5 Things to Do This Week
Top 5 things to Do in Ireland 29 July - 1 August
Sand Sculpture Festival
Limerick, 27 July-6 August
Limerick’s first Sand Sculpture Festival for families and budding sculptors to work on their own creation. Kids can also be signed in to a supervised afternoon workshop.
Can you recreate a Hunt Museum object in sand? Or do you have a fantasy castle in your mind? If you’ve got the ambition and the vision, then sign up below. We’ve got the sand 10 tonnes of it!
Children and adults work alongside artist instructors to build their own sculpture, which will be photographed and shared online in a VoxPop format, to find this year’s Sand Sculpture Festival champion!
Art in the Open
Wexford, 30 July – 1 August
Art in the open, Europe’s largest outdoor painting festival celebrates its 14th anniversary in the Sunny South East this August Bank Holiday Weekend. Come along to paint or enjoy the wonderful daily exhibition of the artist’s stunning work!
A limited number of artists are invited to capture the stunning landscape of County Wexford over the August Bank Holiday Weekend & the public are welcome to view and perhaps buy the art at the 18:00 daily exhibition on Wexford Quayside.
SEEK Urban Arts Festival
Dundalk, 31 July to 7 August
SEEK Contemporary Urban Arts Festival is centred on promoting contemporary urban art in Dundalk, Ireland.
Events this year will include the SEEK strEAT tour: take a guided walk through the artworks created in Dundalk this year as part of SEEK 2021 along with a mini gourmet tasting experience.
Fringe festival events include the exciting new ‘HIDE’ exhibition in Bridge Street Studios, spray painting and cyanotype creative workshops at Market Square for children and teens, Louth Craftmark outdoor ‘Summer Fair’ at St. Nicholas Plaza, and of course the hugely popular walking tours.
The Boyne Music Festival
Louth, 31 July to 18 August
The Boyne Music Festival is back! The 8th Boyne Music Festival will offer chamber music concerts, jazz, poetry, workshops, readings, and more presented live and online.
The 2021 program boasts a cultural feast of classical, chamber and jazz music, poetry, book readings and workshops. Internationally esteemed artists will gather for the festival in the historic Townley Hall, Drogheda.
Online, Until 25 August
The 13th edition of Cinemagic Dublin will return this July and August with a feast of virtual film opportunities for young audiences to enjoy. Highlights include World Cinema presented on the Cinemagic Festival Player, Career Crafts Q&A sessions, Film Juries, Creativity Corner Tutorials, the Young Consultants workshops, Film Boot Camp, and the Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Competition.
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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