Things to do this weekend in Ireland | February 28th - March 1st

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Wild Ireland Animal Sanctuary

After thousands of years...they're back! Step back in time into an ancient woodland inhabited by extinct creatures to experience some of Ireland’s ancient lost wildlife. Walk among the ancient trees and encounter Bears, Wolves, Lynx and Wild Boar on your journey through the past.

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Engineers Week

Engineers Week is a week-long festival starting this weekend with nationwide events celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. Events around Ireland this weekend include


An fhéile Ghaeilge is mó in Éirinn & ar fud an domhain - The biggest Irish language festival in Ireland & around the world starts this weekend and encourages us all to practice the cupla focal over the next two weeks. Try it, surprise yourself.

Dublin International Film Festival

The DIFF continues this weekend with a jam-packed program of film, movie events, masterclasses includinging the Fantastic Flix series featuring the new Pixar movie 'Onward' voiced by Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer on Saturday and Marona's Fantastic Tale and Charlie Chaplin on Sunday.

Winter Wooly Walk

Take a ‘Leap’ for the Cancer Fund for Children with the annual family-friendly Winter Woolly Walk takes place at Tollymore Forest Park Saturday, 29th February - Leap Day!

Thrive Festival

The popular wellness festival returns to the Convention Centre this weekend with a mix of talks, workshops and fitness classes, including for visitors to try out, exclusive pop ups such as KOBOX Boxing Club from London, talks from the likes of Jasmine Hemsley and The Food Medic, Dr Hazel Wallace.

Everyday Engineering Workshop | Rediscovery Centre

Discover how engineering is an essential part of our lives in this exciting workshop for children. Test your skills with a wide range of engineering challenges will put your mathematical, problem solving and analytical skills to the test. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years old.

Revolting Rhymes | The Everyman

A great introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, Dahl’s naughty, mischievous humour is brought to life in this adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs by the celebrated composer Paul Patterson;  a musical setting with a narrator and an 11–piece orchestra with conductor that is sure to blow your house in!

The Sea Around Us | The Model Sligo

The Sea Around Us is an ambitious, large-scale group exhibition that explores our complex relationship with the ocean through installation, film, participation and sound. Running until May, it open this weekend with a new music commission with composer and sound artist Karen Power.

Wicklow Antiques, Vintage & Collectables Fair

The fair in the Glenview Hotel on Sunday will include traders from across Ireland, specialising in antique and vintage jewellery, porcelain and silver, along with collectables such as rare coins, banknotes and books. There will also be a number of eclectic stands, offering vintage homewares, memorabilia and all manner of quirky curios.

Hansel and Gretel | Lime Tree Theatre

The Irish National Opera's tour of Englebert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel heads to Limerick this Saturday. The show is suitable for children over 8 and tells the tale of two hungry children lost in a haunted forest with singing, music and performances that will put a smile on everyone's face.

Giant LEGO Brick Animal Trail | Castle Espie

Northern Ireland’s only Giant Lego brick wetland animal trail returns to Castle Espie this weekend until Easter.

The giant models, some up to twelve times the size of the real wetland animals that inspired them, include Flavia the Andean flamingo, Emily the Emperor dragonfly and Benedict the Bewick’s swan, magnificently stretching his brick wings. There are also interactive Lego brick workshops, perfect for LEGO fans, on every weekend.

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