August Bank Holiday Weekend

Fun Ideas Across The Country


You can’t beat the long Bank Holiday weekends! With less than a month to go before the schools return, this long weekend is one of best times to explore the outdoors and the best that Ireland has to offer. In our blog, we have put together a list of our top recommendations.

Rockin’ Food Festival

Enniscorthy will be jam-packed with chefs, producers and special guests over the 3 day foodie festival this August Bank Holiday Weekend. With over 80 local and artisan vendors, there will something for everyone’s tastes in the family.

If you’re coming up from Dublin, make sure to leave the car at home. Catch a steam engine instead. It leaves Connolly Station at 10:30am on Sunday.

To learn more, visit the festival website here.

Bray Fireworks Display

A day out in Bray never disappoints. This weekend, jump on the dart and enjoy a walk along the promenade, explore the funfair and finish off the evening with a stunning fireworks display. The fireworks starts at 10pm on Bank Holiday Monday.


The magnificent Riverdance returns to the Gaiety Theatre and tickets start from €21. Since 1995, Riverdance has played 11,500 performances and has been seen by over 25 million people in over 467 venues worldwide.

The current show runs up to 15th September.

Game of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition

If you have a Game of Thrones fan at home, why not make a visit up to Belfast for the Touring Exhibition.

This all-new exhibition provides an up-close and personal look at authentic props, costumes and set decorations from the award winning show. The highlight for any fan visiting the exhibition will certainly be the Iron Throne Room.

Slane Castle

Less than an hour from Dublin, Slane Castle is always a nice family day out. Tours take place between 12pm and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.

Over your 45 minute long tour, you’ll enjoy a guided historical walk through the castle with plenty of great stories to hear about the Conyngham Family and the history of the building and the concerts which have been held there over the years. When you leave the castle, make sure to stop by the historic Hill of Slane to explore the impressive buildings and monuments.

Omey Races

The Omey Races takes place on the strand at Omey Strand, Claddaghduff in Connermara. Over the years, the races have grown in popularity and if the sun comes out, it can turn into a great day out.

Youghal Medieval Festival

The Youghal Medieval Festival will take place on Sunday 4th August. Families can enjoy watching medieval re-enactments, balloon magic with plenty of talks, walks and story telling.

Now in its 13th year, the festival will also include artisan food stands and live music.

As always, we want to keep our customers informed of our opening hours in case you need to contact us. Below is a list of our opening hours for the coming days:

  • Saturday 3rd August: Open 10a.m.- 5p.m.
  • Sunday 4th August: Closed
  • Monday 5th August: Closed
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