Things to do in Ireland this weekend | Sep 14-16

A selection of activities, events and things to do in Ireland this weekend.

Red Mountain Open Farm

Open every weekend this month and booking is also now open for Halloween and Christmas at the popular Red Mountain Open Farm - book now and save 15% on family tickets only available on YourDaysOut.

Ladies Football All-Ireland Finals, Croke Park

Dublin and Cork renew their rivalry after the controversial end to the 2016 final when the Rebelettes clinched their 11th title in twelve years. Dublin are the only team to break their recent dominance with title wins in 2010 and last year. Can Dublin retain their crown or will Cork get their hands back on the Brendan Martin Cup?

Elemental Festival

'Elemental presents' is a three-day programme of workshops, recitals, pop-up performance and green art installation, featuring Aardman, Cartoon Saloon and the ICO (Irish Chamber Orchestra), amongst others, taking place in Limerick city this weekend. 

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Antique & County Fair | Wells House

Hosted by Chantal Fortune, the ever-popular Antique Fair returns to Wells House in Wexford. Enjoy not only a glimpse into the past, but also into our culture as they host the first of their County Fairs on Saturday from 1pm - 5pm.

Shorelines Festival

Shorelines offers a feast of music, literature, film, theatre, visual art and more on the shores of the Shannon's Lough Derg in Portumna Co.Galway this weekend.

There are lots of free family events Saturday afternoon in Town Square with the Galway Community Circus, Toodlelou Creativity Labs, Monsieur Gusto, The Wobbly Circus Show, live music DJ Sparky and more.

Clifden Arts Festival

One of the longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, continues through the weekend with events including the Clifden Elf & Fairy Trail, theatre, arts, books and live music from various performers including Lisa Hannigan and Sean Keane while the RTÉ Concert Orchestra also travels west.

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Dublin Fringe Festival

The 24th Fringe Festival runs through to September 23rd with more than 400 events taking place in over 30 venues - including various buildings and outdoor spaces - featuring music, theatre, live art, comedy, dance, circus and more.

Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues

The 11th Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues takes place from this weekend with a series of FREE live gigs, 40 acts, 10 stages, in bars and pubs throughout the beautiful setting of the seaside village of Dunfanaghy

A Taste of West Cork

After 250 events in 41 town and villages and 8 islands in West Cork, the festival concludes this weekend with lots of fun events including Schull Harbour Hotel hosting USA Masterchef 2016 winner, Shaun O Neale, the Big Eggsellent Breakfast in the West Cork Hotel and a Pig on a Spit feast in The Square in Baltimore before the festival finale on Main Street, Skibbereen from 12-4 on Sunday with live music, entertainment and tasty treats.

Mountbellew Agricultural Show

The will be classes and activities for all the family on Saturday afternoon including cattle, sheep, goats, dog show, home produce, photography, flowers, junior sections and a free children's area including an Under 7 Tractor Run (bring your own tractor), free supervised pony rides, arts and crafts, face painting and more.

Slime Workshop, Donegal

It's the craze the kids love and parents hate! Well, now they can make slime in a safe environment and you don't have to clean up the mess with a fun workshop in Wayne's World in Buncrana on Saturday. Booking advised.

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Laughter Lounge

The Bulmers Funny AF festival is hosted this Friday and Saturday by the very talented Danny O’Brien with headline acts including Colum McDonnell. Danny has just returned after thirty sell-out shows at the Fringe.

National Gallery | Free Drop In

Beth O'Halloran hosts a free art workshop inspired by Roderic O’Conor’s paintings of Breton women. Children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. Drop-in on Sunday at 11.10 - 1.30 in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in the Atrium. 

The Music from James Bond

If you want a licence to kill this weekend, a visit to the National Concert Hall on Saturday has the perfect view (to a kill). The RTÉ Concert Orchestra play all your favourite Bond tunes on Saturday night, for your eyes only.

Go on, you only live, eh, twice.

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