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A great day of family entertainment. Features Irish dancing, traditional and folk music, storytelling, circus-style entertainment, clowns, acrobats and jugglers. The museum’s event is one of the highlights of St Patrick’s Day with a fun-filled programme for all ages. Exhibitions open throughout the day. 10:00 - 18:00. Admission Free.



January 1 - December 31 2016

2016 Centenary Programme

Location: Ireland

2016 Centenary Programme

2016 will mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a key moment on Ireland’s path to independence. Ireland 2016 is also an open invitation to everyone, of all ages, both here in Ireland and overseas, to join in a year of commemoration, conversation and exploration – through the arts, through historical research and exposition, through education and children’s events.

Event Details: www.Ireland.ie

March 5 - December 31 2016

County Donegal 1916 – Our Story' Exhibition at Donegal County Museum

Location: Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

County Donegal 1916 – Our Story' Exhibition at Donegal County Museum

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.

Event Details: www.donegalcoco.ie/culture/countymuseum/

March 29 - December 31 2016

GPO Witness History and 1916 Rising

Location: GPO, O'Connell Street, Dublin City

GPO Witness History and 1916 Rising

GPO Witness History is a brand new visitor attraction and exhibition in the historical and iconic GPO building on O’Connell Street, Dublin. This highly interactive and immersive exhibition focuses on the 1916 rising, the aftermath of this rebellion and on how Ireland has developed since. This exhibition allows visitors  experience the events from an eyewitness perspective of active participants on both sides and the bystanders caught in the middle.  

Event Details: www.gpowitnesshistory.ie

May 23 - December 31 2016

'Ireland's Olympians' Exhibition at the GAA Museum

Location: Croke Park, Dublin City

'Ireland's Olympians' Exhibition at the GAA Museum

The GAA Museum is delighted to introduce its latest exhibition, 'Ireland’s Olympians' which celebrates the nation’s Olympic medalists, with a special emphasis on medal winners from 1924 when Ireland first competed as an independent nation. The exhibition features medals and memorabilia from many of Ireland’s 28 Olympic medalists.

Event Details: www.crokepark.ie

June 21 - 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

November 18 - December 23 2016

A Magical Christmas Experience at Titanic Belfast

Location: Titanic Belfast, 1 Olympic Way, Belfast

A Magical Christmas Experience at Titanic Belfast

Meet Father Christmas and explore Titanic Belfast's traditional Christmas street scene with its Magical Christmas Experience! Children can write their letters to Father Christmas and finally wrap up the experience by having their name checked off the 'Naughty or Nice' list, before visiting Father Christmas himself in his Old Curiosity Shop! 

Event Details: www.TitanicBelfast.com

November 25 - December 22 2016

Santa Workshops (and Sensory Day) at Aillwee Cave

Location: Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan

Santa Workshops (and Sensory Day) at Aillwee Cave

The Santa Claus annual Christmas residence at the Aillwee Cave in Ballyvaughan is famous! Along with Mrs Claus and his team of happy Elves, Santa ensures a very special personalised visit for each child. There is lots of exciting entertainment for all the family which continues right throughout each day, including face painting, a puppet show, Christmas Carols and Santa’s train to take the family to enjoy a complimentary visit to meet a Snowy Owl or a Happy Harris Hawk!!! There is also a special ‘Sensory Day’ on December 20th for children with autism and other sensory challenges. Santa’s Workshops are Friday to Sunday between November 25th and December 18th and also December  20-22.  Booking is essential. See full details on-line. 

Event Details: www.aillweecave.ie

November 25 - December 18 2016

Fingal Festive Fun

Location: Fingal, Co. Dublin

Fingal Festive Fun

Enjoy Christmas throughout the Fingal Region of Dublin. Christmas Markets, craft and food fairs, carols, concerts, Santa visits and festive fun.

Event Details: www.fingal.ie/events

November 26 - December 23 2016

Airfield Estate Christmas Experience

Location: Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin 14

Airfield Estate Christmas Experience

Meet Santa and discover a magical Christmas experience at Airfield Estate. Children get to meet Santa's Elves in a traditional tepee where they will help children make a Christmas craft, write and post a letter to Santa. The Elves will lead the group into Santa's living room, where they will enjoy 25 minutes hearing stories from Santa and they will receive a gift. The Elves will then lead the children to their kitchen and show them how to decorate their own ginger bread men. On leaving the Elves' kitchen, children can visit Airfield's newest baby animal arrivals.

You will also get to browse and shop at Airfield's Christmas Market stalls enjoying a complimentary hot chocolate or mulled wine. Take a magical trip around the estate on the North Pole Express. Optional Photo Opportunity - The perfect white Christmas photo in the Santa's sleigh. Book online now.

Event Details: www.airfield.ie

November 26 - December 17 2016

Airfield Estate Christmas Party Nights

Location: Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin 14

Airfield Estate Christmas Party Nights

For great Christmas Party Nights in Dublin, head to Airfield Estate. It’s only a 5 minute walk from the Balally LUAS stop, and you’ll be welcomed by twinkling lights that will lead you down the avenue to the huge Christmas tree in the magical sunken garden just outside Overends Restaurant.  Enjoy spiced mulled wine on arrival, a 3 course true farm to fork dinner experience, a live DJ entertainment and dancing ‘till the wee hours!  Airfield prides itself on sourcing as much produce as possible from the farm and gardens, located just metres away from the kitchen. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights until December 17. Private groups also catered for on certain other nights. Enquire to sales@airfield.ie. Check out their website.

Event Details: www.airfield.ie

November 26 - December 23 2016

Christmas Stables at Powerscourt

Location: Powerscourt, County Wicklow

Christmas Stables at Powerscourt

Nothing says ‘Christmas’ like a visit to the atmospheric Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow with its tree-lined avenue, fir trees and majestic stately home! Make the most of your family time and bring the children along to see Santa’s animals at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion. Kids will love the chance to meet some farm animals’ right up close including Santa’s deer, pygmy goats, miniature donkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs. Daily 9:00 to 17:00 until December 23, 2016.

Event Details: www.powerscourt.com/events

November 26 - December 22 2016

Santa Experience at Croke Park

Location: Croke Park, Jones Road, Dublin 3

Santa Experience at Croke Park

Santa guides his sleigh back to Croke Park this winter and tickets are now on sale for this unique family event at GAA Headquarters. A visit to Santa at Croke Park promises to be a memorable one and children will see the team dressing rooms transformed into the elves’ living quarters along with a chance to peek inside the toy workshop and see the famous pitch! You can book online on this website

Event Details: www.crokepark.ie/santa

December 1 - December 17 2016

Christmas Movies at the Ulster Museum

Location: Belfast, County Antrim

Christmas Movies at the Ulster Museum

Celebrate Christmas at the Ulster Museum with four of the best-loved seasonal movies. In partnership with Cinemagic.

Event Details: www.nmni.com

December 1 - December 24 2016

Christmas at Mount Stewart

Location: Mount Stewart, Newtownards, Co. Down

Christmas at Mount Stewart

Get into the festive Spirit with us at Mount Stewart this Christmas. Why not take a gentle winter stroll around the grounds, kids and adults alike will love the White Stag trail. You might even encounter Santa’s sleigh on your Journey, but be careful not to wake the sleeping elves. Their cosy Tea Room is serving up a selection of tasty festive treats, such as mince pies and yummy seasonal hot dishes. If you need to find that perfect Christmas present, their gift shop stocks a wide range of wonderful items ranging from cosy blankets to the perfect finishing touches for your Christmas tree. Check out their website for opening dates and times during December.

Event Details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart

December 2 - December 23 2016

Gift Shopping at Trinity College

Location: Trinity College, Dublin 2

Gift Shopping at Trinity College

Discover great gifts for making spirits bright this Christmas at Trinity College Gift Shop. You’re sure to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season - from hampers and gift sets to their new Calvin Klein range.

It’s never too late to pick the perfect gift, with late night openings in the Trinity Gift Shop on Wednesday 7th and 14th December from 17:00 to 20:00. Enjoy complimentary gift wrapping, mince pies and mulled wine, while the Chapel Choir perform some Christmas favourites from 19:30. Enter the prize draw to be in with a chance to win Dr Bernard Meehan’s magnificent book The Book of Kells. AND enjoy a twent percent discount on everything in-store on both nights. If you can’t visit, check out their new online gift shop.

Event Details: www.trinitygiftshop.ie

December 2 - December 23 2016

Christmas the easy way at Kylemore Abbey

Location: Connemara, Co. Galway

Christmas the easy way at Kylemore Abbey

Enjoy a visit to Kylemore Abbey and find beautiful gifts for all the family including a fantastic range of Christmas Hampers, homemade Cakes, Puddings and other Christmas favourites. Enjoy a stroll in their beautiful estate and lunch in Mitchells Café with no crowds or traffic to stress you out, the perfect antidote to the pre-Christmas rush. You can also shop online too and quote kaone for 10% off your first order online order. Open pre-Christmas until December 23 inclusive (closed December 12). Visit between 10:00 and 16:30.

Event Details: www.kylemoreabbey.com

December 3 - December 23 2016

Santa Wonderland Experience at the Dunbrody Famine Ship

Location: The Quay, New Ross, Co. Wexford

Santa Wonderland Experience at the Dunbrody Famine Ship

Visit the Dunbrody Visitor Centre for magical wonderland experience. Be entertained by Santa’s energetic Elves Honeycomb and Peppermint, before meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus in their cosy log cabin. Collect your special gift and then wander through an enchanting winter wonderland. From 12:00 to 18:00 on selected dates from December 3. Booking essential. Phone Dunbrody Visitor Centre 051 425239 or book on-line at www.dunbrody.com

Event Details: www.dunbrody.com

December 3 - December 18 2016

Days of Christmas Past at the Ulster American Folk Park

Location: Omagh, Co. Tyrone

Days of Christmas Past at the Ulster American Folk Park

Looking for a traditional Christmas Santa experience where the kids meet Santa, Mrs Claus and all their festive friends? Step back in time to a traditional Christmas in Omagh with this magical family Christmas experience.

See the toymaker in his workshop, meet Santa and Mrs Claus and taste seasonal treats. The whole family will enjoy the chance to sing and dance along to Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Reindeer with the Christmas Mummers before the children meet Santa Claus to receive their traditional gift. Book online.

Event Details: www.nmni.com

December 3 - December 23 2016

Santa's Snug at the Jailer's Rest Café, Wicklow Gaol

Location: Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow

Santa's Snug at the Jailer's Rest Café, Wicklow Gaol

The man in red will welcome children every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas week at Wicklow Gaol and also Friday 23rdDecember. Visits are just €10 are include special gift.

All children are invited to post their Santa Letters at the special The North Pole post box to be in with a chance of winning a magical Supper with Santa before Christmas. There are plenty of treats for the whole family at the Jailer’s Rest Café and Bistro for the Christmas period. Dates are December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 and 23.

Event Details: www.WicklowsHistoricGaol.com/

December 3 - December 23 2016

The Magic of Christmas at the Butlers Chocolate Experience

Location: Clonshaugh Business Park, Dublin 17

The Magic of Christmas at the Butlers Chocolate Experience

Butlers Chocolate Experience have Christmas all wrapped up this December, with 4 weekends of festive fun planned. Journey through the magic of a real life chocolate factory and learn the history of chocolate through a short film and lots of interactive digital touch screens. Have fun filling in the worksheets as you make your way through the museum, picking up nuggets of chocolatey facts along the way.

Then for the hands on part; step into the shoes of a Christmas elf in the demonstration room and create your very own chocolate Santa to take home as a treasured souvenir. Afterwards, every child gets the opportunity to meet Santa Claus in a Winter Wonderland and will receive a chocolate gift to take home and a chance to take some treasured pictures to look back on in years to come.

Whether introducing a child to Santa for the first time or honouring a family tradition, a visit to Butlers Chocolate Experience is the perfect way to start the festive season. Dates: December 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 21st-23rd . Times: 10:00; 12.30 and 15.30hrs. Book early online to avoid disappointment.

Event Details: www.butlerschocolates.com

December 4 - December 23 2016

The Claus House Experience, Bruff

Location: Bruff, Co. Limerick

The Claus House Experience, Bruff

Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Team of Elves await your company at The Claus House in Bruff, Co. Limerick. The Claus House experience will bring you through a number of festive rooms and will be topped off with a visit to Santa, and a chance for a family photograph will complete this traditional Christmas Experience. The Claus House experience lasts for approximately 40 minutes. Booking is essential.

Event Details: www.theclaushouse.com

December 4 - January 1 2017

Festive Afternoon Tea at Titanic Belfast

Location: Titanic Belfast, 1 Olympic Way, Belfast

Festive Afternoon Tea at Titanic Belfast

Step back in time to a period of luxury, elegance and 5-star service with their special Titanic Festive Afternoon Tea. Set in the opulent surroundings of the Titanic Suite featuring the stunning replica staircase and live jazz music, their Afternoon Tea is an experience not to be missed. Enjoy a fabulous festive menu featuring a delicious selection of finger sandwiches, classic scones with Cornish clotted cream, mouth-watering cakes and exquisite éclairs and French Fancies! Dates: December 4, 11 and 18, 2016; and January 1, 2017

Event Details: www.TitanicBelfast.com

December 8 - December 23 2016

The chq Building in Dublin gets festive

Location: The chq Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

The chq Building in Dublin gets festive

The chq Building gets festive from December 8 – 23. Browse the market for crafted gifts, find a few Christmas presents, send your letter to Santa, sip mulled wine & maybe sneak a mince pie (or two) – Christmas at CHQ is sure to put you in the festive mood!  Open 11.00 – 16.00 Thursdays to Sundays.

Event Details: www.chq.ie

December 9 - December 18 2016

The Magic of Santa at Fota House

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

The Magic of Santa at Fota House

Experience 'The Magic of Santa' at Fota House & Gardens this December for a wonderfully traditional Christmas treat for all the family. Be a part of something special at our beautiful regency property. Visit Sugar Plum Village and Mrs Claus or take a peek into Santa's sorting office! Finally, you can leave a wish on our special Wishing Tree before you meet Santa himself and tell him what you would like for Christmas. Dates: Friday 9th to Sunday 11th and Friday 16th to Sunday 18th. Book online now at www.fotahouse.com

Event Details: www.fotahouse.com

December 9 - December 10 2016

Christmas Party nights at Titanic Belfast

Location: Titanic Belfast, 1 Olympic Way, Belfast

Christmas Party nights at Titanic Belfast

Celebrate your Christmas Party at Titanic Belfast; enjoy a Christmas cocktail on arrival before dining on a delicious four course banquet, then dance the night away with live entertainment followed by a DJ for an unforgettable evening! December 9 and 10. Drinks reception: 19:00. Dinner: 20:00

Event Details: www.TitanicBelfast.com

December 10 - December 18 2016

Anuna Christmas performance at GPO Witness History

Location: GPO, O'Connell Street, Dublin City

Anuna Christmas performance at GPO Witness History

Add a little culture to Christmas! Multi award-winning Anúna will perform an eclectic array of Christmas songs and a selection of their material within the atmospheric courtyard in GPO Witness History. This is a performance not to be missed within a unique location. Performances at 13:30 and 15:00 on December 10, 11 and 18. Pre-booking recommended to avoid disappointment, normal admission rates apply. 

Event Details: www.gpowitnesshistory.ie

December 10 - December 11 2016

Christmas in Killmallock

Location: Killmallock, Co. Limerick

Christmas in Killmallock

Santa visits Kilmallock on the December 10 at the People’s Hall from 2pm to 6pm. Entry is Free. Lots of activities to entertain the kids - face painting, storytelling, kids art/drawings, games, craft stalls, and music. Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elves will be giving out presents to the children. Festive Refreshments & food available. The Christmas Carols Carol service will be held on December 11.

December 10 - December 10 2016

Christmas at the Old Gaol, Down County Museum

Location: The Mall, English St, Downpatrick, Co. Down

Christmas at the Old Gaol, Down County Museum

Enjoy their annual Christmas event with fun for all the family. The day includes music with the Newtownards Silver Band, carol singing by the choir of Mainstay DRP, shows by the Armagh Rhymers, Christmas craft making for children, plus Santa's Grotto. Admission to event is free; it is £8 to grotto which includes present and photo. Event runs from 10am to 5pm.

Event Details: http://www.downcountymuseum.com/

December 10 - December 11 2016

Christmas in Croom

Location: Croom, Co. Limerick

Christmas in Croom

Visit the Christmas winter wonderland and Christmas Market in Croom town park and civic centre on December 10 and 11. Meet the man himself, Santa clause, Mrs clause and the elves and have your photo taken in Santa’s grotto. Take a stroll through the indoor and outdoor Christmas market where there will be an array of food and craft . The Christmas Market and Winter wonderland will be open from 15:00 to 19:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Christmas Market is Free. Entry to Santa is €12 per child (inc present).

December 17 - December 18 2016

Christmas Market at Swords Castle

Location: Bridge St, Townparks, Swords, Co. Dublin

Christmas Market at Swords Castle

Bringing you all the joy and ambiance of a twilight Christmas market. Christmas Market, Santa’s grotto, live music and lots of seasonal cheer. Dates: December 17 and 18 from 12:00 to 21:00.

December 27 - January 6 2017

Children's Workshop - The Story of Ireland through History & Legends at GPO Witness History

Location: GPO, O'Connell Street, Dublin City

Children's Workshop - The Story of Ireland through History & Legends at GPO Witness History

The Story of Ireland through History & Legends will be a fun-filled day out for all the family! Enjoy storytelling, creative workshops and learn about history in a fun way! Pre-booking recommended to avoid disappointment. Workshops are from December 27 to 30, 2016 and January 2 to 6, 2017

Event Details: www.gpowitnesshistory.ie

December 30 - December 30 2016

Hup na Houra Christmas Special - Kilfinane

Location: Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

Hup na Houra Christmas Special - Kilfinane

Ballyhoura CCE are running a one off performance of the wonderful Hup na Houra on the December 30. The traditional music, song and dance show will feature some of Ireland’s finest performers. The seated show in the Church of Ireland, Kilfinane, will begin at 19:30. Refreshments at the interval. Tickets €15 (adults), €12 (concession) and €8 children. The Booking Line is now open on  087 4548501 between 16:00 and 21:00 until December 23 or email hupnahoura@gmail.com

December 31 - December 31 2016

The Final 1916 Rising Tour at Glasnevin Cemetery

Location: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

The Final 1916 Rising Tour at Glasnevin Cemetery

The battle of Easter 1916 raged for six days and nights, and resulted in the destruction of many parts of our fair city. Many who participated in Ireland’s fight for independence were laid to rest within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery. 

The 1916 Rising Tour visits the graves of Éamon DeValera, Michael Collins, Harry Boland, Countess Markievicz and many more. This tour includes a re-enactment of Patrick Pearse's oration at the graveside of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa and a recollection of the surrender given by Nurse Elizabeth O'Farrell.

They have one final 1916 Rising Tour on Saturday 31st December 2016. Your ticket includes a visit to the exhibitions in Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, including our 1916 Rising Centenary Exhibition.

Event Details: www.glasnevintrust.ie

December 31 - December 31 2016

New Year's Eve at Titanic Belfast

Location: Titanic Belfast, 1 Olympic Way, Belfast

New Year's Eve at Titanic Belfast

Ring in the New Year in Style at Titanic Belfast. Enjoy a fabulous cocktail on arrival and a light supper before dancing the night away in front of the stunning Titanic staircase! Includes: New Year's Cocktail On Arrival, Light Supper, Live Band, Midnight Piper, DJ Entertainment. Dress Code: Cocktail

Event Details: www.TitanicBelfast.com

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