Things to do this weekend in Ireland | Feb 15 - Feb 17

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Northern Ireland Science Festival

With over 180 events across over 50 venues, the NI Science Festival offers a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Events this weekend include Pineapple Mania at Hillsborough Castle on Saturday, STEM Storytime: Join a STEM ambassador in various local libraries throughout the week, The Science of Roald Dahl in the Ulster Museum and W5 Late, a strictly adults-only, after-hours evening of interactive science experiments you always felt too big to try!

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 a free children's art workshop at 2pm and a tour with Matthew Whyte.

Baby Jam | Riverbank Arts Centre

Baby Jam is an early introduction to music for babies and toddlers with Carrie Haskins, to encourage learning, exploring different textures and sounds and an introduction to different musical instruments. This Friday at 11am is Classical & Opera.

Music in Film Workshop

Part of Fantastic Flix at The Ark on Saturday, you can find out more about composing for film - as children aged 5-7 join musician and performer Morgan Cooke as he guides them through this fun class for young musicians. At the end of the workshop, there will be a live performance for friends and family.

Patchwork Magic Workshop

Designer Aideen Cross, encourages children to explore the lifeskill of sewing (hand and machine) and use their imagination to create fabulous festive bunting in a creative, colourful and fun workshop in the Riverbank Arts Centre on Saturday.

Glór | Return of Spring

Fun show for children ages 3 - 5yrs on Saturday in Glór, Ennis,  with an entertaining interactive performance featuring song, music and puppets as the animals of Whistleberry Forest look forward to the end of the frosty Winter and to the beginning of Spring. 

Goldilocks & The Three Bears Sing-A-Long | Axis Ballymun

With fantastic costumes, an amazing stage set and colourful lighting, the performance in the Axis, Ballymun on Saturday will be a popular, fun-filled. live musical show featuring  Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Ruff the dog and Mr Bunny. The show moves to the TLT Theatre in Drogheda on Sunday.

Manny Man Does The History Of Ireland On Stage 

It all started with YouTube videos and on Saturday John D Ruddy brings Manny Man to the Belltable stage in Limerick as they plough through Irish history from the Ice Age all the way to today -  in less than 90 minutes! When it comes to fun history, Manny Man is your only man!

Arán Agus Im | The Dock Arts Centre

Arán & Im is a theatrical performance/installation on Saturday evening in which Manchán bakes bread while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language, land and local food, with freshly-baked traditional sourdough bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream.

Jurassic Skies | National Museum of Ireland | Decorative Arts & History

Dinosaurs are taking over Collins Barracks for a special open day this Sunday afternoon! Drop-in to visit the temporary exhibition, Jurassic Skies, and meet with scientists, artists and storytellers to discover more about when dinosaurs took to the air and get a hands-on look at real dinosaur fossils, bird feathers and bones. No booking required.

Mid-Term Tales | Glasnevin Cemetery

The popular mid-term tours return to Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum on Saturday and Sunday, designed to both educate and entertain children and adults alike.

There will be tales of grave-robbing, yew trees that can poison, vaults & crypts and strange characters from Dublin’s past along with much more! Booking in advance recommended.

Free Puppy Playdates

A puppy 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.

Bray Comedy Festival

Bray Comedy Fest returns with another fantastic line-up and some fun family events. Running from 13th - 17th acts this weekend include Tommy Tiernan, Karl Spain, Fr. Ted Friday as well as Sing Along Social, Punch Lion Kids Comedy and Family vs YouTube. 

Wild Welly Walks | Castle Espie

Run, splash and play this winter at Castle Espie! Wrap up warm, pull on the wellies and have fun with all the family. Can you complete our adventure list when you visit?

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