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

A selection of things to do around Ireland this weekend.

Castlecomer Discovery Park | Spring Deals

Home to Ireland's longest zip line, the Discovery Park is perfect for a fun, family day out this weekend. You can also save 20% on tickets for the Zipline and Octagon every Saturday and Sunday in June exclusively available on YourDaysOut.


Bring your dog and the kids for a fun-filled afternoon on Saturday with fun for all the family with including Fun & Daring Zipline, Scrufts Dog Show, Dog Agility and loads more.

Cork Midsummer Festival

Cork's largest annual multi-disciplinary arts festival runs from 15-24 June and features 56 events including theatre, off-site performances, contemporary and popular music, participatory projects, free events, a family programme, dance, debate, ideas, and visual art.

National Wax Museum Plus

It's Father's Day on Sunday and the Wax Museum have a fantasitc promotion running where all Dads can get in free with a paid visitor. What are you waiting for?

The Irish Maritime Festival

Ireland’s largest annual Maritime Festival celebrates the maritime history and heritage alongside brilliant musical performers, delicious food and lots of family friendly fun in Drogheda next weekend.

Eatyard Crisp Festival

Why didn't anyone think of this before. A weekend festival that celebrates crips featuring all your old favourites. Events over the weekend include a Brennans Bread Crisp Sambo Station, O’Donnells Spin The Wheel, Hunky Dory Cheeky Chipper, Crisps specials from the Eatyard vendors and more.

Limerick Races | Summer Twilight Race Meeting

Revel in a summer afternoon of horse racing and entertainment at Greenmount Park.  With seven great races to enjoy on the track, plus live music 'til late from local act Tiny Giants, it'll be a great day out for the entire family.

Dinosaur Encounter at W5

Starting on June 6th, let W5 take you on a journey back in time to the lost world of the dinosaurs this summer. Join them on a safari through dusky primordial landscapes and marvel at moving, ROARING dinosaurs!

Taste of Dublin

Described as 'four indulgent days where the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants each fashion together exquisite signature dishes, allowing visitors to create their dream tasting menu at the ultimate foodie festival'. What more can I add.

Hell & Back

Kilruddery Estate is again the venue for the summer Hell & Back adventure run. The adults get the action started on Saturday with a 7km and 12km course that will test your physical and mental endurance. On Sunday, the children get to join in the fun with Junior, Teen and Family runs over a shorter course that will still require lots of climbing over and under obstacles, ensuring everyone returns tired, muddy and happy. 

Dublin City Velodrome

As part of National Bike Week, the world’s only pop up velodrome returns to Smithfield Square, Dublin from Thursday 14th to Saturday 15th. The three-day family friendly event is free and will include live entertainment, music, kids’ activities, special guest appearances and great cycle sport entertainment.

Kilbroney Vintage Show

Celebrating its 33rd year, the show has become one of Europe's largest classic vehicles show featuring cars, tractors, motorcycles and more. There is plenty of entertainment to keep all the family happy including comedy, music, funfair, children's workshops, food stands and more.

Wains World, Buncrana

To celebrate the launch of their new birthday party packages, Wains World playcentre in Buncrana is hosting a fun party on Saturday morning from 10:00 - 11:30am. There will be free treats, face painting, games, meet-and-greet Disney characters and TJ Teddy with some incredible door prizes to won.


Bloomsday celebrates Thursday, 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The Bloomsday Festival is now a week-long event from 11th to 16th featuring guided tours, music, theatre, workshops, readings and lots of straw boater hats. 

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, venue for the funeral of the fictional Paddy Dignam on the book, will run a series of events including a Joycean themed breakfast & lunch in the Tower Café, a reading of the ‘Hades’ episode of Ulysses performed by the Joycestagers, and a Joycean tour of the cemetery itself. 

You can also get a photography with James Joyce at the National Wax Museum.

Cork Summer Show

This year’s Cork Summer Show, Munster's Largest Agricultural Show, takes place on Saturday and Sunday with entertainment & fun for all the family.

Featuring the region's largest food market, Taste Cork, pet dog show, kids zone and play area, petting farm, breeding competition pony showing, horse jumping, flower demonstrations and much more.

Oughterard Trails Festival

This walking festival has it all, a fun filled weekend programme for all the family on the beautiful shores of Lough Corrib. Events include Inchagoill Island Trail, Biking at Derroura, Theatre at the Lake Hotel and live music in the Boat Inn.

Bia Lover Festival

Bia Lover is one of the biggest regional food events and attracts thousands of food lovers to Athenry. The festival centre piece will once again be its producer market as well as music and dance, a multicultural food tasting, baking competitions, BBQ competition, children’s activities and lots more fun and entertainment.

Paint with Dad!

On Father’s Day, EPIC is hosting a ‘Paint with Dad!’ workshop with Giddy Studios. Bring Dad along as your creative inspiration and paint a mug just for him! Together you’ll come up with a design, choose your colours and paint your patterns onto precast pottery. Dad will forever treasure this mug on his tea and coffee breaks, and best of all it will have been designed by his favourite artist. Takes place on Sunday 17th June from 14:00-16:00. Tickets priced €15 are available via Eventbrite:

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