5 Things to Do This Week
19 – 25 October – Our top 5 things to do this week
Great events at every level. Here’s our pick of what’s happening, focusing on online events to keep every safe…
FESTIVAL: Burren Winterage Weekend
For thousands of years, Burren farmers have marked the end of summer by herding their cattle onto ‘winterage’ pastures in the limestone uplands where they spend the winter grazing. Burren Winterage Weekend is a celebration of this farming tradition. With an online programme of events taking place between the 21st and 25th October, everyone everywhere can join this remarkable part of our heritage
Link: Burren Winterage Weekend
MUSIC: Tradition Now
Transmitting from NCH this Saturday and Sunday, Tradition Now is two marathon concerts reflecting the diversity of contemporary traditional music. An array of the most exciting Irish and international artists in traditional music, including Ye Vagabonds and Mairéad Ní Mhaoinigh, will perform a relay of forty minute concerts in a unique event.
Link: National Concert Hall
MUSIC: Ciaran Moran: axis autumn sessions
Dublin Based Singer Songwriter, Ciarán Moran, takes to a virtual stage for this exclusive LiveStream performance showcasing some of his hits and recent work as part of the axis Autumn Sessions. So tune in on Tuesday at 9pm.
Link: Axis Ballymun
FESTIVAL: Achill International Harp Festival
This year the Achill International Harp Festival will be an online celebration showcasing the best of Irish performers to the world stage. Over the weekend there will be a variety of online events which will provide a flavour of what would normally be the live festival experience of previous years. With performances from Laoise Kelly, Richard Allen and Ursula Burns, we are anticipating some sublime musical delights.
Link: Imagine Arts Festival
ART AND CULTURE: Chester Beatty Online Resources
One of our favourite Dublin destinations has a wealth of online resources to tide us over until we can visit again. Take a 3D virtual tour of one of the collections. Download an activity pack to engage and inspire children and teens. You could get a virtual meeting background to ensure you get the right attention at your next zoom meeting. Or learn a new skill like creating a crayon etching. There are lots of fun and informative resources for all ages available 24/7.
Link: Chester Beatty
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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