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Brigit's Weekend Celebrations | Brigit's Garden
The weekend celebration at the Garden will weave together Brigit ritual, tradition, cross-making, creativity, and sharing to create a special Imbolc celebration that welcomes spring and the coming of Brigit. Events include Brigit's Day on Friday 1st, Brigit's Cross Making Workshop on Satuday and Brigit’s Day Seasonal Walk with enny Beale, founder of Brigit's Garden on Sunday.
Antiques, Art & Vintage Fair, Cork
Hibernian Antique Fairs have been organising events around Ireland for twenty-eight years. The host their annual Cork Antiques Fair on Sunday 3rd February in Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, with dealers from all over Ireland offering something for everyone.
The DLR Winter of Heritage programme runs until March with free guided tours of Cabinteely House, James Joyce Tower, Marlay House, The Oratory & The Maritime Museum.
Special Needs Event | Huckleberry's Den
Fun for the whole family this Sunday morning in Navan, with Huckleberry's Den first special needs event of the year, providing lots of fun in a clean and safe environment!
Free juices and hot drinks for parents. Must be booked in advance!
Dabbledoo Music | An Táin Arts Centre
Dabbledoo Music makes music more accessible, engaging and fun for all the family. In this workshop on Saturday morning, children will be provided with instruments to play along with Igor The Octopus (the world’s greatest drummer!), learn melody with Jazz Cat and even play an Irish Polka!
Popular traditional music festival returns to Carlingford this weekend with workshops, sessions and performances from Caoimhín O Raghallaigh, Mary Bergin, Mick O Brien, Laoise Kelly, Éamon De Barra, Mairtín O Connor, Edel Fox, Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh, Cathal Hayden, Robbie Harris, Des Cafferkey, Edwina Guckian, John Mc Intyre and Zoe Conway.
Imbolc Festival | Hook Head Lighthouse
During the weekend enjoy a photography exhibition, a food tasting table featuring local produce, talks with an herbalist, Senator Grace O'Sullivan and New Ross GYO group, a wishing tree Imbolc ceremony and family fun and entertainment, plus there will be Art workshops with resident artists Rose and lots more.
LIVE: We're going on a Bear Hunt | National Concert Hall
A world first!
Composer Stuart Hancock conducts the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in his own score under a screening of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!
Five children and their dog go out to hunt a bear. They travel through grass, a river, mud, a forest and a snowstorm before coming face to face with a bear in its cave. Chaos ensues in a musical treat for all the family.
The Speks | Riverbank Arts Centre
Join the The Speks on Sunday afternoon in the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge wiht a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats!
The Speks music has been described as “Riverdance for kids” and they encourage everyone to sing, scream, clap and dance along during their performances. This will be a great, fun event for kids aged 2 to 92!
Sunday Fundays | Crawford Art Gallery
The Crawford Art Gallery is hosting free tours and workshops with music from midday each Sunday. This week there is an Art Workshop Art Workshop with Siobhan Catinot, Tour @2pm and Music at Midday with Aisling Deegan and Donal McHugh.
Dublin Chinese New Year Festival returns from February 1st - 17th, celebrating the Year of the Pig. The festival includes talks, visual arts, performance, film, music, the popular spring fair and many family-friendly events, inviting all ages to be part of this cultural celebration.
A puupy is not just for Christmas, and you can start the new year introducing your new pet to other puppies and help teach them social skills in a safe environment. The DSPCA Puppy Play dates take place every weekend and are free to join in, but booking must be made in advance.
How did the brain chemistry work when your parent saw you for the first time? What is scientific and artistic about the connection between humans? Neuroscience, behaviour, belief, and trust are all called into question at this absorbing exhibition at Trinity College Dublin’s famous Science Gallery that finishes this weekend.
Bellfield House | Snowdrop Walk
Following the hot summer and mild wet winter thre is an earlier display this year where almost 300 varieties of snowdrop carpet the walled garden, woodland and driveway of the beautiful Bellefield Gardens in Offaly. Snowdrops, white bells and narcissi are also for sale. Open daily from 22nd January to 10th February, 11am to 4.30pm.
Imbolc International Music Festival
The annual festival of Irish music in the North West of Ireland, takes place from 27 January-10 February 2019 in Derry. The IMBOLC International Music Festival programme features an eclectic mix of new music and intimate performances in inspiring locations – from churches, historic buildings to cafés and bars.
Biddy's Day festival returns to Kilorgan next weekend with lots of fun, entertaining events and the annual firelight procession.