Summer series: events worth a family day out!

Ireland is jam packed full of events suitable for all ages throughout the summer – there’s barely a weekend when there’s nothing on! So pack your bags and leave the iPads at home, and let us know where you’re going this summer!

Sunrise Festival, Brigit’s Garden Galway July 29th – 30th

Brigit’s Garden is holding a camping festival dedicated solely to children and their families. ‘Sunrise’ is a celebration of music, magic and nature and all things Celtic in the beautiful gardens and surrounding woodlands.

For more information on the Sunrise Festival click here.

LAYA Healthcare City Spectacular in Dublin July 7th – 9th and Cork July 15th – 16th

In its twelfth year this year, LAYA Healthcare’s city spectacular promises to be it’s biggest and best yet! Featuring some of the best street performers around, with exciting events and exhibitions and interactive workshops, it’s sure to be a fantastic day out for all the family.

For more information on LAYA Healthcare City Spectacular click here.

Galway International Arts Festival July 17th – 30th

If ever there were a reason to pop over to Galway, this is it. Pulling some of the best theatre from around Ireland and the globe there’s shows suitable for all ages included in the program. Musical acts, gigs, workshops and events also make up this fantastic festival.

For more information about the Galway International, Arts Festival click here.

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Enniscrone Black Pig Festival July 27th – 30th

Head down to Enniscrone for Market day and enjoy treasure hunts, fireworks, music, street performers and great food!

For more information on Enniscrone, Black Pig Festival click here.

Festival of Curiosity Dublin July 20th – 23rd

Various venues in Dublin come alive in late July to host events and workshops in the Festival of Curiosity. Packed full of arts, science and technology exhibitions, plus a gigantic Bubblearium this is sure to be a fantastic day out for the family.

For more information on the Festival of Curiosity click here.

Durrow Scarecrow Festival Laois July 30th – August 7th

The hint is in the name and with over 300 scarecrows to view, this festival doesn’t disappoint. There’s also craft workshops, live music and great food on offer, so it’s sure to be an interesting day out for all the family.

For more information on the Durrow Scarecrow Festival click here.

Earagail Festival Donegal July 4th to 23rd

This bilingual arts festival runs in Donegal throughout the month of July. On the agenda, there’s a mix of theatre, arts, music and workshops sure to intrigue all the family.

For more information on the Earagail Festival click here.

Spraoi International Street Arts Festival, Waterford August 4th – 6th

An exciting programme of street performances, theatre and music liven up Waterford during the Spraoi festival. And with workshops and events especially for children, the SprOg Festival runs on the weekend in Garter Lane Arts Centre.

For more information about Spraoi International Street Arts Festival click here.

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Kilkenny Arts Festival August 11th – 20th

A jam-packed programme filled with visual art, theatre, classical music, dance and jazz will bring the crowds to Kilkenny this summer. With talks on literature, intimate gigs and craft workshops and children’s events there’s something for everyone.

For more information about the Kilkenny Arts Festival click here.

Loughrea Medieval Festival, Galway

Immerse yourself into a bit of history during the medieval festival in Loughrea this August. Learn about everyday life in medieval Ireland, and take part in some reenactments, try some of the cuisine that would have whet the appetite of our ancestors. Traditional games, a parade and boat trips also fill up this fun filled schedule.

For more information about the Loughrea Medieval Festival click here.

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