Things to do this weekend in Ireland | Nov 2 - 4

A selection of events, activities and things to do in Ireland this weekend.


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 - an engaging way to spend a couple of hours 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 - only with bookings on YourDaysOut.

Belfast International Arts Festival

Belfast International Arts Festival runs until November 3rd with world class programme of theatre, performance art, visual art, dance and music. Events this weekend include the Open Arts Community Choir in the Great Hall, Stormont and The Lament for Art O’Leary in The Mac on Friday.

Wexford Fringe Festival

Another incredible Wexford Fringe comes to an end this weekend after over 300 events over 17 days. Events this weekend include Wild Goose Week at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Wexford Light Opera Society’s “Hits from the Musicals 2018 and tour of Johnstown Castle with the Wexford Historical Society and more.

Spooky Treasure Hunt

Are you brave enough for the mummy in the Crannóg and the coffin in the Stone Chamber? Get into the Halloween spirit and take part in the Little Spook’s Treasure Hunt around the Celtic Gardens.

Funderland, Belfast

The Titanic Quarter will again host the annual Funderland event in Belfast until November 4th, with all the usual thrills and spills to keep everyone entertained.

Tradoodle | Sligo

Events include Deep Sea Shadow Puppetry Workshop, Feel to the Beat sean-nós dancing, Under the Sea session, A Winter's Wish and The Wonderful Tune.

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Wild Lights

Wild Lights returns to Dublin Zoo next until 6th January with a magical night-time spectacular event, featuring giant colourful lanterns and illuminated animal sculptures inspired by wildlife.

CS Lewis Festival

CS Lewis was born in Belfast and the festival showcases his diverse works and strong connections to his childhood home. Through a series of events and activities including talks, film, theatre, arts, crafts, readings, music, workshops, exhibitions, tours and literature - everyone is invited to open the wardrobe door to the world of C.S. Lewis.

Hullabaloo Offaly Children's Arts Festival

Hullabaloo! takes place during the October mid-term break in Birr, Clara, Edenderry and libraries around Offaly and is the biggest midlands festival of Theatre and Arts for children.

Events taking place include A Winter Wish and The Moody Sky in Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday, The Feathered Crown and Step Out Dance in the Clara Family Resource Centre on Saturda and Junk Drumming and DIY Gamelan in Edenderry Youth Café and lots, lots more.

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International Uilleann Pipeing Day

The eight International Uilleann Piping Day takes place on Saturday 3rd November and is great opportunity to introduce people to the instrument. The are lots of different events throughtou the country and you can join Na Píobairí Uilleann at Collins Barracks the next day, in a special event to mark the day with live performances at 3pm and 4pm, on Sunday 4th.

Watergate Theatre | Goldilocks & The Three Bears Sing-A-Long

On Friday in Kilkenny, the much loved fairy-tale comes to the stage. The popular story takes a few twists and turns along the way, with other new puppet characters and hopefully a happy ever after.

Mayo Dark Skies Festival

A three day celebration in Mayo as the 'Friends of Mayo Dark Skies' in Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy host a three day feast of talks, workshops, walks and stargazing. Events inlude Planetarium Show in Mulranny, Mars Lander Challenge Workshop in Newport and Parent and Child Model Rocket Workshop in Ballycroy.

Cork & Kerry Food Market

The 10th Annual Cork and Kerry Food Market takes place on Saturday where you can taste, shop and explore the best food and drink produce Cork and Kerry has to offer. There will also be cookery demos from The Happy Pear and Kevin Dundon.

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