Things to do this weekend in Ireland | June 29 - July 1

A selection of things to do around Ireland this weekend.

Kildare Derby Festival

Since 1978, Kildare Town has hosted their annual Festival in conjunction with the Irish Derby. The week-long festival concludes this weekend with tribute bands to Guns ‘n’ Roses and Luke Kelly performing on The Square on Saturday, while local band The Chapel Hill Gang and Rob Strong close the festival on Sunday.

Buncrana Music Festival

The Buncrana Music Festival returns this weekend with a spectacular line-up that includes dance music legends Ministry of Sound and rock legends Feeder.

Tramore Promenade Festival

The promenade in Tramore comes alive this weekend with music, entertainment, street theatre, food, crafts, displays, a dog show and more.

Westport Food Festival

Founded in 2011, the annual Westport Food Festival showcases the best of Mayo's food and drink with lots of local events ranging from the opening Mid Summer Banquet at Westport House, a food village in the Fairgreen with demonstrations from top chefs and lots of children's activities, visit a local mussel and oyster farm, go foraging for mushrooms and much more.


SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival, takes place in Galway this weekend. It's a fun, free summer festival for all ages and the programme of events includes a seafood fair, seafood cookery demonstrations with celebrity chefs and seafaring family fun.

There will be tours of ocean going vessels, leisure craft and boats, exhibits on marine life and lots more fun and educational activities.

County Longford Show and County Fair

One of Ireland's oldest shows takes place on Sunday in Lisnamuck. Alongside all the usual classes, there will be a dog show, photography, cookery and plenty of family entertainment.

Glen Resource & Sports Centre | Autism Family Fun Day

A great start to the summer holidays in The Glen in Cork with a free family fun day for families with children on the autism spectrum. A varierty of activities will be available on Sunday from 11am - 1pm suitable for all the family. Place must be pre-booked.

Donegal Town Festival

The perfect start to summer as the Donegal Town Festival festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary this weekend with entertainment and lots of family fun activities. Live music this year from Marty Mone, Hermitage Green, Bagatelle & The Logues.

Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival

This year's parade take place on Saturday evening as the wonderful Kilflynn fairies reveal this year's Treasure Map.

Sunday is a magical day with enchanting activities for all the family, using the special map to find the little houses that can only be seen by the strong believers in fairies, elves and magical people.

Cathal Buí Communitty Arts and Heritage Festival

The festival is a celebration of the poet Cathal Buí Mac Giolla Ghunna, who was born bear Blacklion in Co. Cavan, and promotes the arts and local heritage with events this weekend including a family quiz, workshops, car treasure hunt and geopark safari.

Nenagh Castlefest

A weekend of live music in the grounds of Nenagh Castle with an opening show in the Nenagh Arts Centre, workshops, food, dancing, funfair and more.

Stradbally Family Fair and National Hound Show

This year's show takes place on Sunday in the grounds of Stradbally Hall in Co. Laois with rish Draughts, Side Saddle, Racehorse to Riding Horse, Pony Club Games, Derby Competition, food stalls, fun fairground plus the popular novelty dog show.

Castlecomer Discovery Park

Home to Ireland's longest zipline, the Discovery Park is perfect for a fun, family day out this weekend. You can also save 20% on tickets for the Zipline & Octagon this weekend, exclusively available on YourDaysOut.

Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park is set on 100 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour and there is no better place to be on a sunny long weekend.

The park is not like an ordinary zoo; here you can come face to face with free roaming animals & birds from all parts of the world. So whether it's a kangaroo that hops in front of you or a ring tailed lemur which jumps down from a tree, each visit is sure to bring its own fantastic memories.

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