Things to do in Ireland this weekend | July 14th - July 16th

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Galway Film Fleadh

Running from July 11th to July 16th, Ireland’s leading film festival will host the World Premieres of films like Maze, Limbo, Penance, The Silver Branch, The Drummer & the Keeper, and Michael Inside.

Monaghan Town Country Music Festival

Live music with performances from Jimmy Buckley, Derek Ryan, Michael English & Mike Denver in the Diamond every night from July 13th - July 16th.

Portarlington French Festival, Laois

Fun festival in the 'Paris of the Midlands' takes place each year around Bastille Day.

The town is set ablaze this weekend with French and Irish colours as the history and culture are celebrated through arts, theatre, workshops, street entertainment, music and World Snail Eating competition.

Longitude, Dublin

Award winning music festival in Marlay Park, Dublin this weekend with a strong line-up that has Stormzy, The Weeknd and Mumford & Sons headlining each night of the festival.

Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular, Cork

The free family festival moves to Cork this weekend, taking place over two days, July 15th & July 16th.

The festival showcases the best in international street performance, interactive family activations and workshops, delicious artisan producers and street food from around the world and is a fun free family day out that celebrates the start of summer.

Tipperary Festival

A great event that encompasses the Pride of Tipperary crowning, the All Ireland Churn Rolling Championships, a food & craft market, a cosplay event, dog show, street entertainment & so much more.

The Ark Open Farm

Enjoy fun for all the family in the Ark Open Farm's Teddy Bears' Picnic.

There will be the Teddy Bears' Picnic Band and Peppa Pig. You can also meet Alice, the Mad Hatter and, of course, all the fun of the farm. 

Coillte Come Home Festival

Annual summer celebration in Kiltamagh takes place from 12th July - 17th July featuring Fireworks Display's, Tractor Runs, Egg & Spoon and Family Fun Day on Sunday in the festival field from 1:30 pm.

West Kerry Agricultural Show

The 49th annual show takes place this Sunday, 16th July from 10:30-16:30 in Dingle. There is a huge schedule of activities and events this year including lots of family fun with a Bouncy Castle, Dog Show and Sheep Dog Trials, Horse Show, Sheaf Tossing, arts and crafts, Irish Dancing and much more.

Loughrea Agricultural Show

The Loughrea Show is on July 15th and 16th with horse showjumping on Saturday and pony showjumping on Sunday.  Sunday is Show day and there will be a dog show, classes for horticulture, arts, crafts and photography, trade stands and fun for the kids.

Craanford Vintage Rally & Field Day

Best homemade pavlova competition, wonderful vintage machinery, bottle stall, monster raffle, Bric-a-Brac, strawberries & cream and a great family day out for everyone to go along and enjoy the fun.

Duffy's Circus

Ireland's favourite circus is making its annual visit to Clontarf, Dublin with an astounding new show featuring motor bike riders from Brazil, Mexican clowns,  Kenyan acrobats, Liberty horses, Performing Poodles, High Speed Juggling, Aerial Cradle, and the 5th generation of the Duffy family, Tom & Jamie, with their award winning Wheel of Death! 

Sligo County Agricultural Show

Riverstown Community Park will host the annual show this Saturday 15th July with classes including horse & pony, sheep, cattle, poultry, dog, cat, home industries and home crafts as well as Bonny Baby, Little Miss Riverstown, Little Master Riverstown, Glamorous Granny and Best & Most Appropriately Dressed Lady.

Buncrana Festival & Food and Business Expo 2017

Live music, food and drink, competitions and lots of family fun all weekend.

Ballina Salmon Festival

The 53rd Salmon Festival continues throughout the week with lots of fun activities, events and a mixed variety of children's workshops from Boxing to Paper Maché.

The Ballina Salmon Festival Car Treasure Hunt takes place on Friday evening, the colourful Ballina Salmon Festival Mardi Gras is on Saturday night featuring a spectacular fireworks display and there will be a Teddy Bears' Picnic on Sunday afternoon.

Earagail Arts Festival

The bilingual arts festival which starts this week throughout County Donegal and continues until July 23rd. There will be two weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard. Family shows include the Merman's Tale, Guido Fanzini’s Impossible Circus and Kila Kids.

Wells House

Wells House celebrate their fifth birthday with a Victorian Garden Party this Sunday, 16th July!  The line-up of entertainment includes puppet shows, magicians, live music, face painting and more!Victorian Garden Party

Summer Family Festival at HMS Caroline

Kids go Free this weekend from July 14th - July 16th the HMS Caroline Summer Family Festival. There is a fun weekend of activities scheduled ensuring that there's something for everyone onboard! 

Captain Puppet and Jo from Performing Starz will be roaming the decks, Sailor Dan will be singing sea shanties and there will be woolly workshop drop in craft station near the Mess Deck Cafe. 

Put yourself into one of the historic WW1 photographs from HMS Caroline using the magic of green screen photography, discover the Object Handling Station in the Torpedo School or get to grips with a range of historic and replica items from the life of HMS Caroline. 

St. Anne's Park Rose Festival

The annual family festival returns this weekend and promises to be even better than previous years. The festival is a mixture of live music, Arts and Crafts stalls and plant sales. There are also loads of activities for children including Wooly Wards Farm, The Big Dig and the Biodiversity Hub.

A fantastic free day out for all the family.

Carrigaholt Folk & Bluegrass Festival

The festival is on from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July.  Come along and enjoy a feast of blues, folk and bluegrass music throughout the weekend.

Castlewellan Agricultural 50th Anniversary Show

Castlewellan Agricultural Show is a fantastic day out for all the family with lots to enjoy. Castlewellan Agricultural 50th Anniversary Show is located in the beautiful surroundings of Castlewellan Forest Park within the heart of the Mourne Mountains in County Down.

Kilrush Traditional Music & Set Dancing Festival

A 5-day festival of music & set dancing including open air ceili’s in Kilrush Square on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Music sessions, sean nos & set dancing workshops will also take place throughout the festival. There will be a musical boat trip to Scattery Island.

Leinster Fleadh Cheoil

The Fleadh Cheoil Laighean 2017  takes place in Ballymahon from 10th – 16th July featuring wide selection of outdoor and indoor events including workshops, trad sessions in the pubs, singing, dancing and most importantly the Leinster Fleadh competitions where competitors from the 12 counties of Leinster will compete for the All-Ireland Fleadh in Ennis 2017.

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