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An exhibition exploring what life and society in County Donegal was like in 1916.  It looks at national events such as the Easter Rising and international events such as WWI and their impact on County Donegal. It also tells the story of individuals from Donegal who took part in the national/international events of 1916. A special activity book will guide children through the events of 1916. Admission is free.



January 1 - December 31 2017

Revolution in Galway, 1913-1923 - at the Galway Museum

Location: Galway City

Revolution in Galway, 1913-1923 - at the Galway Museum

Revolution in Galway, 1913-1923 is an exhibition which looks at the involvement of between 500 and 700 Volunteers alongside 50 members of Cumann na mBan in Galway during Easter Week 1916 - a Rising that would change the course of Irish history. Among the objects displayed is a the Piper's Hat worn by Éamonn Ceannt in Rome in 1908 and a wooden chess piece carved by Liam Mellows while prisoner in 1922. Visitors can also enjoy short silent footage from the period, a touch screen interactive with further information on Galway people, places and memories and a reading of the Proclamation by Galwegians. 

Event Details: www.GalwayCityMuseum.ie

January 1 - December 31 2017

Christ Church Cathedral Events

Location: Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Christ Church Cathedral Events

Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of Dublin City, and one of Ireland's top visitor attractions. It is also a wonderful events venue with a year-round progamme of events, including concerts, lectures, workshops and the famous Christ Church Cathedral Choir. It's an ever-changing programme, so well worth visiting their website frequently.

Event Details: www.christchurchtickets.com/

January 2 - September 30 2017

Dead Interesting Tours at Glasnevin Cemetery

Location: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Dead Interesting Tours at Glasnevin Cemetery

The new tour of Glasnevin Cemetery will give an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland’s largest cemetery holds and the history within its walls.  Visitors will learn of its sculpture, symbolism, architecture, art, sporting heroes, horticulture, natural life and much more. Monday to Sunday at 13:00hrs

Event Details: www.glasnevintrust.ie

March 25 - April 27 2017

Creating Connections Exhibition, Enniskillen Castle

Location: Enniskillen Castle, Co. Fermanagh

Creating Connections Exhibition, Enniskillen Castle

Echoes of the past from The Men’s Shed, Enniskillen. This exhibition is the result of a reminiscence project undertaken by The Men’s Shed in Enniskillen. Over the course of ten sessions, the men met to share their stories of the past through verbal and written work, with the help of old photographs and objects from the past. The primary objective of Men’s Sheds which has branches throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic, is to advance the health and wellbeing of men, while participating on various projects in a relaxed social environment. Normal admission rates apply

Event Details: www.EnniskillenCastle.co.uk

March 26 - March 26 2017

Mothers are Free on Mothers Day at Hook Head Lighthouse

Location: Hook Head Lighthouse

Mothers are Free on Mothers Day at Hook Head Lighthouse

Mothers can enjoy a FREE Tour on Mother’s Day at the Hook Head Lighthouse in County Wexford. It's a wonderful day out at the world’s oldest intact working lighthouse.

Event Details: www.hookheritage.ie

April 1 - April 17 2017

Easter at the Butlers Chocolate Experience, Dublin.

Location: Clonshaugh, Dublin 17

Easter at the Butlers Chocolate Experience, Dublin.

The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding his delicious Butlers Chocolate Easter Eggs and is inviting chocolate lovers of all ages to come and find them in his kingdom at the home of Butlers Chocolates in Clonshaugh Business Park. On arrival, all participants will dress like real Butlers chocolatiers and begin the tour by watching the Chocolate Movie and then explore the interactive Museum. Then it’s off to savour the sweet aroma of the Chocolate Gallery as they witness the production of Butlers Chocolates in real time with a panoramic birds eye view.

Finally, unleash their inner chocolatier as they decorate their own chocolate masterpiece to bring home as a treasured souvenir. After all the Eggcitement of the tour, it’s off to the mad hatter’s themed garden for the Easter Egg hunt.  The Easter at the Butlers Chocolate Experience is on Saturday and Sunday April 1st and 2nd;  Saturday to Saturday April 8th - 15th and Monday April 17th.

Event Details: www.ButlersChocolates.com

April 8 - April 8 2017

Paranormal Investigations at Wicklow Gaol

Location: Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow

Paranormal Investigations at Wicklow Gaol

Are you looking to discover evidence of those spirits who wander the corridors and cells of Wicklow’s Historic Gaol? If so then head to Wicklow’s Historic Gaol on 8th of April for a Paranormal Investigation The experience, which includes tea, coffee and refreshments through the night, begins at 9pm through to 2am the next morning. €50.00pp

Event Details: www.WicklowsHistoricGaol.com/

April 14 - April 17 2017

Easter 1916 Rising Tours at Glasnevin Cemetery

Location: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Easter 1916 Rising Tours at Glasnevin Cemetery

Easter 1916 Rising Tours led by Niall Oman including re-enactments of Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell  & Patrick Pearse.

Event Details: www.glasnevintrust.ie

April 14 - April 15 2017

Easter Trail at Fota House

Location: Fota House Arboretum and Gardens, Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork

Easter Trail at Fota House

Visit Fota House & Gardens with the family this April for the 11th Annual Easter Trail!  The magnificent gardens will host an Easter trail that will bring the beauty of nature alive for everyone. Amongst the trees and wildlife, discover clues that will lead you to your very own chocolate egg!

Tickets €7 per child, adults go free. Each ticket provides access to one child to the Easter egg trail and includes one chocolate Easter egg. Friday 14th and Saturday 15th April 2017 10am – 4pm each day Book now online. 

Event Details: www.fotahouse.com

April 15 - April 18 2017

The Wheels on the Bus, Easter at Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh

Location: Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh, Co. Armagh

The Wheels on the Bus, Easter at Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh

Fantastic Easter fun for all the family. Bus Conductor ‘Charlie Smiles’ is waiting to click your ticket as you go on a ‘sing-along-a-journey’! This is a fun and interactive play with lots of audience participation, you’ll be moving and singing in your seats! Come along and board Bertie the bus for another great Easter adventure with craft, songs, a trail and of course our ever popular living history show. Fantastic Easter fun for all the family. Booking is essential online.

Event Details: www.armagh.co.uk

April 16 - April 16 2017

Annual Easter Sunday morning 1916 Rising Commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery

Location: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Annual Easter Sunday morning 1916 Rising Commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery

Annual Easter Sunday morning 1916 Rising Commemoration. Wreath Laying ceremony at the graves of Edward Hollywood, Peader Kearney and the Sigerson monument. 

Event Details: www.glasnevintrust.ie

April 16 - April 16 2017

Easter Egg Hunt at Westport House

Location: Westport House, Co. Mayo

Easter Egg Hunt at Westport House

Mayo’s finest annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place on Easter Sunday from 11am to 6pm. You’ll look high and low for clues to enter to win some great prizes while enjoying the gorgeous grounds of Westport House & Grounds.  Pinkie Rabbit will come back to help us celebrate the holiday and the first 300 children to complete the hunt will receive a FREE easter egg and enter to win some great prizes. It promises to be an egg-cellent day out for all the gang with the rides and attractions of the Pirate Adventure Park, Adventure Activities and of course, the stunning house itself.  

Event Details: www.WestportHouse.ie

April 16 - April 16 2017

The Secret Garden Easter Egg Hunt at Strokestown Park

Location: Strokestown Park, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon

The Secret Garden Easter Egg Hunt at Strokestown Park

Celebrate Easter with us in the idyllic setting of our walled gardens at 1 pm on Easter Sunday, 16th April. Families will search through the clues in the nooks and crannies of the garden to receive the choclate egg treasure! Following that, a very special Custard Pie Puppet Show at 2 pm! Don't forget to visit the spring lambs and catch the parade in the village at 3! Children must be accompanied by an adult over 16 years of age! Only 7 Euro per Child and adults go free! (Booking online only to avoid the queues!). Price: Child - €7:00. Adult - Free of charge

Event Details: www.StrokestownPark.ie

April 23 - April 23 2017

Fota House - Plant and Garden Fair

Location: Fota House Arboretum and Gardens, Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork

Fota House - Plant and Garden Fair

The Fota House Plant and Garden Fair is now recognised as the biggest Plant and Garden Fair outside of the Dublin Area. It is expected that approximately eighty specialist nurseries will attend and provide an opportunity for visitors to purchase special and unusual plants. Sunday 23rd April 11am – 4pm. Entry €8. Book online.

Event Details: www.fotahouse.com

April 28 - April 28 2017

An eerie night tour of Wicklow Gaol

Location: Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow

An eerie night tour of Wicklow Gaol

Experience the compelling story of life in Wicklow Gaol since the early 1700’s and do it in the dark!!! Mingle with the ghosts, enter the solitude at your desire and board the transportation ship.

€15 per person with a complimentary glass of wine. April 28, from 7pm. Last tour leaves at 8.30pm

Event Details: www.WicklowsHistoricGaol.com/

May 13 - May 13 2017

Darkness into Light and Westport House

Location: Westport House, Co. Mayo

Darkness into Light and Westport House

The phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, the annual 5km walk/run supporting suicide and self-harm charity. Pieta House, will celebrate its sixth year at Westport House on Saturday, May 13th. Starting at 4.15am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, this moving event takes place simultaneously in 80 venues across Ireland and beyond. Please pre-register online at dil.pieta.ie or drop into the Westport Leisure Park, Westport Town Hall or Westport House itself.

Event Details: www.WestportHouse.ie

May 18 - May 18 2017

Women's Wellbeing at Fota House

Location: Fota House Arboretum and Gardens, Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork

Women's Wellbeing at Fota House

“Feel better, eat better, cope better, look better”  Visit Fota House for a day long event focusing on Women’s health and positive living. In the morning, speakers will give presentations on Mobility & Body Dynamics, Healthy Eating, Mindfulness and Organisation & Decluttering. After lunch, a representative from Brown Thomas will give apPresentation on make up and grooming and will provide “goody bags” for everyone in the audience!  Lunch and morning tea/ coffee are also included. Thursday 18th May 2017 9.30am – 4.30pm. Tickets €65 per person. Book online.

Event Details: www.fotahouse.com

May 19 - May 23 2017

Cliffs of Moher Seabirds Festival

Location: Liscannor, Co. Clare

Cliffs of Moher Seabirds Festival

The third Cliffs of Moher Seabirds festival - a family friendly series of activities and events celebrating the presence of our feathered friends. Over 60,000 seabirds can be seen at the Cliffs of Moher during the breeding season including Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes and Fulmars nesting at different levels of the cliffs. There is nowhere else on the mainland of Ireland where you can so easily see such a host of nesting seabirds from accessible viewing points.

Event Details: www.CliffsOfMoher.ie

May 21 - May 21 2017

Henry's Courtyard Plant Fair at Strokestown Park

Location: Strokestown Park, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon

Henry's Courtyard Plant Fair at Strokestown Park

Named after Henry Pakenham Mahon - flora and fauna lover and father to Olive Pakenham Mahon, the last member of the family to live in the house. The plant fair sees the 2nd year of hosting high-quality plants sellers across the country that will be exhibiting in our sheltered and historic courtyard. Admission €5.00. Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Event Details: www.strokestownpark.ie

May 25 - May 29 2017

International Mini Meet 2017 at Westport House

Location: Westport House, Co. Mayo

International Mini Meet 2017 at Westport House

Westport House will host the International Mini Meet 2017 next May 26th to 29th, a large gathering of classic Mini enthusiasts from the four corners of the world. Earlier this year, the Irish Mini Owners Club travelled to the beautiful town of Lommel in Belgium to accept the Event Key for the International Mini Meeting. This spectacular event will see thousands of classic and new Mini enthusiasts come together with their cars.

Event Details: www.imm2017.ie

June 9 - June 9 2017

'Songs for a Summer Evening' at Fota House

Location: Fota House Arboretum and Gardens, Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork

'Songs for a Summer Evening' at Fota House

Join renowned performers Ryan Morgan (vocalist) and Alan Carney (pianist) for an evening of music celebrating the joys of Summer. Songs from classical to contemporary, with plenty of laughs thrown in. Friday 9th June 2017at  8pm. Tickets €20. Book online.

Event Details: www.fotahouse.com

June 16 - June 16 2017

Bloomsday at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Location: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Bloomsday at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Join us this Bloomsday, June 16, and celebrate the works of James Joyce at Glasnevin Cemetery.

Event Details: www.glasnevintrust.ie

June 24 - April 24 2017

Chapter Theatre presents 'Peter Pan' at Fota House

Location: Fota House Arboretum and Gardens, Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork

Chapter Theatre presents 'Peter Pan' at Fota House

Chapterhouse Theatre Company present an all new production of Peter Pan directed by Philip Stevens at Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens. Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the enchanting mermaids, magical fairies and the cruellest pirate of them all, Captain Hook.

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, J.M.Barrie’s timeless classic is brought to life in a brand new adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner, with beautifully designed costumes, music and songs. Join Peter and his friends for what promises to be the most magical evening of the summer. Saturday 24th June 2017. Start Time 6.30pm. €21 for adults, €14 for children, Family tickets €58. Book online.

Event Details: www.fotahouse.com

July 22 - July 23 2017

Foynes Air Show and Irish Coffee Celebration

Location: Foynes, Co. Limerick

Foynes Air Show and Irish Coffee Celebration

2 separate, wonderful, events on back-to-back days in July. Foynes Air Show is on on Saturday, July 22 and is a Spectacular Event, featuring a 3 hour FREE show from some of the top acts. Supported by the Irish Aviation Authority and part of Aviation Ireland. On Sunday, July 23, is the Irish Coffee Celebration - a family fun-day celebrating Irish Coffee with music, street artists, pet farm, food displays, carnival and fireworks.  

Event Details: www.foynesairshow.com

August 3 - August 3 2017

Chapter House Theatre presents 'Jane Eyre' at Fota House

Location: Fota House Arboretum and Gardens, Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork

Chapter House Theatre presents 'Jane Eyre' at Fota House

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them, can Jane and Rochester’s passion survive the forces that might tear them apart forever?

Adapted from Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents one of the greatest romances of English literature. This beautiful story of undying love is brought alive under a summer sky at Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens Thursday 3rd August 2017. Start Time 6.30pm. €21 for adults, €14 for children, Family tickets €58. Book online

Event Details: www.fotahouse.com

August 6 - August 6 2017

Strokestown Park Summer Family Fete

Location: Strokestown Park, Co. Roscommon

Strokestown Park Summer Family Fete

A family fun event located in the lush summer setting of our walled gardens. Come along on Sunday, August 6, and enjoy a day of adventure and discovery and end your evening with the very special Chapter House Outdoor Theatre showing ‘Wind in the Willows’. Pakenham Mahon Family Fete is from 12pm to 5pm) and the Chapter House Theatre is from 5pm to 7pm). 

Event Details: www.StrokestownPark.ie

August 26 - August 27 2017

Harvest Festival at Westport House

Location: Westport House, Co. Mayo

Harvest Festival at Westport House

A spectacular new Country Music Festival that will take place on Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August 2017 at Westport House, County Mayo and Enniskillen Airport, County Fermanagh. HARVEST 2017 will be 2 days of live entertainment featuring over 30 acts performing at each Festival across 3 Music Stages. Enjoy the full Festival experience, a food village, boutique camping and campervan facilities including family friendly zones. International multi-platinum and award winning country superstar MIRANDA LAMBERT and country music singing sensation NATHAN CARTER have been confirmed as the headline Artists as well as CLIONA HAGAN, PETE KENNEDY and HURRICANE HIGHWAY. WARD THOMAS and JAKE CARTER have also been added.

Event Details: www.AikenPromotions.ie

September 8 - September 10 2017

The Westport Festival of Chamber Music

Location: Westport, Co. Mayo

The Westport Festival of Chamber Music

The Westport Festival of Chamber Music 2017 will return for the fifth time this year. Concerts will be presented throughout the weekend in Westport House, Westport Town Hall and Holy Trinity Church, all wonderful settings for chamber music.

Event Details: www.ClassicalLinks.ie

September 15 - September 24 2017

Fermanagh Restaurant Week

Location: Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Fermanagh Restaurant Week

Fermanagh Restaurant Week aims to highlight the wonderful local produce on offer in the Lakelands, as well as its wealth of fantastic scenery, historic monuments, the iconic Lough Erne and the great range of eateries in the County. This is the perfect event for food enthusiasts with cookery demonstrations, courses and competitions, wine tasting, craft beer events and themed menus - there really is something for all tastes and budgets.

Event Details: www.fermanaghlakelands.com

September 22 - September 22 2017

Culture Night around Ireland

Location: Throughout Ireland

Culture Night around Ireland

Arts and cultural attractions and organisations around Ireland, including many of Heritage Island members, open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks & performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy. Culture Night is FREE but some venues may require advance booking. Check venue listings for details.

Event Details: www.CultureNight.ie

September 23 - September 24 2017

Festival Lough Erne @ Enniskillen Castle

Location: Enniskillen Castle, Co. Fermanagh

Festival Lough Erne @ Enniskillen Castle

Celebrate Fermanagh’s finest food and the waterways at Enniskillen Castle. Ireland’s only island town, Enniskillen, will host Festival Lough Erne, a celebration of the very best of local food and the Fermanagh Lakelands, for a third year, on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017. The weekend will see a host of activity on and off the water with cookery demonstrations by celebrity chefs, local artisan food and drink producers and live entertainment all taking place at the newly refurbished Enniskillen Castle. The weekend promises to be a feast of food and water based activities celebrating the very best of the Fermanagh Lakelands.

Event Details: www.festivallougherne.com

October 28 - October 31 2017

Halloween Fest at Westport House

Location: Westport House, Co. Mayo

Halloween Fest at Westport House

Get ready for ghastly ghouls, jumping Jack O’Lanterns and hair-raising hocus pocus.The annual Hallowe’en Fest at Westport House is bringing back the black cats and broomsticks for a fangtastic fright fest from 10am to 6pm daily. Indulge your little ones in fun and games, workshops and activities inside the devilishly decorated Westport House. Freaky family fun is guaranteed!

Event Details: www.WestportHouse.ie

November 25 - January 7 2018

Winter Wonderland & Christmas Carnival at Westport House

Location: Westport House, Co. Mayo

Winter Wonderland & Christmas Carnival at Westport House

Winter Wonderland features the new format of a guided experience this holiday season full of festive family fun. Families will enjoy Storytime with Mrs Claus, Gingerbread Man decorating, Face Painting,  a personalised chat with Santa Claus himself followed by Yule Tide Log Making, free drinks for everyone and a ride around the grounds on the Westport Train.  
 
The Christmas Carnival will feature the largest mobile ferris wheel in Europe – at 35 meters tall, it will afford awesome views of the heritage town, Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick and the estate. The Carnival also includes a range of more “grounded” rides including chair-o-planes, bumper cars, formula one, hot air balloon and airplane rides as well as games and refreshments too!

Event Details: www.WestportHouse.ie

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