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

A selection of things to do around Ireland this weekend.


Castlecomer Discovery Park Summer Deal

Home to Ireland's longest Zipline as well as lots of other family activities including the Octagan, Tree Top Walk, Boats, Canoeing and Archery, the Discovery Park in Kilkenny is the perfect family day out that makes the most of the summer weather. There is also 20% off online bookings of the Zipline and Octagon midweek during July and August.

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National Wax Museum Plus

A lot more than just wax statues, the museum is full of fun, interactive exhibits that will keep active children entertained.  A perfect way to spend a couple of hours out of the rain this summer, just avoid the Chamber of Horrors if you want to sleep that night! They are also offering up to 15% off all tickets - including your own Wax Hands - for YourDaysOut bookings during July & August.

Wells House Victorian Garden Party

Celebrating their sixth birthday with a day of Victorian tradition this Sunday, Wells House in Wexford will have live music, a BBQ on the terrace and Victorian games for all the family, puppet shows, clowns, face painting and much more.

Fairytale Festival

The third annual Fairytale Festival hosted by Beats FM is takes place this Sunday from 11am to 6pm at Woodstock Gardens, Inistioge, Co Kilkenny.

Enjoy lots of fairytale themed fun including bouncy castles, archery, singalong, storytelling, fairy trail and the chance to meet some of your favourite fairytale characters.

Festival of Curiosity

Ireland’s annual celebration of art, science, technology and design is back with the usual mix of  Playful Days and Curious Night providing insight and entertainment for all the family.

Bundoran Street Party

The 3rd annual street party in Bundoran will take place this Saturday from 2pm-5pm with free activities including bouncy castles, a rodeo ring, mechanical bull, bungee run, face painting, performance from street magician Joel M and lots more.

Liberties Festival

The Liberties Festival has become a highlight of the summer in Dublin with a series of family-friendly, sporting and community events, and an exciting multicultural and arts programme encompassing visual art, film, dance, comedy, literature and music.

Sligo Agricultural Show

Annual show takes place on Saturday 21st with the usual competition classes, as well as Bonny Baby and Glamorous Granny.

Dinosaurs Around the World

Discover the age of reptiles in Dublin's Ambassador Theatre with Dinosaurs around the World. You will be transported to the era of the dinosaur for a tour of an Earth very different from today. With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life! 

Foyle Maritme Festival

The Foyle Maritime Festival runs into the weekend and hosts the stopover of this year's Clipper Race as they near the end of their Round the World Journey.

Queens Quay will once again be transformed into a maritime wonderland full of fun, music, arts and crafts, seafood, water activities and the Voyages Parade of Light Spectacular, a beautiful riverfront showcase event with a parade of light on the water, on Friday 20th, from 9pm - 11pm.

Vintage & Classic Car Show

The annual vintage and classic car show takes place this Sunday afternoon at West End Car Park in Bundoran, with dontations in aid of Bundoran RNLI, Ozanam House, Bundoran Tidy Towns and St Agnes Day Centre, Donegal Town.

Jervis Street Shopping Centre

Every Saturday in July and August, Jervis Street has a programme of free family events in their Enchanted Summer Garden. This Saturday there is a Circus in the Garden with an opportunity to participate in Juggling and Hula Hoop Workshops.

Townlands Carnival

TownLands, in the grounds of the old Rusheen Farm estate near Macroom, Co. Cork, is a three day, unique participatory music & arts festival.

This is a family-friendly festival with a dedicated kids area and programme of entertainment including workshops, theatre, storytelling, scavenger hunts and hot water bottle filling before bedtime while the older festival goers enjoy live perfornaces from Sister Sledge, King Kong Company and many more.

Boyle Arts Festival

A wonderful programme of events and live music over eleven days in Boyle from 19th-28th July. Events include fun workshops for children and adults, classical music as well as more contemporary genres, drama, spoken word events, literary gems, stunning art and photography exhibitions, workshops, children’s activities and much more!

Swords Summer Festival

The fourth Swords Summer Festival returns this weekend with a fun programme of events and activities including music, puppet and magic shows, craft and food fair in Swords Town Park, live music in the Castle Marquee with the Hot House Flowers performing in Swords Castle on Saturday night.

Galway International Arts Festival

Galway International Arts Festival has another programme featuring events across all art forms featuring theatre, music, visual arts, opera, street spectacle, dance, discussion and comedy until July 29th. This weekend's events include a trip down memory lane with Something Happens, the incredible Flight, based on the novel by Caroline Brothers, and the Museum of the Moon will be on display all week.

Earagail Arts Festival

The north-west festival continues through the weekend with the Wild Atlantic Weekend in Malin featuring performances from Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Lords of Strut, Tumblecircus, Fanzini Productions, Lulu’s World and John D Ruddy’s pocket History of Ireland.

Dublin Makers

Dublin Makers takes the form of a "show and tell" experience where inventors/makers have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere in Merrion Square this Saturday.

It is a family-friendly showcase of invention where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.

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