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Armagh is at the heart of celebrating Saint Patrick, and this year’s festival will provide an impressive and eclectic mix of theatre, music, comedy, dance, poetry, exhibitions, lectures, spiritual reflection, special walks& talks to suit all tastes. Key highlights include: Celebrate St Patrick: Festival Choral Event; Digging up your roots family history fair; St Patrick’s Lecture; Patrick’s Shamrock Supper; The Ulster Orchestra and Walk the Emania Way. 



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

April 14 - September 15 2018

Events at The F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio

Location: 200 Newry Road, Banbridge, County Down

Events at The F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio

The F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio in Banbridge, Co. Down, is an award-winning museum and art gallery, celebrating the work of the sculptor, Frederick Edward McWilliam, who was born in Banbridge in 1909. They have changing exhibitions throughout the year. You can view their events programme here. 

Event Details: www.femcwilliam.com

May 16 - August 18 2017

Keeping the Books

Location: The Long Room, Old Library, Trinity College Dublin

Keeping the Books

Join Trinity College's preservation assistants in The Long Room as they showcase some books from their world renowned library collection and give an insight into how they are cared for. During these daily twenty-minute talks, there will be an opportunity to see, first-hand, some of the techniques used by their preservation staff. The event takes place at 3pm Monday to Friday until  August 18, 2017 in The Long Room, Old Library, Trinity College Dublin. It is free for ticket-holders to the Long Room and Book of Kells exhibition.

Event Details: www.bookofkells.ie

May 29 - September 30 2017

GRACE (photographs 1955-1960) at Castletown House

Location: Castletown House and Parklands, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

GRACE (photographs 1955-1960) at Castletown House

The OPW is delighted to present this wonderful exhibition curated by Guillaume Aral, Virginie Journiac and Leonardo Saviano. The 124 original photographs in this collection capture the fascinating transformation of Hollywood icon Grace Kelly into Princess Grace of Monaco. Admission to the exhibition is included in your ticket price.

Event Details: www.castletown.ie

June 21 - September 2 2017

Guided Armagh City Walking Tours

Location: Armagh City

Guided Armagh City Walking Tours

Enjoy wonderful one hour guided walks of Armagh – Ireland’s Ecclesiastical Capital, with its impressive sites and wonderful attractions. From pre-historic Ireland to an unmatched Georgian architecture, modern day Armagh is built against a rich backdrop of history, clearly visible through its historic buildings and open spaces. Your guided walk will take you through Armagh's rich history as you hear stories and anecdotes about the area, learn about the city's renowned Georgian architecture and stroll along the distinct cobble streets – discovering some of the city's hidden gems along the way.

The Guided Walks are twice daily every Wednesday and Saturday from Wednesday, June 21 to Saturday, September 2, 2017. They depart Armagh Visitor Information Centre at 11;00hrs and 13:00hrs. Visit www.armagh.co.uk/walkingtours for booking details.

Event Details: www.Armagh.co.uk

July 20 - July 30 2017

Boyle Arts Festival 2017 at King House

Location: Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Boyle Arts Festival 2017 at King House

Once again, Boyle is the place to be this summer, with appearances by Anúna, Declan O’Rourke, Miriam O’Callaghan, Eddi Reader, Brian Kennedy, Rackhouse Pilfer, Regina Nathan, The Celtic Tenors, Michael McHale, The Inishowen Gospel Choir, Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy all lined up for the 28th annual Boyle Arts Festival, which will take place from July 20th to 30th. Many of the events are happening at King House. See Festival website for updates.

Event Details: www.boylearts.com

July 21 - July 23 2017

Swords Summer Festival

Location: Swords, Co. Dublin

Swords Summer Festival

The Swords Summer Festival will take place from July 21-23 on Swords Main Street, Castle and Town Park. It will include the Fingal 10K Road Race – the biggest 10K run in the country.  The Swords Main Street will be transformed into a haven of free family fun with bouncy castles, stilt walkers, face painting, music and entertainment. There will also be lots more for children and adults in Swords Castle and Town Park. Keep up to date with all the details as they are confirmed on Facebook.

Event Details: www.facebook.com/EventsinFingal.

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

July 28 - July 28 2017

Eating Under the Stars – Armagh Dining Experience

Location: Armagh City

Eating Under the Stars – Armagh Dining Experience

Craving something a little different?  Dine under the stars on 8pm on Friday, July 28, 2017.

'A Night Under The Stars' is a very special event, held in a Hidden Restaurant, within the Palace grounds. They will welcome you to the 200 year old Palace Greenhouse with their homemade palace grape & elderflower cocktail, followed by a delicious three course meal & wine.  Share this experience under the stars with a guest speaker from the Armagh Observatory. Dress is casual and relaxed.

Complementing this will be local produce from Conway Farm, Ramune’s Garden, Burren Balsamics, Harnett's Oils and other local NI producers. The event is being curated by The Moody Boar. www.themoodyboar.com

Event Details: www.Armagh.co.uk

July 29 - July 29 2017

RHSI Russborough Garden Show

Location: Russborough House & Parklands, Co. Wicklow

RHSI Russborough Garden Show

On Saturday, July 29, the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland (RHSI) and Russborough are partnering to jointly host the 1st RHSI Russborough Garden Show. An all-day ticket is just €8 per adult and €20 per family, and there are discounts for groups of 10 or more. This will cover parking, entry to the garden show, talks, tours and demonstrations.  There will be plant and flower stalls where you can purchase plants and shrubs and obtain gardening advice.  Quins Retail Village, sponsored by Quins of Baltinglass will be there, with various garden suppliers and their exhibits. Husqvarna products will give demonstrations, including the Husqvarna driverless lawn mowers! There will be garden-related talks in the hippodrome during the day. Visitors can also access the 4-acre 18th century walled garden where there will be demonstrations and talks on gardening-related issues, as well as both guided and self-guided tours of the garden which is being restored by volunteers from the RHSI.

Event Details: www.russborough.ie

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 5 - August 5 2017

Wickerman Gathering, Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh

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

Wickerman Gathering, Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh

The Wickerman Gathering – the annual celebration of the ancient Celtic sun god Lugh - is a fun-packed programme with live bands including the fabulous HatchJaw, the foot tapping Trad Folk Experience and the outstanding Fireside Folk. Activities on the evening will include dancing, Celtic mindfulness, Casting of the Fews, a Celtic encampment, crafts stalls and much more. Their Wickerman will tower above the audience, ready for the fire ceremony. More details and tickets available online.

Event Details: www.Armagh.co.uk

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 9 - August 13 2017

Visit the Dublin Horses Show

Location: RDS, Dublin

Visit the Dublin Horses Show

The Dublin Horse Show has something for everyone. With an array of national & international show jumping competitions and world class equestrian entertainment, great shopping, delicious food, music & fantastic daily entertainment. Kids will stay entertained at the ever popular Kids’ Zone and the style lovers can soak up the fashion & atmosphere at festival favourite - Ladies’ Day. Experience the best Ireland has to offer at the RDS National Craft Awards Exhibitions.

Meet Heritage Island and representatives from Ireland’s premier attractions and heritage towns at Show - in Hall One - Stand D6. 

Event Details: www.dublinhorseshow.com

August 19 - August 27 2017

National Heritage Week

Location: Throughout Ireland

National Heritage Week

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage. During this week many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising special events. 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. Many Heritage Island members organise special events during this week. 

Event Details: www.heritageweek.ie/

August 19 - August 27 2017

EPIC Explorer Tour – Heritage Week 2017

Location: CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

EPIC Explorer Tour – Heritage Week 2017

Come join us on a journey of discovery as we encounter some of Ireland’s most EPIC explorers, emigrants and pioneers on this special guided tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum as part of Heritage Week!

Marvel at the fantastic discoveries and contributions made in the fields of science, medicine, technology and engineering by Irish men and women, and people of Irish descent. Learn about their lives and accomplishments, and what role there Irish identity played in their success.

Event Details: http://epicchq.com

August 22 - August 26 2017

Sea The Stars - EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Location: CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

Sea The Stars - EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Danger, disguises, blowing up beaches and a lovely recipe for hot chocolate! Journey alongside the brave Irish emigrants who changed the way we see nature, and made amazing scientific discoveries! As part of Heritage Week 2017, we will be running a special workshop focusing on amazing discoveries and inventions made by Irish emigrants. This event is aimed at teenagers and young adults, and is perfect for ages 10 – 15.

The workshops take place on Wednesday 23rd and Saturday 26 August 12:00 – 13:00. Tickets are €5 each and can be purchased here.

Event Details: http://epicchq.com

August 26 - August 26 2017

Irish Whale and Dolphin Day at Hook Head Lighthouse

Location: Hook Head Lighthouse

Irish Whale and Dolphin Day at Hook Head Lighthouse

On Saturday August 26th the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group will host an information day at the Lighthouse, the group will tell visitors how best to spot the Minke and Humpback Whales which are frequently seen off the Peninsula, along with details on Dolphins,Porpoises, Seals and other sealife. Guided tours are on offer 7 days a week at Hook Lighthouse, sharing with visitors one of the greatest stories on Ireland’s Ancient East. To book a tour call 051 397055 or see their website.

Event Details: www.hookheritage.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

Harvest Moon Celebration at Hook Head Lighthouse

Location: Hook Head Lighthouse

Harvest Moon Celebration at Hook Head Lighthouse

The tip of the Hook Peninsula is the ideal spot for watching the slideshow of nature in the skies. During sunrise, sunset, moon-rises and on starry nights the Hook Peninsula offers incredible vistas. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone for our second annual Harvest Moon Celebration on September 22, 2017. From 6pm the Lighthouse Visitor Centre will open especially late, come along and find a spot to watch nature at its best during the autumn equinox, enjoy some treats from the Hook Lighthouse Barbeque and some Hook Pilsner and sample the brand new Hook beers and a harvest brew from Arthurstown Brewing Company which have all been brewed from the harvesting of locally grown malted barley & enjoy some chill out music.

For those wishing to climb the tower with a limited number of €10 tickets will be available for the Moonlight visit to the Lighthouse tower, these can be booked in advance by calling 051 397055. To book a tour call 051 397055 and or see website.

Event Details: www.hookheritage.ie

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

September 24 - September 24 2017

Harvest Day at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Location: Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Co. Clare

Harvest Day at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

The annual gathering of the Harvest will be celebrated in style at Bunratty Folk Park, Co. Clare with a traditional 19th century Harvest day. Owners of vintage tractors and machinery will come from far and wide to proudly display their wares for what promises to be a great family day out.

Event Details: www.ShannonHeritage.com

October 28 - October 30 2017

Halloween at Hook Lighthouse

Location: Hook Head Lighthouse

Halloween at Hook Lighthouse

Hook Lighthouse is worth visiting at any time of year but these special Halloween tours are only for those who like the ghoulish and the terrifying. Venture into darkness as you ascend the 115 steps of Lighthouse tower for a nighttime view of the graveyard of 1,000 ships, explore the original keepers’ quarters and learn of the true terrifying tales behind the Lighthouse and its grounds including the paranormal experiences of previous guests and staff. Atmospheric lighting, hanging spiders and creepy nooks and crannies along the way create an experience which is not for the feint-hearted.

The faint light thrown periodically by the lighthouse beacon adds to the atmosphere of terror, these tours are suitable for brave adults and braver kids but are not for anyone of a nervous disposition.

Halloween tours at Hook Lighthouse must be booked in advance. To book your tour place for Halloween call 051 397055.

Event Details: www.hookheritage.ie

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

October 30 - October 30 2017

Halloween at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Location: Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Co. Clare

Halloween at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

A special programme of chilling events with hair raising surprises await at this spooky fun filled bank holiday event, perfect for all the family. This very special day includes spine tingling monsters, live reptiles and scary creatures, a haunted house, creepy crypt, ghost train rides, grime and gore magic shows as well as all the traditional 19th century hallows eve activities the Folk Park has to offer and lots more.

Event Details: www.ShannonHeritage.com

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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