Things to do this weekend in Ireland | April 20 - 22

A selection of things to do in Ireland this weekend.

Experience Japan Festival

The beautiful surroundings of Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park host the annual Experience Japan Festival Day that celebrates Japanese and Japanese-Irish culture this Sunday from 12-4pm.

Go with your friends, family, kids, dogs (on leads!) and enjoy the huge variety of Japan with lots of entertainment, from traditional Taiko drumming to modern-day Cosplay, as well as art, crafts, food stalls and more. There is a free Dublin Bus link from Parkgate Street running regularily from 11.30am to about 5pm (for the return journey).

Giant's Causeway & Carrick-a-Rede Sea Safari

Explor​e​ the coastline up to Carrick A Rede ropebridge​ ​and the whole length of the ​the​ Giant​'​s Causeway. ​This sea safari, on Sunday 21st with Aquaholics, is the perfect way to get the complete view of all the cliffs, bays and even the site of the Spanish Amanda ship the Girona.

Mermaid Arts Centre

Mermaid Arts Centre is a creative hub and artistic resource for County Wicklow​ ​and next week ​hosts the Bray Musical Society perfom​ance​ ​of​Seussical, taking ​you into the world of Dr. Seuss and his wonderful​ ​characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and JoJo.

West Waterford Festival of Food

The West Waterford Festival of Food returns to Dungarvan and the surrounding area in west Waterford​ from April 20th - 22nd with a host of great events for all ages including tours, demonstrations, dining and children's events.​

W5, Belfast

Travel back in time this spring and create your very own prehistoric predator at W5. Pop out, build and then take home your paper craft creation every weekend during April & May from 2-4pm and is free with admission to W5.

Dublin Comic Arts Festival

Discover the range of small press comic talent in Ireland at the Dublin Comic Arts Festival at Generator Hostel - the DCAF's very first event of 2018.

Meet local artists and comic creators, learn about the different ways of making indie comics - from handmade and self-published to small press publisher-released - enjoy workshops and talks, try the tasty coffee and food at Generator Hostel, and celebrate the colourful spectrum of Irish sequential art. 

Castlerea Musical Society

Castlerea Musical Society proudly presents it's 50th Anniversary Show, 'Titanic | The Musical' with performances nightly at 8pm in The Hub, Castlerea from Wednesday 18th - Saturday 22nd April.

Civic Theatre, Tallaght

A drop of sunshine, a sprinkle of rain, a dollop of snow and a whoosh of wind. Whatever the Weather, it can be fun to go outside! But that’s not what Worried Wendy thinks, she hides away inside, afraid of what the weather may bring.

An interactive experience, using story, drama and multi sensory play for 3 to 5 year olds and their families with performances on Friday and Saturday.

Brickxology | Fundraiser

Charity fundraiser In Aid of Sosad (Cavan Area) Prevention of Childhood Suicide Bullying & Adult Services, in the White Horse Hotel in Cootehill on Saturday.

A family fun day with brick building workstations, Lego competition, prizes and raffles.

Axis, Ballymun

Little Folk on Tour is a fun filled exploration of music and movement perfectly suited for energetic under 6’s. Kyle Riley leads the children (and their adults) through a variety of music that gets them singing, jumping and shaking on two fun shows this Saturday.

It’s a fun filled, entertaining hour that’s not to be missed.

Vintage Tractor Run

Ballinasloe and District Vintage Club Tractor Run have a Vintage Tractor Run this Sunday in aid of the East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support. Registration is at 9am in Gullane's Hotel, Ballinasloe.

Zero Waste Festival, Cashel

A fun and educational day for all the family highlighting the importance of waste prevention through better consumption decisions.

The Zero Waste Festival is being held in Halla Na Féile, Cashel on Sunday from 12 to 5pm. There will be a number of talks and workshops aimed at helping you manage and reduce your waste while saving money. Workshops vary from learning how to make your own non-toxic household cleaning products and detergents, to beauty products and reusable beeswax cloth wraps. There will also be stalls selling package-free goods and lots of family entertainent.

Wildlife Walk - St Anne's Park, Raheny

On Sunday April 22nd, the Irish Wildlife Trust will be leading a woodland Walk in St. Anne's Park in Raheny to mark Earth Day with Dublin Branch member Niall Mac Coitir.

Learn more about the trees and wild flowers in the park, check out the heronry and badger sett and anything else yout might find! Suitable for children over 8 years. No booking required but wear sensible shoes and meet at Red Stables at 2pm.

Nenagh Arts Centre

The Nenagh Arts Centre hosts Science Magic this Sunday at 3pm.

Children over five will have loads of  fun learning about science. Forget Harry Potter, Donal Vaughan is the real wizard. Join him as he does the impossible; skewer a balloon without popping it, set paper on fire without burning it, turn water upside-down without spilling it, move an object without touching it. And even conjure dragon’s breath!

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