Monday 18 November 2019

Five things to do this weekend as wet, colder weather in store

Rain, stock photo
Rain, stock photo
Claire Fox

Claire Fox

Hurrah it's the final weekend of July but unfortunately for Ireland that doesn't spell sweltering weather conditions.

Met Éireann has warned that this weekend will have an "autumnal feel", as temperatures become cooler and scattered showers spread across the country.

"This weekend will have more of an autumnal feel. Expected temperatures across the country are 16 to 19 degrees, but it might get cooler. Saturday will be the better of the two days," said Met Eireann Forecaster John Eagleton. 

With this mixed bag of weather conditions in store, we have put together a 'to do list' for the weekend ahead whether you want to brave the rain or stay indoors.

Fota Wild Air Run (Saturday)

Avonmore Supermilk's Wild Air Run is returning to Fota House in Cork on Saturday for it's second year. This 5km fun run is complete with a range of inflatable obstacles from bouncy castle slides to hurdles. The outdoor event runs from 10am to 5pm and is definitely suited to those prepared for all weather outcomes. For more information on this ultimate fun run visit

Marquee by the Sea (Saturday and Sunday)

This two day mini-festival returns to the idyllic location of Kilkee, Co Clare this Saturday and Sunday. Limerick band Hermitage Green will play on Saturday night, while Riptide Movement will take to the stage on Sunday night.  With plenty traditional pubs and fabulous locations, there's no better way to spend the weekend than in this Wild Atlantic way setting. A weekend ticket costs just €40, so why not head west?

Girl's Trip (From today)

If you fancy getting your girl gang together but aren't in the mood for a full-blown night out, Girl's Trip is hitting Irish cinemas this weekend. The film is centered around the reunion of four friends for a crazy weekend in New Orleans. What better way to relax with your squad of pals than sitting back in the cinema and watching characters on screen enduring hangovers, so you don't have to?

Vodafone Comedy Festival (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Set in the stunning Iveagh gardens in Dublin's city centre, the line-up contains a mixture of big name comedians, up-and-coming names and international faces. Dara O' Briain and Tommy Tiernan will be the weekend's highlights, while rising star Alison Spittle is sure to be a winner amongst audiences.

Galway International Arts Festival (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Galway International Arts Festival is finishing up for 2017 this weekend, so if you have yet to sample some of the amazing exhibitions and workshops, the next three days are your final chance. Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra will take to the Big Top with their wonderful eclectic mix of dancefloor classics tonight, while the Coronas will give the festival a stylish send off on Saturday.

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