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

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Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival

The 51st programme includes a fantastic opening parade, the Ormand Flying Club's Annual Fly-In and display; the Olde Time Traditional Fair, free children's events, antiques and fine art fair, live music, sporting and literary events, nightly pub entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display.

Dublin Horse Show

The Dublin Horse Show has something for everyone. With an array of national and international show jumping competitions and world class equestrian entertainment, great shopping, delicious food, music and fantastic daily entertainment.

Carlingford Oyster Festival

The Carlingford Oyster Festival is a four day celebration for the entire family based around local shellfish. There will be loads of children’s activities, including a magic show, face-painting, a teddy bear’s picnic and more.


Playstival, Ireland’s festival for kids and their parents celebrating play, fun and imagination returns to Airfield Estate, Dundrum. A must attend for parents and families passionate about positive play, fun and the power of the imagination!

Puck Fair

Killorglin is the venue for one of Ireland’s most unusual festivals – Puck Fair. The fair is one of Ireland’s oldest and longest celebrated and is held on 10th, 11th and 12th August every year with three days of free family entertainment.

Camp Freddo

Camp Freddo returns to Blessington, Co Wicklow this summer to give the whole family an outdoor adventure to remember. Daily sessions include canoeing, biking, picnicking, zip-lining through the forest and more!

Kilkenny Arts Festival

The Kilkenny Arts Festival runs from the 8th to the 18th August with some of the world’s finest musicians, performers, writers and artists performing in intimate surroundings in Ireland’s medieval city including historic churches, castle, courtyards, townhouses and gardens.

Fairy Trail | Malahide Castle & Gardens

Enjoy the Fairy Trail at Malahide Castle with fun sculptures, fairy houses and lots of other hidden gems to find. Little visitors are invited to use the interactive booklet to solve clues and answer questions on their way around the trail. Children under four go free!

Maghery Community Festival

Fun, family fesival with events this weekend including kayaking, family quiz, hill walk, blessing of the boats, fishing competition, big little bug picnic, sports day, pet show and more.

The Maiden of the Mournes International Festival

The opening parade takes place on Sunday and events continues all week including children;s disco, Beat on the Street, Special Needs Fun Day, fancy dress, Teddy Bear's Picnic and more. There is a spectacular fireworks display on Thursday night and the Maiden of the Mournes 2019 is crowned next Saturday evening.

 Tullamore Show

Over 60,000 people will once again decent on Tullamore on Sunday for a fun-filled family day out featuring highly-contested livestock competitions.

Activities for the family include live music, children's areas, petting farms, toy displays, live demonstrations on machinery, cookery, new inventions, fashion shows, top class entries into livestock, cookery, art, crafts, dogs and many more sections, there's something to entertain all the family. 

 Sligo Summer Festival

Admission may be cheap but the quality of the Festival certainly isn't. Live music over three days featuring Samantha Mumba 90's Revival, Scouting for Girls and more for only €3 makes this one of the best value festivals around. Also, children Under 12 are Free! There is a family fun day on Sunday afternoon too.

 Fota Wildlife Park Summer Events

Fota Wildlife Park has been running a series of fun and educational events this summer. This weekend visitors can enjoy yoga classes at Cypress Lawn with Bikram Yoga Cork. There are two classes on Sunday that are free with your admission but booking in advance in essential as spaces are limited.

Clonmany Festival

The annual festival concludes this weekend with a Family Fun Day on Friday and music from Johnny Brady, Robert Mizzell and Michael English.

Natural History Museum of Ireland

As part of their Sustainable Summer series, join Museum Educator & Zoologist Emma Murphy at 12 and 2pm for a pop-up talk on Ireland’s favourite colourful seabird, the Atlantic Puffin. Learn about their threats and how you can help!

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