Make a night of it at top events
Dublin: A treasure hunt will take place on Francis Street with the prize of a piece of art.
Galway -- Oughterard: Some 30 local and visiting artists will be displaying visual art, sculpture, ceramics, patchwork and felting.
Limerick: Dance workshops for families along with contemporary dance installations.
Sligo: Children will be able to make their own book at the 'Kids' Own Travelling Library'.
Carlow: Auditions will be held for 'Opera for Carlow' -- a large-scale singing project written for community involvement.
Wicklow: There will be guerrilla theatre popping up around the town.
New York: A new play by Gary Duggan will be held in the Irish arts centre.
Belgium: Local artists will show off works at the Leuven Institute for Ireland.
Kildare: Photographs from Athy native John Minihan will be displayed.
Westmeath: Guided tours of Belvedere House and gardens will be held.