Sunday 25 September 2016

If you do one thing this week: Join Julie

Published 17/08/2015 | 02:30

Julie McDonnell (centre) of the Would Bes
Julie McDonnell (centre) of the Would Bes

The Carrickmacross Arts Festival is renowned for entertaining people from 8 to 80 with a line-up of art, music and comedy. Performers include singer Julie McDonnell of The Would Bes. Running from Thursday August 20 to Sunday August 23. www.carrickmacrossartsfestival.com

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SIZZLE STEAK

The Big Grill Festival continues today in Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. There'll be musical entertainment, BBQ competitions, eating competitions, children's entertainment and lots of tasty authentic BBQ dishes, not to mention something to quench your thirst on a summer's day. www.biggrillfestival.com

RACE MAEVE

The Warriors Run, one of Ireland's toughest competitive races, takes places in Strandhill, Co. Sligo, on Saturday, August 22, from the Cannon Gun at the beachfront in Strandhill to the top of Knocknarea, around Queen Maeve's Cairn and back to the beachfront. www.warriorsfestival.com

ADORE ALEANA

Relatively Speaking Gallery Tour will see three of Dublin's contemporary art galleries - Project Arts Centre, The Douglas Hyde Gallery and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios - give a guided walking tour across the three venues on Thursday August 20 at 1pm. Tickets are free and pre-booking is advised. Includes art work by Aleana Egan. www.projectartscentre.ie

CHEER CHARLIE

The Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival honours the pioneering spirit of a great film-maker, and this year it is being held in Waterville on the Ring of Kerry, with screenings, workshops and Chaplin-themed street entertainment, from Thursday August 20 to Sunday August 23. www.chaplinfilmfestival.com

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