Things to do this weekend in Ireland | September 6th - 8th

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Hooked Seafood Festival

Featuring the Donegal heat of the All Ireland Chowder Competition, the 5th Hooked Seafood Festival will take place on Saturday from 11am with displays by the Killybegs Coastguard & RNLI, samples of local seafood products, filleting demonstrations and entertainment for all the family.

Festival of Food

The Airfield Estate Festival of Food aims to ‘inspire & enable people to make better food choices’ with a free festival featuring an Irish artisan food producers village, cookery demonstrations and masterclasses with celebrity chefs, children’s dough making workshops, live music , some old fashioned and traditional family fun games and lots more.

Waterford Harvest Festival

Waterford Harvest Festival will fill the streets of Ireland’s oldest city with a banquet of inviting sights and aromas as the 11th annual festival delivers another exciting programme of food events.

Lucan Festival

The invasion of Lucan Village will take place almost 1100 years the Vikings with the 11th Lucan Festival bringing fireworks and a family fun day on Sunday.

Monaghan Rhythm & Blues Festival

The 24th Annual Blues festival takes place in Monaghan over the weekend with four days celebrating the blues with an Acoustic Room and a Late Night Marquee hosting international US blues bands including Kenny Neal and Anthony Gomes.


fEast Cork food and drink festival concludes this weekend with more tastings, dinners, chef demos, educational talks, family fun with Cully and Sully on the Green on Sunday and the fEast Sunday Street Market.

Strokestown Show

Celebrating its 153rd year, the show takes place in the grounds of Strokestown Park this weekend with lots of family fun and entertainment including the Sweeney Family All Ireland Beef Bullock Championship, the Greenvale Animal Feeds All-Ireland Beef Heifer Championship, the €12,000 Irish Angus All-Ireland Finals,  Horse & Pony Show Classes, Driving Competitions, Little Miss and Master Competitions, the spectacular Dog Show and lots more.

Clonaslee Show

The 67th Clonaslee show takes place on Sunday celebrating agriculture, livestock, produce and a little bit of culture and tradition with lots of family fun.

Dublin Fringe Festival

The 25th Fringe Festival runs through to September 22nd with more than 400 events taking place in over 30 venues featuring the freshest new theatre, music, live art, comedy, dance and spectacle from Irish and international artists.

Cabinteely Carnival

The Cabinteely Carnival returns to Cabinteely Park this Sunday with a free family fun day out featuring circus performers, activities and a chance to learn some circus skills as well as bouncy castles, an antique carousel, facepainters, stiltwalkers, jugglers and mime artists. 

Circus Extreme Dublin

A one-of-a-kind performance from the producers of The Moscow State Circus featuring extreme stunts, classic clown escapades and show-stopping performances that will have you on the edge of your seat, when not falling off it with laughter. 

Autumn Garden, Craft and Food Fair | Claregalway Castle

The 4th annual Autumn Garden, Craft and Food Fair takes place in Claregalway Castle this Sunday from 11am-6pm featuring some of Ireland’s finest nurseries and rare plant specialists, a fabulous range of shrubs, trees and plants on display, craft and food producers,  ICA arts and crafts exhibition and more.

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