5 Things to Do This Week
Top 5 things to Do in Ireland from 20-26 September
Limerick Jazz Festival
20 – 26 September, Limerick
Celebrating its tenth year, Limerick Jazz Festival proudly presents some of the finest local, national and international jazz musicians.
A packed programme this year includes both live online and in person events and workshops. Artists include Jean McGlynn, Liam O’Brien, Conor Guilfoyle Octet, Nigel Mooney Quintet, Ruti Lach’s Children’s Workshop and many more.
Some events are free, others are ticketed starting at €10.00
Write by the Sea Festival
22 – 26 September, Wexford
Write By The Sea, Kilmore Quay Literary Festival is back. Although virtual, their festival events will still retain that intimacy, friendliness and sense of fun that is the hallmark of our festival.
Write By The Sea stages an annual literary festival set in the intimate fishing village of Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford, Ireland. They offer a platform for established and emerging authors to explore and explain the process of writing for keen readers and would-be writers.
The festival also offers monthly workshops and master-classes with leading authors, as part of their Room to Write Series. Like many other festivals worldwide, Write By The Sea is adapting to the challenges posed by Covid-19 and their Room to Write series has become the Zoom Room to Write series.
Skibbereen Walking Festival
24 – 26 September, Cork
Skibbereen Walking Festival Weekend is back again with guided walks through quiet country roads with some off-road sections, something for walkers of all abilities.
Meeting point for all walks is Skibbereen Heritage Centre, bus transport provided to and from out-of-town walks.
Fee E10/walk including bus and complimentary tea/coffee for all walks, except walk 2 to Sherkin Island E20 (including ferry) and no charge for walk 1.
Pre-registering is essential. All walks are subject to COVID-19 Stay Safe Guidelines that are in effect at the time, and all participants will be required to complete a short questionnaire prior to commencing a walk.
Sligo Festival of Baroque Music
24 – 26 September, Sligo
Sligo Festival of Baroque Music returns for it’s 26th year with an outstanding programme of concerts and talks.
The highlight planned for this year is the complete set of Bach’s wonderful Brandenburg Concertos, celebrating 300 years since they were first performed. It’s a huge undertaking, with nineteen musicians needed to play the six pieces, and we are arranging for the renowned London Handel Players and a group of leading Irish and international musicians to come together in Sligo to present these masterworks to a live audience, in a rare complete performance on one day, on Saturday 25 September.
Dublin Festival of History
20 September – 10 October, Dublin
Now in its ninth year, the festival has built a reputation for shining a fresh perspective on history and its importance in our everyday lives, attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile programme of history talks and debate each Autumn.
The 2021 festival will take place from Mon 20 September – Sun 10 October, with a programme of 100+ events, both online and in-person.
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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