A selection of things to do in Ireland this weekend
The festival runs over three days in Dublin this weekend, showcasing the best in international street performance, interactive family activations and workshops, delicious artisan producers and street food from around the world as well as a pet wellness area with D.S.P.C.A.
Clonmel Junction Arts Festival
The Clonmel Junction Arts Festival concludes this weekend with more summer fun on the banks of the River Suir.
Earagail Arts Festival takes place each July throughout County Donegal with two weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard.
Inflatable obstacle course over 5k, now with water guns to give other runners a soaking. Suitable for fitness fanatics and families, the huge inflatables test your agility and stamina and create a lot of fun.
One of Ireland's best one-day festivals returns this weekend to Borris House in Galway with a line-up guaranteed to get you moving in the sunshing, featuring Obie Trice, God is an Astronaut and many more.
The tour, run by Irish Feast, showcases an amazing array of local, artisan, award winning food & drink in the historical town of Ballycastle. Meet the people who catch, grow, make and bake and taste some of the best local food.
Carrickroe Welcome Home Festival
The 25th festival takes place all weekend with a Country Night with the Stars including Robert Mizel and Gloria on Thursday night, a 5km run in aid of SOSAD on Friday evening and a Family Fun Day and Tractor Run on Sunday.
Cairde Sligo Arts Festival is a unique coming together of artists and audiences in a celebration of imagination and shared experience from 7th - 14th July with a mixture or Art, Theatre, Comedy, Talks and Music for all ages.
ParkFest on Sunday is a family day out featuring music, theatre, circus; art, craft & science workshops & delicious food from 12pm - 6pm in the Peace Park.
TraidPhicnic is a festival for traditional music, arts and culture in Spidéal, Co. Galway. The weekend has a range of music from talented musicians in different venues with workshops in various crafts and lots of fun family activities.
The Ennis Street Arts Festival continues until Sunday bringing with more engaging, entertaining and exciting arts and cultural events for the whole family including the Imagination Playground in Monastery Park on Friday, The Urban Wildlife Parade on O'Connell Street on Saturday with the Ennis Street Arts Festival Samba Band and a Street Party and festival market on Sunday in Abbey Street Car Park & Queens and much, much more.
This year's annual Irish America Celebration in New Ross joins with 73rd All Ireland Pipeband & Drum Major Championships with bands travelling from the USA & Newfoundland for the competition on Saturday in New Ross Town Park.
On Sunday afternoon, there is the 2nd New Ross Health & Fitness Festival, again in Town Park, alongside the search for the Republic of Ireland's Strongest Woman 2018 in the Emerald Isle Strength Games.
One of Ireland’s best family music festivals takes place this weekend in the stunning setting of Killruddery House & Gardens in Bray, Co Wicklow. The two-day festival of music and family fun with live performances from the Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Heather Small and Something Happens.
The annual festival, held in the twin towns of Killaloe, Co. Clare & Ballina, Co. Tipperary runs until Sunday with events over the weekend including drama workshops, guided walks, children's art competition, pond dipping and a stunning firework display over the beautiful River Shannon on Saturday night.
Trail Kilkenny Outdoor Festival
The inaugural festival runs throughout Kilkenny until 15th July with local activity providers offering tasting sessions and discounts designed for the whole family. Activities are available incude Paddle Boarding with Pure Adventure, Zipline & Octagon in Castelcomer Discovery Park, guided White Water Adventure with Go With The Flow and many more.