5 Things to Do This Week

things to do in Ireland

5 Things to Do This Week

Top 5 things to Do in Ireland16-22 August

things to do in Laois

Twin Trees Heywood Art & Culture Festival

19 – 22 August, Laois

The Twin Trees Heywood, Art & Culture Festival 2021, takes place in beautiful Ballinakill Village & Heywood Gardens, Co. Laois. It is a celebration of the history & heritage of the village, and the exquisite formal garden at Heywood Demesne.

The main event at this year’s festival is the Three Day Tutored En Plein Air Painting, which is suitable for beginners and established artists alike!

Birr Festival of Music

20 – 22  August, Offaly

Incorporating The Trench Award, the Birr Festival of Music aims to expand the profile and enjoyment of classical music by all.

It also aims to support emerging professional musicians in their training & development, to support children’s choral singing through the Birr Young Voices project and to work to establish a Community Festival Choir.

This year’s festival has a wide range of events, workshops and music including internationally acclaimed baritone Bruno Caproni & pianist Julian Evans, also The Far Flung Trio, Alex Petcu and many more performing in a variety of locations around Birr. Places are limited, booking essential.

Waterford Walls

Until 22 August, Waterford

This year Waterford Walls is delighted to welcome 20 street artists, both Irish and International, to Waterford Walls. These artists will be painting 24 walls altogether across not only the city, but also further afield as the 2021 festival expands out into the county of Waterford, bringing its incredible mural artwork to Tramore, An Rinn, Ballyduff Upper and Tallow.

They have lots of new and exciting strands to the 2021 programme. The first is the Waterford Walls digital app which is free to download and where you will see the artwork move before your eyes. They also have a new Waterford Walls podcast, where you can hear all the stories behind the creation of the artwork.

Big Bang Festival of Rhythm

The Big Bang Festival of Rhythm

Dublin, Until 5 September 

The Big Bang Festival of Rhythm is delighted to welcome Dembele Sidiki, Thomas Tettey Annang, Godfred Asare, Catherine Young and Nico Sewe among our teachers this year, all live, all free, all at IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art.

National Heritage Week

Nationawide, 14 -22 August

And because it’s such an important feature in the Irish events calendar, for the second week in a row we have selected Heritage week. Each year many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout Ireland. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.
There is an exciting programme of events planned for every corner to the country. Visit the link below to see all that’s on offer.

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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