Things to do this weekend in Ireland | August 2 - 5

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Dunmore Annual Festival

The 45th festival kicks off this weekend with GAA Blitz, Great Bake Off, Road Race and the festival opening on Sunday afternoon featuring dancing, music and lots of fun family entertainment.

Sea Life Bray | Pirates & Mermaids

Follow an immersive in-tank trail, choose to be a brave buccaneer or a mesmerising mer-creature and race the opposing team to find the six pieces of hidden treasure. Once the treasure has been found and the quest is complete, meet a legendary pirate or mermaid yourself! At the end of the trail it’s all hands-on deck at the activity zone featuring a swashbuckling array of activities to keep even the saltiest Seadogs occupied!

Enniscorthy Rockin' Food Festival

Returning with an impressive schedule over 120 kids, food & music events, half of which are free featuring chefs, producers and special guests, live music from Moonrockers, the Black Suspenders and other with lots of fun, family activities too. Steam Trains Ireland are running a special train from Dublin to Enniscorthy on Sunday too.

Merlin Steam Train | Things to do in Ireland

No. 85 Merlin at Enniscorthy in May. Photo by Barry Carse.

Duckett's Grove | Medieval Fun Day

Duckett's Grove host a Medieval Day this Sunday with living history tents, craft displays, combat displays, re-enactments, kids archery, mini petting farm, food stalls, entertainment and more.

Loughcrew Fairy Festival

A fun, family festival in the Loughcrew Estate with theatre, circus performers, artists, yogo, enchanted walks and more.

Stradbally Steam Rally

The 55th National Steam Rally is held on the grounds of the Cosby Estate, Stradbally Co. Laois attracting a wide range of working exhibits with demonstrations, games, music and lots of family fun.

Durrow Scarecrow Festival

'Hay Fever' continues all weekend for the conclusion of the  All-Ireland Scarecrow Championship.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum Summer Children's Tours

The history of Glasnevin Cemetery will be brought to life again on Saturday as the family friendly tour returns with some surprising and quirky stories among them including Fr. Browne and the Titanic, Grave Robbing, William Fogarty's pesky parrot and Maria Higgins - the only person in the cemetery who was buried twice!

Wells Magic Academy

Wells House will be transformed to celebrate favourite Wizarding characters this week! Witness Wells as it becomes an enchanted with numerous spells to bring you a wizarding experience like no other.

The academy runs until Saturday and on Sunday afternoon, The Mad Hatter will host his annual Tea Party. Don’t be late for this very important date!

Summerland Music Festival

A new family-friendly festival in the Abbey Grounds in Wicklow on Sunday with art, food, wellness workshop, kids zone and a line-up of great Irish music featuring The 4 of Us, Hawke, The Receipts, Jexit, The Rituals and more.

Kilmihill Festival of Fun

The festival has another fun programme of events and activities to suit everyone in the family including sports competitions, kids tractor and trike run, Knockalough Lake family afternoon, street entertainment, cultural parade, monster field day, fireworks and maybe even some pig racing!

Sproai Street Festival, Waterford

The Spraoi International Street Arts Festival will feature street artists from around the globe, presenting a thrilling selection of world class street theatre. The highlight will be the annual Parade that thrills audiences with amazing floats, costumes and a cast of over 200 volunteers.

Rediscovery Centre | Lego Brick Building Workshop

The first of two sessions this month introducing children to STEAM skills through play and fun! At this workshop on Saturday the children will learn how to create model builds, develop their imagination, creativity and social skills and  solving problems

Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival

The 51st programme includes a fantastic opening parade, the Ormand Flying Club's Annual Fly-In and display; the Olde Time Traditional Fair, free children's events, antiques and fine art fair, live music, sporting and literary events, nightly pub entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display.


Featuring Beatyard - with Groove Armada, Chvrches, Jungle, David Kitt and more - Eatyard, with over fifty food areas, demos and competitions and lots of family friendly activities.

The Ark | Seedlings Early Years Workshops

Go on an imaginative journey to the beach in Saving Selma the Seal at The Ark in Dublin. Combining drama, story, play and props, this interactive drama workshop invites little ones and their grown-ups to enjoy imagining together.

Wag n Walk Charity Event

Village Vets are hosting a charity dog walk in The Phoenix Park on Sunday to raise vital funds for My Canine Companion, autism service dogs. The walk will loop through much of the Phoenix Park's beautiful scenery, hopefully on one of the nicest days of the year!

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