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What better way to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Festival weekend than some great entertainment at the Home of Guinness, not forgetting a pint of the black stuff. Some of the entertainment rustled up for you this year include visiting marching bands on St. Patrick’s Day, performances by popular local Dublin-based musical groups, musical surprises and Ceilí dancers. Your taste buds will be tempted with complimentary tastings of Guinness infused food along with samplings of the different Guinness variants. Learn how to pour the perfect pint at the Guinness Academy, or have one poured for you at the Gravity Bar. There will also be sample sessions for you to try some Guinness brews. Make your way to the Guinness Storehouse, where Guinness was first brewed in 1759. The 4-day festival programme and timings are subject to change, see their website for details.



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 3 - 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 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

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

August 31 - September 3 2017

Happy Days International Beckett Festival, Enniskillen

Location: Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Happy Days International Beckett Festival, Enniskillen

This Happy Days comes on the back of the successful Beckett Festival in Paris, and henceforth the two festivals will work in tandem together. There’s the return of old favourites such as the Schubertiade and Precious Little concerts, the morning boat rides out to islands on the lough for Beckett readings, and of Festival Associate Adrian Dunbar’s acclaimed productions Ohio Impromptu and Catastrophe. See full details online.

Event Details: www.artsoverborders.com

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 9 - September 9 2017

BBC Proms In The Park

Location: Castle Coole, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

BBC Proms In The Park

BBC Proms in The Park 2017 will be live from the National Trust property, Castle Coole in County Fermanagh on Saturday, September 9.

This is the first time the event will be staged in County Fermanagh, and gives local audiences the opportunity to join in the UK-wide celebrations bringing to a close two months of spectacular music-making at the BBC Proms.

Now in its 16th year, this year’s BBC Proms In The Park Northern Ireland will bring together internationally acclaimed performers from home and around the world. They will be performing alongside the Ulster Orchestra under the baton of David Brophy, in a programme which combines classical and contemporary music and a few surprises.

Event Details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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

September 24 - September 24 2017

Amazing Winterfell Festival at Castle Ward

Location: Strangford, Downpatrick, Co. Down

Amazing Winterfell Festival at Castle Ward

The National Trust invites you to step into the world of the Stark family at Castle Ward on Sunday 24 September 2017 for Northern Ireland’s very own Winterfell Festival. It’s an opportunity to discover the setting of the Stark family home, see first-hand theatrical re-enactments from the fantasy TV series, meet an actor from the show, watch spectacular games unfold in a mystical landscape and enjoy lively music, local food and much more.

Winterfell Festival promises to fully immerse Game of Thrones fans into George R. R. Martin’s mythical world of Westeros. Set within an 820 acre historic demesne on the shores of Strangford Lough - Westeros and Winterfell Festival await you. 

Festival gates will open at 11am on 24 September and at 12 noon a fanfare will herald the arrival of the King’s procession as he visits House Stark at Winterfell for The King’s Tournament Games. Irish Arms, a historical reproduction company, will perform a series of medieval jousting shows on horseback throughout the day. Sword sparring, archery demonstrations, jesters and falcon flights will add to the atmosphere in the tournament ring where visitors will be able to feast on roast hog washed down with local cider.

Amongst the medieval themed stalls, armourer Boyd Rankin, who starred as Mikken in Game of Thrones will showcase a selection of the weapons he forged for the world famous TV series.

Winterfell Festival is a ticketed event only and they will sell out fast. See

Tickets are £22.50 and can be purchased at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/winterfell

Event Details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/winterfell

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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