5 Things to Do This Week

things to do this week

5 Things to Do This Week

28 June – 4 July – Our top 5 things to do this week

Summer has well and truly arrived. There are some amazing events happening around the country (and online) this week. Here’s our pick of what’s on…..

FESTIVAL: Summer Nights

The 2021 Irish Times Summer Nights online festival takes place from the end of June, with a host of high-profile guests including writers, politicians, and actors in conversation with Irish Times journalists. The festival takes place over four evenings from Monday, June 28th, to Thursday, July 1st.

Monday’s guests include CNN correspondent Donie O’Sullivan, economist and Irish Times columnist David McWilliams, and Moone Boy and Bridesmaids actor Chris O’Dowd.

Among those on the bill for the festival are actor Cillian Murphy, Women’s Six Nations star Linda Djougang, author Roddy Doyle, and singer Chris de Burgh, who will be in conversation with Ross O’Carroll-Kelly creator Paul Howard.

Summer Nights Festival hosts and guests

Link: Irish Times

FESTIVAL: International Festival for Irish Harp 2021

An unforgettable Harp Experience awaits you at Cairde na Cruite’s online Harp Festival 2021. Running until 2 July the festival includes Morning Workshops, Lunchtime Concerts with the Rising Stars of Irish Harping, Afternoon Events, Evening Concerts, Early Irish Harp, Harp Play-alongs, Talks & Lectures, Songs and Stories, Harp Makers and much more

things to do online

Link: Cairde na Cruite

CULTURE: “Night earth and air of California”: Seamus Heaney and the influence of American life and culture

The National Library of Ireland will mark July 4 – American Independence Day – with a special lecture by Sophie Doyle. She will take us through how American culture impacted on the work of Seamus Heaney. She originally presented this lecture earlier this year in March as part of Ireland- America Month.

Throughout his life, Heaney worked as a visiting professor for universities traversing the length and breath of the United States. During these periods, Heaney was introduced to figures who transformed his views on poetry and its relationship with the world around him.

Sophie will look at some of the work that came out of Heaney’s time in America and ask the question of whether it would ever have come to fruition without this dedicated time away from Irish shores.

Things to do in Dublin

Link: National Library of Ireland

POETRY: Kanturk Arts Festival – Poets’ Trees

The Poets’ Trees Project is a collection of original poems submitted by local poets and those with some connection to Kanturk for an outdoor poetry installation on the magnificent trees on the banks of the river Dalua in O’Brien Street Park, Kanturk.
Submissions came in from all ages from 6 to 90+. Near 70 poems on subjects from lockdown to rugby and everything in between were submitted. You are invited to take some time to stroll through the trees and read the some poetry and return another day to read some more.

things to do

Link: Kanturk Arts Festival

FESTIVAL: Clonmel Junction Arts Festival

Celebrate Clonmel Junction Arts Festival’s 20th anniversary at the exciting new pop-up venue, the Junction Dome. Join them for live & livestreamed music, theatre, spoken word, art trails and more in Tipperary’s largest town. Celebrating 20 years of bringing people and arts together in county Tipperary’s largest town, Clonmel Junction Arts Festival will be both live and online starting this Saturday.

things to do in Clonmel

Link: Clonmel Junction Arts Festival

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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