Things to do this weekend in Ireland | Mar 22 - 24

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Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day is Friday, 22nd March and thousands of volunteers around Ireland will be selling daffodil pins and flowers on streets, in businesses, homes and shopping centres; or hosting a Daffodil Day Coffee Morning to raise funds for the Society’s free, nationwide care services for those with, and affected by, cancer in Ireland.

Delta Sensory Gardens | Daffodil Weekend

Visit the gardens to view their extensive selection of daffodils where all garden entries and donations go to Eist Cancer support group .

 Mini Maestros

A wonderful opportunity for parents to join their child in the discovery of music, rhythm and singing at the Wexford Arts Centre every Wednesday.

World Down Syndrome Day | Purple Run

World Down Syndrome Day, on 21st March, is a global awareness day officially observed by the United Nations, where local events and activities help raise awareness of what Down Syndrome is, what it means to have Down Syndrome, and how people with Down Syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities. Events include Dress Down for the Down Syndrome Centre on Thursday, a coffee morning and Guinness World Record attempt at Bingo on the Rock in Cork on Thursday and the annual Purple Run in the Phoenix Park on Sunday.

Seamus Heaney | Listen Now Again

The Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre on Westmoreland Street are hosting a free guided tour of ‘Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again’. The professional guides will give you an insight into Seamus Heaney’s life, show early drafts of his work and explain the importance of his poetry in Ireland today.

Peat | The Ark

The Ark presents the world premiere of a brand new theatre show for ages 8+ running until 31st March. On the edge of a town, in the middle of a bog, halfway between a school and a housing estate, Ray and Jo have come to dig a hole.

Peat is the story of the things they bury, and the things they find. With lightness and humour, this new play for children asks big questions about life, death, time and history.

Jawsome Sharks | Sea Life Bray

Take a dive into the deep this spring and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfil the mission of finding the missing shark teeth. Guests will be tasked with helping Professor Finn locate the large Play-Doh model shark teeth in the tanks.

Open Labs | Science Gallery Dublin

The new exhibition open in the Science Gallery this weekend. This exhibition showcases surprising projects and experiments from around the world that can help us imagine the many directions independent creative research can take in the future. It is looking at how the tools we have can be used in new and different ways to potentially improve or unearth new truths about the world we live inThe exhibition will run until 2nd June.

Woolly's Quest | Town Hall Theatre

Branar Children's Theatre brings a rip-roaring yarn, Woolly’s Quest, to Galway, weaving together storytelling, music, song and puppetry in a pulsating show that will have audiences of all ages hooked! 

Join Woolly on her audacious quest to reclaim her shorn fleece, marvel at her sheer bravery on a journey fraught with peril to learn what life looms beyond the gate on Thursday and Friday.

Sing To Me - Solstice Arts Centre

Kyle Riley brings his show to Navan on Saturday morning, featuring songs from his 2018 release by the same title, some traditional children’s music and a couple of tunes for the adults. There's the fast-paced Astronaut, a whirlwind tour of our Solar System or the slower Do you Ever Feel Sad About the Dinosaurs?, a ballad about asteroids and changes. There's even a song about Irish wallabies, they might not be native but they've made Lambay Island off the coast of Dublin their home.

Feis Shligigh

The annual Feis is so popular it now takes place over three weekend before Easter, ending with four days of Drama during Holy Week. This weekend it's Vocal Music in The Model, Sligo.

Falconry And Falcons | National Museum of Ireland - Natural History

Drop-in and meet falconers, Ellen Hagen from the Museum of Archaeology at the University of Stavanger, Norway and Hilary White from the Irish Hawking Club and see up-close a real live falcon, discover this predator’s top hunting techniques and learn about the different types of birds of prey in Ireland, during this drop-in event. This event will take place outside the Museum on Saturday from 10am and elements are weather dependant.

Dabble Doo | Riverbank Arts Centre

Dabbledoo Music makes music more accessible, engaging and fun for all the family. In this workshop on Saturday morning, children will be provided with instruments to play along with Igor The Octopus (the world’s greatest drummer!), learn melody with Jazz Cat and even play an Irish Polka.

Bosco's Garden and Hanson & Gretel

After starring on Irish TV for three decades, Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the story of Hansel and Gretel through this completely interactive live experience on Saturday afternoon in the An Grianán Theatre in Letterkenny.

Family Drop In | National Art Gallery

Every Sunday, families are welcomed to the National Art Gallery with a free creative workshop at 11:30 and a family friendly tour at 12:30. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish. Suitable for children of all ages.

Milo's Hat Trick | Pavillion Theatre

Milo the Magnificent isn't magnificent at all. His card trick is hopeless. His rope trick is useless and his hat trick is a total mess! Milo has one last chance - to pull a rabbit out of his hat at the next performance - or else!  Young audiences can expect magic, music and mischief in this delightful adventure on Sunday afternoon in Dun Laoighre.



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