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Dublin Docklands Summer Festival @ The Docklands, Dublin (free)
Saturday May 17 – Sunday May 18
Grand Canal Dock and Sir John Rogerson's Quay hosts a weekend of land and water-based activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, barge rides and rubber duck races. There's also a ceremony for new Navy ship LE Samuel Beckett, street performances, a kiddies fun fair, a Coast Guard helicopter flyover and a movie on the Dock.
Twisted Celluloid @ Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (from €5.50)
Thursday May 15 – Sunday May 18
The second outing for the film festival showcasing cult films of a weird and wonderful nature in the old church of the Triskel. Featured films include Love Eternal, a Dublin Film Critics Circle Best Irish Feature award winner; the Irish premiere of black comedy Cheap Thrills and the Southern Gothic tale The Unwanted. There's also a retrospective of French filmmaker Quentin Dupieux.
Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival @ Schull, Co Cork (from free-€15)
Wednesday May 21 – Sunday May 25
Fastnet will take over the West Cork fishing town of Schull next week, where films will be screened in the village hall, restaurants, shops and the side of buildings. Steve Coogan and Stephen Frears will be talking about their film Philomena and Jim Sheridan will participate in a discussion about music in film. Seminars, workshops and family events are planned too.
First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday's Irish Independent