Things to do in Ireland this weekend | Sep 7 - 9

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

National Wax Museum Plus

A lot more than just wax statues, the museum is full of fun, interactive exhibits that will keep active children entertained - an engaging way to spend a couple of hours this summer, just avoid the Chamber of Horrors if you want to sleep that night!

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A Taste of West Cork Food Festival

The Taste of West Cork Food Festival runs until the 16th September with over 230 events taking place from Bandon to Beara. Events this weekend include the Bantry Market Fair Day, Sing for your Supper and Baltimore Whale watching.

Strokestown Show

Celebrating its 152nd year, the Annual Strokestown Agricultural & Industrial Show takes place over two days in the grounds of Strokestown Park and The Irish National Famine Museum in Roscommon.  Saturday's highlights include the Sweeney Family Beef Bullock Championship and the Irish Angus All-Ireland Finals while Sunday hosts the Horse & Pony Show Classes, Dog Show and All Ireland Irish Draught All-Ireland.

Sunday is also Family Day with Little Miss and Master Competitions and Baby Show as well as lots of family fun and entertainment and a food fair over both days.


Feast food festival concludes this weekend with a blend of conversations, dinners, markets, foraging, mixology, produce, producers, landscape, heritage and storytelling. The 'Food for the Soul' beach day takes place at Inch beach on Sunday from 12pm to 9 pm with food, drink, 10 minute massages, beach sauna, yoga and more.

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Monaghan Rhythm & Blues

The 23rd Annual Blues festival takes place in Monaghan over the weekend with four days celebrating the blues with an Acoustic Room and a Late Night Marquee hosting international US blues bands.

Clonaslee Show

The first 66th Clonaslee show takes place on Sunday celebrating agriculture, livestock, produce and a little bit of culture and tradition with lots of family fun.

Waterford Harvest Festival

The 10th Waterford Harvest Festival returns to the city this week with a programme featuring cookery demonstrations and workshops, a health and wellness area, family fun on the Green, exciting chef collaborations, producer’s stalls, country markets and much more.

Glenties Harvest Fair

Leading up the the Harvest Fair Day on September 12th there will be lots of fun events and activities including the competitive Harvest Fair Float Parade on Sunday and the Queen Dance on Sunday.

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Festival of Food | Airfield Estate

Airifiled Estate has expanded their Festival of Food to include an extended food village, natural beauty area, food demonstrations, music stage, craft brewery, botanical beverages, gardening zone, family foraging and loads more. The event runs on Saturday and Sunday and admission is free!

Lucan Festival

The 10th annual Lucan Festival takes place this weekend with lots of fun events including a Fireworks Display on Friday night, an open day at the Italian residence on Saturday and the popular Family Fun Day on Sunday.

Dingle Trad Fest

The 2018 Dingle Tradfest takes place this weekend with lots of music and craic. Highlights include a performance from Michael McGoldrick, Tony Byrne & Edwina Guckian in St. James' Church and a Session Trail in various pubs in Dingle Town

Athlone Shannon Feastival

Highlights of the festival in Athlone this weekend include a mix of exciting events, family friendly activities and great local food including several water-based events, an artisan food village, chocolate painting workshops, live music and lots more.

Terenure Annual Family Fun Day

Taking place on Saturday in Bushy Park, the annual Terenure Family Fun Day starts with the morning market before an afternoon of fun activities including a zip line , bouncy castle, face painting, live music, demonstrations and more.

Cabinteely Carnival

The Cabinteely Carnival returns to Cabinteely Park this Sunday with a free family fun day out featuring circus performers, activities and a chance to learn some circus skills as well as bouncy castles, an antique carousel, face painting, and performances from Jack Wise and he Stripey Socks Show.

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