Things to do this weekend around Ireland | November 10th - 12th 2017

A selection of things to do this weekend around Ireland.

Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo

A magical night-time spectacular event, featuring giant colourful lanterns and illuminated animal sculptures inspired by wildlife, is now open at Dublin Zoo.

It promises to get you into a festive mood with Chinese performers and craft market with foods and warm drinks.

Yarn Storytelling Festival

Betelnut Café host their annual fun day as part of the festival on Sunday.

Cork Film Festival

This year's programme includes 115 feature films, including 34 documentaries and 116 shorts from 50 different countries.

Ennis Trad Fest

It's called the 'liveliest and most intense celebration of Irish traditional music, song and dance anywhere' and it runs from 9th - 13th November events, sessions and masterclasses.

Budding Artists @ National Botanic Garden

Children are encouraged to take a closer look at the natural world all around them to inspire fun art-making activities in a creative workshop especially for younger children (ages 4-7).

Dublin Book Festival

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006. 

The Dublin Book Festival 2017 will take place from 2 – 9 November, with Smock Alley Theatre as the festival hub. Other venues include National Botanic Gardens, The Gutter Bookshop, Irish Writers Centre, Fighting Words, National Library of Ireland and RDS Library.

Funderland Belfast

Funderland in Belfast has been part of Halloween for years and this year is no different as families and friends flock to the Titanic Quarter to enjoy some of the best thrill rides and attractions.

They are open this weekend before packing up and heading to Dublin for Christmas.

Cavan Craft and Food Fair

With over 89 exhibitors showcasing Irish crafts and foods, Sunday offers the perfect opportunity for some early and special Christmas shopping.

Sneem Storytelling Festival

The colourful, charming, prizewinning village of Sneem will play host to storytellers, singers, lecturers and musicians both from Ireland and abroad.

Listowel Food Festival

Simon Delany will launch the 23rd Festival by preparing dishes from his new cookbook with the help of Lizzie Lyons in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Events over the weekend include a Craft Fair, a Food Hall, workshops, Farmer's Market and a Food Trail around Listowel.

The Irish National Antiques, Art & Vintage Fair

Ireland’s biggest & longest running Antiques Art & Vintage Fair is now in its 27th year.

There will be over one hundred Antique shops, Dealers, Art Galleries & Vintage Dealers attending over the weekend from all over Ireland, with over 1,000,000 items all priced for sale.


Did you know that the development of modern science would not have been possible without the printing press?

Its invention led to the spread of scientific ideas across Europe throughout the 16th century. Printfest gives you the opportunity to witness Gutenberg’s invention in action as our volunteers demonstrate the Museum’s collection.

Wild West Magical Party

A fun night is planned in the Wild West Indoor Play Village in Westport on Friday evening. There will be a kids disco, puppet show, entertainment, visits by Elsa, Bella and Peppa and much more. All proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

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