5 Things to Do This Week

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5 Things to Do This Week

14 – 20 September – Our top 5 things to do this week

It’s a busy week around the country with lots of online and offline events. We’ve picked 5 of our favourites….

CULTURE: Culture Night 2020

Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir is returning for its fifteenth edition on Friday. From Athenry to Youghal, there is a superb selection of free events happening all around the country. And that’s before you consider all the amazing online events that can be enjoyed from your couch. How about a virtual African drumming session? Or a drive-in movie in Clones? Or you could try your hand at some portrait painting in Portlaoise. It’s one of our favourite nights of the year….

Link: Culture Night

FESTIVAL: Clifden Arts Festival

Ireland’s longest running arts festival has risen to the occasion yet again. The Clifden Arts Festival have put together an exciting programme of events despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. With poetry readings, an art trail, live music, historical walking tours and plenty more besides, you can fill up culture from the 17 -22 September. Anyone who can’t make the trip to Clifden can enjoy the digital events taking place on the festival social media channels.

Link: Clifden Arts Festival

FESTIVAL: Remembering the Armada 2020 Online

Now in its 10th year, this year’s Remembering the Armada programme will take place between 18th-20th and is available completely free of charge to the public. A series of three online lectures will give a fascinating insight into the Armada’s local history in Sligo. The two main dive and recovery operations of 1985 and 2015 which yielded several Spanish Armada cannon will be discussed with some of the central characters involved. A must for those with an interest in our history…

Link: Spanish Armada Ireland website

FESTIVAL: Cashel Arts Festival

We are spoilt for choice this week. Always a lovely weekend in Tipperary, the 2020 edition of the Cashel Arts Festival takes place from 17th -20th with the theme 20/20 Vision. Festival highlights include sand sculptures and a wood carving project, music from John Blek, Do Chuala Ceol, a lecture by Bonnie Greer, yoga, dance, talks from authors, family workshops, community music and arts projects and lots more.

Things to do in Tipperary
Bolton Lecture with Bonnie Greer can be heard on Saturday at 7pm on Tipp Midwest Radio

Link: Cashel Arts Festival

MUSIC: Paddy Casey

A Paddy Casey gig never disappoints. With an extensive back catalogue of songs that include Saints and Sinners and Sweet Suburban Sky, this Dublin born singer songwriter will always put on a great show, He performs this Saturday in Waterford’s Theatre Royal. They have a great set up and those attending will have a fantastic and safe night out. With a few tickets remaining, you could be the lucky one.

Link: Theatre Royal

Finally, all details on our list of things to do are correct at time of publication. Please check with the organiser before finalising your plans. In addition, we ask that you are mindful of the current HSE Covid -19 guidelines at all times.

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