A selection of events, activities and things to do in Ireland this weekend.
A new tour in Glasnevin Cemetery takes in an alternative view of the varied heritage and the history within its walls. With lesser known stories of extraordinary lives and extraordinary events, this is the secret history of Ireland’s most well-known cemetery. Tours at 1pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.
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 Handle with Care, a free, fun-packed street show for all the family in Falls Park on Saturday and CS Lewis Square on Sunday.
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 celebrates the wonderful marine heritage of Conamara with music workshops, art exhibitions, concerts, talks, walks, children’s activities, sports events and more. The festival concludes this weekend with live music, trad sessions, demo & tasting at Artisan House, the Conamara Sea Week community dinner and more.
The Titanic Quarter will again host the annual Funderland event in Belfast until November 4th, with all the usual thrills and spills to keep everyone entertained.
Fun bank holiday family day out on Sunday with a promise of great racing, country fair exhibits, artisan food, free family fun and a shopping village in a celebration of the best of country life and hospitality.
The October Bank Holiday weekend in Cork can only mean one thing! The Cork Jazz festival headline acts include Blind Boys of Alabama, China Moses, the Stanley Clarke Band and everything from ska to swing, jazz to brass.
The 43rd Westival runs for six days from Wednesday, 24th October to Monday, 29th October and offers selection of events and activities to appeal to all ages and tastes.
Westival takes pride in being an Autumnal-Halloween-festival of comfort, many of the events take place during the long evenings, around open hearths of softly-lit rooms, or during dusk where the imagination can play part in interpreting the world with magic and intrigue.
The 17th annual festival concludes this weekend with more live performances, exhibitions and music in Waterford City.
Savour Kilkenny returns to the medieval city for four days of foodie heaven from 25th - 29th October with culinary delights, interactive demos and masterclasses with award-winning chefs, quirky dining events, beer and wine tasting, live entertainment, and of course a bustling market!
The 11th annual Thurles Halloween Arts Festival runs until October 31st with movies, dance, workshops, camps, fireworks, Reco the Magician, Jack Wise’s Street Show, live music from Paul Brady and lots more.
Hear about the age-old traditions from the gathered druids as the 800-year-old Hook Lighthouse celebrates the festival of Samhain with tales, pumpkin carving and guided tours that are lit only by lanterns.
After starring on Irish TV for years, Bosco is still a firm favourite with every new generation. This Sunday your family can enjoy the story of Snow White through an interactive and live experience in the Pavilion Theatre.
I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies with a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months inside a specially designed tent that holds just 6 babies – each with their adult guest. There are three free show this Saturday morning in the Axis Arts Centre, but booking in advance is essential.
RoolaBoola, Children’s Arts Festival in Castlebar from runs from 24th - 29th October and features theatre, arts events and workshops for children and their families including clown workshop, mini-monster print-making, dicing with storytelling, How to Catch a Star, Pink and Blue and more.
The 20th annual festival celebrating the arts in Longford concludes this weekend with Comedy Club 4 Kids, Little Folk with Kyle and arts & crafts workshops in the Temperance Hall on Saturday including Tin Foil Robots & Paper Monsters, DIY Trick Or Treat Bag, Hairy Scary Eyeballs and more.