Things to do this weekend in Ireland | Jan 18 - Jan 20

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Croke Park Stadium Tours

If you wear your GAA county, club or Cúl camp jersey you get half-price admission to the Croke Park Stadium Tour during the month of January.

Walk in the footsteps of legends on this guided tour, as you visit the team dressing rooms, warm-up areas and media centre before going pitch-side via the players' tunnel and taking a seat in the VIP area. The Stadium Tour also includes admission to the GAA Museum.

First Fortnight Arts Festival

A unique Arts Festival takes place this month, organised by First Fortnight, that helps challenge mental health prejudice through lots of different fun and family events all over Ireland.

The festival runs until January 27th with events around Ireland this weekend including Just Keep Swimming, a wellbeing & resilience workshop this Saturday as part of th Riverbank Arts Centre’s First Fortnight Family Day, The King Who Finds Feelings Confusing and Clowns Without Borders Workshop in The Ark,  Children's Mindfullness Workshops in Naas and Newbridge libraries on Saturday and the inaugural First Fortnight IFI Family Event "Feeling Fine" will be on Sunday 20th starting at 11am (8 yrs +).

First Dail Centenary Tours | Glasnevin Cemetery

This month is the centenary of the First Dáil and, to mark this monumentous occasion in Ireland’s history, Glasnevin Cemetery are running special tours this weekend to share the fascinating stories of twenty-five members of the First Dáil who are buried there.

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Baby Jam at Riverbank Arts Centre

BABY JAM is an early introduction to music for babies and toddlers takes place at 11am on the third Friday of January, February and March in the Riverbank Arts Centre. Carrie Haskins, a singer, songwriter and musician from Kildare, uses music to encourage learning such as movement, to explore different textures and sounds, and to introduce different musical instruments.

Free Puppy Playdates

A puupy is not just for Christmas, and you can start the new year introducing your new pet to other puppies and help teach them social skills in a safe environment. The DSPCA Puppy Play dates take place every weekend and are free to join in, but booking must be made in advance.

Dead Zoo Tour

The National Museum of Ireland - Natural History in Dublin have a Dead Zoo Tour on the Saturday 12:00 &  2:00pm. Meet Museum Educator, Geraldine Breen, and discover the science and stories behind the collections on display during this free public highlights tour of the Museum of Natural History.

No booking required, places limited and allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before tour starts. Not wheelchair accessible..


How did the brain chemistry work when your parent saw you for the first time? What is scientific and artistic about the connection between humans? Neuroscience, behaviour, belief, and trust are all called into question at this absorbing exhibition at Trinity College Dublin’s famous Science Gallery running until the February 3rd.

Family Workshop | Floating Cities

Join artist Edel Campbell for a special family workshop inspired by the exhibition Canaletto and the Art of Venice. At their drop-in workshops, children and their parents / guardians / carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish. Suitable for children of all ages. 

Out to Lunch Arts Festival

The Out to Lunch Arts Festival returns to Belfast for its 14th year of music, comedy, theatre, literature and food from 4-27 January in the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast. Events this weekend include Bab's Broadway Brunch on Friday, The Dodge Brothers on Saturday and Lucy Porter on Sunday.


One of the largest Anime and Manga conventions in Ireland and run by students of NUI Galway to raise money for charity. Featuring panels, traders, artists, video games, special events and, of course, cosplay, the family-friendly events start with free entry on Friday and paid entry at the door on Saturday and Sunday.

Shannonside Winter Music Weekend

The 20th Shannonside Winter Music Festival takes place from 17th - 19th with 70 events across 15 venues featuring different musical genres, with Concerts, Sessions, Set Dancing & Poetry in venues around the adjoining villages of Sixmilebridge & Bunratty.

Dublin Youth Orchestra's Annual Concert

DYO consists of four separate orchestras with a total of 400 players between the ages of 9 and 21 - the Junior Strings Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra, Concert Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra will all perform on the main stage at the National Concert Hall this Saturday evening.

Children's Creative Writing Workshop | National Botanic Gardens

Caoimhe Creed will lead you through the process of crafting a story inspired by the Botanic Gardens. Nature and plants have enlivened much of literature and there are many amazing stories represented in the Gardens’ collections. The workshop on Sunday is free but booking is required 

Holiday World Show

Start planning your summer holidays and break free from the January blues. Featuring thousands of industry professionals ready to answer your questions, the Holiday World Show is the biggest single event in travel and tourism in Ireland providing lots of ideas for your holiday and some fantastic special offers.

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