A selection of activities, events and things to do in Ireland this weekend.
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!
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Each year in September, Galway City celebrates the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, one of the most internationally recognised Irish festivals after St. Patrick’s Day, and the world’s longest-running oyster festival. Over the weekend there will lots of tasty events incuding seafood trails, oyster opening (shucking) championships like The Oyster ‘Olympics’ and World Oyster Opening Championship, food talks and tasting events in some of Galway’s best restaurants.
Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival is a fantastic annual fun-filled festival with music, drama, dance, heritage events, food & craft markets, country sports and plenty of good old-fashioned games for the children.
Book Now: Halloween & Christmas at The Playcentre
The Sport Ireland National Sports Campus will be hosting the second Family SportFest on Sunday, September 30th where you can not only watch some amazing demonstrations from of Ireland's top athletes and sports starts, but you can also join in the fun.
Taste of Monaghan is a fantastic local event that highlights our top quality local produce, with over 55 exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, tastings and family entertainment including mobile pet farm, face painting, magic shows, garden games and more.
International Medieval Combat Tournament at Claregalway Castle
The Claregalway Castle Shield, a revival of the medieval foot-combat tournament returns to Claregalway Castle on Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th, as members of the Irish Full Contact Medieval Combat Team prepare to face opposition from some of the world’s top fighters.
Book Now: Spooktacular Halloween Party at The Ark, Puddenhill
Naas Racecourse Family Fun Day
The last of the Family Fun Days of the year on Sunday 30th at Naas Racecourse with an exciting card featuring The Beresford Stakes. There will be loads of free activities for the kids including bouncy castles, facepainting, reptile zoo, costume characters, playground & more!
Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival 2018
The 18th annual festival runs from on 27th September to 7th October supporting artists and engaging communities throughout south and south west Donegal with another packed programme, including music, theatre, opera, carnival, visual arts, street arts, literary events, events for children the popular carnival parade scheduled for the streets of Ballyshannon.
Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championship
Following mixed results during the week with high winds cancelling flights on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 'Irish Meet' is set to conclude on Friday. The main launch HQ is Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre with flights scheduled to take place twice each day, weather permitting, at approximately 7:30am and 6:00pm.
Guests can access Birr Castle Gardens from 4.30pm to 7pm to see the balloon event. Tickets are €5 per person or €15 for a family of four.
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The last in a series of slime workshops takes place in Wayne's World in Buncrana on Saturday where children can make slime in a safe environment and parents don't have to clean up the mess! Booking advised.
Wexford Arts Centre | Little Artists Club
Inspire your budding Artists with this year's offerings from the skilled facilitators at the Little Artists Club, with feathers and veggies, wibble-wobbles and zig-zags, flower masks and fun tasks full of surprises. Come with full bellies ready for burning energy, getting messy and not wanting to leave!
Facilitated by Wexford based artists; Deirdre Buttimer & Jeni Roddy, both with a passion for creativity and delivering the best possible workshops to your little artists! Max 16 children per group. Please note: minimum ages is 4 years, children under 4 will not be permitted to attend the workshop.
The 6th annual festival takes place across the city from 24th September to 7th October and will feature over 140 FREE events including talks, walks, tours and exhibitions on a wide range of topics, as well as numerous events marking 100 years of Irish women’s suffrage.
Irish Antique Dealers Fair 2018
The Irish Antique Dealers Fair is back in the RDS with yet another delightful array of special guests and exhibits for visitors to enjoy. The fair gives a fascinating insight into great craftsmanship throughout the ages, attracting collectors and connoisseurs of all tastes.
The Ogham Tree Festival in Stradbally is a magical journey of creativity, innovation and an educational experience for all to enjoy with a train ride, arts & crafts, interactive fun, exhibitions, educational games, food and entertainment.