have some free time this weekend? Why not take a walking tour around Monaghan Town! Soak up all the views and historical sights while learning some interesting facts and stories about the beautiful town and it’s famous sons and daughters. The tour will start at The Westenra Hotel at 11am and will last approximately 90 minutes.  
Admission: Free
10. Louth

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019
When: 11th - 18th August
After the success of last years festival which saw thousands from all over the country visit the town of Drogheda, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann returns for another year of music and fun for all the family to enjoy. There are expected to be over 8000 musicians at competitions and impromptu sessions at local venues and on our streets
Admission: Free
11. Kildare

Children's Bird-Watching Event
When: 17th August
As part of this year's Heritage Week, Birdwatch Ireland - Kildare Branch invites all bird enthusiasts to the Liffey Linear Park for fun and educational family event where they will learn everything about our flying friends.  Learn how to recognise bird song, how and what to feed them, and what we can do to help them survive in an ever-changing and challenging environment. This event is suitable for children under 12 and there is free parking with wheelchair access.
Admission: Free
12. Offaly

Canal Quarter Festival
When: 15th - 18th August
Get ready for an electric 4 day event as the Canal Quarter Festival hits Tullamore. It’s guaranteed to be a wild event with legendary acts like the Wolfe Tones and Aslan hitting the stage playing some of the countries most loved songs. There will also be a silent disco and a burlesque big top on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday night of the festival. The venue is at Hugh Lynch's Bar Tullamore.
Admission: From €15             
13. Roscommon

The Games We Played
When: 18th August
Free this Sunday afternoon? Why not head down to Kilteevan Community Centre for a trip down memory lane. There will be an array of board and card games to play based on the games that were recorded in Kilteevan Schools’ Folklore Collection from 1938. Ever heard of the games Pins or Teetum Totum? Well find out on the day how! A fun day for all the family, both young and old.
Admission: Free
14. Armagh

Second Honeymoon

When: 17th August
The Holywood Players is proud to present Sam Cree’s hilarious comedy, ‘Second Honeymoon’ in The Market Place Theatre this Saturday. The play takes place in the 1960s and is about a couple who return to the Bangor seaside boarding house where they spent their first night as a newly married couple twenty-five years ago, however, things don’t go quite according to plan. It’s a weekend they will never forget!
Admission: £10, £8 (conc)
15. Tyrone

Go Fly Your Kite Workshop

When: 18th August
A creative workshop for kids to learn how to create their own bespoke kites where they can choose their own graphics and bring their own unique kite to life. There will also be a course on how to fly your newly designed kites where you can take them home and use over and over again. Great day with great memories to be had! All materials will be provided on the day.
Admission: £6
16. Wicklow

Traditional Music Sessions
When: 18th August
Spend this weekend with friends enjoying a few drinks while listening to some great Irish traditional music around venues in Wicklow. Traditional Irish Music is known and admired around the world and with Wicklow known for its strong music scene it’s the place to be. There will be a session at Johnnie Fox’s Pub in Enniskerry starting at 9pm which is expected to go till the early hours of the morning.
Admission: Free
17. Wexford

Archery - Irish Heritage Week
When: 17th - 25th August
Ever fancied yourself as an archer or a bowman? Well now is your time to shine! As part of this year's Heritage Week, Castle Archers will be running sessions between 2pm and 5pm everyday for the week. Only €3 for 10 shots. The event is based purely on weather conditions with parking admission rated being applied.
Admission: From €9
18. Westmeath

Below Stairs tours of Tullynally Castle
When: 18th August
Starting at 3pm, take a tour of the kitchens of Tullynally Castle with our tour guide Morag where you will be able to access the castle gardens. Tickets will be available to purchase at the Tea Rooms upon arrival. An
Admission: €12 Adults, €6 Children
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