Things to do in Ireland this weekend | May 24 - 26

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Rockin Road Festival

Fun family day out raising funds for equipment for students and children who use the services of Childvision. The event runs from 12pm - 8pm on Sunday and features vintage scooters, bikes and cars, live music, inflatables and the first ever Scruffs Dog Show!

Feile Nasc

Féile Nasc is Dublin’s new Summer outdoor folk and traditional music festival. It will take place in Marlay Park on this Saturday from 2pm until 10pm featuring Liam O' Maonlaí with his band Ré, The Bonny Men, Black Band Folk, Steo Wall and many more.

Kinnity Castle | Sunrise Vintage Club Annual Family Fun Day

The Sunrise Vintage Club’s Annual Vintage Day takes place on the grounds of Kinnitty Castle from 12pm on Sunday 26 May.  It promises to be another great family day out with lots of attractions & entertainment to suit all the family.  All proceeds are donated to local charities.

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

A multi-site festival highlighting the stunningly beautiful surroundings of Ballycastle town, Rathlin Island and the waters in between. The festival starts this weekend and runs until June 2nd. This weeeknd's highligiht will be Cliona Hagan's debut performance at the Marine Hotel, Ballycastle on Sunday.

Portrush Raft Race Weekend

The Portrush Raft Race, in aid of RNLI, is one of the most popular family fun days on the North Coast. Large crowds of spectators gather to watch as the ‘home-made’ rafts race from the West Strand beach to the finishing line in the harbour while also enjoying other fun, family friendly events with a Kids play zone, Kids Disco, Tug O' War, Wild Geese Sky Dive Team and more.

Copper Coast Festival

The third Copper Coast Festival will take place between 24th May and 9th June highlighting the geodiversity along the beautiful Waterford coastline between Tramore and Dungarvan.

Ards Puppet Festival

The popular festival which is taking place on Sunday & Monday presents a full-programme of puppet mayhem and will be fun for all ages!

Over the two days, Ards Arts Centre and Conway Square will be buzzing with an eclectic mix of scheduled performances, free puppet workshops and plenty of madcap puppet shenanigans! Expect puppets in all shapes and sizes, from socks to strings and even glow in the dark!

Baltimore Seafood Festival

Baltimore is going to be busy this weekend as two festivals will entertain locals and visitors. The seafood festival is three-day festival showcase for the products of Baltimore's fishing and local food-producers.

Visitors have the opportunity to sample some of the best of the fish, shellfish, smoked fist from the seas off Baltimore, together with other produce like cheese and home-baking in the food tents lining the pier.

Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival

Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival is a celebration of the traditional timber sailing boats of Ireland. Events include a Harbour Race for all sailing classes, boat building competition and a spectacular Parade of Sale in Baltimore Harbour.

Battle for the Bay

The Pure Magic Battle for the Bay returns to Dollymount Beach for more beach fun, watersports, music snd loads of sandy entertainment, so get your sunglasses out (hopefully) and wax your surfboard.

Biodiversity Week

Over 50 events will be taking place all across Ireland encouraging us to get up close and personal with our natural environments and celebrate our diverse species and habitats including this weekend a hike in Lough Boora, Abbeylix Bat Walk, a land-based Whale Watch in Bray and an afternoon walk to Lullymore West Bog.

Mermaid Arts Centre | Concert for Babies

A musical experience specially designed for young people​ in the Mermaid Arts Centre​. Music and wonder flood the room; sighs and giggles abound. Joining them will be special guest, Eamon Sweeney. Extra date added due to popular demand - Sunday 26th May at 10.30am

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