Things to do this weekend in Ireland | Nov 23 - 25

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iSkate @ RDS

iSkate-on-Ice was introduced to the RDS in 2012 and this year will cover an area of 1000 Sq. metres and is Ireland’s only outdoor ice skating rink! iSkate is brought to you by Funderland, which opens on St.Stephen's Day in the same venue, so you know it's going to be a fantastic festive experience. Opens this weekend until 13th January.

Natural History Museum - Furry Friends Tour

This Saturday, find out why all mammals have fur or hair, and what else do they share in common? Join the Furry Friends Tour to find out this and more at the Dead Zoo from 12pm. Places limited and will be allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before tour starts. 

Galway Science & Technology Festival

The Festival concludes with the amazing Science & Technology Exhibition on the NUI Galway campus on Sunday 25th November featuring over 30 shows and workshops including The Enigma Machine, Bubble Show, James Soper & Your Beautiful Biased Brain, Teddy Bear Hospital, Searching Outer Space, Science Busking, self-drive cars, EA Games and more.

Dublin Games Festival

Dublin Games Festival is Ireland's newest gaming event taking place on Saturday in the RDS featuring VR Experiences, 100 PC Fortnite Tournament, Gamevan, Esports Competitions, Children’s Entertainment and lots more.

Planet Science KidzTipperary Arts Centre

In Santa's Crafty Lab, children will engage in the awesome world of Science with a 'messy' range of experiments children will learning more about Slime, Fizz Inflators, Coke Geysers and get to design their very own LED powered Christmas cards. The fun is on from 3-5 on 24th Nov, 1st December and 8th December in Tipperary Arts Centre and booking in advance is required.

Wild Lights

Wild Lights is back at Dublin Zoo with an entirely new cast of illuminated giant silk lanterns. Spectacular new themes feature this year including Winter Wonderland, Celebrating China and The North Pole.

Mullingar on Ice

Mullingar's first ever ice skating rink is open on Friday in the picturesque Mullingar Town Park, which is also home to two playgrounds for kids, a toddlers playground, public swimming pool and a skate park. A guaranteed fun day out for the whole family.

Cork Chocolate Festival

The Cork Chocolate Weekend returns to The Cork International Hotel this weekend showcasing chocolatiers, bakers, chocolate workshops, chocolate of all shapes and sizes.


Solsice Arts Center - The FitKid Ireland Show

Get an insight into the amazing and unique combination of dance, acrobatics, strength and flexibility in The FitKid Ireland Show in Navan on Saturday. The show features children aged between 3 - 16 years old, some of whom performed in the recent XVI FitKid European Championship in Italy.

Curragh Chase Forest Park - Feeding And Identifying Garden Birds

Albert Nolan will show people how to keep birds healthy during the winter by feeding them the right food. You will also learn how to identify the common garden birds and take part in Bird Watch Ireland's annual winter bird survey. Suitable for families. Meet at the Café in Curragh Chase Forest Park.


Fundraiser for The Movember Foundation now includes two Irish runs, on Saturday 24th in Phoenix Park, Dublin and Sunday 25th in Stormont Park, Belfast. When you step up to that start line, remember that you're helping men live longer, healthier lives.

Foyle Film Festival

The 31st Foyle Film Festival concludes this weekend after a packed programme with premieres, features and documentaries. Events this weekend include An Béal Bocht and The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long on Friday with a Children's Corner on Saturday featuring The Snowman & Michael Morpurgo's Grandpa Christmas.

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