So the rain has finally come! But fear not, with a promise of its return by Wednesday, all should be looking bright again for the weekend. Just in time to enjoy our What’s On suggestions…

 

Galway

The Galway International Arts Festival kicks off this week for two weeks of music, theatre, opera, comedy, talks, experience and visual art. Rated by The Guardian as one of the top 5 summer festivals in Europe, this extravaganza of creativity and imagination has been running now for 41 years! With a jam-packed schedule of events taking place across a huge variety of venues, this festival is definitely one for your calendar. Check out the website for more details.

 

Limerick

Lunch time poetry readings at the Hunt Museum

Throughout the month of July, the Hunt Museum, Limerick are hosting lunchtime poetry readings every Friday from 1 to 2 pm. So if you have a free hour, go and enjoy some food for the soul; beautiful poetry preceded by music from a variety of different musicians. And admission is free!

 

Kerry

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The 7th annual Global Rhythm Festival takes place in Dingle, Co Kerry this weekend. Featuring percussion and dance workshops, family events, drum circles and evening performances, all to the backdrop of the glorious Dingle Peninsula. What more could you ask for to give you a good summer vibe?

 

Dublin

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Citing itself as a ‘celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design’ the Festival Of Curiosity opens up a world of creative and interactive experiences for both young and old alike. Running from the 19th to 22nd July, there will be bubbles, carnivals, aromas, singing and star gazing all to tickle your senses and peak your curiosity. Check out the amazing programme of events on the website.

 

Cork

Townlands Carnival 2018

The Townlands Carnival takes place this weekend on the Rusheen Farm Estate, Macroom. With three days of music, art and entertainment there is something for all ages to enjoy in the fun-filled line up of events this year. Whether you want to glamp it up for the weekend or just pop down for the day, there is lots to experience at TLC. For more information or tickets, check out the website.

But whatever you get up to this weekend, enjoy!