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

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Belfast Children's Festival

Running from 6th - 11th March, you can expect a packed programme of theatre, visual art, music, dance, literature, workshops and talks, guaranteed to inspire joy, creativity and curiosity. 

International Women's Day Tours

To mark International Women's Day, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum are hosting special tours that will focus on the women buried who have played pivotal roles in shaping Irish history, including Maud Gonne Mac Bride, Delia Larkin, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington and many more. 

The tour will runs on Sunday, March 8th at 11am & 2pm.

Kids Rock | Hawk's Well

On Sunday 8th, Kyle Riley returns to Sligo with his engaging, entertaining, and energetic show where Kids Rock. He leads children on a musical adventure playing his catchy original tunes, pop songs and traditional children’s music.


An fhéile Ghaeilge is mó in Éirinn & ar fud an domhain - The biggest Irish language festival in Ireland and around the world! Bain triail aisti - 1-17 Márta!

Event this week include the Festival of Ennis in the Auburn Lodge Hotel and Gaelscoil Mhichil Cíosóg and you can also challenge yourself to a worksheets in Irish at the National Museum of Ireland | Archaeology. Choose from Viking Ireland, My Favourite Object, Stone Age Ireland or the Treasury Trail. 

Family-Friendly Tour | National Art Gallery

On Sunday at 12:30, visit the National Gallery for an International Women's Day family-friendly tour of the collection, tailored to engage young visitors and their families. There is also a free creative workshop for children and their families, inspired by the collection and exhibitions at 11:30 every Sunday.

There are also International Women’s Day tours take place from 11.30am-12.15pm and 1.30-2.15pm, and will reveal fascinating stories behind artworks by women in the collection. From 3.00-3.50pm in the Gallery’s Lecture Theatre, join painting conservator Maria Canavan for a free lecture exploring the conservation and research project currently underway on Lavinia Fontana's monumental painting The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon. The majority of the works on display are by women artists. Admission is free.

Hands on History - Symbols Of Ireland

On Sunday afternoon, explore and learn about some of the hidden meanings behind the symbols of Ireland in the National Museum of Ireland | Decorative Arts & History. Join Museum educators in a fascinating drop-in handling session for all ages, using the Museum's collection of objects for handling.

The Ark Workshop | Scientists in Space

Explore outer space on a mission to Mars in this interactive drama workshop for little ones aged 2-4 and their grown-ups on Friday and Saturday. Using a combination of drama, props, materials and play, children will be encouraged to imagine they are these observant space scientists with a mission to accomplish. 

Ennis Book Festival

Visitors to the festival this weekend will include avid readers, those who haven’t had the time to pick up a book in some years, those with a keen interest in current affairs, those who are simply looking to be inspired.

A broad range of events over the weekend include Make Anxiety your Ally with Caroline Foran, a Book Making workshop, Bobby McDonagh in conversation with Martina Devlin on Ireland, Brexit and Europe and The One with the Waggily Tail: Rhymes, Games and Craft with Sarah Webb in Glór.

Hansel and Gretel | An Grianán Theatre

The Irish National Opera's tour of Englebert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel  heads to Donegal this Saturday. The show is suitable for children over 8 and tells the tale of two hungry children lost in a haunted forest with singing, music and performances that will put a smile on everyone's face.

Dublin International Film Festival

The DIFF continues this weekend with a jam-packed program of film, movie events, masterclasses including the Fantastic Flix series with Trolls World Tour. A follow-up to the studio’s 2016 hit, Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake lead a big-name voice cast in the show in the Lighthouse Cinema on Sunday.

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