Things to do this weekend in Ireland | August 30 - September 1st

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Air Waves Portrush

One of Ireland's biggest air show with two-days of spectacular displays in Portrush. As well as having amazing aerial aircraft displays to watch there is plenty to do and see at ground level with a wide range of attractions and activities. 

Electric Picnic

Although it is one of the last summer festivals it's still one of the most popular. Headline acts this year include The Strokes, Hozier and The 1975 but Electric Picnic is so much more than a music festival with comedy, talks and chill-out zones ensuring a fun weekend regardless of your tastes.


fEast Cork food and drink festival runs from 1st to 8th September, based in the market town of Midleton with its rich food heritage but with a strong focus on the wider region, with tastings, dinners, chef demos, educational talks and plenty for families to enjoy including balloon artists, jugglers, stilt-walkers, face painters, puppet shows, live music and much more.

Carnival of Colours

Carnival of Colours | Things to do in Ireland this weekend | YourDaysOutCarnival of Colours is back... and it's on tour!

Moving to Brooke Park in Derry-Londonderry, the free festival returns with it's usual mix of fun street theatre, circus acts, music, puppetry, magic, specialist workshops and lots more family fun!

Royal Meath Show

The 79th Annual Agricultural Show takes place in Porchfields, Trim on Sunday 1st. The show is a family friendly day out; as well as competitions in all the usual classes, there will also be cookery demos, a dog show, a kiddies corner and vintage displays.

Athlone River Festival

The hugely popular Athlone River Festival returns on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September for an action-packed family weekend of fun both on and off the water. Events include the GAA raft challenge, Athlone Castle Medieval Fair, live music, West Bank food, art and craft market, RNLI raft race and much more.

Q-Con Gaming and Anime Convention

Bringing you the very best competitions, participation and spectator experience from Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September with Consoles, Cosplay, eSports, Trade Hall, CCG & TCG, Artists' Alley, Role Playing, Wargames, Anime Events and Screenings, Tabletop Board Games, Special Interest Panels, Live Action Gaming, Movie Screenings, Social Events, and Charity Events.

Lego Brick Building Workshop

Rediscovery Centre | Things to do in Ireland this weekend | YourDaysOutThe Rediscovery Centre provides a variety of fun, exciting and interactive workshops for children. On Saturday they host a creative Lego Brick Building Workshop for children aged from 3-12 years old. It has been developed to help children learn through play and fun!

At this workshop the children will learn how to create model builds and work together to play games and activities. 

India Day | Farmleigh House

Celebrate Indian Independence Day with a family fun day in the beautiful Farmleigh gardens with colorful Indian Folk, classical & Bollywood dances. food, fashion, markets featuring Indian ethnic dresses and jewelry, music and more.

Hillsbourough Castle Summer Activities

The summer season comes to a close this weekend with the last of the Family Tours that uncover the stories behind some of the guests, Summer Make and Take on Friday and Saturday and Heroic Tales and Hands-on Hillsborough: Object handling on Sunday.

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