Things to do this weekend in Ireland | Jan 25 - Jan 27

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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.

Glen of Aherlow Winter Walking Festival

The annual Glen of Aherlow Winter Walking Festival in Tipperary from January 25th to 27th with six guided walks over 2 days. On Saturday 'A' walkers can enjoy the magnificence of Galtymore in Winter on the Galtymore Horseshoe, while 'B' walkers will climb Bane Hill on a 10km trek, the 'C' group will walk the Lady Gregory Loop on the eastern end of the Galtees taking in the waterfall and St Pecaun’s Holy Well.

On Sunday, walkers will have a choice of a 'B+' to Lake Diheen and Cush Mountain (13km); 'A B' walk to Lake Diheen (10km) or a 'C' walk from Aherlow House Hotel to the Millennium Stone taking in Christ the King viewing point.

Temple Bar Tradfest

The festival takes place over five days and five nights with over two-hundred events from 23-27th January. The TradFest Children's Hub will be in The Ark, Temple Bar and will host a variery of events including Pólca 4, Give Trad a Try, Family Workshops and a Children’s Crafts Club.

Ballincollig Winter Music Festival

The 10th Ballincollig Winter Music Festival takes place from January 23rd - January 27th with another fantastic and eclectic mix of artists and events centred around the festival hub at The White Horse. The line-up this year includes The Delines, Cathy Davey, Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien with Jan Fabricius and an anniversary concert featuring special guests Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Paddy Glackin & Lisa O’Neill.

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.

 Letterkenny Trad Week

The 5th Letterkenny Trad Week concludes this weekend with more of the world’s finest traditional musicians from Ireland, England, Scotland and the United States.

The blistering Irish Manchester duo of piper Mike McGoldrick and fiddler Dezi Donnelly perform on Thursday, veteran US bluegrass outfit Special Consensus return to the RCC on Friday and the festival ends on a high note with Donegal’s globe trotting traditional group Altan at An Grianan Theatre on Sunday.

Sunday Fundays | Crawford Art Gallery

The Crawford Art Gallery is hosting free tours and workshops with music from midday each Sunday. This week there is an Art Workshop Art Workshop and Tour @2pm and Storytelling with Rosie from Broken Crow Theatre Company in the Penrose room (1-4yr olds). There will be three free sessions at 2pm, 2:30pm and 3pm, but places must be booked in advance.

Bosco and the Snow White | The Everyman

Paula Lambert brings Bosco to the Everyman this Sunday with an interactive story of Snow White.

Bosco is Bosco, not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-year-old who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls.

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.


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.

Bundoran Lifeboat Fundraiser

Country star Robert Mizzell will perform at the annual Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Dance which will take place on Friday 25th, January with proceeds helping fund the ongoing training of the volunteer crew who are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week, serving the entire Donegal Bay area for marine emergencies.

Bellfield House | Snowdrop Walk

Following the hot summer and mild wet winter thre is an earlier display this year where almost 300 varieties of snowdrop carpet the walled garden, woodland and driveway of the beautiful Bellefield Gardens in Offaly. Snowdrops, white bells and narcissi are also for sale. Open daily from 22nd January to 10th February, 11am to 4.30pm. 

Seedlings Workshop | The Ark

Lucy Hill explores handmade crafts in this engaging workshop for ages 2-4 on Friday & Saturday in The Ark, Temple Bar,  where they will make their own handmade toys using lots of lovely material scraps, ribbon, googly eyes, wool,  fabric markers and help from the grown-ups.

Sean & Conor Price

After reaching the 2017 quarter finals of the X-Factor, they have gone from strength to strength and return to the Watergate Theatre in Kilkenny on Saturday night with lots of new music and an exciting stage show.

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