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The Liberties Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest festivals. From modest beginnings in 1970 it has grown to become a highlight of the summer in Dublin with a series of family-friendly, sporting and community events, and an exciting multi-cultural and arts programme encompassing visual art, film, dance, comedy, literature and music. Wednesday 18.07.18 Festival Launch The Digital Hub, Thomas St. Doors 6.30pm, Show 7pm And we’re off! As we welcome you to the 48th year, we kick off the Liberties Festival with a bang. Expect performances, speeches (we’ll keep them short!), nibbles courtesy of Leo Burdocks, refreshments from Diageo, a film reel of the 50 Francis St archive, all topped off with an amazing performance from the one and only Delorentos ​Street Art SWICN Clubhouse Starting on Wednesday and running throughout the week, come see the walls of the SWICN Clubhouse transform with the work of street artist Shane O’Malley and the helping hands of the SWICN young people. Liberties Fun Run Start Royal Hospital Kilmainham 7.45pm St James’s Hospital Foundation will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Liberties Fun Run in aid of St James’s Hospital. Thursday 19.07.18 Home Coffee Brewing Master Class Legit Coffee Co. Meath St 6pm […]

From Playful Days (family programme) to Curious Nights (adult programme) we create, produce & curate unique, visual and interactive cultural experiences in Dublin that merge cutting-edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive & curious ways. With over 45,000 attendees each year across 14 venues in Dublin City Centre, the festival is Ireland’s annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design and has quickly grown to be one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of it’s kind in Europe. The Festival of Curiosity takes a brand new, innovative & research-led approach to audience participation and engagement in science, arts, design & technology for all ages and has sold out every year since it’s inception. In 2013 the festival was set up with the support of Founding Partners Dublin City Council, The Matheson Foundation, The RDS and Science Foundation Ireland. The festival brings together the most innovative leaders & strategic partners (local, national and international) in Industry, Education, Culture, Government, Media and Philanthropy who believe in forging a brighter future for Ireland and creating a culture of curiosity. Together we believe we can ignite Dublin’s curious heart.

The Swords Summer Festival is a 3 day festival with lots to do for the whole family in Swords Castle and Town Park. Swords Summer Festival programme featuring ABBAesque on Friday 20th July Live at the Castle Marquee. Saturday 21st July Hothouse Flowers in concert at Swords Castle. FREE Family Fun including music/ puppet/ magic shows and a craft and food fair in Swords Town Park on Saturday and Sunday from 12-6pm. While also on Sunday the Castle Marquee has Line & Jive dancing workshops followed by the JIVE SESSION where you can put what you learned in to practice. To finish off the Festival and back by popular demand we have Marvin & The Grooves on stage at 4.30pm.

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held on Saturday July 21st, 2018 in Merrion Square. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds, coming from all over Ireland and beyond. Dublin Maker’s mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors.

Fun, fresh air and frolics are promised for the 2018 Mayo International Kite Festival taking place on Sunday 22nd July at Keel Beach, Achill Island. With spectacular sights of hundreds of colourful kites and free entertainment all day long, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday with family and friends. Don’t worry if you’ve never flown a kite – or if you can’t remember the last time you did – because there will be plenty of kiting experts on hand to get you off the ground! Take part in kite flying competitions such as highest kite, best design, most colourful or even best kite crash, and enjoy demonstrations from the pro kite fliers! With exciting games, kite making workshops, and buckets of enthusiasm you’re sure to have a great day at the Mayo International Kite Festival. Let’s go fly a kite! Brought to you by Mayo.ie, Mayo County Council and Pure Magic. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Mayokitefest/

July 19th presented with Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) 13.00 | Kirkos Ensemble: Sebastian Adams (viola), Jane Hackett (violin) & Siún Milne (violin) July 26th presented with First Music Contact 13.00 | Super Silly 13.30 | Pillow Queens

The Malahide Chamber of Commerce presents the Malahide community Festival each year in late July. The Festival will features family orientated activities on The Green and various entertainments on New Street.

njoy Ireland’s Biggest Air Festival on Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th, 2018. The event, which is renowned as one of Europe’s best air displays, was recognised as ‘Best Festival / Event Experience (large)’ at the prestigious, national Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017. 140,000 people attended the two-day flying extravaganza in Co Wicklow last year.Visitors will be treated to gravity-defying manoeuvres, flyovers and aerobatic performances that will leave you speechless. We promise you it’s going to be an incredible show! While you wait for the activities to start in the skies over Bray there’s some great events/activities on the ground from 12 noon. They include a static display, food, craft & business village, helicopter pleasure flights, a fun fair and live music. Why not take a stroll along the magnificent Victorian prom, checking out the spectacular views from Bray Head or the Cliff Walk & visit Bray’s vibrant town centre where there is an excellent choice of places to shop, stay, dine and socialise. Bray is packed full of incredible experiences that you can’t get anywhere else. The event is FREE with ground activities to start at 12 noon. Our first round of acts for the 2018 festival will […]

The Grand Dublin Swim is back in 2018! It’ll be fun for all the family with 250m and 750m fun swims for the kids or those new to open water swimming, events taking place on the day for kids, and longer swims of 1.6K, 5K and 10K for parents or those who want to challenge themselves in the water. There is also races for those registered with Leinster Open Sea. Starting Times: 10.00 5k & 10K swims 10.30  250 Meter / 750 Meters swims 11.00  1.6K GDS Intermediate Wave swim 12.00 1.6K GDS Advance & Elite Wave swim 13.00 Leinster Open Sea Ladies swim 14.00 Leinster Open Sea Mens swim So join us and be part of it! Bring your family and friends along, this is a day not to be missed!

The two-day aviation spectacle will kick off at 12 noon each day starting with the ‘on the ground’ activity followed by the Air Display. The Air Display will kick-off at 3.30pm on Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday. This year’s line-up includes over 40 aircraft as well as parachute teams and helicopters. The calibre of the aerobatic displays at Bray is really second to none: Saturday’s display line-up is as follows: Irish Air Corps The Black Knights Make-A-Wish CAP 232 & the Flying Dentist Catalina PBY-5A Shamrock 1940 (DC-3) Gardaí helicopter ‘The Flying Cow’ Vans RV7 solo display (Gerry Humphries) Irish Historic Flight Foundation (Stearman) Irish Parachute Club Richard Goodwin Airshows (Pitts special) Strikemaster Search & Rescue Coastguard Royal Jordanian Falcons ME109 & Mustang Viggen Display Wildcat Aerobatics In addition to the above, Sunday’s display line-up will also include: The Red Arrows Aer Lingus, Shamrock 1936 The Blades Aerobatic Team Tranchant Jet Team (Fouga jets) Irish Historic Flight Foundation (Chipmunks) There will also be Helicopter Pleasure Flights on both Saturday & Sunday

The Rush Harbour Festival will be back over the August Bank Holiday weekend and this year we are adding our outdoor movies to the festival! The 2 nightly concerts will be OUTDOOR EVENTS. For the Country and Western night we will be having LINE DANCING to kick off the night and a competition for the best dressed Cowboy and Cowgal, so dust off your boots and hats and join in on the fun. So book early because tickets are limited.

A 2-day new summer festival for children and their parents. Playstival celebrates play, imagination, and fun with a range of hands-on, fun and imaginative games and themed play universes. Playstival is both interactive and active, kids don’t just sit and watch, they play. The focus is on a more innocent approach to games and play, designed to foster interaction, movement and imagination – no fancy technology or a screen to be found!