Things to do this weekend in Ireland| Nov 9 - 11

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

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.

Galway Science & Technology Festival

The Festival will run for two weeks from 11th to 25th November, with over 200 events taking place in schools throughout Galway city and county, and will culminate in the amazing Science & Technology Exhibition on the NUI Galway campus on Sunday 25th November. 

Cork Film Festival

The 63rd Cork Film Festival runs from 9th - 18th November with over 250 Irish and international features and shorts, with 90% being Irish premieres.

Tickets: Visit Santa in Ireland

Ennis Trad Festival

The 25th Ennis Trad Festival is on from the 7th - 12th of November with masterclasses, session trail, Céilí, live concerts and more.

Sneem International Storytelling & Folklore Festival

Featuring adult and children’s workshops, a pub trail, storytelling in the barn, theatre, music from John Spillane and more in the picturesque Knot in the Ring of Kerry.

Saturday Arts Club

Fun workshops for children aged 7-11 in the Wexford Arts Centre with an opportunity to try different processes like printmaking, sculpture, construction, installation and more.

Yarn Storytelling Festival

The Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray presents the ninth annual YARN Storytelling Festival bringing people together to share and hear stories. These storytelling events take place throughout the town in classrooms, community groups, libraries, cafés and bars, in Mermaid itself and at lots of other venues.

This weekend there is family storytelling at Killruddery with Cillian Brennan on Saturday, join guest storyteller Frances Quinn in the People's Park on Sunday at 12pm and enter a world of myth and magic as the story of Aengus and Caer is told through song, story, music and dance in the Town Hall on Sunday evening.

Listowel Food Fair

The 24th Listowel Food Fair showcases the range and quality of Irish food products from all over Kerry. Events over the weekend include Pig & Porter Night in Christy’s Kitchen, the Listowel Food Trail on Saturday afternoon and the Food & Craft Fair on Sunday in the Listowel Arms Hotel.

The National Antiques Art & Vintage Fair

Ireland’s largest antiques fair takes place again this weekend in Limerick, not Dublin!

There will be over one hundred Antique shops, Dealers, Art Galleries & Vintage Dealers attending the fair in the GN South Court Hotel, with over 1,000,000 items all priced for sale.


Did you know that the development of modern science would not have been possible without the printing press?

Its invention led to the spread of scientific ideas across Europe throughout the 16th century. Printfest gives you the opportunity to witness Gutenberg’s invention in action as our volunteers demonstrate the Museum’s collection on Sunday from 12pm - 2pm.

Cavan Craft and Food Fair

The 19th annual Cavan Craft Fair takes place this Sunday showcasing Irish craft, food producers and local entrepreneurs. There will be stands covering many different crafts and food, as well as special entertainment to keep the little shoppers happy.

Allingham Arts Festival

The Allingham Arts Festival is a community arts festival which takes place in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, each November, in honour of the poet William Allingham.

This year’s events include a tribute to poet Francis Harvey, the Donegal Youth Orchestra, ‘Black 47’ + Q&A, a WWI Remembrance Day performance, Wild Atlantic Writers with Jessica Traynor, a social media workshop for writers with Paul Mc Veigh, and much more.

National Circus Festival of Ireland

Fromm the 8th – 11th of November the National Circus Festival of Ireland will be light up the town of Tralee with world renowned shows, Irish premieres, adult and children workshops, pop up performances, Circus Siamsa and the festival parade winding its way through the streets of Tralee on Sunday.

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