Things to do this weekend in Ireland | Oct 19 - 21

A selection of events, activities and things to do in Ireland this weekend.


National Wax Museum Plus

A lot more than just wax statues, the museum is full of fun, interactive exhibits that will keep active children entertained - an engaging way to spend a couple of hours this summer, just avoid the Chamber of Horrors if you want to sleep that night!

They are also offering up to 15% off all tickets - including your own Wax Hands - only with bookings on YourDaysOut.

Bualadh Bos Children's Festival

Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival captures the imagination of young audiences in Limerick with magical theatre in the Lime Tree & The Belltable, book readings, talks, interactive workshops and more.

Performances this weekend includes Science Magic Show and The Speks.

Foxford Trad Festival

The 4th Foxford Traditional Weekend takes place from the 18 - 21st with a weekend of traditional Irish music, master classes, workshops, sean-nós dance competitions, music sessions and lots more.

Baboró: International Arts Festival for Children

Now in its 22nd year, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is bursting with theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, film and literature as well as talks and workshops for children and adults, from 15th - 21st October. Events over the weekend include The Colour Factory, Weird Science workshop, Night Light and Nosferatu.

Discount Deal: Family tickets from only €10 to Halloween at Red Mountain Open Farm

Inspectorium: Weird and Wonder Beasts

What creature has no teeth but a tongue as long as your arm? Drop into the Discovery Zone in Natural History Museum on Saturday from 11am - 1pm to learn about some weird and wonderful beasts and touch skulls from the handling collection.

Imagine Arts Festival

The 17th annual festival features over 100 events over 10 days including live performances, exhibitions and interactive performances and music in Waterford City.

Belfast International Arts Festival

Belfast International Arts Festival runs until November 3rd with world class programme of theatre, performance art, visual art, dance and music. Events this weekend include a showing of Ian McKellen’s King Lear, the Maggini Quartet, Tony Walsh and more.

Wexford Fringe Festival

Wexford Fringe is a vibrant annual festival of music, art, drama and culture with something for everybody, offering an eclectic mix of over 300 events over 17 days including cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, puppetry, music, and visual art, many of which are free to attend.

Conamara Sea Week

Conamara Sea Week celebrates the wonderful marine heritage of Conamara with music workshops, art exhibitions, concerts, talks, walks, children’s activities, sports events and more. Events this weekend include Luka Bloom in Kylemore Abbey and a free Family Fun Day on Sunday.

Kerry Film Festival

The Kerry Film Festival is an internationally recognised film festival which takes place this weekend in Killarney with outstanding short and feature films including the Irish premieres of Melody Makers and Mad Hannans as well as screenings of Thunder Road, Metal Heart and more.


Tradoodle concludes this weekend in Monaghan with A Winter Wish in the Garage Theatre , Suantraí musical lullabies in various libraries and you can still visit the Jigs to Jacobites exhibition, a stunning collection of illustrations by Mick McCabe in Iontas.

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Returning to Swan's Park, Buncrana, the adrenaline-pumping Crana Fest takes place this weekend with races, coaching sessions and rafting. The festival has activities for for everyone  with a special rate white-water rafting that would suit all the family.

Children are Stinky

This exciting kid's comedy- winners of the Children’s Choice Award at Edinburgh Fringe - visits Siamsa Tire in Tralee on Saturday morning. Expect dare devil stunts, incredible acrobatics, lighting fast hula hoops and loads of laughs.

Seal Rescue Ireland

Courtown Seal Rescue Centre will host a Spooky Splash Halloween party over the next two weekends with all proceeds going to the seal hospital. There will be lots of family fun with pumpkin carving, face painting, scavenger hunts, halloween themed crafts and games, guided tours and more.

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